CU3 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 is released #SysCtr

Just before the release of System Center 2012 R2 which is expected half of October, Microsoft releases CU3 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1. This update adds support for Windows 8.1-based client computers in Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1. Windows 8.1 is added to the supported platform list for the following features:

  • Software distribution
  • Software update management
  • Compliance Settings

In addition to support for Windows 8.1 and Windows server 2012 R2 this cumulative update provides fixes for the following components:

  • Operating System Deployment (OSD)
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Software Distribution
  • Windows Intune
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Reporting
  • Software Updates

For detailed information see KB article

The cumulative updated can be downloaded here.

As mentioned it might worth considering to skip the installation of CU3 since R2 will be released October 18th 2013.

Have you heard the news? Windows Server 2012 R2 & Windows 8.1 RTM are ready now for MSDN and TechNet subscribers.


Today Microsoft achieved a great milestone releasing Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM builds to the developer and IT professional communities via MSDN and TechNet subscriptions. The Windows 8.1 RTM Enterprise edition will be available through MSDN and TechNet for businesses later this month. Additionally, today we’re making available the Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate which you can download here.

Read the complete post here.

MBSA 2.3 Preview Release is available for download!

MBSA 2.3 Preview has been released on the Client Management Connect site to the ConfigMgr Open Beta community.


MBSA 2.3 release adds support for Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. Windows 2000 will no longer be supported with this release. The final release of MBSA 2.3 is expected to be available in Fall 2013.

You can download MBSA 2.3 Preview here.