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  • Hi

    I have sccm2012 sp2 installed in my current Windows server 2008 R2 Standard environment. I want to upgrade the current Central Admin Standalone site from SCCM 2012 SP2 to the 1606. Can you please help me to understand below, i gone through many forums and failed to understand the right process, is it possible without having 1511?

    1) Do i need to upgrade my server OS from Windows server 2008 R2 Standard to Windows Server 2012 ? If yes can i do a direct       OS upgrade on the central Admin site server ?

    2) How about SQL version ? I've currently SQL 2008 Standard is installed, do i need to upgrade it too ?

    3) Is separate license i need to buy for any higher version , if it is 1511 or 1606 ? if no need , from where do i get those upgrade        files ? 

    Thanks in advance.

     


    Anil Suthar

    Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:50 AM

Answers

  • No, see https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682077.aspx#BKMK_UpgradeInfrastructure.

    From https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/manage/upgrade-on-premises-infrastructure:

    "When you use Configuration Manager version 1602 or later, it is also supported to upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2 "


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by ap57 Tuesday, August 1, 2017 3:57 AM
    Monday, July 31, 2017 2:38 PM

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    1. You need to plan to update your whole environment not just a CAS. if you do have a CAS and have less than 150,000 computers. I would take this time to remove it.
    2. Yes
    3. Yes you need to purchase the license for cmcb.

    Garth Jones

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    Sunday, July 30, 2017 11:18 AM
  • Thanks Garth Jones for your reply, can i Directly upgrade from SCCM 2012 SP2 to 1606 ?

    Anil Suthar

    Sunday, July 30, 2017 11:21 AM
  • Also note i've SCCM 2012 SP2 license copy , cant we do upgrade on the same license ?

    Anil Suthar

    Sunday, July 30, 2017 11:42 AM
  • Define "Central Admin Standalone site " as there is no such thing in ConfigMgr. Do you have a CAS or do you have a [stand-alone] primary site? You cannot have both in a single hierarchy.

    Also, 1606 is no longer supported. You should upgraded to the latest baseline version: 1702.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Sunday, July 30, 2017 3:41 PM
  • Hi Jason, thanks for your reply, its a Stand-alone primary. Upgrade to 1702 , can i do it on my existing on-premise infrastructure  (Windows Server 2008 R2 standard and SQL Server 2008 R2 sp1) ?

    Or I need to upgrade Windows server OS from 2008 R2 to 2012 , SQL upgrade to 2014 ? and then go for the upgrade to 1702 ?


    Anil Suthar

    Sunday, July 30, 2017 4:41 PM
  • No, Windows Server 2008 R2 is not supported for the site server and neither is SQL Server 2008 R2.

    You have a few paths (in order of preference and ease):

    1. Upgrade to CB 1606, then upgrade the OS to Server 2012R2 or 2016 and SQL Server in-place, and the finally upgrade to CB 1702.

    2. Upgrade to CB 1606. Upgrade SQL Server. Install a new server on Windows Server 2012R2/2016. Backup site and restore to new server.

    3. Install new server and site. Migrate to new site. (I would never actually do this but it is a valid path so worth listing).

    Keep in mind also as Garth pointed out though, CB is not free and you need to be licensed for it.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys


    Sunday, July 30, 2017 6:57 PM
  • Hi Jason, Thanks for your replay & Yes i have the license for 1606. Can i upgrade OS first and then go for upgrade on config mgr from 2012 SP2 to 1606 ?. 

    Is it necessary to upgrade config mgr first to 1606 and then can go for OS upgrade ?


    Anil Suthar

    Monday, July 31, 2017 2:27 PM
  • No, see https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682077.aspx#BKMK_UpgradeInfrastructure.

    From https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/manage/upgrade-on-premises-infrastructure:

    "When you use Configuration Manager version 1602 or later, it is also supported to upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2 "


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by ap57 Tuesday, August 1, 2017 3:57 AM
    Monday, July 31, 2017 2:38 PM
  • Hi Jason, Thanks for your reply & i got my answer :) ..


    Anil Suthar

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017 3:57 AM