Description of Cumulative Update 2 for the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Clients for Linux and Unix


This article describes the issues that are fixed and the functionality that is updated in Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Client for UNIX and Linux. The System Center 2012 R2 CU2 clients for UNIX and Linux can be used with both System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.

Changes to supported client operating systems

Adds support for Ubuntu Server version 14.04 (LTS) for x86-based and x64-based systems.

Issues that are fixed

Unix and Linux clients

  • Linux computers that use UEFI firmware fail to parse the SMBIOS table, and the following error message is logged in the scxcmprovider.log file:

    datetime Warning [scx.providers.ComputerSystem_Class_Provider:291:2211:139679407896384] Failed to read attributes because Internal Error: failed to ParseSmbiosTable.

  • The default logging level for the Providers log file is set to INFO.
  • The operating system version inventory is not updated if a Linux operating system is upgraded.
  • Files that are installed by the Configuration Manager client may have the incorrect owner after installation. For example:

    drwxr-xr-x 2 1002 users 1024 May 9 14:08 bin
    drwxr-xr-x 2 1002 users 1024 Mar 29 07:35 bin_098
    drwxr-xr-x 2 1002 users 1024 Mar 29 07:35 bin_100

How to obtain Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager for UNIX and Linux Clients

The client update for UNIX and Linux computers can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center.

Learn how to upgrade UNIX and Linux clients.

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.

Update replacement information

This update replaces all previously released updates for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager for UNIX and Linux clients.

How to determine the installation of this cumulative update

This cumulative update changes the following Configuration Manager version number.

To determine the client version number, run the following command:

/opt/microsoft/configmgr/bin/ccmexec –v

Note The client version number of this update is 5.00.7958.1024.


For more information about how to install this cumulative update, go to the following Microsoft TechNet websites:

Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

Article ID: 2976481 - Last Review: Jun 20, 2015 - Revision: 1