SCCM Deprecated Features | List of Removed Features Unsupported

Let’s check the latest list of SCCM Deprecated Features. The removed features of SCCM are updated in this post. The listed components are unsupported now.

The post is about the updated list of SCCM Unsupported features/SCCM Deprecated Features. Also, you will be able to check out the unsupported versions of SCCM client operating systems (Windows, Linux, Unix, etc..).

The biggest announcement is that HTTP-only client communication is going out of support. More details are below.

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In this post, I’m not planning to cover the unsupported operating systems for SCCM site system/site server/SQL roles.

The following table is subject to change with future releases. It might not include each deprecated SCCM feature. The certificate registration point role must be removed, and this is one of the examples that you can check from Management Insights.

The following features are deprecated or removed from support for SCCM. The SCCM Deprecated features will be released in a future update. These coming changes might affect your use of SCCM.

SCCM Deprecated Features | List of Removed Unsupported Features
SCCM Deprecated Features | List of Removed Unsupported Features

SCCM Deprecated Features | List of Removed Unsupported Features

The following is the up-to-date list of unsupported features of SCCM. The list of SCCM deprecated elements. Support to deploy CMG as a cloud service (classic) is removed and will get a warning when you run a prerequisite check for SCCM 2203.

The option to deploy a Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) as a cloud service (classic) is deprecated. All CMG deployments should use a virtual scale set.

SCCM Deprecated Features | List of Removed Unsupported Features
SCCM Deprecated Features | List of Removed Unsupported Features
SCCM Unsupported Features / Deprecated FeaturesEnd of Support Date
The company resource access policies are not supported as of March 2022. Company resource access includes email, certificate, VPN, Wi-Fi, and Windows Hello for Business profiles. Removed from SCCM 2203 version
The certificate registration point site system role feature is no longer supported as of March 2022.The first release after November 1, 2022
The option to deploy a CMG as a cloud service (classic) is removed. All CMG deployments should use a virtual machine scale set.Removed from SCCM 2203 version
macOS client Management with SCCMDecember 31, 2022
The SCCM site system roles for macOS clients: Enrollment Proxy point and Enrollment point will also be Deprecated soon. And on-prem MDM features of SCCM as well.December 31, 2022
The Microsoft Store for Business and Education (MSfB)The first release after March 1, 2023
Asset intelligence except for product lifecycle dashboard.The installation of the asset intelligence synchronization point role.The first release after November 1, 2022
On-premises MDMThe first release after November 1, 2022
Third-party add-ons that use Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.6.1 or earlier, and
rely on Configuration Manager libraries.
With SCCM 2111 release
The SCCM cloud-attach scenario uses Azure AD Graph API, and Azure AD Authentication Library (ADAL) will no longer be supported.30th June 2022
Legacy MBAM-based service (recovery service) is going way with more integrated features with SCCM MP.First release after May 2022
Windows diagnostic data processor configuration support is going away with Desktop Analytics data for Windows 7, Windows 8, and earlier versions of Windows 10 that don’t support it.31st Jan 2022
The older style of console extensions that haven’t been approved in the Console Extension node will no longer be supported.TBD
SCCM will no longer support the following workloads Certificate profiles, VPN profiles, Wi-Fi profiles, Windows Hello for Business settings, and email profiles.The first release after 1st March 2022
HTTP-only client communication. Enable a more secure communication method for the site by enabling HTTPS or Enhanced HTTP.The first release after Oct 31, 2022
Microsoft Edge legacy browser profilesApril 2021
Desktop Analytics tile and page for Security UpdatesMarch 2021
The collection evaluation viewer is integrated in version 2010.The first release after March 1, 2021
Log Analytics connector for Azure Monitor. The first release after July 1, 2021
The geographical view in the Site Hierarchy node of the Monitoring workspace in the SCCM console.TBD
You won’t be able to create a traditional cloud distribution point in the future.TBD
Classic service deployment to Azure for CMG and cloud DPTBD
DHA for conditional access compliance policiesVersion 1910
The Configuration Manager Company Portal appVersion 1910
SCCM CMG Classic Service DeploymentSCCM 1910
Windows Analytics and Upgrade Readiness integrationJanuary 31, 2020
SCEP (Defender) for Mac and Linux Clients31st Dec 2018
SCCM On-premises Conditional Access1st Sep 2019
SCCM Hybrid MDM (Intune)1st Sep 2019
SCCM Windows Hello for Business settings1st SCCM Release of 2020
SCCM Application Catalog SupportSCCM 1810
Old SCCM Software Center SupportSCCM 1802
SCCM VHD SupportSCCM 1710
SCCM Linux and Unix Clients SupportSCCM 1902
SCCM Windows 8 Client SupportSCCM 1802
SCCM Windows XP Client SupportSCCM 1511
Convert Disk to Dynamic – SCCM Task Sequence ActionSCCM 1710
Install Deployment Tools – SCCM Task Sequence ActionSCCM 1710
OSDPreserveDriveLetter – Task Sequence ActionSCCM 1606
SCCM NAP SupportSCCM 1511
SCCM Out of Band ManagementSCCM 1511
SCCM Deprecated Features | List of Removed Features Unsupported

What are SCCM Deprecated Features? (SCCM Removed Features )

The following is the official statement from Microsoft on SCCM deprecated features (SCCM Unsupported features/SCCM Deprecated Features).

A feature, a product, or an operating system will be first listed as deprecated. The support for using it with SCCM is scheduled to be removed in a future version of SCCM.

  • Can’t use it anymore?
  • Can you use it without support?

I would recommend not to use any deprecated feature of SCCM (Removed Unsupported SCCM Features). But, that doesn’t mean that unsupported SCCM client operating systems won’t work at all.

You can risk using some Deprecated features and unsupported operating systems for SCCM clients.

NOTE! – Some of the deprecated features will be removed from GUI, and there will be a hard block. Hence you won’t be able to use it.

Microsoft doesn’t give any guarantee for these unsupported or Deprecated features of SCCM. You might be able to make it work, but you won’t get any support from Microsoft, and they stopped developing that section of code in the product. But, (I assume) still most of the code will be there in the product itself.

There are some other deprecated features that can’t be used at all after the end of the support date.

For example, SCCM CMG creation via traditional service deployment, this feature can’t be used by any of the SCCM admins. Why? The options for this feature will be removed from GUI itself.

NOTE! Make sure you start planning to move away from SCCM deprecated features (SCCM Unsupported features/SCCM Deprecated Features) as soon as possible.

Deprecated or Unsupported Features via SCCM Management Insights

Most of these SCCM deprecated features (SCCM Unsupported features) will be highlighted via SCCM management insights within the SCCM console. This notification is helpful for SCCM admins to fine-tune the SCCM environment.

Management Insights to Understand Unsupported Features

Following are some of the management insight rules about SCCM deprecated features (SCCM Unsupported features):

SCCM Deprecated Features | List of Removed Features Unsupported
SCCM Deprecated Features | List of Removed Features Unsupported
  • Unsupported antimalware client versions
  • SCEP for Mac and Linux end of support
  • Old (non-CB) SCCM Client Versions
  • Direct your user to the software center instead of the application catalog
  • Use the new version of the Software Center

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Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Device Management Admin with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is Blogger, 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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