Author: Michael Cureton Development Manager, Configuration Manager Sustaining Engineering
Applies to: System Center Configuration Manger 2007, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update is a cumulative update that includes all previous released security updates and non-security updates that were released before March, 2014. This cumulative update is available for deployment using the software updates management (SUM) feature built into Configuration Manager.
NOTE: All future security and non-security updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 require this update to be installed. It is recommend that you install this update on your Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer in order to receive continued future updates. Please see Windows 8.1 Update: The IT Pro Perspective for more details.
While this update can be deployed using SUM in the same fashion as other updates, there are a few things to consider to achieve the best deployment experience. For starters, there is a servicing stack update (KB2919442) that is a prerequisite for installing this cumulative update. If this servicing stack update is not installed the cumulative update will be evaluated as not required. Therefore, it is recommended that this servicing stack update be deployed well in advance of the cumulative update and compliance closely monitored.
The size of the payload for the cumulative update is much larger than typical updates. The time that it can take clients to download the content will vary depending on the environment. It is recommended that your deployment be configured to leverage the advanced downloading functionality so that the content is downloaded into the client’s local cache once the deployment is received and before the Software available time setting is reached. This will allow the cumulative update installation to begin as soon as the software available time is reached.
To accomplish this, configure the deployment with the following:
Configuration Manager Resources
Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Configuration Manager 2012 Forums
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Survival Guide
System Center Configuration Manager Support
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