Quickly Enable Server 2022 Product Updates in SCCM

In this article, I will show you how to enable Server 2022 product updates in SCCM. We will then make Server 2022 patches available in SCCM, and then you can patch server 2022 using SCCM.

Before you can enable patching for Server version 21H2 (Server 2022), you need the server 2022 product updates appear in the console.

If you are using WSUS, you must enable the Server 2022 product under the WSUS products. Here is a guide that shows how to enable Windows Server 2022 product in WSUS console.

Windows Server 2022 is the latest server operating system by Microsoft. You can download and install Windows Server 2022. To deploy Server 2022 using SCCM, you can refer to my post on steps to deploy Windows Server 2022 using ConfigMgr task sequence.

Microsoft quietly made Windows Server 2022 available to everyone. Although it is built on the strong foundation of Windows Server 2019, it comes with many improvements and new features. The product update cycle for Windows Server 2022 follows the long-term servicing channel, with new product releases occurring every two to three years.

There are few critical Windows Server 2022 updates released by Microsoft. For example, 2021-08 Cumulative Update for Microsoft Server version 21H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5005039). More updates should be released in coming days.

If you are using ConfigMgr 2107 and above, you can deploy client agents to Windows Server 2022. To manage Windows Server 2022 using ConfigMgr, you must first deploy the agents.

Note that Windows Server 2022 is supported server version if you are using ConfigMgr 2107. The client agent also should be compatible with Windows Server 2022.

Once you deploy the agents and start managing Windows Server 2022 using SCCM, you can create a device collection for Windows Server 2022. With that, you can group all your Windows Server 2022 devices.

Now the next important thing is to enable Server 2022 product updates in SCCM. If you are a ConfigMgr admin, you know that for every new product that is released, it must be enabled under Software update point first.

Server 2022 Product Category in Software Update Point

If you are looking for Windows Server 2022 product under the Software Update Point > Products, you will not find it with that name. Initially, I was confused too and upon some research I found that it actually appears with the name Microsoft Server operating system – 21H2 under Products.

The Microsoft Windows Server operating system 2022 is the same as version 21H2.

Windows Server 2022 = Windows Server version 21H2

You can confirm the version by visiting the Windows Server current versions page and there the Windows Server 2022 release version is 21H2.

Get Windows Server 2022 updates in ConfigMgr
Get Windows Server 2022 updates in ConfigMgr

Important Windows Server is moving to the Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) as primary release channel. Current Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) releases will continue through their mainstream support end dates, which are May 10, 2022, for Windows Server, version 20H2 and December 14, 2021, for Windows Server, version 2004.

Enable Windows Server 2022 updates in ConfigMgr

Use the following steps to enable Windows Server 2022 updates in ConfigMgr.

  • Launch the ConfigMgr console.
  • Go to Administration\Overview\Site Configuration\Sites.
  • Select the site and go to Software Update Point properties.
  • Select the Products tab and enable Windows Server operating system – 21H2 product.
  • Click Apply and OK.
Enable Server 2022 product updates in SCCM
Enable Windows Server 2022 updates in ConfigMgr

Server 21H2 product categories and updates

Apart from the 21H2 operating system, the other product updates that you can enable in Software Update Point includes.

  • Microsoft Server Operating System 21H2
  • Windows – Server Version 21H2 and Later Servicing Drivers
  • Window – Server version 21H2 and Later Upgrade & Servicing Drivers

Make Server 2022 Patches available in SCCM

Once you enable Server 2022 product updates in SCCM, you must run software update synchronization. Go to Software Library\Overview\Software Updates\All Software Updates and click Synchronize Software Updates.

Review the wsyncmgr.log file to ensure that you see the server 2022 product updates appearing in the log file. Once the WSUS sync is complete, let’s check if we can now see Server 2022 updates appear in the SCCM console.

Under All Software Updates, type 21H2 in the search box and that should list all the Windows Server 2022 updates in ConfigMgr console.

For now, we just see only one update for Server 2022 – 2021-08 Cumulative Update for Microsoft server operating system version 21H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5005039).

You may see only few Windows Server 2022 updates because like I mentioned earlier, it’s a new server operating system, and you should see more updates released in the next few months.

Enable Server 2022 product updates in SCCM
Enable Server 2022 product updates in SCCM

You can now patch servers running version 2022 in your setup by deploying the latest updates. You can use my software updates deployment guide to deploy server 2022 updates.

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