After the release of SCCM 2012 R2, Microsoft released Configuration Manager 2012 R2 hotfixes. These hotfixes addressed some of the major issues in Configuration Manager 2012 R2. Please read the hotfix information carefully before installing it. Lets look at what issues do these SCCM hotfix resolve and we will also install them on SCCM 2012 R2.
Configuration Manager Hotfixes
An update is available for the “Operating System Deployment” feature of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
This update resolves the following issues in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
Issue 1 – After you enable the PXE Service Point role on a distribution point, or you select the Deploy this boot image from the PXE-enabled distribution point property of a boot image, the Windows Deployment Service (WDS) stops running.
Following are the lines from Windows Application log: (Note:- This problem affects only distribution points that are installed on site servers)
Faulting application name: svchost.exe_WDSServer, version: 6.3.9600.16384, time stamp: 0x5215dfe3 Faulting module name: MSVCR100.dll, version: 10.0.40219.1, time stamp: 0x4d5f034a Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x000000000005f61a Faulting process id: 0xae4 Faulting application start time: 0x01cec5d767184634 Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\x64\MSVCR100.dll
Issue 2 – When operating system image files are downloaded to SCCM clients, you may find that the download takes longer time. While it took less time in previous versions of Configuration Manager 2012 clients. You may see this behavior when the target client is running Windows PE or a full Windows OS.
Installing Hotfix (KB2905002)
To install Configuration manager hotfix, log in to SCCM server. Extract and run the hotfix (CM12-R2RTM-QFE-KB2905002-X64-ENU) file.
You will see the setup wizard Software Update for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. Click Next.
Click I accept these license terms and click Next.
All prerequisite checks passed. Prerequisite check complete. Click Next.
This hotfix will install the update for the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 console. Click Next.
Select all options here and click Next.
The name of the package for CM servers would be KB 2905002-server update-Site Code. Click Next.
The name of the package for CM consoles would be KB 2905002-console update-Site Code. Click Next.
Update package for CM clients(x86 and x64 respectively) would be KB 2905002- x86 client update-Site Code and KB 2905002- x64 client update-Site Code. Click Next.
On Setup Summary page click Install.
The hotfix installation is complete. You can view the setup log file by clicking on View Log. Click Next.
The hotfix setup log file.
Launch the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 console, click on Software Library. Expand Overview, expand Application Management, expand Packages. Now click Configuration Manager Updates. We see some packages now.
Per-computer variables for imported computers are not read in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
Per-computer task sequence variables that are defined for imported computers are filtered out of client policies. This prevents the variables from being read during task sequence execution. This problem does not affect per-computer variables that are defined for existing clients. This update applies only to Primary sites.
Click here to download the hotfix.
Installing Hotfix (KB2907591)
Log in to the primary site server. Extract the hotfix (CM12-R2RTM-QFE-KB2907591-X64-ENU) that you have downloaded and run the hotfix file. You will see the setup wizard Software Update for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. Click Next.
Accept the license terms and click Next.
This hotfix updates only for Site servers and computers that run SMS provider. Click Next.
The name of the package for CM servers would be KB 2907591-server update-Site Code. Click Next.
Now click Install.
- Launch the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 console.
- Click Software Library, expand Overview.
- Expand Application Management.
- Expand Packages.
- Click Configuration Manager Updates.
On the right hand side of console you will see the packages created by this hotfix. In the below screenshot we see a new package KB 2907591 – server update-IND.
To update boot images
- Launch Configuration Manager console.
- Click Software Library expand Operating Systems
- Click Boot Images, select the boot image that you want to update.
- Right-click and then select the Update Distribution Points action.