On this Saturday, Microsoft SCCM team released the latest version of a technical preview. I have blogged about the two exciting features of SCCM ConfigMgr CB TP 1705 version in the following post “SCCM ConfigMgr AAD User Discovery and Client Authentication with Cloud Identities“. This is not the production version of SCCM ConfigMgr CB version. You should not install this version of SCCM in a production environment. Technical preview versions of SCCM CB will get released every month. I would recommend SCCM admins to install the TP version of SCCM CB in your lab environment so that they can keep up with the new features which are getting enabled in every TP release.
SCCM CB TP 1705 comes with loads of new features, and I will discuss with some of the features in details in upcoming blog posts. In this post, we will how did I complete the download and installation of SCCM ConfigMgr CB TP 1705. You can refer to the video here or the embedded at the start of this post. In this post download and upgrade of SCCM ConfigMgr CB TP version has been segregated into SIX parts. As you can in the below picture, you may need to start the download (Available to Download).
- SCCM ConfigMgr CB TP 1705 – Download of the content
- SCCM ConfigMgr CB TP 1705 – Available to Install
- SCCM ConfigMgr CB TP 1705 – Pre Requisite checks
- SCCM ConfigMgr CB TP 1705 – Installation Process
- SCCM ConfigMgr CB TP 1705 – Post Installation Steps
- SCCM ConfigMgr CB TP 1705 – Console Upgrades
SCCM ConfigMgr CB TP 1705 – Download of the content
Download SCCM CB 1705 content from Microsoft content server. You can check the content download status from the log file called DMPDownloader.log. Also, the status of content can be analyzed via Ethernet connection via Task Manager – Performance. Apart from all these, you can check the size of the cab file from the folder called “EasySetupPayload.” All these are explained in the SCCM CB installation video guide.
Following are the high level steps of SCCM ConfigMgr CB in console download process:-
Process update package
Download update package cab file
Extract update package payload
Report package as downloaded
SCCM ConfigMgr CB TP 1705 – Available to Install
Once the content download of SCCM ConfigMgr has been completed, then we can start the installation process of SCCM CB TP 1705. Right click on the update and tap on “Install update pack“. This action will initiate upgrade wizard for the upgrade process. You can select a couple of important options as part of this upgrade wizard. Monitor this process via CMUpdate.log and SCCM CB console.
SCCM ConfigMgr CB TP 1705 – Prerequisite checks
Before the start of the installation, the upgrade process will carry out the prerequisite checks like disk space availability on the server. This will also include loads of other checks to ensure that upgrade process will go through without any issues.
SCCM ConfigMgr CB TP 1705 – Installation Process
Once the necessary pre-checks have been completed, then the actual upgrade process will start. CMUpdate.log is your friend in this SCCM ConfigMgr CB TP 1705 upgrade process. Upgrading the ConfigMgr Database is the most important and time-consuming step in this SCCM CB installation process. Install files is the another process which may take a long time to finish as you see in the video embedded to this video post.
SCCM ConfigMgr CB TP 1705 – Post Installation Steps
Post installation steps of SCCM CB 1705 is critical, and this is the step where the installation of SCCM Executive service will get installed. Along with this, SQL-based replication services, SMS hierarchy manager, etc.. have been installed in this step. SiteComp.log is your best friend in this step to monitor the progress of that installation.SCCM ConfigMgr CB TP 1705 – Console Upgrades
Upgrade of SCCM CB TP 1705 console is the last step of the in console upgrade process. This has been explained in the SCCM video tutorial in the embedded video in this post. The SCCM CB TP 1705 console version is “5.00.8525.100” and site Server version “5.00.8525.100”.