I have been wanted to install System Center 2012 Configuration Manager CU1 on my lab but I haven’t got the chance to install it. If you haven’t installed it yet either like I was, go and download it from the following link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2717295. Once you download the hotfix you can then install the hotfix, I will talk in general terms on what is needed to install a hotfix in ConfigMgr. Since the SMS days the method of installing and update or service pack has to be one from Top Down, First you will install the hotfix on your CAS, Primary Site and Secondary Site then last the clients See Figure 1.0. The normal installation of a Cumulative Update it’s not different in this concept, lets read more about it.
Now I extract the CU1 on the site server and start the installation process.
Click on the ConfigMgr2012-RTM-CU1-KB2717295-x64-ENU.exe
Wait till the wizard load.
Click I accept these license terms and click next
The prerequisite check will validate that you can proceed with the installation, click next if available. Otherwise you have issues that need to be addressed, review the log file to identify the problem and come with a solution.
Click on update the site database and click next. Note if you update the database you wont be able to rollback this changes. Thanks for Jeans Note.
Since I’m connected to a primary site server all 3 options are available if you are updating just the console manually you will have all other options grey out, click next one you finish your selection.
Validate the package name, program and ensure that the package source is accessible. Click Next
Make sure all the information here is what you want to install on your site and click Install.
This process may take some time to install.
Once it’s completed you can review the log file and click next
You have finished you installation
If you are interested in knowing where the source files are for each of the updates here is the location.
And finally here is where you can send the updates via ConfigMgr.
Right click the configmgr2012-rtm-cu1-kb2717295-x64-enu.msi and click uninstall or msiexec.exe /x configmgr2012-rtm-cu1-kb2717295-x64-enu.msi
Removal of the hotfix, won't remove your database changes. Thanks for the note Jean.
Update System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
New cumulative update servicing model for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Very nice! Thank you!
Good to see sQL 2012 installation center
Just note that uninstalling CU will let the database schema with CU changes.
Thanks Jean I have update the post with your note.
Would be great to add that all Client and console part could be installed via SCUP. Since its quite difficult to track the compliance in case of Software Distribution.