Step by step how to upgrade SCCM to version 1810
What's new in SCCM 1810?
Specify the drive for offline OS image servicing
Now you can specify the drive that Configuration Manager uses when adding software updates to OS images and OS upgrade packages.
Task sequence support for boundary groups
When a device runs a task sequence and needs to acquire content, it now uses boundary group behaviors similar to the Configuration Manager client.
Improvements to driver maintenance
Driver packages now have additional metadata fields for Manufacturer and Model which can be used to tag driver packages for general housekeeping.
Phased deployment of software updates
You can now create phased deployments for software updates. Phased deployments allow you to orchestrate a coordinated, sequenced rollout of software based on customizable criteria and groups.
Management insights dashboard
The Management Insights node now includes a graphical dashboard. This dashboard displays an overview of the rule states, which makes it easier for you to show your progress.
Management insights rule for peer cache source client version
The Management Insights node has a new rule to identify clients that serve as a peer cache source but haven’t upgraded from a pre-1806 client version.
Improvement to lifecycle dashboard
The product lifecycle dashboard now includes information for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and later.
Windows Autopilot for existing devices task sequence template
This new native Configuration Manager task sequence allows you to reimage and re-provision an existing Windows 7 device into an AAD joined, co-managed Windows 10 using Windows Autopilot user-driven mode.
Improvements to co-management dashboard
The co-management dashboard is enhanced with more detailed information about enrollment status.
Required app compliance policy for co-managed devices
You can now define compliance policy rules in Configuration Manager for required applications. This app assessment is part of the overall compliance state sent to Microsoft Intune for co-managed devices.
SMS Provider API
The SMS Provider now provides read-only API interoperability access to WMI over HTTPS.
Site system on Windows cluster node
The Configuration Manager setup process no longer blocks installation of the site server role on a computer with the Windows role for Failover Clustering. With this change, you can create a highly available site with fewer servers by using SQL Always On and a site server in passive mode.
Configuration Manager administrator authentication
You can now specify the minimum authentication level for administrators to access Configuration Manager sites.
Improvements to CMPivot
CMPivot now allows you to save your favorite queries and create collections from the query summary tab. Over 100 new queryable entities added, including for extended hardware inventory properties. Additional improvements to performance.
New client notification action to wake up device
You can now wake up clients from the Configuration Manager console, even if the client isn’t on the same subnet as the site server.
New boundary group options
Boundary groups now include two new settings to give you more control over content distribution in your environment.
Improvements to collection evaluation
There are two changes to collection evaluation scheduling behavior that can improve site performance.
Approve application requests via email
you can now configure email notifications for application approval requests.
You can now specify a repair command line for Windows Installer and Script Installer deployment types.
Convert applications to MSIX
Now you can convert your existing Windows Installer (.msi) applications to the MSIX format.
Improvement to data warehouse
You can now synchronize more tables from the site database to the data warehouse.
Use Support Center for client troubleshooting, real-time log viewing, or capturing the state of a Configuration Manager client computer for later analysis. Find the Support Center installer on the site server in the cd.latest\SMSSETUP\Tools\SupportCenter folder.
Support for Windows Server 2019
Configuration Manager now supports Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server, version 1809, as site systems.
SCCM 1810 prerequisites
As with any update, you should make sure that you have all the prerequisites to install this update to Configuration Manager, prior to starting the upgrade process.
These prerequisites to SCCM 1810 are;
How to upgrade SCCM to release 1810.
Step 7 - Start the installation process for SCCM 1810
On the Configuration Manager Updates Wizard, you can choose to Ignore any prerequisite check warnings and install this update regardless of missing requirements if you so wish.
As with any production environment, it’s always best case to never ignore any warnings, but we have had none in the previous check, so do not need to click this checkbox.
When you are ready to start the update process, click next.