SCCM Configuration Manager 1802 Upgrade Guide

This post is a step by step SCCM Configuration Manager 1802 Upgrade guide. It’s just few days ago Microsoft had released a roll-up update 2 for SCCM 1710. And now we have SCCM 1802 update available to install. The announcement of update 1802 for System Center Configuration Manager was made here. Lot of new features have been added to this update. You can read more about SCCM 1802 update here.

You can download and install this update under Updates and Servicing node of SCCM console. The SCCM Configuration Manager build numbers are documented here. You must install this update first on primary sites. Furthermore pre-existing secondary sites should be manually updated.

Some of the references to previous build upgrade guides.

SCCM Configuration Manager 1802 Upgrade Guide

If you have done previous upgrades, the steps to upgrade SCCM Configuration Manager 1802 remain almost same. Navigate to Administration > Overview > Updates and Servicing. On the top ribbon click Check for updates. Open dmpdownloader.log file and monitor the download process. Wait for the update to appear in the console. Right click and download the update. When you see update status “Ready to install“, right click and click Install Update Pack.

SCCM Configuration Manager 1802 Upgrade Guide

I am checking the box that ignores any prerequisite check warnings. Click Next.

SCCM Configuration Manager 1802 Upgrade Guide

With every update we know new features are packed. While these features can be enabled later, click Next.

SCCM Configuration Manager 1802 Upgrade Guide

Since I am installing this update in my lab setup, I will go with “Upgrade without validating“. Click Next.

SCCM Configuration Manager 1802 Upgrade Guide

Accept the license terms and click Next. Finally on completion page click Close.

SCCM Configuration Manager 1802 Upgrade Guide

To monitor the upgrade progress, navigate to Monitoring > Updates and Servicing Status. Right click Update and click  Show Status. You now see detailed status for Configuration Manager 1802 installation.

SCCM Configuration Manager 1802 Upgrade Guide

The next step is to upgrade the console. You can refresh the console or close it and open once. You do this when you see the state of update as Installed.

SCCM Configuration Manager 1802 Upgrade Guide

The Configuration Manager console will be upgraded from 5.00.8577.1108 to 5.1802.1082.1700. Click OK to continue the console upgrade.

In the console, click on drop-down at top left and click About Configuration Manager. You should see the following details.

  • Version – 1802
  • Console Version – 5.1802.1082.1700
  • Site Version – 5.0.8634.1000

SCCM Configuration Manager 1802 Upgrade Guide

Post SCCM Configuration Manager 1802 Upgrade

Once you complete SCCM Configuration Manager 1802 upgrade, the next steps are :-

  • Update Boot Images to all the distribution points.
  • Update Configuration Manager client package to all DP’s. You can check the content status to see last update.

Client Upgrade after Installing SCCM Configuration Manager 1802

After you have installed SCCM 1802, probably you would look to upgrade client agents. SCCM makes it very easy to upgrade client agents in your hierarchy. So to automatically upgrade the client agents, click Administration > Overview > Site Configuration > Sites. Click Hierarchy Settings and click Client Upgrade tab. In addition if you have not configured this earlier, enable client upgrade as shown in the below screenshot.

SCCM Configuration Manager 1802 Upgrade GuideThe new SCCM client version should be displayed as 5.00.8634.1007.

You can use the below query to find out the devices without the latest SCCM client version 5.00.8634.1007.

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 != '5.00.8634.1007'