How to determine the installed version and build number for Configuration Manager

There often comes the time you need to find out the Configuration Manager  version. You will need to find the build number, version and CU level.

What is build and version ?

The build number in 5.00.8239.1000 is 8239

The version  in 5.00.8239.1000 is 1000.
If you want to find the console version you need to go on the left upper corner  blue arrow in the console and check About

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Site version can be checked like this

Check the Site Version from site properties: Go to Administration -> Site Configuration -> Sites, then right-click the site and select Properties.

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The steps above can also be achieved by running the following SQL query

select SiteCode,BuildNumber,Version from sites

The output will look like this:

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As you might have noticed, the current CU level is missing.

To check the actual version  (site version+ current CU level) can be checked in the registry:Check the version in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Setup\CULevel

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Find out what Microsoft releases as hotfixes for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Servicing Extension

Original post: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/tomoiagaradu/2016/01/04/find-out-what-microsoft-releases-as-hotfixes-for-microsoft-system-center-2012-configuration-manager-servicing-extension/

Find out what Microsoft releases as hotfixes for  Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Servicing Extension

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45033

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Servicing Extension provides useful information for maintaining a Configuration Manager environment.

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Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Servicing Extension adds a new node to the Administrator Console. This new node provides administrators with a summary of Configuration Manager versions in the environment, simplified client targeting, and information on new Configuration Manager related releases.
Feature Summary
The Servicing Extension provides the following capabilities:

  • Notifies you of Configuration Manager updates as they become available, with the ability to filter updates according to which major product release they apply to

You can check what is out for all releases, only for  CM2012Sp2 and R2SP1 , CMR2 or CMSp1:

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  • Provides version details on the sites in your environment, including the last major Configuration Manager version installed and the most recently installed Cumulative Update

You can also check the site version and also the Cumulative Updates number installed:

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  • Provides a list of Configuration Manager client versions that may be present in your environment, and makes it easy to create queries to locate these clients

There is a list of queries

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  • Provides a built-in RSS reader to display recent blog postings from the System Center Configuration Manager Team Blog and The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog, with the ability to follow other RSS feeds.

    List of blogs (SCCM TEam Blog, Official  SCCM Support Team blog)

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Configuration Manager Servicing Extension user guide