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Monday, March 31, 2014

Identify whether SCCM 2012 R2 CU1 has been installed

Cumulative Update 1 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 has been released http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2938441

So once again it’s time to take a closer look at the version changes, this time for R2.

After upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 CU1, you will be able to identify the update as shown here.

First let us take a look at the console, after the update the console reports version 5.0.7958.1203

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The console reported version 5.0.7958.1000 before updating which is 2012 R2 RTM.

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The Console update is also listed in Control Panel as an Installed Update.

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The site will still report version 5.00.7958.1000 after the update.

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In order to check if the update has been applied we must look in the registry.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Setup\CULevel

CULevel reports 1 after CU1 has been applied.

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Before updating CULevel reported 0 because no Cumulative Update was installed.

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This update is also visible under Installed Updates in Control Panel.

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The client will report 5.00.7958.1203 after the client has been updated.

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With these components updated:

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Before updating the client reported 5.00.7958.1000 for 2012 R2 RTM client.

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CU1 also includes a update for SCEP.

Which means that scepinstall.exe file in the ConfigMgr install folder “.\Program Files\Configuration Manager\Client” will be updated to version 4.5.0216.0

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Before updating the version was 4.4.0304.0 which is the version from 2012 R2 RTM.

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And finally as reported by the client after update 4.5.216.0.

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The SCEP update will also be available from Microsoft Update according to the article: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2014/03/27/anti-malware-platform-updates-for-endpoint-protection-will-be-released-to-mu.aspx

System Center 2012 R2 Cumulative Update 1 also includes quite a lot of changes to PowerShell support for Config Manager http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2932274

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