ConfigMgr: Deprecated features in 2022

Windows[German]Brief information for administrators in enterprise environments who manage Windows Updates via Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr). On January 31, 2022, the first features will be deprecated. For example, Desktop Analytics for Windows 7, Windows 8.x and older Windows 10 versions will no longer be supported. Later in 2022, more features will be dropped Here's some information on what to look out for.


On January 31, 2022, Microsoft plans to phase out a number of features in Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr). I became aware of this the following tweet.

ConfigMgr deprecated features

Microsoft has updated the article Removed and deprecated features for Configuration Manager for Configuration Manager for Configuration Manager (current branch) on August 2, 2021. Here is the list of features whose support will be discontinued.

  • January 31, 2022: Desktop Analytics data for Windows 7, Windows 8, and earlier versions of Windows 10 that don't support the Windows diagnostic data processor configuration.
  • May 2022 (1st realease after May 2022): The BitLocker management implementation for the recovery service has changed. The legacy MBAM-based service is replaced by the messaging processing engine on the management point.
  • June 30, 2022: Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Graph API and Azure AD Authentication Library (ADAL), which is used by Configuration Manager for some cloud-attached scenarios. If you use cloud-attached features such as co-management, tenant attach, or Azure AD discovery, starting June 30, 2022, these features may not work correctly in Configuration Manager version 2103 or earlier. Stay current with Configuration Manager to make sure these features continue to work.

In addition, after the first release after March 1, 2021, other functions such as profiles for certificates, VPN connections, WLAN, etc. will no longer be supported. Details can be found in the linked article.

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