SCCM Preview Expired – Now what?

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SCCM is Expired

SCCM is expired and now what are the options to fix the issue. My SCCM preview version got expired, and I wanted to get back on track with SCCM preview versions.

SCCM Preview Version Validity

One SCCM Preview version is valid only for 90 days or 3 months. This version should NOT be installed in the production environment. The SCCM preview version supports maximum TEN(10) clients.

I would recommend having a working preview lab environment to test all new changes in SCCM versions. In my experience, if you are not close to preview releases for a couple of months, then you missed many new features in SCCM. And you don’t have any clue about which feature other admins are talking about.

How to Find out the SCCM version is Expired? 

You can confirm whether the version is expired from SCCM console itself. SCCM console heading bar shows that your SCCM is EXPIRED.

SCCM is Expired

SCCM executive service gets automatically stopped if your SCCM is expired.

How to Fix Expired Version of SCCM?

There is no solution to fix the expired version of SCCM. I would recommend to create a new virtual server and build a new SCCM preview environment.

Download the latest version of SCCM Preview baseline version 1810.2 from Microsoft evaluation center.

In the below video tutorial I tried to uninstall the SCCM is expired version and installed the new version. You can try that as well, but I can’t guarantee this will work for you.

Video Tutorial SCCM Preview Expired – Now what?

The following topics are explained in the video tutorial.

  1. Uninstall SCCM Console
  2. Uninstall SCCM Primary server
  3. Make sure SQL DB got deleted
  4. Install the latest SCCM Preview baseline version

The technical preview introduces new functionality that Microsoft is working on. It introduces new features that aren’t yet included in the current branch of SCCM. These features might eventually be included in an update to the CB. Before we finalize the features, we want you to try them out and give the feedback.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Hi – Thanks for sharing above video. I too wanted to install Preview edition on a virtual machine in home lab. I am currently running CB1806 Production. Do you think preview will work in the following settings:

    Single Domain Controller
    DHCP IP Address Range – 192.168.0.0
    DNS – 192.168.0.2
    CB1806 Primary Site – 192.168.0.3 with site name PRI
    SQL 2017

  2. Thanks Anoop.

    Planning to revamp home lab next month with 2019 Products (Windows Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Office, Skype for Business, AGPM, OM, VMM, DPM, ORCH, SM, CB1806, APP-V and vSphere 6.x). Will try to include TP1810 to the project as well. Will keep you posted,

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