Tag Archives: Fallback Status Point

Automatic Client Upgrade

With the advent of 5.00.8239.1000, the site had a major build upgrade (as opposed to a minor build change a la hotfix) and yet another client update to rollout. Normally I would do a client push and slipstream in the client MSI using the clientpatch hack here.

Quite frankly, I was getting a bit tired of pushing the client over the course of a month 😀

So I decided to investigate something that had been bugging me for a while: Automatic Client Upgrade, and why the option was greyed out to enable it was greyed out.

I believe this is a new, as in new to Config Manager 2012, option. We still have the tradition client deployment options either as an automated Client Push or as a Software Update based installation:

Old skool Config Manager!

Old skool Config Manager!

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The FSP and dead machines

Quite a few years back, I realised that the FSP was good. In fact so goo,d that I pushed hard for a VM to host the FSP service, back when I was working with Config Manager 2007. Having visibility of deployment failures was an absolute boon. At least until I realised that there was noone to actually go and fix the problems that I found.

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