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Update 2211 for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager current branch is now available
Published Dec 05 2022 08:37 PM 18.2K Views



Cloud-attached management


Improvements to Cloud Sync (Collections to Azure Active Directory Group Synchronization) feature


Starting Configuration Manager version 2211, the scalability of this feature has been improved with better throttling and error handling. Additionally, dedicated dashboards for user collections and device collections are added in Monitoring workspace to show Cloud Sync status. The dashboard displays the Cloud Sync status per collection with the mapped Azure AD group, total member count, synced member count, status (success, failed, in progress) and last sync details.




For more information, see Synchronize collections to Azure Active Directory Group.


Site infrastructure


Network Access Account (NAA) account usage alert


If your site is configured with NAA account, you'll see this new prerequisite warning added. To improve the security of distribution points configured with NAA account, review the existing accounts and their relevant permissions. If it has more than minimal required permission, then remove and add a minimal permission account. Do not configure any administrator level permission accounts on the NAA. If the site server is configured with HTTPS / EHTTP, it recommended removing NAA account, which is unused.


For more information, see the description of this permissions-for-the-network-access-account


Distribution point content migration


DP content migration support is now available for migrating content from one DP to another DP using PowerShell cmdlets. You can also monitor the DP migration status using these PowerShell cmdlets.


For more information, see the description of this content migration


Software Center


Featured Apps in Software Center


We are now adding the Featured tab in Software Center where we will be displaying the featured apps. Using this, IT admin can mark apps as "featured" and encourage end users to use the app. Currently, this feature is available only for "User Available" apps. Also, admins can make the Featured tab of Software Center as default tab from Client Settings.




For more information, see the Featured Apps in Software Center.


Configuration Manager console


Enhancements in console search experience


When performing a search on any node in the console, the hint text in the search bar will now indicate the scope of the search. Also, search experience related issues have been fixed.

  • By default, all subfolders are searched when you perform a search in any node that contains subfolders. You can narrow down the search by selecting the “Current Node” option from the search toolbar.
  • If you want to expand the search to include all nodes, then select the “All Objects” button in the ribbon.


For more information, see Console changes and tips.


Dark theme is now extended to more dashboards


The dark theme has been available as a pre-release feature since 2203. We've extended the dark theme to additional components such as buttons, context menus, and hyperlinks. Enable this pre-release feature to experience the dark theme. In this release we've extended the dark theme to more dashboards, which previously didn't display the dark theme correctly. For example, the O365 Updates Dashboard, PCM Dashboard, and Health Attestation dashboard will now display according to the dark theme, when it's enabled. Pop-ups in the Health attestation dashboard will now adhere to the dark theme.


Enable this pre-release feature to experience the dark theme. For more information, see Dark theme for the console.


Other updates


Resolved duplicate entries for co-managed device in Intune portal


Previously, device entities of the co-managed devices appeared as two separate entries on Intune portal. One entry corresponding to Intune and another corresponding to ConfigMgr appeared after enrollment. The entries were permanent in some cases. Various scenarios like device entity counts and policy targeting were impacted. The entries were duplicated because Intune is not aware of the AAD ID of devices coming from ConfigMgr. Intune becomes aware only after the daily discovery cycle runs and reports to Intune via CMGS.

The issue is fixed by propagating correct AAD device ID from ConfigMgr during Intune enrollment. This leads to merged entities for co-managed devices in quick time (30-40 mins). We no longer have to wait for discovery cycle to run.


Starting with this version, Configuration Manager client doesn’t support the following server


  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 Extended Security Updates (ESU Azure Only)

If you have these server’s client running please don’t upgrade to 2211 client version. For more information on supported clients and devices see, supported-operating-systems-for-clients-and-devices.


For more details and to view the full list of new features in this update, check out our What’s new in version 2211 of Microsoft Configuration Manager documentation. 


For assistance with the upgrade process, please post your questions in the Site and Client Deployment forum. Send us your Configuration Manager feedback through Feedback in the Configuration Manager console.  Continue to share and vote on ideas about new features in Configuration Manager.


Thank you, 

The Configuration Manager team 


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