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  • good afternoon people,

    It's the first time I'm working as System Center, and I'm on the mission to do the installation.

    My problem starts when I tried to install the version

    System Center R2 - SP1 (a message told me to install the version with SP2)

    I entered the VLSC where we have license by volume and there is not the version:

    System Center R2 - SP2, there is only the System Center version 2012 - SP2 and the above mentioned System Center R2 - SP1

    Summing up..

    In my VLSC, I have the progrms and licenses:

    System Center R2 - SP1

    System Center 2012 - SP2

    And I do not have

    System Center R2 - SP2

    I would like the opinion and help of my colleagues on what I should do:

    1 - I can install the System Center R2 - SP2 (evolution) version and put the key that I have license

    System Center R2 - SP1 ???

    2 - Is there a lot of difference between System Center R2 - SP2 and System Center 2012 - SP2?

    3 - Can I install System Center 2012 - SP2 and then upgrade to System Center 2012 R2 - SP2?

    I hope I have been able to explain correctly

    Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:07 PM

Answers

  • Software Updates in ConfigMgr uses an instance (or multiple in larger environments) of WSUS. This needs to be dedicate to ConfigMgr (to be supported and to avoid issues) and should not be a pre-existing instance. So, yes to your question if you wish to use the Software Update functionality in ConfigMgr and you should: http://ccmexec.com/2012/08/top-11-reasons-why-you-should-use-configmgr-2012-for-managing-software-updates/


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

    Friday, March 24, 2017 2:13 PM

All replies

  • There is no such thing as 2012 R2 SP2.

    Version wise, 2012 SP2 = 2012 R2 SP1. The difference between the two is that 2012 R2 SP1 has some features enabled that 2012 SP2 does not. The actual installation is exactly the same though.

    For a fresh install, You would install 2012 SP2 and convert it to 2012 R2 SP1. This is not an upgrade, simply an enablement of the R2 features.

    Why are you doing 2012 at all though? ConfigMgr Current Branch has been out for about 18 months now and is up to version 1610.


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

    Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:45 PM
  • OK thank you,

    I'm following a guide to install SSCM, and in this guide says you need to install WSUS, however I already have a WSUS on my network, do I really need to install WSUS as a prerequisite?
    Friday, March 24, 2017 1:16 PM
  • Software Updates in ConfigMgr uses an instance (or multiple in larger environments) of WSUS. This needs to be dedicate to ConfigMgr (to be supported and to avoid issues) and should not be a pre-existing instance. So, yes to your question if you wish to use the Software Update functionality in ConfigMgr and you should: http://ccmexec.com/2012/08/top-11-reasons-why-you-should-use-configmgr-2012-for-managing-software-updates/


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

    Friday, March 24, 2017 2:13 PM