How to Enable SCCM Pre-Release Features

In this post, I will show you how to enable SCCM pre-release features. The pre-release features were first introduced in SCCM 1602.

To use pre-release features that comes with update 1606, you must give your consent first. Pre-release features are included in such updates as new features.

As per Microsoft, pre-release features are included in the product for early testing in a production environment. They shouldn’t be considered production ready.

In addition, not all the pre-release software would make it to production ready. Some pre-release software may remain confined to pre-release only. To enable these features, one must provide consent to use these features. The features are seen in the console but are available to use only after consent is provided. Once you provide consent, you can turn on the required features.

Some of the pre-release features that are available with SCCM are shown below.

Enable SCCM Current Branch Pre-Release Features

Enable SCCM Current Branch Pre-Release Features

To enable SCCM pre-release features.

  • Launch Configuration Manager console.
  • Navigate to Administration > Overview > Cloud Services > Updates and Servicing > Features.
  • In the right pane, under Feature Type, you will see a list of Pre-release features.
  • You cannot turn them on as the option is greyed out.
Enable SCCM Current Branch Pre-Release Features
Enable SCCM Pre-Release Features

On the Hierarchy Setting Properties, under General, check the box “Consent to use Pre-Release features“. Furthermore once you decide to use these features and enable it, you cannot undo the changes. So if you have decided to use these features, check the box, click Apply and OK.

Enable SCCM Current Branch Pre-Release Features
Turn on Consent to use Pre-Release Features

After the above configuration is done, we can now Turn on the pre-release feature(s). You could read the description first and then enable the feature.

Enable SCCM Current Branch Pre-Release Features
Enable SCCM Current Branch Pre-Release Features

Under Hierarchy settings, we now see the option consent to use pre-release features is greyed out. Click OK to close hierarchy settings properties.

Enable SCCM Current Branch Pre-Release Features
Enable SCCM Pre-Release Features

Prajwal Desai

Hi, I am Prajwal Desai. For last few years, I have been working on multiple technologies such as SCCM / Configuration Manager, Intune, Windows 11, Azure, Security etc. I created this site so that I can share valuable information with everyone.

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