Tuesday 5 September 2017

SCCM 1706 (1st Wave) Update 2 Console updates

If you were one of the eager beavers like me to run a script in order to be able to access the first wave of the 1706 update you may have notice the recent release of this update https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4036267/update-2-for-system-center-configuration-manager-version-1706-first-wa

Just thought I would share my findings as when I was trying to update the SCCM console I noticed that there were two updates - 5.00.8540.1600 and 5.00.8540.1601 the former being related to the release of update 1, which was only applicable at the time for systems updated between 8th and 11th August 2017 inclusive, which our was not.

I had forgotten that in the past that for multiple updates of the console there was a specific process that has to be followed in order for all of the updates to install successfully in that the console needed to be re-launched between each update. With this particular update I found that if this process was not followed the below error was displayed

Configuration Manager 
Update complete for extension O of -L 
One or more errors have occurred while installing an update for the 
consola Click the "Report" button to review installation log fila 

And when viewing the report found that it contained the entry "AdminUI.ExtensionInstaller.exe Error: 0 : System.IO.IOException\r\nThe process cannot access the file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\ConfigMgr10\AdminconsoleSetup\469A3000-14DA-425E-B288-4B0E16DB87C4' because it is being used by another process.\r\n"

The re launch of the console followed by attempting the second update again would not work this time and the only resolution I could find for this was to restart the system. I therefore, in order to prevent this reboot, carried out the following process

Launched the console for the first time and proceeded with the update
Configuration Manager 
A version of the console is available (5.00.8540.1601). Click OK to 
close the console and install the neuu version nouu. Click Cancel to 
continue wuorking wuith the old console (5.00.8540.1300). Working in the 
old console might corrupt data. 

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Launched the console for the second time, however this time selected "Cancel" and let the console load before closing

Configuration Manager 
An update to the existing console is available (5.00.8540.1601). Click OK 
to close the console and install the console update nouu. Click Cancel to 
continue wuorking wuith the existing console (5.00.8540.1600). 

I then launched the console for a third time and proceeded with the second console update