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  • It appears that there is a few different approaches to migrating SCCM to the latest version.  First the current setup:

    We are running a small install of SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 on Windows 2008 R2 and SQL 2012 (separate server [outside my control]).  The DP is currently on the SCCM application server.  We plan to migrate to SCCM 1602 on Windows 2012 R2 and SQL 2014 (separate server [outside my control]).  We also have WSUS and MBAM integrated with this.  Other goals in the process are to change the drive letters which SCCM is installed on and change the DP path, ideally using an alias so it can be moved easily in the future if needed.  I would also prefer to continue to have the DP on the SCCM application server however.

    There seems to be two general approaches to this:

    • Upgrade from Windows 2008 R2 to Windows 2012 R2 -> upgrade from SCCM 2012 to 1511, the 1602 -> upgrade SQL from 2012 to 2014
    • Side by side migration with fresh install of Windows 2012 R2 with SQL 2014 and SCCM 1511 and then upgrade it to 1602.  For this I have been reviewing the following:  https://www.systemcenterdudes.com/sccm-1511-migration/

    What is the best approach to this?  Which has the least pain points, yet still accomplishing all the goals?

    Any advice is appreciated!


    Monday, May 16, 2016 2:35 PM


    • Upgrade from Windows 2008 R2 to Windows 2012 R2 -> upgrade from SCCM 2012 to 1511,

    The OS upgrade can only be done by restoring ConfigMgr from backup.
    Drive letters cannot be changed while ConfigMgr is running on it so the only option is using a side by side migration scenario then.

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

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:16 AM