How To Upgrade SCCM 1606 to 1610

This article will guide you through the steps to upgrade System Center Configuration Manager from version 1606 to 1610.


  • For full features of 1610 take a look at technet link
  • Before performing upgrade,go to upgrade check-list and perform site backup
  • Upgrade has to be done using console only (no download link provided by Microsoft)

Downloading Update

Navigate to Administration > Cloud Services > Updates and Services > Check for updates as shown in image below.

You should see 1610 update in the console in “Downloading” state

Meanwhile check C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs\dmpdownloader.log for status

Update files are downloaded to \Microsoft Configuration Manager\EasySetupPayload folder

We can also monitor download status using Resource Manager

Prerequisite check

Once download status is changed to “Available” then right-click to Run Prerequisite check

Status can be viewed from C:\ConfigMgrPrereq.log

Or Monitoring > Distribution Status > Updates and Servicing Status > Right-click on update > Show status

Starting Update

Once prerequisite checks are completed, perform actual installation by right clicking on update > -Install update pack

To check installation status, again view log file C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs\CMUpdate.log or  Monitoring > Distribution Status > Updates and Servicing Status > Right click on update > Show status

Installation has finished

Upgrading Console

After console is reopened you’ll be asked for console upgrade

To check progress take a look at C:\ConfigMgrAdminUISetup.log and C:\ConfigMgrAdminUISetupVerbose.log

Checking version

Administration-Site Configuration-Sites-Right click site-General

Client package update check

Software Library > Application Management > Packages > Check Last Update Date for Client Packages, if it’s “out-of-date”,right click on package > Distribute Content > select DP and click finish

Updating Boot images

Check update time

If it’s not close to current time, right click image > Distribute Content

Select Distribution Point

Upgrading Configuration Management Client

Go to Administration > Site Configuration > Sites > Select site and click Hierarchy settings

Click on Client Upgrade tab, check Upgrade all clients check box, optionally set time frame

 That's it for now.


  1. John StrangeFebruary 11, 2017

    Pretty simple upgrading to 1610 following steps mentioned in your article. thanks anyway

  2. Why there is no download link provided by Microsoft? I don't appreciate direct upgrade!

  3. Andreas SobczykFebruary 11, 2017

    Good piece of steps to upgrade to SCCM 1610

  4. Its good

  5. Dinesh SinghFebruary 11, 2017

    I don't think upgrading to latest version would be good since it is not yet stable.

  6. Engin ÖzkurtFebruary 11, 2017

    I don't like Microsoft's stupidity, releasing updates every day becoming headache to IT Admin

  7. Ghassan HarizFebruary 11, 2017

    Why do we need to upgrade SCCM every quarter? Hell Microsoft

  8. Deepak PandaFebruary 11, 2017

    Thanks Muhammad for the step by step guide.

  9. Good work

  10. David das NevesFebruary 12, 2017

    Upgraded to 1610..thanks

  11. I am done too

  12. natalia santanderFebruary 12, 2017

    Easy to upgrade

  13. Upgrading SCCM directly consumes enough bandwidth and such task should be performed in night.