In this post we will see the steps for installing update 1706 of system center configuration manager. I still remember installing SCCM technical preview 1706 and we have the current branch version ready. Like previous updates, this update is available as in-console update. Most of all update 1706 is available for configuration manager sites running version 1606, 1610, or 1702. Therefore you can directly upgrade from SCCM 1606, 1610 and 1702 to version 1706. The update is rolled out globally and should be available in updates and servicing node. Seems like I had to run the powershell script just to get this update early.
Update 1706 comes up lot of new features. Take a look at what’s new in SCCM version 1706 here. In addition I am listing some of the cool features included with Configuration Manager update 1706.
- Peer cache improvements.
- New Windows 10 compliance settings.
- Three new MAM policy settings introduced.
- Ability to manage Microsoft Surface driver updates.
- Run PowerShell scripts from the Configuration Manager console.
- Update comes with new device compliance policy rules.
- Improved Azure AD integration with Configuration Manager.
- Update reset tool to troubleshoot in-console updates.
- Client Peer Cache support for express installation files for Windows 10 and Office 365.
Installing Update 1706 of System Center Configuration Manager
Let’s see the steps to install configuration manager update 1706. Launch the configuration manager console and click Administration > Overview > Updates and Servicing. On the top ribbon click Check for updates. Wait for the update to appear in the console. Right click Configuration Manager 1706 update and click Download.
Note – You may skip installing the configuration manager 1702 hotfix rollup. This update 1706 is cumulative and doesn’t require installation of the hotfix.
Under Monitoring > Overview > Update and Servicing status, we see the update is downloading. Open the dmpdownloader.log file to view download progress.
In the same node, check the update pack installation status. Click Refresh to see the progress of update installation.
Once you see the update state as ready to install, right click update and click Install update pack.
Since this update is installed on SCCM running on my lab setup, I chose to ignore pre-req check warnings. Click Next.
You could enable the new features if required. I will leave it to default and click Next.
For client update settings, I select Upgrade without validating. Click Next.
For other steps click Next and finally click Close.
In my lab setup it took almost 15 minutes for the update to install. When you refresh the console you see a box to upgarde the console. A new version of the console is available 5.00.8450.1300. Click OK to contine with upgrade.
The update 1706 of SCCM installation is complete. Here are the details about site version and console version.
Version – 1706
Console version – 5.00.8540.1300
Site version – 5.0.8540.1000
While i test out the awesome features, you can use this guide to install the update. If you have any questions, post it as comment or in community forums.