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.
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.
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.