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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Has SCCM 2012 R2 CU5 been installed?

Cumulative Update 5 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 has been released https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3054451

Note that ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 is expected next week, so you might just wait for that one instead of installing CU5.

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So once again it’s time to take a closer look at how to determine the installation status of this cumulative update, this time for CU5.

After upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 CU5, 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 5.0.7958.1604

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The console reported version 5.0.7958.1501 before updating which is 2012 R2 CU4.

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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 5 after CU5 has been applied.

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Before updating CULevel reported 4 because Cumulative Update 4 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 5.00.7958.1604 after it has been updated.

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With these components updated:

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Before updating the client reported 5.00.7958.1501 for 2012 R2 CU4 client

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CU5 includes an update for SCEP.

Which means that scepinstall.exe file in the ConfigMgr install folder “.\Program Files\Configuration Manager\Client” will be updated to version 4.7.0209.0

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Before updating the version was 4.6.0305.0 which is the version from 2012 R2 CU4 (October 2014 update)

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And finally as reported by the client after update 4.7.209.0.

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The SCEP update is a revised version of the February 2015 SCEP update

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3041687

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