SCCM Hotfix Installation Guide

In this video guide, you would be able to understand how to install SCCM hotfix on your SCCM CAS, primary, and secondary servers. For all the SCCM upgrades and updates, you need to follow the Top-Down approach.

What is the Top-Down SCCM Update Approach?

You have to update the top level (SCCM tier 1 – Primary or CAS) server in your SCCM environment, and then you can go down to SCCM Tier 2 (Primary or Secondary) and Tier 3 (Secondary) server upgrades or updates. The last stage of SCCM hotfix/s installation is on the SCCM client side.

I have explained the SCCM hotfix/s installation steps in the following post “SCCM 1810 Rollup Hotfix Installation Guide“. I would recommend reading that to get more details about how to initiate or install the SCCM hotfix/s or roll-up update from SCCM console.

SCCM Hotfix Installation Approach?

  1. Install SCCM Hotfixes on the CAS server if you have CAS otherwise go to step 2.
  2. Install SCCM Hotfixes on the SCCM Primary server and make sure the hotfix got downloaded automatically & installed successfully.
  3. Install SCCM Hotfixes on the secondary server
  4. Install SCCM Hotfixes on the client machine.

SCCM Hotfixes Installation Issues?

How to tackle the SCCM troubleshooting related issues during the hotfix installation? I have a couple of other posts which can help you to troubleshoot with different issues with SCCM updates and Servicing.

Advantages of SCCM Hotfixes Download and Install within Console?

SCCM uses an in-console service method called Updates and Servicing. This in-console method makes it easy to find and install recommended updates for your SCCM infrastructure.

Out-of-band updates such as hotfixes supplement In-console servicing. The out-of-band updates (SCCM Hotfix/s) are intended for customers who need to resolve issues that might be specific to their environment.

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