Let’s learn ConfigMgr Superseded By Supersedes Columns available in the admin console. I think this is a less known fact. I had noticed these new column options when I installed SCCM 2010 rollup update.
I have seen many questions related to the sequence of hotfix installation. Many admins (including me) are confused about which hotfix should be installed first if there is more than one hotfix available.
The following is the list of hotfixes (screenshot below) that can create confusion for SCCM admins. You will need to read many KB articles to understand which patches supersedes or superseded by other patches.
Another perfect example that can confuse is the list of hotfixes when Microsoft releases the revised update rollup. There could be two rollup updates listed in the console updates and servicing node. Of course, this could confuse many admins, and it’s not easy to understand which rollup should install?
ConfigMgr Superseded By Supersedes Columns
Now, let’s see how to add the additional columns into the updates and servicing node list view section in the console.
- Right-click on the heading column.
- Click on additional columns.
- Superseded By
Now you can see additional columns in the SCCM console list view. Now you can see the supersedes & superseded by information from the console itself.
Supersedes and Superseded by
The supersedes column contains some information for the rollup update KB600089. The latest rollup of 2010 supersedes the two hotfixes released a few months before. Hence you don’t need to install those hotfixes (KB4594176 & KB4594177).
Superseded by column for ConfigMgr 2010 Hotfix KB4594177 has information about the latest rollup update, and it provides you the information that KB4594177 is superseded by KB600089. So, you don’t need to install Hotfix KB4594177.
Additional Information about Supersedes
There is another place where you can get Superseded by and Supersedes details for each hotfix available in the Updates and Servicing node. This part of the console is called the details pane.