Download only applicable ConfigMgr upgrade packages with ServiceConnectionTool.exe
If you have deployed offline Service Connection Point, ServiceConnectionTool.exe now (in ConfigMgr 1511 - 1606) downloads ALL published ConfigMgr update packages when you use -connect parameter. E.g. if your site only requires post 1606 hotfix, ServiceConnectionTool.exe downloads 1602, 1606 installation packages although they are installed! Currently it will download over 7 GB of updates, when you just need about 25 MB update package. This is just waste of time, network traffic & disk space.
Please improve ServiceConnectionTool.exe, so it would only download the update packages that are applicable for the current installation.
This should be fixed now. Should only download the latest.
I think I found the answer to my own inquiry...
HOWEVER, could I please suggest that you update the Help information of "ServiceConnectionTool.exe /?" to also include the three options below.
I would have solved this issue an hour ago.
-downloadall This option downloads everything, including updates and hotfixes, regardless of the version of your site.
-downloadhotfix This option downloads all hotfixes regardless of the version of your site.
-downloadsiteversion This option downloads updates and hotfixes that have a version that is higher than the version of your site."
I need the previous functionality.
I'm currently running CB 1802 and want to install CB 1806 NOT CB 1810 which is currently available.
How can I revert to the previous functionality? Commandline Switch?
Bryan Mendoza commented
Just for comparison using the same usagedata.cab file with different version serviceconnectiontool.exe from SCCM 1710 to SCCM 1806.
Version 5.0.8498.1000 --> 6.7GB
Version 5.0.8692.1000 --> 1.49GB
We have a disconnected network. When we get our CAB file back from Microsoft, the SiteVersion.txt file is empty. Can this be modified so we can use the -downloadsiteversion switch when using the serviceconnectiontool.exe?
John Green commented
Now downloading 14.7 GB for 1610