Microsoft released the SCCM 1902 production version as an opt-in. Yes, This SCCM release is opt-in version (fast ring). This SCCM 1902 Production Upgrade video post will give much more details.
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The 1902 won’t be available in your SCCM console until Microsoft releases a SLOW ring version of SCCM 1902. SCCM 1902 production version will be the baseline version.
Download PowerShell Script to Enable SCCM 1902 Production Version
Download 1902: Enable Early Update Ring from here. What’s new in version 1902 of SCCM CB. More details
How to Download SCCM 1902 Production Version?
How do you get the SCCM 1902 production version today in your console? Here is the blog post from Microsoft to get the 1902 version on to your LAB, Development, or pre-production/staging environment.
Checkout Microsoft’s Announcement about the 1902 release here. SCCM 1902 Fast Ring is an Opt-in update option given to SCCM customers SCCM 1902 Slow Ring is GA, generally available for all applicable SCCM Infra.
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Best time to Perform SCCM 1902 Production Version Upgrade?
Microsoft fully supports the SCCM 1902 fast ring or opt-in version. Hence officially you can upgrade your production environment to SCCM 1902 with opt-in version. However, I won’t directly jump into the production upgrade.
I want to test the 1902 version in the LAB environment and Staging environment before going into production upgrade. By the time I complete all these testing in staging, Microsoft will release the fast ring version of SCCM 1902.
SCCM 1902 Known Issues?
I’m not aware of any known issues of SCCM 1902 production version. However, I will try to keep an eye on SCCM 1902 known issues announcements from Microsoft and update here or in another blog.
Checklist/Best Practices SCCM 1902 Production Upgrade?
Microsoft has already provided a checklist of SCCM 1902 upgrade best practices in their documentation here. I would recommend reading that documentation before proceeding with the upgrade. SCCM 1902 In-console update available only for 1710, 1802, 1806, or 1810?
- Check All Windows Server, SQL components running on your SCCM site servers for the supportability of SCCM 1902 version (
A minimum version of SQL Server 2012 Native Client which includes support for TLS 1.2 must be installed. For more information, see the List of prerequisite checks. )
- All sites run a supported version of SCCM
- Review the version of the Windows ADK for Windows 10
- Review the site and hierarchy status for unresolved issues
- Review file and data replication between sites
- Install all applicable critical Windows updates
- Disable database replicas for management points at primary sites
- Set SQL Server AlwaysOn availability groups to manual failover
- Disable SCCM site maintenance tasks at each site
- Create a backup of the site database
- Temporarily stop any antivirus software on SCCM Servers
- Plan for SCCM client piloting
- Plan to use service windows
- Review supported extensions for SCCM 1902
- Run the SCCM 1902 setup prerequisite checker
- Update All SCCM site
SCCM 1902 Production Download or Upgrade Stuck?
When you have an issue with SCCM 1902 production version update download and upgrade process, please check the monitoring workspace and understand what is happening. Also, you refer to the log files mentioned in each stage of SCCM console monitoring workspace.
I have blogged about SCCM troubleshooting on update and servicing issue. I would recommend reading the following post to get more help on SCCM 1902 upgrade issues.
More troubleshooting help on SCCM 1902 Download stuck and upgrade issues here.
SCCM 1902 Site Server, Client, and Console Version Numbers?
Following table is the best place to know more about the SCCM 1902 console, site server, and client version numbers. After SCCM 1902 Production Upgrade, you would be able to see the following version details.
NOTE! – There will be some changes in the version numbers after your upgrade as I’m using the early build to create this post.
|SCCM 1902 Site Version||SCCM 1902 Console Version||SCCM 1902 Client Version||Baseline||1902 In-console update available for?|
| 5.00.8790.1005/ |
|Yes||Yes for SCCM 1710, 1802, 1806, or 1810|
Post Installation Tasks for SCCM 1902 Production Upgrade
After the site updates, use the following checklist to complete common tasks and configurations. Confirm version and restart (if necessary). More Details available in the following link here.
What is new in SCCM 1810 version – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1902
SCCM CB End of Life details – https://www.anoopcnair.com/sccm-life-cycle/
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