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  • CM 2012 R2 CU3 with Server 2008 and SQL 2008

    1 x CAS with selective trusts to remote forests

    6 x Primary sites in remote forests (different customers) two primary sites are on Server 2012 R2 already

    Some sites have remote DP's, apart from that, all roles are on the Primary site, including SUP. Windows 10 servicing is a requirement. The hierarchy design has to remain the same.

    Is the scenarios below okay? 

    Migration to new server 2012

    I know from 2012 R2 CU3 I cant use the migration feature as R2 SP1 is needed

    From the CAS down

    Build Server 2012 R2, same disk layout and same server name with same AD group membership

    Restore database (recover site), source files, CM account passwords, install hotfixes for SUP

    Things are a little hazy and would appreciate some clarification:

    The new server 2012 computer accounts would need be given the same rights in remote forests (selective trust) and local admin where required.. Would this break SQL replication ie upgrade the CAS and the SQL replication fails to the primary sites?

    Would in-place upgrade be recommenced instead?



    Thursday, March 24, 2016 10:08 AM

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  • Are you using Server 2008R2 presently? If so why not upgrade from R2 to 1511. Then upgrade to 1602

    1602 includes support to migrate from Server 2008 R2 to 2012 R2


    Cheers Paul | http://sccmentor.wordpress.com

    Thursday, March 24, 2016 10:18 AM
  • I would prefer not to use an old upgraded 2008 R2 server if possible, i know this would be the easiest option to do an in-place upgrade of the OS once on 1602..  



    • Edited by Webbeye Thursday, March 24, 2016 10:48 AM
    Thursday, March 24, 2016 10:48 AM
  • Dear Sir,

        You could do a fresh install with ConfigMgr 1511 (which could support win10 servicing) in your hierarchy, and then restore all your database from backup, it will be easier than the migration.

    Best regards,

    Jimmy


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    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:29 AM
  • Hi Jimmy

    I not sure in understand completely..

    Do you mean, install new server with 1511 and the after restore 2012 R2 database onto the new 1511 server? 



    • Edited by Webbeye Tuesday, March 29, 2016 11:12 AM
    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 11:12 AM
  • Hi Webbeye,

        I mean install the new 2012 R2 server and ConfigMgr 1511 first, then you could restore the ConfigMgr database from backup or just from the other primary site. Here's a blog for your reference:

    http://anoopcnair.com/2012/07/01/sccm-configmgr-2012-primary-site-server-and-database-recovery-part-2/

    Best regards,

    Jimmy


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    Thursday, March 31, 2016 3:31 AM
  • There is also a third way - setup a new infra based on v1511, and migrate your apps and packages and other stuff to the new infra, while cleaning your obsolete stuff away. This will require more work, but the end result might be cleaner :)
    Thursday, March 31, 2016 8:37 AM
  • We documented both scenario in this blog post :

    https://www.systemcenterdudes.com/sccm-1511-migration/


    Benoit Lecours | Blog: System Center Dudes

    Thursday, March 31, 2016 11:39 AM
  • Keep in mind, that when/if upgrading Win2008R2 -> Win2012R2, those IIS´s binaries will be changed. In my case, it killed my MP and DP, so I had to re-configure them after OS upgrade.
    Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:56 PM