Working smarter, not harder, is a goal all Administrators should work toward. Administrators are being asked to do more, with less, and in increasingly shorter time frames. Trying to keep up with new releases of operating systems (OS), patches, cumulative updates soon spirals into a chasing your tail kind of work environment. System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is a major tool in an organisation’s arsenal; producing reports, keeping the company OS updated .. lots of work to be done! So, let’s work smarter. Download the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Servicing Extension from *HERE* The download is an msi file, simply install it and then restart your SCCM Admin Console.
A new Site Servicing entry now appears in the Administration Pane. This shows the version of your SCCM Site, what releases are available and links to get those updates! And things get better from there:
Here is a list of Cumulative Updates, version numbers, and release dates.
Here’s your Site Version and current updates.
There is an interface to “Create Query” to produce Reports of what Client Version your site has.
Click on “Create Query” and follow the bouncing ball!
And, as a huge bonus, a list of all the latest Blog Posts from the System Center Configuration Manager Team!
Working smarter, not harder. Helping Administrators get the right work/life balance. Not a bad conclusion, if I do say so myself 🙂
CCSE+, MSCE, MCT, MVP Brisbane