Update for CSM for MECM and WSUS

CSM integration client 2.0.5001 is finally ready! Our biggest update to CSM will be released on 27th of June and it includes a lot of new settings to application deployment and few improvements. Here’s a list of new features and changes.

Sign in method to background services changed

In earlier CSM integration client versions you logged in to Centero background services with a username and password combination. CSM 2.0.5001 version changes the sign in method to more secure ID and key combination. Because of the change, you need to sign in to CSM with your ID and key after the update.

You can find your environment ID and key from Centero Portal with these instructions.

Before updating CSM make sure you have access to Centero portal and you can find your CSM environment ID and key. Please contact our support if you are having any issues with our portal!

Aapo Kettunen from our Customer Success team says that “the best part of this update is all new settings for MECM deployments.”

Deployment settings

In CSM 2.0.5001 you can configure all application deployment settings that are currently in MECM. This means you can now allow software installation outside maintenance windows, allow end users to repair the application and much more!

You can find new settings from deployment step’s Advanced tab.

Readiness for custom applications

Later this summer Centero Portal gets an update, and you can upload your own applications from our portal. With CSM 2.0.5001 you can deploy your own applications like you can any other CSM supported application.

You read more about the feature from here: https://docs.software-manager.com/docs/create-custom-application

Other changes

  • Deployment process settings reorganized for added clarity
  • Ability to set maximum and estimated run time for application installation
  • Application media will be downloaded only when an application is in a deployment process
  • Repair command added to Windows Installer deployment types

How to update CSM?

Once the update is released, you’ll be prompted to update CSM the next time you launch it. You can find step by step instructions about the update process from here.

Before updating CSM, make sure:

  • You can access Centero portal and find your environment ID and key
  • Check the name of your CSM service account and make sure you have access to its password

You can find all the new features and changes from the release notes