System Center 2012 R2 UR1 is out

Microsoft released Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2012 R2 which has fixes for SCOM, DPM and VMM.

Let me first say a few things:

  1. Be carefull to first check out which version you are downloading. There are UR releases for SCOM 2012, for 2012 SP1 and for 2012 R2. These can not be mixed around. The story today is about the update on top of 2012 R2.
  2. Read the KB articles belonging to these updates all the way. They contain info on what this update fixes, but also very important installation information, known issues, installation order and so on. For example for SCOM and VMM there are manual steps like running SQL scripts and importing management packs, and for SCOM the updates are split into the usual SCOM pieces and the SCOM Unix/Linux monitoring pieces.
  3. Test all updates in a test environment. I know some people might not like me saying this, but given the problems which occurred with some updates coming from Microsoft over the last lets say 14 months you definately want to be testing it in your test environment. Perhaps also wait for 2 weeks or more before doing that to see if people are blogging about problems before even putting it in an official test environment.

For SCOM 2012 R2 UR1 the KB article and information can be found here:
port.microsoft.com/kb/2904678

Good luck patching!
Bob Cornelissen