Configuration Manager technical preview version 2401
Published Jan 29 2024 04:10 PM 6,290 Views
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Automated diagnostic Dashboard for Software Update Issues

 

A new dashboard is added to the console under monitoring workspace which shows the diagnosis of the software update issues in your environment. You can fix software update issues based on CM troubleshooting documentation.

 

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Support for ARM64 Operating System Deployment

 

Configuration Manager now extends its operating system deployment capabilities to Windows 11 ARM64 devices. This includes the integration of features such as boot image import, driver import, and pull distribution point, enhancing the deployment experience in addition to the existing 2311tp feature.

 

Introducing Centralized Search box: Effortlessly Find What You Need in the Console!

 

Users can now use the global search box in CM console which streamlines the search experience and centralizes access to information. This enhances the overall usability, productivity and effectiveness of CM. Users no longer need to navigate through multiple nodes or sections/ folders to find information they require, saving valuable time and effort.

 

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Microsoft Azure Active Directory rebranded to Microsoft Entra ID

 

Starting Configuration Manager version 2403, Microsoft Azure Active Directory is renamed to Microsoft Entra ID within Configuration Manager.

 

Enhancement in Deploying Software Packages with Dynamic Variables

 

With the introduction of retry count in UI administrators while deploying the "Install Software Package" via Dynamic variable with "Continue on error" unchecked to clients, won't be notified with task sequence failures even if package versions on the distribution point are updated.

 

 

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Enabling Auto-Image Patching for CMG Virtual Machine Scale Set

 

With this version of CM Configuration Manager Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) Virtual Machine Scale introduces enabling of Auto-Image Patching for seamless and automated updates to ensure your environment stays current and secure with this efficient solution.

 

Window 11 Readiness dashboard to support Windows 23H2

 

With this version of Configuration Manager, the Windows 11 readiness dashboard will show charts for Windows 23H2.

 

 

HTTPS or Enhanced HTTP should be enabled for client communication from this version of Configuration Manager

 

HTTP-only communication is deprecated, and support is removed from this version of Configuration Manager. Please enable HTTPS or Enhanced HTTP for client communication.

 

 

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Upgrade to CM 2403 is blocked if CMG V1 is running as a cloud service (classic)

 

The option to upgrade Configuration Manager 2403 is blocked if you're running cloud management gateway V1 (CMG) as a cloud service (classic).All CMG deployments should use a virtual machine scale set.

 

Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 operating system site system roles aren't supported from this version of Configuration Manager

 

Starting 2403, Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 operating system site system roles aren't supported in any CB releases.

 

Improvements to Bitlocker

 

This release includes the following improvements to Bitlocker:

 

  • Based on your feedback, this feature ensures proper verification of key escrow and prevents message drops. We now validate whether the key is successfully escrowed to the database, and only on successful escrow we add the key protector.
  • This feature prevents a potential data loss scenario where BitLocker is protecting the volumes with keys that are never backed up to the database, in any failures to escrow happens.

 

Known issue

 

Upgrading from TP 2311 to 2401, you will not be able to upgrade If Resource access slider is already in Intune. This is a regression caused from previous TP, please move any other slider (Apps/ End point) to CM or Intune then choose to apply --> Ok. After this try upgrading the site to TP 2401 once done you can revert back (Apps/ End point) to old settings. This is already fixed in our code.

 

 

Update 2401 for Technical Preview Branch is available in the Microsoft Configuration Manager Technical Preview console. For new installations, the 2401 baseline version of Microsoft Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch is available on the link:  CM2401TP-Baseline or from Eval center 

 

Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available.

 

We would love to hear your thoughts about the latest Technical Preview! Send us feedback directly from the console.

 

Thanks,

The Configuration Manager team

 

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