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SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 migration to 1511 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I want to ask is there a supported way to migrate SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 to 1511. This is our environment:

    Primary site server(SCCM 2012 R2 SP1, SQL 2012 SP2, Winodws Server 2008 R2 SP1, WSUS)

    Distribution points are on separate servers in 7 locations.

    We want to move on WS2012R2 with SQL 2014 SP1 if possible and SCCM 1511 and to retain the site code if possible.

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 11:52 AM

Answers

  • Make sure the read the supported configs doc if all Servers meet the minimum requirements. An inplace upgrade can be done then.

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

    • Proposed as answer by Frank Dong Wednesday, December 30, 2015 7:09 AM
    • Marked as answer by Frank Dong Thursday, January 7, 2016 5:26 AM
    Thursday, December 10, 2015 12:28 PM

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  • Make sure the read the supported configs doc if all Servers meet the minimum requirements. An inplace upgrade can be done then.

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

    • Proposed as answer by Frank Dong Wednesday, December 30, 2015 7:09 AM
    • Marked as answer by Frank Dong Thursday, January 7, 2016 5:26 AM
    Thursday, December 10, 2015 12:28 PM
  • Regarding the Inplace Upgrade, you'll find a lot of informations in the following blog post: http://www.scconfigmgr.com/2015/12/04/upgrade-to-configmgr-1511-in-your-hierarchy/

    Simon Dettling | msitproblog.com | @SimonDettling

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 12:41 PM
  • You can find a nice upgrade guide here: http://www.systemcenterdudes.com/sccm-1511-upgrade/

    But if you want to change the OS of the SCCM server and the SQL version I would do this before doing the upgrade. 

    Easy route might be to just do a in place upgrade of the OS from 2008 r2 sp1 to 2012 r2.

    For the DB you can find the information in this blog :http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/archive/2013/04/02/how-to-move-the-configmgr-2012-site-database-to-a-new-sql-server.aspx or this one http://configmgrblog.com/2012/06/01/moving-a-configmgr-2012-database-to-a-sql-cluster/

    They will give you a good idea on how to proceed. 

    Once you have done this make sure everything is working fine for a while before doing the upgrade.

    Keep in mind that if you are making all the change at the same time and you have issue you might find it hard to pin point the problem. 

    Note you might need to remove WSUS and install again as some people add issue with the OS upgrade

    Also keep in mind you might need to upgrade ADK and MDT as well if you are not using the lattes release.

    If you can do this is some sort of lab as well before. Also you will find a lot of blog about upgrading the OS of a site system 

    https://mwesterink.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/sccm-2012-upgrading-a-primary-site-server-os-from-windows-server-2008-r2-to-windows-server-2012-release-preview/

    http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/2014/01/14/upgrading-sccm-2012-r2s-site-server-operating-system/

    • Proposed as answer by VijayBalaji Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:14 AM
    Thursday, December 10, 2015 12:46 PM
  • Easy route might be to just do a in place upgrade of the OS from 2008 r2 sp1 to 2012 r2.

    ... which is not supported and will most likely break any roles that depend on IIS.

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

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 1:49 PM