MECM 2111 - Upgrade Guide

Microsoft has released MECM Version 2111 on December 1st, 2021. The MECM 2111 version of the Configuration Manager is now generally available as an opt-in version.

MECM 2111 is an In-console upgrade guide for MECM current branch. This update can be applied on site version 2006 or later. MECM 2111 upgrade starts from the top server (CAS --> Primary). If you have secondary servers, initiate a secondary site server manually after a successful upgrade of the primary site server. You don't need to initiate the upgrade of site system servers such as Distribution Point, Management Point, Software Update point.

MECM 2111 Features:-

  • Below are deprecated Features

  1. Managing apps from the Microsoft Store for Business and Education with configuration manager

  2. Asset Intelligence

  3. On-premises MDM.

  • .Net version 4.6.2 prerequisite check is an error - Starting in this release, the prerequisite rule for .Net 4.6.2 is an error. Until you upgrade .Net, you can't continue installing or updating the site to this version of Configuration Manager.

  • Improvements to application groups.

  • Implicit uninstall for user collections.

  • Approvals for orchestration group scripts

  • Improvements to ADR search criteria

  • Enable update notification from Microsoft 365 Apps.

  • Improvements to VPN boundary groups.

  • Status Message for console extensions

  • Improvements to external Notifications

  • Improvements to client management health dashboard.

  • Sofware center notification display logo.

  • Task Sequence check for TPM 2.0 (OSD).

  • Improvements to the Windows servicing dashboard.

  • Custom properties for devices in the MECM Console.

  • Export to CSV.

  • Import Console extension Wizard.

  • Require installation of a console extension.

  • Power BI reports

  • Console Improvements

  • Option for support Center Data Collector and client tools.

  • Improvements to support center Log file viewer and one trace.

Servicing Updates for Configuration Manager Updates.

Microsoft releases updates for Configuration Manager current branch version 3 times a year.

Each update is supported for 18 months. Initial, 4 months security and critical updates and next 14 months only security updates.

Supported ADK Version

MECM 2111 Upgrade Prerequisites and Upgrade

  • Configmgr 2111 is available as an in-console update. The Update should be available under the updates and servicing node of Configmgr Console for Installation.

  • To upgrade to version 2111, ensure you are running MECM version 2006 or later.

  • Apply the version 2111 updates starting at the top-level site in the hierarchy. Perform upgrade the CAS upgrade, later you can begin the upgrade of each child site.

  • Ensure that you are running a supported Operating System and SQL Server version.

  • If you are running MECM 2002 or older version, check the SCCM In-Place upgrade.

  • If there is any pending restart, restart the server and begin the update installation.

  • The Configuration Manager should have an Online Service Connection Point.

Early Update Ring - Download Opt-In Script

As Configuration Manager version 2111 has been released recently only, it is available for early update ring. We have to download the version 2111 opt-in Script

  • Once download (