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  • Question

  • Hello,

    Our current environment has 2 stand alone primary, is adding a CAS and joining the 2 primary something feasible and supported?

    Thanks

    Monday, January 19, 2015 7:42 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    Our current environment has 2 stand alone primary, is adding a CAS and joining the 2 primary something feasible and supported?

    Thanks

    Well just found out the answer

    Beginning with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, you can install a new central administration site as a parent site of an existing stand-alone primary site. This expands your stand-alone primary site into a larger hierarchy that supports the install of additional new primary sites. You can expand only one pre-existing primary site into the new hierarchy because the database of the new central administration site is based on the database of your stand-alone primary site. After this new central administration site installs, you cannot join or expand additional pre-existing primary sites to this same hierarchy. However, you can install new primary sites as child sites below the central administration site.

    Monday, January 19, 2015 7:49 PM
  • Hi,

    Correct, after Sp1 you can use the migration scenario and migrat from SCCM 2012 sp1/R2 -> another primary site so it is at least pretty simple.

    Regards,
    Jörgen


    -- My System Center blog ccmexec.com -- Twitter @ccmexec

    Monday, January 19, 2015 9:27 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    Our current environment has 2 stand alone primary, is adding a CAS and joining the 2 primary something feasible and supported?

    Thanks

    Well just found out the answer

    Beginning with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, you can install a new central administration site as a parent site of an existing stand-alone primary site. This expands your stand-alone primary site into a larger hierarchy that supports the install of additional new primary sites. You can expand only one pre-existing primary site into the new hierarchy because the database of the new central administration site is based on the database of your stand-alone primary site. After this new central administration site installs, you cannot join or expand additional pre-existing primary sites to this same hierarchy. However, you can install new primary sites as child sites below the central administration site.

    Monday, January 19, 2015 7:49 PM
  • Hi,

    Correct, after Sp1 you can use the migration scenario and migrat from SCCM 2012 sp1/R2 -> another primary site so it is at least pretty simple.

    Regards,
    Jörgen


    -- My System Center blog ccmexec.com -- Twitter @ccmexec

    Monday, January 19, 2015 9:27 PM
  • What's the purpose of having the two primaries in the first place? Primary sites in 2012 are not the same as primary sites in 2007 and a CAS in 2012 is completely different from a central primary site in 2007.

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

    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 2:33 PM