The ConfigMgr Technical Preview 2207 has been released. In terms of new features, the SCCM 2207 Technical Preview includes the Distribution Point content migration and improvements to ConfigMgr policies for Microsoft Defender Application Guard.
The Technical Preview 2206 baseline version of the Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is available for new installations. If you want to set up a new Configuration Manager technical preview lab, you can install the TP 2206 baseline version first and then upgrade to version 2207.
You can directly upgrade to Technical Preview version 2207 from an earlier version of a technical preview release, such as version 2204, using the Configuration Manager console’s updates and servicing node.
Technical Preview Branch releases allow you to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are generally available. You can try these features and give feedback to Microsoft that helps to improve the product.
Note: The technical preview branch of Configuration Manager is not supported for use in a production environment. The technical preview is licensed for use only in a lab environment. So do not install technical preview builds in production.
Check out the list of all the SCCM technical Preview build numbers and new features in every technical preview release. Read about new features in Configuration Manager technical preview version 2207.
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Install ConfigMgr Technical Preview 2207
Launch the Configuration Manager console. Go to Administration\Overview\Updates and Servicing node. Right-click Configuration Manager Technical Preview 2207 and click Install Update Pack.
The SCCM 2207 Technical Preview includes the following updates:
- Configuration Manager site server updates and console updates
- Configuration Manager client updates
- Fixes for known issues
- New Features
On Tech Preview lab, I exclude running prerequisite check warnings. However, you can choose to run the prerequisite check step before installing the update. Click Next.
On the Features page, select the new features that you want to enable in ConfigMgr technical preview 2207. If you don’t enable them now, these new features can be enabled later from the ConfigMgr console.
Select the client update settings which determine the way you update the client agents in your hierarchy. For technical preview builds, select Upgrade without validating. Click Next.
On the License Terms page, click I accept the License terms and privacy statement. Click Next.
If you prefer not to enable the cloud attach, simply uncheck the Enable cloud attach option. Click Next. Close the Configuration Manager Updates wizard.
This completes the steps to install the ConfigMgr technical preview 2207 update.
The ConfigMgr Technical Preview 2207 normally takes around 30-35 minutes to install. While the update installs, you can review cmupdate.log for installation progress. You can also go to Monitoring workspace and right-click Configuration Manager Technical Preview 2207 update and click Shows Status to view the install progress.
ConfigMgr TP 2207 Console Upgrade
Once the Configuration Manager technical preview 2207 update installation is complete, you will be prompted for console upgrade. Click OK to begin the console upgrade. The old console version 5.2207.1013.1000 will be upgraded to new version 5.2207.1045.1000.
This completes the console upgrade for ConfigMgr Tech preview version 2207. You must also upgrade the client agents on your client computers to the latest version.
New Features in SCCM Technical Preview 2207
The following new features and improvements are included in technical preview 2207 release.
Distribution point content migration
Distribution point content migration feature is now available for migrating content from one distribution point to another distribution point using PowerShell cmdlets. You can also monitor the distribution point migration status using these PowerShell cmdlets.
According to Microsoft, there are multiple scenarios where the content of one distribution point needs to be migrated to another distribution point. Listed below are some scenarios.
- Cloud distribution points (CDP) hosted on Azure classic services are getting deprecated by mid of 2024. You need to migrate CDP content to another distribution point.
- Migration of cloud migration gateway v1 (CMGv1) hosted with *.cloudapp.net domain is also getting deprecated. Hence, you may need to migrate CMGv1 content to another distribution point.
- You may need to migrate local distribution point content to other local distribution point or CMG.
To make the distribution point content migration easier, Microsoft provides you the following PowerShell cmdlets.
- Stop-CMDistributionPointMigration: Stop migration from source distribution point to destination distribution point.
Windows Defender Application Guard is renamed to Microsoft Defender Application Guard
Windows Defender Application Guard has been renamed to Microsoft Defender Application Guard in the Configuration Manager console. You should see this change reflected in the console once you install SCCM technical preview 2207 update.
ConfigMgr policies for Microsoft Defender Application Guard
Following improvements can be observed for Microsoft Defender Application Guard policies in Configuration Manager:
- On the General settings page, you can enable isolated Windows environments and enable for Microsoft Edge.
- The Application Behavior settings page allows you to enable or disable cameras and microphones, along with certificate matching the thumbprints to the isolated container.
- Two options have been removed. Enterprise sites can load non-enterprise content, such as third-party plug-ins setting under the Host interaction page and file trust criteria policy in the File Management page.
New PowerShell Cmdlets added to SCCM Technical Preview 2207
The following new PowerShell cmdlets are added in Configuration Manager Technical Preview version 2207:
- Approve-CMOrchestrationGroupScript: Approvean orchestration group script.
- Deny-CMOrchestrationGroupScript: Deny an orchestration group script.
- Get-CMOrchestrationGroupScript: Use this cmdlet to get a script from the specified orchestration group.
- Start-CMDPMigration: Use this cmdlet to start migration from source distribution point to destination distribution point.
- Stop-CMDPMigration: Stop migration from source distribution point to destination distribution point.
- Get-CMDPMigrationContentStatus: Use this cmdlet to get the content status of the migration from source distribution point to destination distribution point.
- Get-CMDPMigrationStatus: Use this cmdlet to get the status of the migration from source distribution point to destination distribution point.
- Get-CMTrustedRootCertificationAuthority: Use this cmdlet to get the certificates for trusted root certification authorities from the site.
- New-CMAADClientApplication: Use this cmdlet to create a client app registration in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
- New-CMAADServerApplication: Use this cmdlet to create a server app registration in Azure AD.