System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 CU4 Released


Microsoft has release CU4 for Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 and it is available for download here.

Issues that are fixed

Software distribution

·         Packages are listed as Unknown in the Content Status node of the Administrator Console. This occurs after a Configuration Manager 2007 distribution point is upgraded and assigned to a Configuration Manager 2012 secondary site.

·         Internet-based clients cannot download content from an Internet-facing distribution point after first they first encounter a failure to reach Windows Update.

The DataTransferService.log file on the client will record errors that resemble the following:

Failed to set proxy to bits job for url ‘https://$/{pkg_id}’. Error 0x87d00215
All proxy types and no proxy have been tried for times but failed.

·         2913703

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Applications that use dynamic variable lists are not installed in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

·         Adding or deleting a deployment to a software update group results in policy evaluation for all deployments within the group instead of the deployment that changed.

Operating system deployment

·         The wrong software update for an operating system image may be selected the list of items that are returned in the Schedule Updates Wizard is sorted.

·         2894539

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A post-CU3 update is available for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1

Task sequences that contain Windows 8.1 as a condition on the Options tab generate an exception when they are changed or accessed. Details of the exception are displayed in text that resembles the following:


Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.

·         Child sites will not process the content for a task sequence that was changed after migration from another site. The Distmgr.log file on the child site will contain entries that resemble the following, and the package state will not change:

Package {Package_ID} is in Pending state and will not be processed…

Note This fix applies only to task sequences that are not yet migrated. Task sequences that were migrated before you applied CU4 should be deleted and then migrated again.

·         After the update is installed on site servers, any operating system boot images should be updated. To update boot images after the hotfix is applied, follow these steps:

1.     In the Configuration Manager console, click Software Library.

2.     In the Software Library workspace, expand Operating Systems, and then click Boot Images.

3.     Select the boot image that you want to update.

4.     Right-click and then select the Update Distribution Points action.

Note This action updates all distribution points and may have an adverse effect on an environment that contains many distribution points.

5.     Repeat steps 3 and 4 for all boot images that were previously distributed.
For more information about how to update boot images, see the “How to Manage Boot Images in Configuration Manager


” topic on the Microsoft TechNet website.

Administrator console

·         2894539

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A post-CU3 update is available for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1

The “All Windows RT” and “All Windows RT 8.1 Preview” entries should not appear in the supported platform list for new configuration items.

Application Virtualization

This cumulative update adds support for Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). The following issues are seen only in App-V 5.0 SP2 environments earlier than CU4.

·         With App-V 5.0 SP2, when a new version of an App-V package supersedes an earlier version, and that earlier version is being used, the package will be listed as not published. Errors that resemble the following are seen in the AppEnforce.log and AppDiscovery.log files


Publish-AppvClientPackage : A publish operation has been scheduled, pending
the shutdown of all applications in the package or the connection group.

Publishing Package is successful but one one of the Virtual Package is currently in use. Close this Virtual Package to get the changes into effect
Performing detection of app deployment type TestApp – Microsoft Application Virtualization 5(ScopeId_0C7279F0-1490-4A0E-A7A3-32A000CEF76D/DeploymentType_d1adf427-ac14-4ee1-9e51-415af7675383, revision 2) for system.

Required component [{AppVPackageRoot}]\TestApp.exe is not published

·         With App-V 5.0 SP2, App-V packages that are being used cannot be uninstalled. Errors that resemble to the following will appear in the AppEnforce.log file:

CVEWorker::UninstallConnectionGroup() failed

Endpoint Protection

·         2907566

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November 2013 anti-malware platform update for Endpoint Protection clients

Site Server

·         Adding or removing a deployment from a Software Update group results in increased load on the Object Replication Manager component of the SMS Executive service. This can lead to delays in distributing software updates in a hierarchy.

How to obtain Cumulative Update 4 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1

A supported update is available from Microsoft Support. However, this update is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply this update only to systems that are experiencing the problems described in this article. This update might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by these problems, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this update.

If the update is available for download, there is a “Hotfix download available” section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the update.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific update. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, go to the following Microsoft website:


Note The “Hotfix download available” form displays the languages for which this update is available. If you do not see your language, it is because an update is not available for that language.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Note We recommend that you close the Configuration Manager Administrator Console before you install this update.

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One Response to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 CU4 Released

  1. pollewops says:

    I have sccm 2012 SP1 CU4 installed, but when I migrate a sccm 2007 DP still all packages get the status “unknown” 🙁

    This is not solved !

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