ConfigMgr R2 SP1 upgrade does not clean up previous Cumulative Update entries in Control Panel > Programs and Features
Just a quick blog post on a small anomaly with Configuration Manager R2 Service Pack 1.
When upgrading an existing Configuration Manager site it seems the Installed Updates entries related to prior Cumulative Updates are not properly cleaned up. After upgrading a site the end result for Installed Updates looks like this:
The above example is based on a site that was up to Cumulative Update 5 – but the same happens with earlier released Cumulative Updates.
Although this is not really an issue and more cosmetics, it is something that could have been handled more properly by the Service Pack installer. A scenario where this potentially may cause unwanted effects is when using this information in your queries (collections, etc.).
The entries displayed are read from the registry. The screenshot below shows the entry in the registry for the particular cumulative update:
I used the following steps to clean this up:
- Start the Registry Editor (regedit.exe)
- Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall .
- Locate the key for CU5 (see screenshot) and take a backup (right-click > export).
- Delete the key for CU5.
- All done – the entry is no longer displayed.
Note that this cleans up the cosmetics part only – any other leftovers (if any) from Cumulative Updates (and alike) will still remain on the system.
Until next time!
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 released!
According to the announcement on the Configuration Manager Team blog these service packs deliver full compatibility with existing features for Windows 10 deployment, upgrade, and management. Additionally there are some changes and improvements in the following areas:
- Infrastructure: sites and hierarchies
- Application Management
- Content Management
- Hybrid setups with Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune
Full details on what’s new can be found here.
Both service packs are available for download on the Technet Evaluation Center website.
Until next time!
After the release of Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager end of June Microsoft has now also released the next CU for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1: Cumulative Update 5. This update replaces any of the CU’s that were released earlier.
An overview of the issues that are fixed with this cumulative update and further download details can be found here.
The implementation process for this Cumulative Update will be identical to the previous ones, so until I post the implementation experience from our labs please use this blog post as a reference for implementing the CU.
During the TechDays a few weeks ago I had the pleasure to present on System Center 2012 SP1. Together with other members of the System Center User Group we brought an overview of the improvements and new features Microsoft has introduced with Service Pack 1. I teamed up with System Center MVP Kenny Buntinx to talk about Configuration Manager.
If you missed the event and/or the session you now have the opportunity to have a look at the slides and listen to the session recording: