Put simply, literally just a handful of customers will be opting to install System Center Configuration Manager Long-Term Service Branch.
For 99% of the rest of us, Current Branch is the install base that should be chosen. It’s where the action is at.
A recent Enterprise Mobility blog post on TechNet Blogs, described the Current Branch (CB) and Long-Term Service Branch (LTSB) ‘servicing’ models:
If I was to have to distil a one-liner to describe LTSB it’d have to be “LTSB is for down-grading due to SA expiration, and for environments that need the current Windows 10 LTSB and ConfigMgr LTSB to remain static for a decade”.
Notable points about LTSB:
David James the director of engineering for ConfigMgr recently tweeted showing what the choice should be:
And Kim Oppalfens sums it all up quite nicely here:
When it comes time to install ConfigMgr, practically almost all of you will be selecting Current Branch, the only time you’d choose LTSB is to monkey around with it for a look in the lab, unless you are one of those 1% (possibly even less!) of customers that truly need LTSB.
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