July 9 2012

SCCM 2012 hotfixes and KBs

A great new page over at TechNet keeping track of the KB articles and assosiated hotfixes for SCCM 2012.
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RSS feed (fantastic idea) here:
February 10 2012

List of recommended SCCM hotfixes

I’ve often referenced this continuously updated list of recommended SCCM hotfixes for both site servers and clients. I thought that I would share this – http://ccmexec.com/configuration-manager-2007-sp2-hotfix-list/.

As of February 2012, I recommend the following client hotfixes be installed, I’ve also included the component version numbers as it is often hard to track these down:


KB ConfigMgr Client Version Client components updated
KB977176 4.00.6487.2108 Task sequence – 4.00.6487.2108
KB978754 4.00.6487.2115 OSD – 4.00.6487.2115
KB979199 4.00.6487.2120 Inventory agent – 4.00.6487.2120
KB2263826 4.00.6487.2148 Inventory agent – 4.00.6487.2147
KB2276865 4.00.6487.2152 Task sequence – 4.00.6487.2152
KB2278119 4.00.6487.2154 Software Distribution – 4.00.6487.2154
KB977384 4.00.6487.2157 CCM Framework – 4.00.6487.2155
Software Distribution – 4.00.6487.2154
Power Management – 4.00.6487.2157
KB2309968 4.00.6487.2177 Software Updates – 4.00.6487.2176
KB2516517 4.00.6487.2177 Software Distribution – 4.00.6487.2160
CCM Framework – 4.00.6487.2177
KB2536089 4.00.6487.2187 Inventory agent – 4.00.6487.2184
KB2509007 4.00.6487.2188 Software Updates – 4.00.6487.2188
KB2586709 4.00.6487.2192 Task sequence – 4.00.6487.2192


If you need assistance on how to install SCCM hotfixes, see this great post – http://ccmexec.com/2010/12/installing-the-sccm-hotfixes-on-the-clients/.


I would recommend installing the hotfixes in your OS deployment task sequence if possible, so update your installation properties to include something  like PATCH=”C:_SMSTaskSequenceOSDP000001Ai386hotfixKB978754sccm2007ac-sp2-kb978754-x86.msp;C:_SMSTaskSequenceOSDP000001Ai386hotfixKB979199sccm2007ac-sp2-kb979199-x86.msp;”. If you want to add the client patches to client push, add something like PATCH=”\SERVERsms_P00CLIENTI386HOTFIXKB978754sccm2007ac-sp2-kb978754-x86.msp;\SERVERsms_P00CLIENTI386HOTFIXKB979199sccm2007ac-sp2-kb979199-x86.msp;”.

If you are using client push, ensure that you set correct NTFS permissions to the CLIENT folder mentioned above, to allow client to read and execute the hotfixes.


It’s worth being aware that the installation properties have a maximum of about 1000 characters.

Two additional articles that may be of use are –