Upgrade all clients in the hierarchy using production client

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We have one primary and 4 secondary site servers in our environment. ( We are only managing workstations from SCCM )

Customer mentioned to implement Automatic Client Upgrade.

Administration > Site Configuration > Sites. Click on the Hierarchy Settings button on the top ribbon. Click Client Upgrade tab and check the box Upgrade all clients in the hierarchy using production client.

What are the drawbacks and limitation of this feature ?

What prerequisites we need to do to complete the implementation ?

Anoop do you have any steps by step document created for the same ?

Which logs we need to monitor to check the implementation status?

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Ketan Kamble 4 months 4 Answers 88 views Beginner 0

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  1. You have all perfect responses and advise here given already.

    Just one thought – looking at your question you mentioned one primary and 4 secondary sites …. this somehow makes to feel there might be high possibilities that your environment may have sites with poor bandwidth connections.

    enabling Automatic client upgrade may contribute for high bandwidth utilization.

    As Harijit, Kannan , Anoop mentioned already – It is purely a call to be taken based on the org requirement .

    I have seen even large enterprises would normally go with manual and phased upgrade approach so that they will have better control over test scenarios, bandwidth control, damage control etc.

  2. Hi,

    Enabling auto client upgrade is recomneded or not?
    Answer: It’s purely depends on customer requirements and your network bandwidth. based on that only we can decide to enable this option or not.

    What are the drawbacks and limitation of this feature ?

    Answer :
    1. use more your network bandwidth.
    2. No control to deploy the agent on limited machines.
    3. You are not sure this will affect any business application or not?

    What prerequisites we need to do to complete the implementation ?
    Answer : refer below link.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/clients/manage/upgrade/upgrade-clients-for-windows-computers

    Anoop do you have any steps by step document created for the same ?

    Which logs we need to monitor to check the implementation status?
    CCMSetup.log and sccm server side dashboard console report.

    Thanks
    Karthikeyan

  3. Enabling Automatic Client Upgrade in SCCM Hierarchy is a no brainer. Choose the number of days you’d like the upgrades to happen and it will be randomized and upgrade. No issues.

  4. The log files are same CCMSetup.log to check the upgrade

    This is an automatically randomized process from SCCM server-side to implement this for a set of clients.

    You can check the scheduled tasks on client devices to get more details of the actual schedule of upgrade

    More details https://www.anoopcnair.com/sccm-client-upgrade-promote-pre-production/

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