SCCM 1902 Step-by-Step Upgrade Guide

This post is a SCCM 1902 upgrade guide. Microsoft released the first SCCM version i.e. SCCM 1902 today. The Configuration Manager 1902 is out and comes loaded with new features and improvements over SCCM 1810. Most of all you can begin upgrading your SCCM current branch setup to version 1902. I can see lot of user voice items have also been baked in SCCM 1902. So pretty much excited to upgrade my Configuration Manager current branch to version 1902.

You can read about all Configuration Manager 1902 features here. This SCCM 1902 Upgrade guide will be part of my SCCM current branch guides as well. Click here to download all Configuration Manager current branch guides.

SCCM 1902 Upgrade Prerequisites

Here are some of the SCCM 1902 prerequisites that you need to look into before you install SCCM 1810 update.

  • To install ConfigMgr 1902 update, you must have installed at least SCCM 1802 SCCM 1806 or SCCM 1810.
  • Ensure that you are running a supported Operating System and SQL version.
  • If you’re running a multi-tier hierarchy, start at the top-level site in the hierarchy. First perform the CAS upgrade, later you can begin the upgrade of each child site. Complete the upgrade of each site before you begin to upgrade the next site.

How to get Configuration Manager 1902 Update

We have seen in this past that every SCCM update is rolled out globally. For existing customers it might take some time to appear in the Updates and Servicing node. However you will be notified when it is ready to install from the “Updates and Servicing” node in your Configuration Manager console.

In my lab setup, I had to run a fast update ring script to quickly get the 1902 update. The PowerShell script can be downloaded by clicking this link.

Configuration Manager fastring script

Should I install SCCM 1810 Hotfixes first ?

I am sure this is one of the question that comes to mind before installing version 1902. There were several hotfixes released for SCCM 1810. Each hotfix came with certain fixes and probably you may not have installed any or installed just few hotfixes. If you are installing update 1902, then you can skip the hotfix installations. The fixes that these hotfixes contained are already included in 1902 update.

In my lab setup notice that I upgraded to Configuration Manager 1902 directly from Configuration Manager 1810. I did not install any hotfix and yet the upgrade was successful. Therefore if you have already installed all the hotfixes, you can still install update 1902.

Here are the list of SCCM 1810 Hotfixes.

  • Configuration Manager 1810 Hotfix rollup 2 KB4488598 – Link
  • SCCM 1810 Hotfix Rollup KB4486457 – Link
  • SCCM 1810 Hotfix KB4490575 – Link
  • Configuration Manager 1810 Hotfix KB4490434 – Link

SCCM 1902 Prerequisite Check

Back to main topic. After running the PowerShell script, I had to restart SMSEXEC service and I could see the Configuration Manager 1902 update. Before installing the update, I ran a prerequisite check.

SCCM 1902 Prerequisite Check

Almost everything was good but I could see just one warning. Potential SQL server performance issue caused by change tracking retention period. Warning – Configuration Manager detects the site database has a backlog of SQL change tracking data. I have blogged about this warning in this post.

SCCM 1902 monitoring

SCCM 1902 Upgrade Guide

  • Launch Configuration Manager console.
  • Navigate to Administration > Overview > Updates and Servicing Node.
  • Right click Configuration Manager 1902 update and click Install Update Pack.

Install SCCM 1902

Note that SCCM 1902 includes updates for following:-

  • Configuration Manager site server updates
  • Configuration Manager console and client updates.
  • Fixes for known issues.
  • New Features.

I will check the box “Ignore any prerequisite check warnings and install this update regardless of missing requirements”. Click Next.

SCCM update 1902 install

Choose either Upgrade without validating or validate in pre-production collection. Click Next.

SCCM update 1902 install

Click Next on remaining pages and finally click Close on Completion page.

SCCM update 1902 install

Monitoring Update Installation

While the SCCM 1902 update is installation, you can monitor installation progress.

To monitor the update installation

  • Go to Monitoring node.
  • Click Overview > Updates and Servicing Status.
  • Select the Configuration Manager 1902 update and click Show Status.

You can now see the detailed status for SCCM 1902 installation. Keep clicking Refresh button until you see all the steps marked with green check.

SCCM update 1902 install

Console Upgrade

After the update installation, it’s time to upgrade the SCCM console. Refresh the console or re-open the console. A box appears that says new version of console is available. The console will be upgraded from version 5.1810.1075.1700 to 5.1902.1085.1500. Click OK to begin the console upgrade.

SCCM version 1902 console upgrade

Verify Update Installation

The console upgrade completed successfully. Click on drop-down at top left and click About Configuration Manager. This should show following details.

  • Version 1902
  • Console Version – 5.1902.1085.1500
  • Site Version – 5.0.8790.1000

Configuration Manager 1902 site

Checking the SCCM site properties should show :-

  • Version – 5.00.8790.1000
  • Build Number – 8790

Configuration Manager 1902 site

Update Boot Images

Once you complete Configuration Manager 1902 upgrade, the next steps are :-

  • Update Boot Images to all the distribution points.
  • Update Configuration Manager client package to all DP’s if they are not updated. You can check the content status to see last update.

Upgrade Configuration Manager Client Agents

Once you complete SCCM 1902 upgrade, you must upgrade the client agents in the hierarchy. You can upgrade client agents using client upgrade feature

To upgrade SCCM client agents to latest version.

  • Go to Administration > Site Configuration > Sites.
  • Click the Hierarchy Settings on top ribbon.
  • Select Client Upgrade tab.
  • Make sure that Upgrade all clients in hierarchy using production client box is selected.
  • You also also choose to not upgrade servers.

SCCM 1902 client agent upgrade

Agent upgrade has begun and I see the new client agent version under Configuration Manager properties.

SCCM 1902 client agent upgrade You can use the below query to find out the devices without the latest SCCM client version 5.00.8790.1005.

select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System where SMS_R_System.ClientVersion != '5.00.8790.1005'
100%

SCCM 1902 Step-by-Step Upgrade Guide

Microsoft released the first SCCM version i.e. SCCM 1902 today. The Configuration Manager 1902 is out and comes loaded with new features and improvements over SCCM 1810. Most of all you can begin upgrading your SCCM current branch setup to version 1902.

  • Rating

12
Leave a Reply

5 Comment threads
7 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
newest oldest most voted
Dave Bowness

The link to the PowerShell script to run the fast ring update for 1902 is stating it hasn’t been published yet. Does anyone know if this has been pulled from TechNet for some reason?

Andrii

Thanks!!!! It was very useful for me

Brian

Always appreciate your articles, Thanks. Do you know of any challenges going from 1806 to 1902 (i.e. Collection issue)?

Rahul Sapke

Very latest article. Good to know all details. I have SCCM 1706 with Hotfix Rollup KB4042949 installed in my environment and I want to start Windows 10 1809 upgrade, but just got to know that I need to upgrade my SCCM version first. Can you please advise how exactly I should deal with this? Can I directly upgrade from SCCM 1706 to 1902?

Tuna

Nice post. Might be an idea to provide a link to the new features.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1902

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. AcceptRead More