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New SCCM 2016 Updates Model

10/03/2016

As I had written some time ago, one of the most interesting new features of System Center 2016 is the ability of products if update automatically.

In System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and Service Manager (SCSM) are OS Management Packs and in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) update includes the binaries on the server, agent, and console.

Automatic update of SCCM

By SCCM console go to Administration -> Cloud Services-> Updates and Servicing and will be possible to view the list of updates, which in the case of SCCM are the Builds, since he has no more versions.

Click on the version that is available, the SCCM will keep track of the updates already carried out.

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When selecting the update it is possible to view the new features that the update will make the list of Knowledge Bases:

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An interesting item to start update is that we can ignore the prerequisites as can be seen on the screen below the checkbox to ‘ force ‘ the update.

Of course it is important to allow the requirements to be tested, to install an update that is not with the complete environment can generate problems and permanent unavailability.

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Another important item is the possibility to choose the features that will be included in the CONFIGURATION MANAGER with the update. For example, the Apple Purchase Volume is installed right now as if they were the features by the console in "Site Roles and Services".

If you do not choose to install the features at the time of installation of the update, you can run again later the same way:

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How updates "carry" the new features we can choose what we will enable as in other configurations of roles:

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Finally after the update the SCCM may ask to restart the console and finish the installation:

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Conclusion

It really is an excellent resource to have updates to hand so simple and reliable.

This feature will make it easier to keep the SCCM and other System Center products healthy with the latest updates.

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