Essential Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

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.

Download Hotfix

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.

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

Click I accept these license terms and click Next.

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

All prerequisite checks passed. Prerequisite check complete. Click Next.

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

This hotfix will install the update for the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 console. Click Next.

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

Select all options here and click Next.

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

The name of the package for CM servers would be KB 2905002-server update-Site Code. Click Next.

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

The name of the package for CM consoles would be KB 2905002-console update-Site Code. Click Next.

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

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.

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

On Setup Summary page click Install.

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

The hotfix installation is complete. You can view the setup log file by clicking on View Log. Click Next.

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

Click Finish.

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

The hotfix setup log file.

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

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.

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 hotfixes

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.

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

Accept the license terms and click Next.

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

This hotfix updates only for Site servers and computers that run SMS provider. Click Next.

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

The name of the package for CM servers would be KB 2907591-server update-Site Code. Click Next.

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

Now click Install.

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

Click Next.

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

Click Finish.Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

  • 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.

SCCM hotfixAfter the update is installed on site servers, any operating system boot images should be updated.

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.

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Diego U
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Diego U

Hi,

We want apply the current branch 1706 to our current System Center Platform wich is System Center 2012 R2 (Version 5.0.7958.1401). The reason is that we can’t deploy updates towards Windows 10 clients.

The questions are:

Is possible do this migration in parallel without affect the current productive enviroment?
Is possible have two sites or two Sytem Center server in the same domain?
Wich is the recomended procedure for this migration?

Thanks

Nicolas Massart
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Nicolas Massart

Are these neccessairy for SP2 also? Edit: should have read further

boris boris
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boris boris

Prajwal Desai,
Hi, I installed SCCM 2012 SP2. please advise is the hotfix suit for this version, thx.

Prajwal Desai
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Prajwal Desai

Hi, why do you need to install hotfix ?. If your ConfigMgr is working fine then no need to install hotfix. I guess MS has fixed many issues in the SP2.

boris boris
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boris boris

I am a freshman to SCCM. I would like to know more info about it, please guide me.
1. SCCM 2012 SP2 or SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 which is the latest version. I would like to install 2012 R2 in the first place, but can’t found it in MS software licensing web portal. Please advise.

Arno
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Arno

Hi,

These Hotffix are included in SCCM CU4 ?
If I install CU4 after installation of server, it replace the Hotflixe that you speak ?

Thanks

Prajwal Desai
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Prajwal Desai

Yes it will.

Rohan Malhotra
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Rohan Malhotra

I am able to Install sccm2012 on MS server 2008…do i need to run all these (3)hotfixes.
1-5002
2-7566
3-6611…?????

Prajwal Desai
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Prajwal Desai

If you are referring to the CM hotfixes for R2, then I would say that you install these hotfixes only if it’s required. Read the hotfix description and then install it if required.

Rohan Malhotra
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Rohan Malhotra

Thanks a Ton mate…may i get you number…i need a training on sccm 2012 . Kindly mail me on ([email protected])

Prajwal Desai
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Prajwal Desai

Hi Rohan, please don’t mind, I usually don’t share the number. I take the SCCM trainings online during the weekends. It’s only when people require I train them. You can connect and be in touch with me through skype or hangouts.

Rohan Malhotra
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Rohan Malhotra

I understand Sir, i just wish to Learn Sccm more professional way…..to get a better job…..Plz share your Skype id

Jeremy Densmore
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Jeremy Densmore

After i run both hot fixes, i get a warning on the create server package action. In the log file it states: failed to read registry key softwaremicrosoftsmsproviders

Reza Prawirasatya
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Reza Prawirasatya

Prajwal,

There are two more of hotfixes for SCCM 2012 R2:
KB2907566 – This for SCEP 2012

KB2916611 – This for Proxy Authentication (if the company is using Proxy to authenticate).

I’m hoping that you could add these in your documentation.

Thanks,
Reza

SK
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SK

As part of SCCM set up, I wanted to know, is it mandatory to install the hot fixes in this list or to proceed only if we face issues in the respective areas?
thanks, appreciate your work.

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