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Replacing the primary site server, SCCM 2012 R2 RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    Setup is currently SCCM 2012 R2 with the primary site server on Windows 2008 R2 on a Hyper-V VM with a separate physical SQL server on 2008 R2 (Windows and SQL). I'm not making any changes to the SQL server at this stage.

    I want to completely replace the primary site server VM completely with a brand new VM using Windows 2012 R2.

    I was looking to run the SCCM setup and using the Expand an existing stand-alone primary into a hierarchy option but it wont let me do that due to "The site code you specified should not be the same as the primary site's site code". So seems this Expand an existing option isn't the right option for me?

    Do I just add the new server in the SCCM console and add all roles and test and then delete the roles from the old server?

    Thanks

    EDIT: I have 7 Secondary sites, so I dont want to just start over by doing some sort of backup and restore to the new server unless someone can tell me that wont break my hierarchy. 
    • Edited by Trana010 Friday, February 14, 2014 12:04 AM
    Friday, February 14, 2014 12:01 AM

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