Wednesday, 25 July 2012

System Center 2012 Update Rollup 2

Microsoft have just released Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012.
The Update Rollup this time includes updates for:
  • App Controller
  • Virtual Machine Manager
  • Data Protection Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Service Manager
  • Orchestrator
With a combined 36 fixes including some performance fixes for VMM in large environments it's definitely worth raising the change control and start assessing deployment.

Description of the update can be found in this KB2706783 article:

The update packages for App Controller, Orchestrator, Service Manager, and Virtual Machine Manager are available from Microsoft Update but can also be downloaded manually (See KB2706783 for download links)
DPM & SCOM aren't available from WSUS.

DPM update is available from here:

OpsMgr update is available from here:

OpsMgr Unix/Linux Management Pack updates are available here:

At the time of writing this, for some reason the Service Manager update is not available.

Although it does list the others...

It's also interesting to note that there are installation instructions for all the System Center 2012 components EXCEPT for Service Manager.

**Update** You can download the SCSM update from here:

Installation instructions are very basic:
  1. Close any open consoles, portals or authoring tools.
  2. Install

As always RTFM.  Make sure you read the installation notes in KB2706783 as there will be numerous little things that will need doing, such as installing update rollup 1 (or later) for VMM on the App Controller server first, copying language files if installed, closing consoles, running elevated and editing web.config files.

Also note that Update Rollup 2 when applied to Operations Manager also includes updates for remote consoles and agents which will also need deploying.  DPM also requires agent updates.
VMM only requires agent updates if you haven't previously installed Update Rollup 1.

Last thing to note, if you're running OpsMgr in a Non-English language then this update isn't yet applicable to you.  Non-English versions of Update Rollup 2 will be released later in 2012.

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