System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Cumulative Update 5 Released

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Last updated on April 16th, 2023 at 11:28 pm

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System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Cumulative Update 5 has been released by Microsoft.

The issues that have been fixed in this update are as below (source: Microsoft):

Task sequences

The Continue on error check box is not selected under Task Sequences when an Install Software step and a Virtual Application package are defined as the source. This affects only task sequences that are migrated from Configuration Manager 2007 to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

The Task Sequence Agent (TSAgent) does not use the logging-related values that are set in the following registry subkey on a client computer:


A command-line action that has a linked package doesn’t start in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Site systems

Reporting Services installation fails on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 that has SQL Server 2014 installed

Discovery Data Manager slows when it rebuilds .ncf files on startup in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1

Application management

Applications cannot be changed or copied after they are migrated from one System Center 2012 Configuration Manager site to another site. Messages that resemble the following are logged in the Distmgr.log file after you try to make changes:

Package <PkgID> is in Pending state and will not be processed

You cannot install an application by using stand-alone media in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1

Configuration Manager client

The SMS Agent Host service may stop unexpectedly in an environment that uses multiple overlapping boundary groups that are configured for automatic site assignment. The ScanAgent.log file contains an entry that resembles the following:

[FATAL ERROR] Invalid params exception was raised.

Administrator Console

When you view the Primary Device that is associated with a user, you may see other devices that have the same name, even if they are associated with a different user.

Additional changes that are included in this update

Cloud-based distribution points

Newly created cloud-based distribution points use a “Family 2” (Windows Server 2008 R2) Guest operating system. Existing cloud-based distribution points can be upgraded to Family 2 by using the Microsoft Azure portal.

Additionally, a possible race condition that affects distribution point status is resolved. To learn about this issue, see the following System Center Configuration Manager Team Blog article:

Azure Guest OS Family 1 retirement impacts cloud-based distribution points
Non-Windows clients

This update adds Ubuntu version 14.04 to the list of supported platforms for software distribution.

The non-Windows client update that provides the corresponding Ubuntu support is available from the Microsoft Download Center. Learn about this non-Windows Client update for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

Mac OS X 10.9 is added to list of supported platforms for software distribution and configuration items.

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