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  • Question

  • Hello All,

    I currently have a SCE 2007 SP1 install running, however the server isn't in the best of health and I would like to install a fresh copy of SCE 2010 into the enviroment.  For this ugprade process to work do you have to do the following:

    -  Remove all Client agents from workstations / Servers
    -  Un-install SCE 2007
    -  Install new SCE 2010 server
    -  Push out new SCE 2010 agents to all clients

    or

    Could I just:

    -  Remove all clients from the SCE 2007 console
    -  Remove the server from the network
    -  Install new SCE 2010 server
    -  Push fresh SCE 2010 agents to all clients / servers

     


    The beatings will continue until moral improves!
    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 3:36 PM

Answers

  • HI,

    I would recommend you to use the steps described at http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenteressentials/archive/2010/08/02/how-do-i-move-from-sce2007-on-x86-to-sce2010-on-x64.aspx.

    If you install a new server without migrating existing data you might have problems with software that you deployed. For example if you deployed exe based applications they will be redeployed to clients and that might mess it up.

     

     


    Björn Axell MVP http://blog.advisec.com
    • Proposed as answer by Nicholas Li Thursday, November 25, 2010 9:12 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Monday, December 6, 2010 2:23 AM
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 9:43 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Regarding how to upgrade from System Center Essentials 2007 to System Center Essentials 2010, I would like to share the following guide with you for your reference:

     

    How to Upgrade System Center Essentials 2010

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc339466.aspx

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Thanks.


    Nicholas Li - MSFT
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    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Monday, December 6, 2010 2:23 AM
    Thursday, November 25, 2010 9:31 AM
  • Well I have already fully removed SCE 2007 and was able to remove 95% of the clients from the console prior to removing it.  So we will see what happens when I install SCE 2010 to the few clients that still have SCE 2007 agents

    If anyone else wants to know the process I took I did the following:

    1.)  Logged into SCE 2007 and removed the agent from all clients
    2.)  Uninstalled SCE 2007 from the server (All roles where on 1 server) with the following instructions from:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff730594.aspx

    3.)  Removed the system from the domain and formated the server
    4.)  Installed new SCE 2010 server / software

    I will update my progress one SCE2010 is up to let you all know what will happen with the few agenst I couldn't get 2 (Laptops)

     

     

     


    The beatings will continue until moral improves!
    • Proposed as answer by Nicholas Li Tuesday, November 30, 2010 3:08 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Monday, December 6, 2010 2:23 AM
    Friday, November 26, 2010 4:42 PM

All replies

  • HI,

    I would recommend you to use the steps described at http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenteressentials/archive/2010/08/02/how-do-i-move-from-sce2007-on-x86-to-sce2010-on-x64.aspx.

    If you install a new server without migrating existing data you might have problems with software that you deployed. For example if you deployed exe based applications they will be redeployed to clients and that might mess it up.

     

     


    Björn Axell MVP http://blog.advisec.com
    • Proposed as answer by Nicholas Li Thursday, November 25, 2010 9:12 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Monday, December 6, 2010 2:23 AM
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 9:43 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Regarding how to upgrade from System Center Essentials 2007 to System Center Essentials 2010, I would like to share the following guide with you for your reference:

     

    How to Upgrade System Center Essentials 2010

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc339466.aspx

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Thanks.


    Nicholas Li - MSFT
    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Monday, December 6, 2010 2:23 AM
    Thursday, November 25, 2010 9:31 AM
  • Thanks for the response

    Currently we are not worried about keeping any of the data from the SCE 2007 enviroment and we didn't push many products out with the software deployment.  We just want to install a new SCE 2010 and have a fresh start.  However what is the best path for doing this as we are concerned about the old SCE 2007 Client Agents on all the workstations / servers.

    Should we go through the Server un-install process for SCE 2007 on the server, uninstall all the client agents from workstations/server, and then install the new SCE 2010 / Push fresh agents out

    or

    Could we just un-install the SCE 2007 server
    Install SCE 2010 on the new server and push out fresh SCE 2010 client agents to upgrade / replace the old SCE 2007 agents


    The beatings will continue until moral improves!
    Thursday, November 25, 2010 4:15 PM
  • Well I have already fully removed SCE 2007 and was able to remove 95% of the clients from the console prior to removing it.  So we will see what happens when I install SCE 2010 to the few clients that still have SCE 2007 agents

    If anyone else wants to know the process I took I did the following:

    1.)  Logged into SCE 2007 and removed the agent from all clients
    2.)  Uninstalled SCE 2007 from the server (All roles where on 1 server) with the following instructions from:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff730594.aspx

    3.)  Removed the system from the domain and formated the server
    4.)  Installed new SCE 2010 server / software

    I will update my progress one SCE2010 is up to let you all know what will happen with the few agenst I couldn't get 2 (Laptops)

     

     

     


    The beatings will continue until moral improves!
    • Proposed as answer by Nicholas Li Tuesday, November 30, 2010 3:08 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Monday, December 6, 2010 2:23 AM
    Friday, November 26, 2010 4:42 PM
  •  

    I also think you need remove the server as well as the agents of System Center Essentials 2007 and then perform the clean installation of System Center Essentials 2010.

     

    We are looking forward to your update. If there is anything you want to share with us or if you need some help, please feel free to let us know.

     

    Thanks.  


    Nicholas Li - MSFT
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    Thursday, December 2, 2010 2:58 AM