Offset for monthly maintenance window reoccurrence schedule in Configuration Manager TP 2205

Offset for reoccurring monthly maintenance window reoccurrence schedule.

Based upon your feedback, you can now offset monthly maintenance window schedules to better align deployments with the release of monthly security updates. For example, using an offset of two days after the second Tuesday of the month, sets the maintenance window for Thursday.


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Create a custom schedule that sets maintenance window offset from a base day

  1. In theDevice Collectionworkspace, createNew Collection, and selectProperties.
  2. Select onMaintenance Windowand chooseNew Custom Schedule.
  3. For the custom schedule, selectMonthlyand put in a base day such as the second Tuesday.
  4. Verify theOffset (days)and the number of days for the offset thenOKwhen finished.
  5. Complete the deployment as usual.

Note:  Before using this feature, upgrade the hierarchy to version 2205.

This preview release also includes:  

Improvements to cloud management gateway (CMG) workflow

You can now approve application workflow through email. For the application approvals through email, manually add the CMG URL in the Azure app as single page application redirect URI. For more information on change the URI, seeCreate an app registration in Azure AD for your App Service app

Script execution timeout for compliance settings

You can now define aScript Execution Timeout (seconds)when configuringclient settingsfor compliance settings. The timeout value can be set from a minimum of 60 seconds to a maximum of 600 seconds. This new setting allows you more flexibility for configuration items when you need to run that may exceed the default of 60 seconds.

PowerShell release notes preview

These release notes summarize changes to the Configuration Manager PowerShell cmdlets in this technical preview release.


For more details and to view the full list of new features in this update, check out our Features in Configuration Manager technical preview version 2205 documentation. 

Update 2205 for Technical Preview Branch is available in the Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Technical Preview console. For new installations, the 2202 baseline version of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch is available on the link:

Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available.

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