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  • Dears,

    Our plan to migrate SCCM 2012 from Server to Server Via Hierarchy, I prepared for my test lab two servers one 2008 r2 and 2012 r2. I have installed SCCM 2012 on 2008 r2 and SCCM 2012 r2 SP1 on server 2012 r2. I wants to migrate via hierarchy and I have two below questions before I start.

    1- Regarding second server 2012 r2 I have installed SCCM 2012 r2 but I did AD and group discovery configuration only. shall I configure the rest or when I migrate it will bring all configurations in SCCM 2012 from server 2008 r2.

    2- When I make Hierarchy destination from SCCM 2012 on server 2008r2 shall I mention in destination other server SCCM 2012 r2?

    3- Regarding other source folders in D drive like WSUS, other configurations, is Hierarchy will bring all configurations to the new one or I have to make SQL database backup and restore in new SCCM 2012 r2?. I appreciate if some one provide me step by step migration.

    Best Regards.

    Thursday, March 3, 2016 1:33 PM

Answers

  • It depends ... just moving to a new server is easier when restoring it.

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    • Proposed as answer by Frank Dong Tuesday, March 22, 2016 8:06 AM
    • Marked as answer by Frank Dong Thursday, March 24, 2016 8:00 AM
    Thursday, March 3, 2016 8:11 PM
  • Because of CM 1511 upgrade, I did a clean install recently (where my old server was on 2008R2, and the new one on 2012R2, so same as you). This because an in-place upgrade from 2008R2 to 2012R2 isn't supported. You can still use migration jobs to import all data needed after the new CM installation.

    Did not use the backup/restore functionality, because we want to start all over again. First we had SQL remote, in the situation we build a combined SQL/CM server. Maybe not the scenario for you, but may be useful in some situations: http://henkhoogendoorn.blogspot.nl/2015/12/doing-configmgr-2012-r2-to-1511.html


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    • Proposed as answer by Frank Dong Tuesday, March 22, 2016 8:06 AM
    • Marked as answer by Frank Dong Thursday, March 24, 2016 8:00 AM
    Thursday, March 3, 2016 9:14 PM

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  • "migrate via hierarchy"? What's that? Using migration jobs? What's your goal? Just moving CM to a new server? If so: why don't you just backup / restore?

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    Thursday, March 3, 2016 2:14 PM
  • We can migrate old SCCM to new server by using source hierarchy or make backup and restore. So which one is better to do the job? 
    Thursday, March 3, 2016 8:05 PM
  • It depends ... just moving to a new server is easier when restoring it.

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    • Proposed as answer by Frank Dong Tuesday, March 22, 2016 8:06 AM
    • Marked as answer by Frank Dong Thursday, March 24, 2016 8:00 AM
    Thursday, March 3, 2016 8:11 PM
  • Because of CM 1511 upgrade, I did a clean install recently (where my old server was on 2008R2, and the new one on 2012R2, so same as you). This because an in-place upgrade from 2008R2 to 2012R2 isn't supported. You can still use migration jobs to import all data needed after the new CM installation.

    Did not use the backup/restore functionality, because we want to start all over again. First we had SQL remote, in the situation we build a combined SQL/CM server. Maybe not the scenario for you, but may be useful in some situations: http://henkhoogendoorn.blogspot.nl/2015/12/doing-configmgr-2012-r2-to-1511.html


    My blogs: Henk's blog | Follow Me on: Twitter | View My Profile on: LinkedIn

    • Proposed as answer by Frank Dong Tuesday, March 22, 2016 8:06 AM
    • Marked as answer by Frank Dong Thursday, March 24, 2016 8:00 AM
    Thursday, March 3, 2016 9:14 PM