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How to Enable Pre-Release Features in SCCM

In this post I will show you how to enable pre-release features in SCCM (Current Branch). By default you cannot use any pre-release feature unless you provide your consent to use the feature. Once you provide consent, you can turn on the required features.

Yes, to use pre-release features, you must give your consent first. Most of all as per Microsoft, pre-release features are included in the product for early testing in a production environment. There is no guarantee that these features will make it to next build as a release feature.

Some of the pre-release software may remain confined to pre-release only. Hence if you are enabling these features and planning to use them in your production for long term, think twice.

Note – Once you provide the consent to use the pre-release features in Configuration Manager, it’s a permanent choice and you cannot revert or undo the changes.

When you attempt to Turn on a pre-release feature, the option is Greyed out. To locate all the release and pre-release SCCM features, navigate to Administration > Overview > Cloud Services > Updates and Servicing > Features.

Turn on prerelease feature

How to Enable Pre-Release Features in SCCM

To enable pre-release features in SCCM Current Branch :-

  • Launch Configuration Manager console.
  • Go to Administrator > Site Configuration > Select your Site. On the Top Ribbon, click Hierarchy Settings.
  • In the Hierarchy Settings Properties, click General tab. Check the box “Consent to use Pre-Release features”.
  • You can acknowledge the warning message by clicking Yes.
  • Finally click Apply and OK.

How to Enable Pre-Release Features in SCCM

Now go back to Administration > Overview > Cloud Services > Updates and Servicing > Features. Select any pre-release feature and you can now Turn on the feature. I hope this post helps.

How to Enable Pre-Release Features in SCCM

Prajwal Desai

Hi, my name is Prajwal Desai. The blog provides you basic and helpful articles on SCCM, ConfigMgr, Intune, Azure and Windows 10.

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