Hierarchy Scenario Migrating From SCCM 2007 to SCCM 2012 RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • I'm currently in the process of migrating SCCM 2007 to 2012 and wanted a few suggestions on how I should setup my new site hierarchy for SCCM 2012. The current site hierarchy we have in our 2007 SCCM is as follows:

    1-Primary Site

    3-Secondary Sites (Physical DP servers at each site)

    Total Clients at each site=500

    What do you all think? When I setup my new SCCM 2012 hierarchy in production, should I leave the secondary sites as they are, or turn them into DP points in SCCM 2012 during the migration?

    Thanks is advance,



    Monday, February 4, 2013 5:58 PM

All replies

  • What are your link speeds between your secondary sites and your primary site?
    Monday, February 4, 2013 6:11 PM
  • Following on William's comment, unless you've got crazy small pipes between your locations, I would definitely opt for stand-alone DPs over secondary sites.

    And of course you can't directly migrate secondary sites from 2007 to 2012 -- they will become DPs once migrated.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    Monday, February 4, 2013 6:23 PM
  • We have DS3's at going inbound and outbound to all three remote locations.

    Monday, February 4, 2013 6:37 PM
  • I would go DP's only then ;-)  Don't think bandwidth will be your issue.

    Monday, February 4, 2013 7:02 PM
  • Ok thanks, also if I turn them to disbution points will I still be able to access these sites from the source hierarchy(SCCM 2007). The reason I'm asking is because upper managment wants SCCM 2007 and SCCM 2012 to run parrell until SCCM 2012 is fully tested and functional. I'm assuming you can't since I'm migrating them to DP's.

    Thanks again!


    Monday, February 4, 2013 7:15 PM
  • Once they are migrated to the CM12 environment they will be removed from the CM07 admin console and can only be managed by CM12.

    Kent Agerlund | My blogs: blog.coretech.dk/kea and SCUG.dk/ | Twitter: @Agerlund | Linkedin: Kent Agerlund | Mastering ConfigMgr 2012 The Fundamentals

    Monday, February 4, 2013 7:34 PM
  • Thanks Kent!!

    Oh yeah, I purchased your book(Mastering Config 2012) a few weeks ago... By far the best SCCM 2012 book currently on the market...



    Monday, February 4, 2013 7:55 PM