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Upgrading from ConfigMgr 1511 to 1602

Hello! In this blog I will walk through the steps of upgrading your Configuration Manager environment to the latest update Configuration Manager 1602. Please note that in order to upgrade to 1602, you must first be on 1511. It is not supported going directly to 1602 from any other release.

To see if your environment is showing the update for 1602 click on the administration tab, cloud services. Click on Updates and Servicing. In my case I did not see the update.

To force check the update, you can download the script from this blog post.

Once you run the script restart the SMS_Exec service.

Within a few minutes you will see the latest update appear and start to download.

I looked at the EasySetupPayload folder to where the update is downloaded. This update is quite large (1.72 GB) so it will take some time.

The update will now say that it is available. Click on Install Update Pack. Note: you may choose to run update prerequisite check first, however the install does this anyway.

A wizard will appear. Click Next.

Click Next.

Click Next.

Click I accept the license terms and privacy statement. Click Next.


Review the summary. Click Next.


Click Close.


Refer to the Updates and Servicing again.
You will now see that it is installing. You can refer to the CMUpdate.log for status.


After Several minutes you will see that the status is now changed to Installed.


Click on the Features node under Updates and Servicing. You will now see several features. There is one that is turned off. Select Pre-release – Conditional access for managed PCs. Click Turn on from the ribbon on top.

When you click Turn on, the following message will appear. Click Cancel and close out of the Console and reboot your server before attempting the update. I ran into an issue trying to update the console before a reboot and it would never complete. After the reboot and you attempt to open the console. The same message will reappear. Click OK.

You may be prompted to restart your server. If not, it is a good idea to do so anyway as a lot of changes were just made to your Configuration Manager environment. After the reboot, open your console to confirm the console has been updated.

Also be sure to update-based client installation as this will have a new version

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