Today Microsoft released ConfigMgr 2010 Hotfix KB4594177 to address the client notifications issue. Client notifications are sent to all collection members when triggered on single computer in a device collection.
This KB4594177 update does not require a computer restart but will initiate a site reset after installation. In addition, there is no client update or console update required after you install KB4594177.
The hotfix KB4594177 applies to ConfigMgr 2010 environments that were installed by using early update ring or globally available builds. KB 4594177 appears in ConfigMgr 2010 console with package GUID 1A19DE07-0F36-4959-A2CF-0C957274F9D7.
The ConfigMgr 2010 hotfix KB4594176 was the previous update for early update ring customers.
In ConfigMgr 2010 console, when you select a subset of devices in the collection membership view and choose an option under Client Notification, it results in all collection members receiving the notification.
For example, after selecting one device in a collection and choosing the Restart option, all collection members receive the notification instead of just the selected device.
However it must be noted that the Start CMPivot and Run Script options are not affected by this issue.
This is something that I had tested in my lab. I initiated the reboot on one of the devices in a collection. The other computers also received the client restart notification. ConfigMgr 2010 Hotfix KB4594177 address this issue.
According to David James – We will have an hotfix available for this today, and the fix will additionally be available in a rollout in a couple weeks (if you don’t have immediate urgency for it).
So if you don’t want to install the hotfix KB 4594177, you may wait for the next rollout. Probably the rollout may contain other fixes than just the client notifications bug.
The ConfigMgr 2010 Hotfix KB4594177 details are listed on Microsoft support site.
Install ConfigMgr 2010 Hotfix KB4594177
Here are the steps to install ConfigMgr 2010 Hotfix KB4594177.
- Launch the Configuration Manager console.
- Navigate to Administration\Overview\Updates and Servicing.
- Right click Configuration Manager 2010 Hotfix (KB4594177) and click Install Update Pack.
You should see the Configuration Manager updates wizard. Note that the hotfix includes only the Configuration Manager site server updates. On the General window, click Next.
Accept the license terms and click Next.
Click Next on Summary page.
On the Completion window, click Close.
The hotfix KB4594177 installation should be quick because it contains just one fix. Go to Monitoring\Overview\Updates and Servicing Status. Here you can monitor the ConfigMgr 2010 Hotfix KB4594177 install progress.
After you install this update KB4594177 on a primary site, pre-existing secondary sites must be manually updated.
To update a secondary site in the Configuration Manager console, click Administration/Site Configuration/Sites/Recover Secondary Site, and then select the secondary site.
Configurations and settings for the secondary site are not affected by this reinstallation. The new, upgraded, and reinstalled secondary sites under that primary site automatically receive this update.