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Release version 1702 of System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch contains many changes that are intended to prevent issues and improve features.

The "Issues that are fixed" list is not inclusive of all changes. Instead, it highlights the changes that the product development team believes are the most relevant to the broad customer base for Configuration Manager. Many of these changes were made in response to customer feedback about product issues and ideas for product improvement. Version 1702 is available as an in-console update that can be installed at the top-tier site in a hierarchy.

For installation information, see Checklist for installing update 1702 for System Center Configuration Manager.

For more information about the changes that are included in version 1702, see What’s new in version 1702 of System Center Configuration Manager.

Issues that are fixed

Operating System Deployment and task sequences

  • If state store folders on a state migration point (SMP) are manually deleted, the SMS Executive service may terminate unexpectedly when the Delete Aged Computer Association Data task is running. In addition, other state stores on the same SMP may be deleted unexpectedly.

  • The Prepare ConfigMgr Client for Capture task sequence step now uninstalls the client before it continues to the Prepare Windows for Capture step. This prevents possible issues that affect initialization of the Configuration Manager client after the operating system image is captured.

  • Task sequences may not start on a client in an environment that uses many complex task sequences. For example, 35-40 task sequences each with one hundred steps, may encounter this issue. Errors that resemble the following are recorded in the TSAgent.log on the client. When this issue occurs, there will be a delay of approximately five minutes between the first two log entries. Initializing policy env variables No policy found in local WMI reply has no message header marker Failed to request policy assignments (Code 0x80004005) Error initializing TSPolicyManager. Code 0x80004005 Error initializing policy environment variables. Code 0x80004005 Error initializing TS environment. Code 0x80004005 Task sequence launcher advertisement failed!. Code 0x80004005 CTSAgent::Execute - Failed to launch Task Sequence manager.

  • A task sequence defined by using a time-out value of 0 will not run if there is a corresponding maintenance window with a duration of less than 12 hours. A message resembling the following is recorded in the ServiceWindowManager.log on the client.

    WillProgramRun called with: Runtime:43200, Type:5
        No Service Windows of this type exist.
        There does not exist an All Programs window for this duration or the all programs window is not used as fallback. The Program will not run.

  • Optional components may now only be added when the version of the Windows ADK and the version of the Windows PE Boot Image match.

  • Changing any options of the Format and Partition Disk task sequence step results in the “Make this the boot disk” option being de-selected.

  • The SMS Offline Servicing Manager component is started automatically, at unexpected times, by the SMS Executive service. This can result in operating system images being updated incorrectly.

  • Selecting the Clear required PXE deployments option for a collection in the Configuration Manager Console on a Central Administration Site (CAS) results in the removal of PXE flags for all devices.

  • The Add Boot Image Wizard does not import images created by using older versions of the Windows ADK than what is currently installed. An error resembling the following is recorded in the smsprov.log on the site server.

    ERROR> Error -2146498530 returned to execute the command line: "{dism.exe}" /Image:{imagepath}" /Add-Package /PackagePath:"{package_path}" Failed to insert OSD binaries into the WIM file

  • Task Sequences do not display as expected in Software Center. This occurs if all client policies are not processed after you upgrade to a new version of the Configuration Manager client.

  • The Install Application task sequence step may fail when it is added immediately after a step that restarts the computer. This issue is more likely to occur on computers that use fast storage, such as solid state disks. An error resembling the following is recorded in the smsts.log file on the client:

    Install application action failed: '{deployment_name}'. Error Code 0x80004005

  • Machine variables used for operating system deployment are not replicated correctly in a Configuration Manager hierarchy. This can result in task sequence failures for deployments that rely on those variables.

Site Systems

  • Installation of site roles that rely on IIS now record which specific IIS component, such as “IIS 6 Management Compatability,” is missing.

  • Errors are recorded by the SMS Policy Provider, and the SMS Executive service (smsexec.exe) may consume too much memory on a site server if the following conditions are true:

    • An application is created by using deployment type.

    • The option to “Allow this application to be installed from the Install Application task sequence action without being deployed” is enabled.

    Errors that resemble the following are recorded in the policypv.log:

    tsapphandler[ScopeId_...]: Creating policy for tsapp (Deployment:SMS20000, App:ScopeId_...
    tsapphandler[ScopeId_...]: Failed to generate CI Assignment, Status = 1 (0x00000001).
    tsapphandler[ScopeId_...]: rolling back SQL transaction. Will retry later
    Could not check TS app policy changes for application with CIID {CIID}, will retry..

Software Distribution and Content Management

  • A warning is now displayed if you try to retire an application that is referenced in a task sequence.

  • The App-V client is now automatically enabled on Windows 10 Version 1607 or a later version client when an App-V deployment type is published.

  • Updated versions of previously deployed Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications are not installed as expected.

Site Administration

  • When you use an Enterprise Site Mode List that is configured in a user policy (GPO), the Configuration Manager client creates a local computer policy with its own Enterprise Site Mode List. That computer policy takes precedence, and prevents the Enterprise Site Mode List in the user policy from functioning.

  • Duplicate hardware identifier information is not replicated globally. This causes administrators to have to re-create the list for each child primary site in a hierarchy.

Software Updates

  • A server that belongs to multiple collections may not receive software updates or deployments if it is clustered. This occurs when only one of the device collections has the All devices are part of the same server group option enabled.

Updates and Servicing

  • The Service Connection Tool (ServiceConnectionTool.exe) fails and generates an error message that resembles the following if SQL Server is installed remotely and configured to use a nonstandard port.

    Unhandled Exception: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server) --
    -> System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The target account name is incorrect


Mobile Device Management

  • The Exchange Server Connector may generate error messages that resemble the following in the easdisc.log file when it processes discovery data:

    ERROR: [MANAGED] An unhandled system exception occurred when creating an EAS device from the statistics. [System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

    Note This error affects only Hosted Exchange environments, and does not affect scheduled discovery. If the associated data is not processed when the error occurs, it will be processed during the next scheduled discovery.

  • The Exchange Server Connector does not discover any devices if the Exchange Client Access server (CAS) is an earlier version than the Exchange Mailbox server.


  • Configuration Manager clients installed to a nondefault location may be stuck in Provisioning Mode after an in-place Windows 10 upgrade.

Configuration Manager Console

  • The Configuration Manager console may terminate unexpectedly when you search for boundary groups in the Fallback Boundary Groups window. Additionally, you receive an error message that resembles the following:

    Unhandled exception has occurred in your application.
    InvalidArgument=Value of ‘1’ is not valid for ‘index’.
    Parameter name: index.

Microsoft Store for Business

  • Microsoft Store for Business synchronization may fail after a restart of the SMS Executive service. The WsfbSyncWorker.log contains an error message that resembles the following just after startup:

    System.ObjectDisposedException: Cannot access a disposed object.

Hotfixes that are included in this update

The following hotfixes that were released for version 1610 are included in System Center Configuration Manager version 1702:

  • 4010155 Update rollup for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1610

  • 4016483 New deployments are unavailable in Software Center on Configuration Manager clients

  • 4015436 Certificate Registration Point errors in System Center Configuration Manager version 1610

  • 4015074 Configuration Manager Console crashes when boundary groups are added in Distribution Point properties

Dependency changes

There are no changes in this releaseto component dependencies, such as the Visual C++ runtime.


SQL query times out or console slow on certain Configuration Manager database queries

System Center Configuration Manager Cmdlet Library changes for Current Branch 1702

What's new in version 1702 of System Center Configuration Manager

Applies to

This article applies to the following:

  • System Center Configuration Manager, v1702 released March 2017

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