SCCM Upgraded - Where is new client manual install??


We have 20,000 users and we have upgraded to version 1706.

Now, we want to manually (not through sccm) install the new upgraded client on some test machines. However, when we do, it always installs the older version! We get it from the same place as always: \\servername\sitecode\client

But, no matter what, it still installs the older client. Not the upgraded one. We removed the client first. And he installed it from that location, and still it’s the older client.

Anyone know something that we are missing? Is the new client located elsewhere?

Thank you for your great assistance!

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Keelyn HenningIT System AdministratorCommented:
Why not just create a a device collection with the test machine and push the proper version out that way?
TECHSANTAAuthor Commented:
We know we can do that, but we need to do it manually. It's mandated by folks in higher levels that we do not push the new client.

So, we have to install it manually for right now. Problem is, can't find it. So odd. New upgrade too!
Adam LeinssServer SpecialistCommented:
Try this:

To promote the new client to production
In the Configuration Manager console, open Administration > Updates and Servicing, and choose Promote Pre-production Client. (Prior to version 1702, Updates and Servicing was under Administration > Cloud Services.)


The Promote Pre-production Client button is also available when you're monitoring client deployments in the console at Monitoring > Client Status > Pre-production Client Deployment.

Review the client versions in production and pre-production, make sure the correct the pre-production collection is specified, and then click Promote, then Yes.

After the dialog box closes, the updated client version will replace the client version in use in your hierarchy. You can then upgrade the clients for your whole site. See How to upgrade clients for Windows computers in System Center Configuration Manager for more information.

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TECHSANTAAuthor Commented:
Hi Adam, we know we can do that. We are not allowed to right now. We need to do it manually first, unfortunately. So we need to find the install on the server. But, we are unable to.

Any ideas?

Thank you!
Adam LeinssServer SpecialistCommented:
It should be here: X:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\StagingClient (on SCCM server)

So you could then share that out from the server as \\servername\sitecode\StagingClient

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TECHSANTAAuthor Commented:
Excellent!!! Thank you sir
Adam LeinssServer SpecialistCommented:
No problem :)
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