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Upgrade SCCM directly to rollup version

Be able to upgrade SCCM directly to a rollup version or hotfix versions. Not everyone upgrades SCCM the moment a new version is released and by the time we have tested and are ready to upgrade there is often a rollup or hotfix available. Due to change management procedures, we are forced to upgrade to a version that has potential known issues before we can start a new change process to upgrade again to the update version. Being able to upgrade direct to the rollups would prevent installing a broken version for weeks prior to upgrading again.

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  • Stefan Röll commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My customer is managing 320.000 Clients with one CAS and 5 Primaries. The Primaries are placed around the world. The connection from the CAS to the Primaries is good, but still content replication takes a while to complete.
    The SCCM System is very important for my customer and every downtime costs money. SCCM is running super stable, but installing updates always needs a long downtime.
    For example, if you update from 1806 to 1810 today you must install 3 updates afterwards (KB4486457, KB4490575 and KB4490434).
    For 1810 RTM you can pre-replicate the content from the CAS to the Primaries via prereq check.
    For the other updates that is not possible, as they appear after the 1810 installation (and an update sync). In total the update process is very time consuming.
    It would be great if you could update faster to the latest version incl. all Hotfixes to reduce the downtime.

  • Michael Kenntenich commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This this would be ideal, nevertheless I would be happy about one step in between if all available hotfixes and rollups for an "available" update would show up in the console, so that you as the admin at least are able to plan for the consecutive installation after the new version is installed. Right now it is impossible to really know when the upgrade to a new (fixed) version will be completed. For customers in offline mode it is even more time-consuming and frustrating. Aside from the change management chaos created by something like this.

  • Nishan Gonsalkorale commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is especially important to those running in offline mode. Having to utilise the service connection point tool, export the data, copy to another device with internet access, synchronise with Microrosoft, copy the data back across to client network and import to SCCM before doing the update. This we have to do 3 times as our Sandpit, PreProduction and Production environments are all completely isolated and without internet access!!!

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