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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Has SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 been installed?

Service Pack 1 for  System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 has been released for some time now see more here Announcing the availability of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2

Also note that it can be a little bit of a problem to get the right update file so read the FAQ System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1: Frequently Asked Questions, and to further support this note that the installation says System Center 2012 Configuration manager SP2, even though we now we are upgrading to 2012 R2 SP1 Smile

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But let’s take a closer look at how to determine the installation status of SP1.

After upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1, 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 5.0.8239.1000 and Site version is now also displayed in about box:

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The console reported version 5.0.7958.1604 before updating which is 2012 R2 CU5.

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The Console update is also listed in Control Panel under Programs and Features:

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The previously installed updates to the console also no longer shows up in Installed Updates after upgrading.

The site will also report version 5.00.8239.1000 after the update to SP1.

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Before upgrading the site reported 5.00.7958.1000 for SCCM 2012 R2:

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Normally we check the registry to see if a cumulative update has been applied.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Setup\CULevel

CULevel is back at zero as expected after upgrading to SP1:

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CULevel reports 5 after CU5 has been applied.

Before updating CULevel reported 5 because Cumulative Update 5 was installed.

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I did expect the Cumulative update to be gone in installed updates but this is not the case in my lab (Installed Updates in Control Panel).

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The client will report 5.00.8239.1000 after it has been updated.

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With all components updated:

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Before updating the client reported 5.00.7958.1604 for 2012 R2 CU5 client

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SP1 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 4.7.213.0

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Before updating the version was 4.7.209.0 which is the version from 2012 R2 CU5 (February 2015 SCEP )

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

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And finally as reported by the client after update 4.7.213.0.

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