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  • hey all, 

    i was wondering if anyone has actually performed a side by side migration between SCCM 2012 R2 and CM 1602 or 1610.

    we are running CM2012 R2 with mix of OS's out there.

    main issue we have is we still have win xp and server 2003 out there which is not supported by the CM16xx , however; we are rolling out a lot of Win10 and Server 2016.

    my understanding is SC2012 R2 will no longer support Win10 & Server 2016 as of Feb 2017. is this correct.

    to be honest the current design is not that great and i was waiting for an excuse to re-build it better but i want to know if i can migrate clients, packages, application, TS's, pretty much all my settings from 2012 R2 to 16xx?

    this way i can migrate all Win7 + and server 2008+ to the new 16xx and leave the old enviorment to support the legacy XP and Server 2003.

    any help would be appreciated.

    regards

    Imzi.

    Friday, December 16, 2016 2:01 AM

Answers

  • > "my understanding is SC2012 R2 will no longer support Win10 & Server 2016 as of Feb 2017. is this correct."

    No. Assuming you you mean ConfigMgr/SCCM 2012, it has never supported Windows 10 1607 or Windows Server 2016. ConfigMgr 2012 only supports Win 10 LTSB 2015, Win 10 1507, and Win 10 1511.

    Yes, you can migrate, but if you don't like the current design, why not just change it?

    As for XP and Server 2003, well, you've got bigger issues.


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

    • Marked as answer by Imad Ubadat Friday, December 16, 2016 2:56 AM
    Friday, December 16, 2016 2:26 AM

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  • > "my understanding is SC2012 R2 will no longer support Win10 & Server 2016 as of Feb 2017. is this correct."

    No. Assuming you you mean ConfigMgr/SCCM 2012, it has never supported Windows 10 1607 or Windows Server 2016. ConfigMgr 2012 only supports Win 10 LTSB 2015, Win 10 1507, and Win 10 1511.

    Yes, you can migrate, but if you don't like the current design, why not just change it?

    As for XP and Server 2003, well, you've got bigger issues.


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

    • Marked as answer by Imad Ubadat Friday, December 16, 2016 2:56 AM
    Friday, December 16, 2016 2:26 AM
  • Hey Jason, 

    thanks for the reply.

    "Assuming you you mean ConfigMgr/SCCM 2012" that correct.

    i inherited the current design and my biggest issue is installing the SQL server on the application server on a VM.

    my primary site server manage 16000 clients and out of 34GB ram installed on the server i always have 0 available, but thats just one on the issues.

    as for changing it, i thought if we are going to upgrade to CM16xx, why not build a new environment from scratch as long as i can migrate objects and packages im happy with that, this way i can fix the issues i have and i can leave the old environment to support XP and 2003.

    "As for XP and Server 2003, well, you've got bigger issues" Tell me about it, i can only scream "security Hazard" so much, this is a management decision.

    regards.

    Friday, December 16, 2016 2:56 AM
  • Why not simply backup the existing site and restore it to a new system?

    As for co-locating the SQL Server with ConfigMgr, this is a highly recommended configuration. The fact that's its on a VM is irrelevant -- many folks run ConfigMgr on VMs. As long as the resources are dedicated, IOPS is sufficient, and the host isn't over-subscribed, there's nothing wrong with doing this at all. As for 0 memory available, that's not really indicative of anything. The memory is there to be used so there's nothing wrong with using it at all. If you want more memory though, why not add memory to the VM -- that's a trivial task with a VM.

    As for XP and Server 2003, it's not just a security risk, those systems are completely unsupported by Microsoft. This is equivalent to them explicitly telling customers not to use it.

    I acknowledge you've been put into a rough spot by management and can't really give you any good path there though.


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

    Friday, December 16, 2016 4:08 AM
  • Dear all

    Then I to allow itself to ask to you whether you have advanced on your migration SCCM 2012 R2 
    to 16XX version ?


    I seek a mode operator on the net to migrate my infra SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 CU1 to 16xx...

    many thanks

    Monday, March 13, 2017 11:07 AM
  • i have completed 80% of the migration so far, what are your concerns? 
    Friday, March 17, 2017 4:31 AM
  •  

    Thanks for the reply
    I'm working in strong security environment with no internet
    access from our vm

    so how i can make a migration to  16xx from 1502 or 1511 or 1602 without internet,
    exists link to download sccm 16xx packages ?

    and do you see  some regretion managing Windows 7 on 16xx  Many Thanks

    Friday, March 17, 2017 8:37 AM
  • No, there are no download links. You must use the offline functionality of the service connection point and the service connection tool. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/manage/use-the-service-connection-tool

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

    Friday, March 17, 2017 3:48 PM
  • Many thanks for this information

    best regards

    François

    Friday, March 17, 2017 8:07 PM