SCCM ConfigMgr LTSB Long Term Servicing Branch Option Configuration Manager Endpoint Manager

SCCM ConfigMgr LTSB Long Term Servicing Branch Option Configuration Manager Endpoint Manager? More details are in the below post.

Do you know what is SCCM ConfigMgr Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) is? It’s the LTSB version of SCCM ConfigMgr and it provides a 5×5 support cycle. Please don’t assume that SCCM ConfigMgr LTSB support is similar to SCCM 2012 and 2007.

It’s NOT. Microsoft is promising only security updates for the SCCM LTSB version. I have a separate post that talks about support details of SCCM CB version(s) here.

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SCCM ConfigMgr LTSB Long Term Servicing Branch Option?

So the big question:- In which scenario, you should install SCCM LTSB? The answer is you must not install SCCM LTSB at all. You should not select the “Long Term Servicing Branch” option which you can see in SCCM 1606 setup wizard. Then why did Microsoft release SCCM LTSB? The answer is there in the Microsoft blog post itself (read here) and I quote it below in a slightly modified way.

“LTSB of ConfigMgr/SCCM is intended for customers who allowed their Software Assurance or equivalent subscription rights (most normally from Intune or EMS) to expire after October 1st 2016.”

Don’t use the SCCM LTSB Version? SCCM ConfigMgr LTSB Long Term Servicing Branch Option

SCCM ConfigMgr LTSB Long Term Servicing Branch Option Configuration Manager Endpoint Manager
SCCM ConfigMgr LTSB Long Term Servicing Branch Option Configuration Manager Endpoint Manager

Above is the confirmation from David James and in the installation wizard itself, it’s clearly mentioned that SCCM LTSB is ONLY for SA customers whose license agreements as of Oct 1st, 2016 have now expired.

Don’t use SCCM LTSB at all !! Intune integration and loads of features are not available in SCCM LTSB. More details here. SCCM ConfigMgr LTSB Long Term Servicing Branch Option Configuration Manager Endpoint Manager?

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Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect in enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is a logger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. He writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc…

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  1. Thanks for your efforts about your article about LTSB Long Term Servicing Branch Option. I have a question, how I can extend SCCM 2016 Evaluation version after 180 days, I am running this project only in virtual labs not real, the Evaluation Period is close to expired. Is there anyway to extend the Evaluation Period for SCCM 2016, thx for your help in advance

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