Update Released: Configuration Manager 2303!

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Microsoft has released Update for Configuration Current Branch, which includes several new features and improvements. These include support for SQL Server 2022, UUP, and Endpoint Security reports in admin center.

Microsoft Configuration Manager is Now Available

Microsoft has announced the release of its newest version of Configuration Manager, now called Microsoft Configuration Manager. This integrated solution allows users to manage all their and bring together Configuration Manager and Intune. It also offers simplified licensing for easier access.

Cloud-Attached Management Improvements

Configuration Manager version 2303 includes improved Cloud Sync (Collections to Azure Active Directory Group Synchronization) feature better throttling and error handling. Dedicated dashboards have been added in the Monitoring workspace to show Cloud Sync status. The dashboard displays the Cloud Sync status per collection, mapped Azure AD group, total member count, synced member count, status, and last sync details.

Endpoint Security Reports in Intune Admin Center

Also, included in version 2303, users will now be able to opt for Endpoint Security reports in Intune admin center for tenant-attached devices. Unhealthy endpoints and Active malware operational reports can be viewed under the Endpoint security node in Intune admin center. Antivirus agent status and Detected malware organizational reports can be found under Microsoft Defender Antivirus in the Reports section.

New Authorization Failure Message

The new update also introduces audit messages about authorization failure in admin service that can be viewed in “All Status Message” at “Status Message Queries” in the “Monitoring” ribbon. Details about user resource access attempts and the number of attempts for authorized requests will be available, as well as read operations for HTTPS requests and cloud-initiated operations.

SQL Server 2022 Version Support Added

Support for SQL server 2022 RTM version has also been added. This version can be used for a central administration site, primary site or secondary site. For more information on support, see support-for-SQL-server-versions.

“The Unified Update (UUP) servicing is finally here for all 11, version 22H2 updates delivered via Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and Configuration Manager!”

Microsoft Configuration Manager version 2303 brings many improvements and features, such as Cloud-attached management improvements, Endpoint Security reports in Intune Admin Center, audit messages about authorization failure, SQL server 2022 RTM version support, and more. A one-time 10GB download to distribution points is required for Windows 11, version 22H2 updates. In addition, the default value of supersedence age in months for software updates has been changed from 3 to 6. Users can take advantage of the unified update platform on-premises to benefit from faster downloads, smaller client downloads, cumulative update integration with feature updates, and more. For more information, visit What’s New in Configuration Manager and Documentation for Configuration Manager.

Key points from the article:

  • Support for Windows Virtual Desktop
  • New user experience for Software Center
  • Improvements to the Client Health Dashboard
  • Enhanced compliance settings for Windows 10
  • Improved support for Windows Autopilot

From the Configuration Manager Blog articles

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