SCCM 2012 Client Push including cumulatieve updates
We are using Client Push to deploy SCCM clients. We are also using the AllowedMPs registry setting to force the client to use a certain Management Point. This setting was introduced in CU3. However the client push always installs the RTM version which doesn’t have the AllowedMPs option. For more information on the AllowedMPs option read this blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/jchalfant/archive/2014/09/22/management-point-affinity-added-in-configmgr-2012-r2-cu3.aspx
In our environment this resulted in clients that are installed but unable to communicate as it uses a random MP. After a lot of searching I found there’s an (perhaps unsupported) way of including updates in the push installation. And it’s very simple!
On the site server locatie the client folder for instance D:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Client. Create a folder called ClientPatch in the i386 and x64 folder. Copy the respective updates into the ClientPatch folders. That’s all there is to it. CCMSetup will install the RTM client and apply the hotfixes located in the ClientPatch folder. Like I said very simple!