System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM): Prevent automatic upgrade on deployment to device collection

UPDATE 10/15/2013: Microsoft changed the connect bug I filed a few months back from closed to active. Guess there was a change of heart? 🙂 https://connect.microsoft.com/ConfigurationManagervnext/feedback/details/796927/automatically-upgrade-any-superseded-versions-of-this-application-grayed-out-for-device-collection-deployments

UPDATE 10/14/2013: Rusty Ratliff, a member of our user group (HASMUG) has brought to my attention this also affects task sequences that reference an application that supersedes a discovered application.

I use ConfigMgr to also manage server environments. I ran into an issue where I was trying to supersede an application and test the deployment however I cannot remove the “Automatically upgrade any superseded versions of this application” option during deployment. I am targeting servers (devices) and not users in this scenario. I want to test and manage the app upgrade without it being forced and still be able to take full advantage of the app model.

The only work-around I found thus far was to create the deployment prior to adding superseded applicaiton(s) to the deployed application. I’m assuming we should be able to create a deployment using PowerShell or the ConfigMgr 2012 SDK without forcing superseded applications to be upgraded as another workaround but haven’t tried it yet. I’ll update this post when I have any other confirmed workarounds. In the mean time please vote up the feedback I’ve posted on Microsoft Connect for this issue: https://connect.microsoft.com/ConfigurationManagervnext/feedback/details/796927/automatically-upgrade-any-superseded-versions-of-this-application-grayed-out-for-device-collection-deployments

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