Welcome to my post on step by step SCCM 1810 upgrade guide. SCCM 1810 is released and as always I am excited to try the latest versions of SCCM. After SCCM 1806, I have been asked about the release of SCCM 1810. The product has been working on this release since couple of months. Now finally we see SCCM 1810 is released. So SCCM 1810 comes with lot’s of new features and fixes. You can read about all those new features here. This guide will be part of my SCCM current branch guides as well.
SCCM 1810 Prerequisites
- To install SCCM 1810update, you must have installed at least SCCM 1710, SCCM 1802 or SCCM 1806.
- Ensure that you are running a supported Operating System and SQL version.
- If you’re running a multi-tier hierarchy, start at the top-level site in the hierarchy. First perform the CAS upgrade, later you can begin the upgrade of each child site. Complete the upgrade of each site before you begin to upgrade the next site.
How to get SCCM 1810 Update
We have seen in this past that every SCCM update is rolled out globally. For existing customers it might take some time to appear in the updates and servicing node. However you will be notified when it is ready to install from the “Updates and Servicing” node in your Configuration Manager console. If you can’t wait to try these new features, download and run this PowerShell script. By running this script, you will see the update available in your console right away.
Quick Info – The package GUID for SCCM 1810 is C8799F92-DC23-42A0-96FA-1862414C3967. The approx download size of this update is 2.22 GB.
Step by Step SCCM 1810 Upgrade Guide
In this step by step SCCM 1810 upgrade guide, we will see how to upgrade your SCCM current branch to SCCM 1810. This guide includes following steps.
- SCCM 1810 Prerequisites
- SCCM 1810 Prerequisite check
- Installing SCCM 1810 Update
- Monitor Installation Progress
- SCCM Console Upgrade
- Verify SCCM 1810 Installation
- Update Boot Images
- Upgrade SCCM Client Agents
Step 1 – SCCM 1810 Prerequisite Check
We will first do a prerequisite check before installing SCCM 1810 update. In my lab setup, i got an error and two warnings during SCCM prerequisite check. The error was pending system restart which I fixed by rebooting the server. However those two SQL related warnings is something that i ignored and went ahead with installation. I will be covering about it in next post.
Run the PowerShell script and open the SCCM console and go to Administration > Updates and Servicing. If you don’t find the update 1810, click Check for Updates button. Once you see the update is downloaded, right click Configuration Manager 1810 and click Run prerequisite check.
Open the ConfigMgrPrereq.log file located on C: drive of site server. Look for the line at the end which reads Prerequisite checking is completed. That confirms the prerequisite check is passed/complete. If you see any warnings or errors during prerequisite check, that should be logged in log file.
Step 2 – SCCM 1810 – Installing Update
Now that the update is ready to install, right click Configuration Manager 1810 update and click Install Update Pack.
- Configuration Manager site server updates and console updates.
- Configuration Manager client updates.
- Fixes for known issues.
- New features
At this point i will check the box “Ignore any prerequisite check warnings and install the updates regardless of missing requirements”. Click Next.
Select the New features that you want to enable. If not you can enable them later. Click Next.
If you wish to validate client update on members of pre-prod collection, click Validate in pre-prod collection. Else go with upgrade without validating and click Next.
Click Next on rest of the pages and finally on Completion page click Close.
Step 3 – Monitor Installation Progress
While the SCCM 1810 update is installation, you can monitor installation progress. Click Overview > Updates and Servicing Status. Select the Configuration Manager 1810 update and click Show Status. You can now see the detailed status for Configuration Manager 1810 installation. Keep clicking Refresh button until you see all the steps marked with green check.
Step 4 – SCCM Console Upgrade
Once the update is installed, either refresh or close and re-open the console. You will see the console upgrade box. Click OK to begin the console upgrade. The old version of console 5.1806.1074.1500 will be upgraded to version 5.1810.1075.1300.
If you see any errors during console upgrade, there are two logs that can help you – ConfigMgrAdminUISetup.log and ConfigMgrAdminUISetupVerbose.log. Both of these are present on C: drive of site server.
Step 5 – Verify Update Installation
In this step we will verify update installation. After the console upgrade, the console will re-launch. Click on drop-down at top left and click About Configuration Manager. You should see the following details.
- Version 1810
- Console Version: 5.1810.1075.1300
- Site Version: 5.0.8740.1000
Let’s check the site properties. The version is 5.00.8740.1000 and build number is 8740.
Step 6 – Update Boot Images
Once you complete SCCM Configuration Manager 1810 upgrade, the next steps are :-
- Update Boot Images to all the distribution points (If they are not automatically updated).
- Update Configuration Manager client package to all DP’s if they are not updated. You can check the content status to see last update.
Step 7 – Upgrading SCCM 1810 Client Agents
Once you complete SCCM 1810 upgrade, you must the client agents in the hierarchy. You can upgrade client agents using client upgrade feature. Go to Administration > Site Configuration > Sites. Click the Hierarchy Settings on top ribbon. Select Client Upgrade tab. Make sure that Upgrade all clients in hierarchy using production client box is selected. You also also choose to not upgrade servers. The client agents are upgraded to latest version within specified number of days.
The upgraded client agent should display it’s version as 5.00.8740.1003.
select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System where SMS_R_System.ClientVersion != '5.00.8740.1003'