How to update to KB3209501 for Microsoft SCCM 1610

If you’re experiencing issues with Microsoft SCCM 1610, the recently released update KB3209501 might just be the fix you need. This update resolves various problems related to Configuration Manager version 1606 to version 1610 upgrade, Software Center, BITS for Windows Express Update Files, Task Sequences, and more. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of updating SCCM 1610 to KB3209501, step-by-step.

KB3209501 FAQs

Question Answer

What is KB3209501?

KB3209501 is an update for Microsoft SCCM 1610 that was released in December 2016. It fixes various issues with SCCM 1610.

What issues does KB3209501 fix?

KB3209501 fixes issues such as the SMS Agent Host process using 100% of available CPU time, Task sequence deployments failing, and more.

How do I update to KB3209501 for Microsoft SCCM 1610?

To update to KB3209501, open your SCCM console, navigate to Administration > Cloud Services > Update and Servicing, and follow the steps.

Should I install updates in preproduction prior to production?

It is always good practice to install any updates in preproduction prior to production.

Is KB3209501 installation time-consuming?

Yes, KB3209501 installation may take some time to finish, so be prepared to be patient.

 Update to KB3209501

So now that you know what KB3209501 fixes now just follow the below tasks to update your SCCM environment.

Open your SCCM console and navigate to Administration, Cloud Services and highlight Update and Servicing

KB3209501 Installing

Next, highlight update KB3209501, then right click and choose Run Prerequisite Check.

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Give the prerequisite checks sometime to complete.

KB3209501 checking prerequisites

Keep refreshing the console to see when it has completed.

KB3209501 prerequisite passed

Once the KB3209501 prerequisite checks have passed, again highlight the update and then right click and choose Install Update Pack.

KB3209501 Install

You are now presented with the Configuration Manager Updates Wizard. Select whether you want to ignore any prerequisite check warnings if you received them or not and then click Next.

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On the Client Update Options tab, you can select to update without validating against your preproduction environment before updating your production environment. As this is one of our many labs, I have chosen to go ahead without validating. While this is a lab, not everyone can has his luxury, so remember It is always good practice to install any updates in preproduction prior to production.

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On the License Tab page, confirm you accept the license terms and privacy statement and then click Next.

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Confirm what is shown is on the Summary Tab is correct and then click Next.

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The installation will no be performed in the background, so on the Completion Tab click Close.

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As you can see, KB3209501 is installing in the background. For my lab, it did take some time to finish so prepare to be patient.

KB3209501 Installing

Updating SCCM 1610 to KB3209501 is a straightforward process that can help you resolve a range of issues and improve the overall performance of your Configuration Manager environment. By following the steps outlined above, you can ensure a smooth and successful update. Don’t forget to install updates in pre-production first to avoid potential conflicts