System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 1 Released!

Well it looks like we received a nice little surprise today and Cumulative Update 1 has released for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1. If you are one of the early adopters of SP1 you should evaluate this CU especially if you are a Powershell GURU. If you are not on SP1 you should look at it right away as there are plenty of reasons why that would be a good move for you. As always don't forget to test in your lab before deploying this update and ensure you have a fresh backup!

Description of Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1

Issues that are fixed

Administrator Console

•A Discovery Data Record (DDR) that contains organizational unit (OU) paths that are longer than 220 characters are not processed. The DDM.log file on the site server contains event messages that resemble the following:

CDiscoverySource::ValidateSchema - array property User OU Name cannot expand size so rejecting.

CDiscoverDataManager::ProcessDDRs - Unable to update data source

•The Allow clients to use a fallback source location for content option is missing from the Distribution Points tab of the package properties.

Site systems

•Replication Configuration Manager incorrectly reports the link status as Degraded and then reports the status as Active one minute later.

•Site replication fails after a site database is restored to a new server. Additionally, the Rcmctrl.log file contains the following error message:

ERROR: Received unhandled SQL exception, printing info and throwing it again. This will be retried in next cycle.

SqlException number: [8115]

ERROR: Exception message: [Arithmetic overflow error converting expression to data type int.~~The 'spGetChangeTrackingMinValidVersion' procedure attempted to return a status of NULL, which is not allowed. A status of 0 will be returned instead.]

Device management

•The Configuration Manager client cannot be installed on devices that contain newer ARM processors. Additionally, the following error message is logged in the DmClientSetup log file:

Fail to get the CAB file name because of unsupported processor type: 0

Software updates

•The Allow clients to share content with other clients on the same subnet option in the properties of a Software Update Group Deployment is ignored. Additionally, the DataTransferService.log file contains the following message:

Not using branch cache option.

•When a custom port is configured for software updates, an Internet only client may append the custom port to the URL for the Windows Update service. Additionally, when the custom port is set to 880, log entries that resemble the following may be logged in the DataTransferService.log file:

UpdateURLWithTransportSettings(): OLD URL -

UpdateURLWithTransportSettings(): NEW URL -

•The Schedule Updates Wizard does not list content for Windows Server 2012. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:2793237

 FIX: The Schedule Updates Wizard does not list content for Windows Server 2012 in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1


•The MicrosoftPolicyPlatformSetup.msi file is now correctly signed.

•The selection of multiple targeted applications in Software Center will fail if the calendar region is set to Arabic (Saudi Arabia). Additionally, Software Center displays the following error message:

Software Center cannot be loaded. There is a problem loading the required components for Software Center. You can try launching Software Center at a later time. If the problem continues, you can contact your helpdesk.

 •The hardware inventory on a computer that is running a 32-bit version of Windows Server 2003 R2 may cause the Wmiprvse.exe process to exit unexpectedly. Additionally, when you view the results of the fault, the details of the fault resemble the following:

Faulting application wmiprvse.exe, version 5.2.3790.4455, faulting module msvcr90.dll, version 9.0.30729.6161, fault address 0x00056b1d

•PXE support is added for IA-32 EFI computers.


•When the Clear-CMPxeDeployment cmdlet is run, you receive the following error message:

The method or operation is not implemented.

•When the Update-CMDistributionPoint –DeploymentTypeName cmdlet is run, you receive the following error message:

Key not Found Exception.

•When the New-CMDeviceCollection cmdlet is run, the refreshschedule parameter is not defined in the NewByLimitName parameter set.

•When the New-CMDeviceCollection cmdlet is run together with the LimitingCollectionName option, the cmdlet is unsuccessful. Additionally, you receive the following error message:

Unable to cast object of type 'Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine.WqlArrayItems' to type'System.Management.ManagementBaseObject'.

•When the .GetType method is used for the object that is returned by the New-CMSchedule cmdlet, the method is unsuccessful. Additionally, you receive the following error message:

The adapter cannot get property "GetType" for instance of SMS_ST_RecurInterval.

•When the Import-CMComputerInformation -CollectionName "All Systems" -ComputerName "Computer01" -MacAddress "xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx" command is run, the command is unsuccessful. Additionally, you receive the following error message:

WARNING: The collection All Systems does not exist or is not suitable for adding the new device.

Functionality that is updated


 Help for PowerShell is updated for the cmdlets that are included in Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 and in this cumulative update. In a PowerShell environment, use the Update-Help –Module ConfigurationManager cmdlet to retrieve the latest Help information from Microsoft.

The following cmdlets are added to the PowerShell module:









































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