SCCM 1702 Upgrade – What to be aware of!

SCCM 1702 is now available under the current branch model. There are some new features that come along with this but also some items to be aware of.

What is be being dropped?

  • SQL Server 2008 R2, for site database servers. This version of SQL Server remains supported when you use a Configuration Manager version prior to version 1702.
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  • Windows Server 2008 R2, for site system servers and most site system roles. This version of Windows remains supported when you use a Configuration Manager version prior to version 1702.
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    Beginning with version 1702, this operating system is not supported for site servers or most site system roles, however versions prior to 1702 continue to support its use. This operating system does remain supported for the state migration point and distribution point site system role (including pull-distribution points, and for PXE and multicast) until deprecation of this support is announced, or this operating system’s extended support period expires.
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  • Windows Server 2008, for site system servers and most site system roles.
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    This operating system is not supported for site servers or site system roles with the exception of the distribution point and pull-distribution point. You can continue to use this operating system as a distribution point until deprecation of this support is announced, or this operating system’s extended support period expires
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  • Windows XP Embedded, as a client operating system. This version of Windows remains supported when you use a Configuration Manager version prior to version 1702.

Be sure to read this extensively: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/removed-and-deprecated-features

What is coming?

  • Close executable files at the deadline when they would block application installation – If executable files are listed on the Install Behavior tab for a deployment type and the application is deployed to a collection as required, then a more intrusive notification experience is provided to inform the user, and the specified executable files will be closed automatically at the deadline
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  • Support for Windows 10 Creators Update – This version of Configuration Manager now supports the release of upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update
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  • Express files support for Windows 10 Cumulative Update – Configuration Manager now supports Windows 10 Cumulative Update using Express files
  • Customize high-risk deployment warning – You can now customize the Software Center warning when running a high-risk deployment, such as a task sequence to install a new operating system.

As per any upgrade, make sure you check everything and what is supported. Make sure to run the Pre-Req first to start your planning.

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