Configuration Manager Current Branch version 2002 (SCCM Baseline Version) is available as an in-console update and baseline version. SCCM version 2002 update is available for the infra that runs any of the following versions 1902, 1906, 1910. Let’s see how to get and download the latest version of SCCM installation media.
NOTE! – The media is not available for the 2002 version (updated on 6th April 2020).
What is Baseline Version of ConfigMgr (A.K.A)?
When you install new ConfigMgr infrastructure, you need a copy of the latest version of SCCM source files? Isn’t it? How did you get the latest version of supported source files?
So, basically the SCCM source files which can be used to install new SCCM infrastructure are called baseline version of ConfigMgr! Does that mean that the Baseline version of SCCM is the latest installation media? Yes, you can download installation media!
New Configuration Manager (A.K.A SCCM) baseline version is released every year as part of 02 (February version release).
Why Use SCCM Baseline Version?
The following are the scenarios where you need to use the latest source files to install the Configuration Manager infrastructure.
The following table shall help you to understand what are the scenarios, you should use the baseline version of Configuration Manager.
|Scenario||Baseline Version||In-console Update||CD.Latest Folder|
|New CAS Server||Yes||No||No|
|New Standalone Primary Server||Yes||No||No|
|Migration from SCCM 2012||Yes||No||No|
|New Site Existing Hierarchy||No||No||Yes|
|Upgrade Existing Hierarchy||No||Yes||No|
Download SCCM Baseline Version of ConfigMgr
You can download the latest production version (Baseline Media = Installation Media) from any of the following Microsoft offerings:
- Eval Center (Available now Free Download – Trail Versions)
- Visual Studio Subscription (Only used for testing and training purposes)
- Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC)
NOTE! – The latest version of the Baseline version of SCCM is 2002.
More Details about VLSC Download Installation Media
The baseline media is available as part of the following releases on the Volume License Service Center (VLSC):
- System Center Config Mgr (current branch) (This is supposed to be changed somewhere in the near future – “Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager”)
- System Center 2016 Datacenter
- System Center 2016 Standard
Let’s see the example, search the VLSC for
System Center Config Mgr (current branch). Find the baseline media in the list of files, and download for that release.