Windows 11 Patching using SCCM | ConfigMgr

You can now enable Windows 11 product category in ConfigMgr and begin patching Windows 11 computers using SCCM. Windows 11 Patching using SCCM or ConfigMgr is now possible.

Like Windows 10, once you start managing Windows 11 computers using SCCM, you can deploy updates to Windows 11 computers.

Windows 11 is the latest client operating system by Microsoft and is scheduled to release on October 5th 2021. Have a look at all my posts on Windows 11.

We know that Configuration Manager always supports the latest Windows operating systems and Windows 11 is not an exception.

Windows 11 OS is completely supported by SCCM 2107 & above, and you can also deploy ConfigMgr client agents to Windows 11 operating system.

SCCM is fully compatible with Windows 11 and you can patch Windows 11 devices using SCCM. However you have to first enable Windows 11 product category in software update point to get Windows 11 updates in SCCM console.

By enabling Windows 11 product category in SCCM, you are preparing well in advance for patching Windows 11 computers. Ensure you have installed and configured software update point role in SCCM to get the latest Windows 11 updates.

Enable Windows 11 Product Category in ConfigMgr Console

Before you start patching Windows 11 computers using SCCM, you must first enable Windows 11 product category in ConfigMgr console.

In the console, go to Administration\Overview\Site Configuration\Sites. Click Configure Site components on top ribbon and select Software Update Point.

On the Software Update Point Component properties window, click the Products tab. I wish there was a search box here which would make it easy to search for new products.

You should find many products including the third-party software updates. Scroll down and select or enable Windows 11 product. Click Apply and OK.

You have successfully enabled Windows 11 product for patching in SCCM console.

Windows 11 Patching using SCCM
Windows 11 Patching using SCCM

Enable Windows 11 Patching using SCCM

Let’s enable Windows 11 patching using SCCM. After you enable Windows 11 product category, you must run software update synchronization.

The software update synchronization will ensure the latest Windows 11 updates are synchronized and made available in SCCM console. You can then deploy Windows 11 software updates using SCCM.

In the ConfigMgr console, navigate to Software Library\Overview\Software Updates\All Software Updates. To run software updates sync, click Synchronize Software Updates.

You will be asked if you want to initiate a site-wide synchronization of software updates?. Click Yes to being the synchronization for Windows 11 software updates.

Windows 11 Patching using SCCM
Windows 11 Patching using SCCM

You can monitor the Windows 11 updates sync by reviewing the wsyncmgr.log file. Take a look at all the SCCM log files associated with software updates.

The software updates synchronization begins, and you can see the following lines in the wsyncmgr.log file. Notice that along with other operating systems, Windows 11 is also one among them that’s included.

Synchronizing SMS database with WSUS server corpsccm.prajwal.local
sync: Starting SMS database synchronization
sync: SMS synchronizing categories
sync: SMS synchronizing updates, processed 0 out of 159 items (0%)
sync: Starting SMS database synchronization
requested localization languages: en
Requested categories: Product=Microsoft Edge, Product=Microsoft Server operating system-21H2, Product=Windows 11, UpdateClassification=Security Updates, UpdateClassification=Upgrades, UpdateClassification=Updates, UpdateClassification=Critical Updates
Windows 11 Patching using SCCM
Windows 11 Patching using SCCM

Wait for the synchronization to complete.

Note – You may not see new updates for Windows 11 yet because Microsoft will release the updates once Windows 11 is released. However the steps that perform here will help you to get Windows 11 updates as soon as they are released.

Enable Windows 11 Insider Pre-Release Updates

Some time ago, I published a post on enabling pre-release Windows 10 feature updates in SCCM. When you do that customers can validate line-of-business (LOB) applications, business-critical functionality, and policies.

In addition to that they can evaluate new business features before the Windows 11 official release. The same concept applies for Windows 11 updates as well.

Not all organizations enable the windows insider pre-release updates. That’s because these are pre-release updates and end users don’t need them unless you want them to test these updates.

The pre-release updates must be deployed and tested thoroughly by IT administrators. Probably deploy it to a set of pilot devices and see how they perform.

Coming back to enabling Windows 11 insider updates. You enable Window insider pre-release updates for Windows 11 under software update point.

Under Software Update Point properties, click Products. Select Windows Insider Pre-release product and click OK.

Enable Windows 11 Insider Pre-Release Updates
Windows 11 Patching using SCCM

Go to All software updates and click Synchronize Software Updates. This should now include Windows insider pre-release updates for Windows 11.

Requested categories: Product=Microsoft Edge, Product=Microsoft Server operating system-21H2, Product=Windows 11, Product=Windows Insider Pre-Release, UpdateClassification=Security Updates, UpdateClassification=Upgrades, UpdateClassification=Updates, UpdateClassification=Critical Updates
Windows 11 Patching using SCCM
Windows 11 Patching using SCCM

A few minutes later, we see the Windows 11 updates are also observed in wyncmgr.log.

Enable Windows 11 Patching using SCCM
Enable Windows 11 Patching using SCCM

To view only Windows 11 updates in wyncmgr.log, use the filter functionality in CMTrace tool. I have listed all the Windows 11 updates that were synchronized in SCCM.

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Synchronizing update 3a5684fc-357b-4d56-83b2-d1b5ed0ebdd3 - Upgrade to Windows 11 (business editions) zh-tw x64
Synchronizing update 2f39fa86-fd02-4655-be7c-b8518881ad3f - Upgrade to Windows 11 (business editions) pt-br x64
Synchronizing update 209acca5-e1e7-4929-895e-bbecc91a71bf - Upgrade to Windows 11 (consumer editions) cs-cz x64
Synchronizing update 2f761df2-353e-4447-9ca7-e3f1a24be183 - Upgrade to Windows 11 (consumer editions) hu-hu x64
Synchronizing update 22c9be36-c3af-443f-8d1a-e16fc4453833 - Upgrade to Windows 11 (business editions) he-il x64
Synchronizing update 45d5b7c7-56fd-4662-af62-53dc88f2b2fd - Upgrade to Windows 11 (consumer editions) sr-latn-rs x64
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Synchronizing update 196e93d6-fdbb-472d-bfc2-7e46f1d28b34 - Upgrade to Windows 11 (consumer editions) fi-fi x64
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Synchronizing update 0cca45d2-b0a1-4c8a-a616-edbb99b45179 - Upgrade to Windows 11 (consumer editions) es-es x64
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Synchronizing update 00325d78-00f2-4afd-974e-2a6dee22e157 - Upgrade to Windows 11 (business

Finally, in the SCCM console, you should find Windows 11 updates. To conclude I have covered the steps to enable Windows 11 patching using SCCM. I hope this post helps you to enable Windows 11 updates in SCCM.

Windows 11 Patching using SCCM
Windows 11 Patching using SCCM

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