Upgrade or Migrate from SCCM 2012 to SCCM 2012 SP1 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Currently on Server 2008 R2 I've got System Center 2012 and, yes I'm sure it isn't recommended, SQL Server 2008 R2 on the same system.

    I would like to migrate to Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012.

    From reading other posts here about the very same question I see the process as this:

    First upgrade SCCM 2012 to SCCM 2012 SP1.

    Upgrade Server 2008 R2 to Server 2012.

    Upgrade SQL 2008 to SQL 2012.

    The site is a stand-alone or single site with no hierarchy to it.

    Are there any gotchas I should be concerned about?

    As for guidance on the upgrade/migration I think I'm going to follow this guide - http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/7437-using-system-center-2012-configuration-manager-part-11-upgrading-the-hierarchy-to-service-pack-1

    My wish list would be to later migrate the SQL server off the same system to its own VM but for the moment, life is good.


    Monday, July 8, 2013 11:37 PM

All replies

  • SQL Server on the Site Server is actually the preferred placement on all but the largest sites (and even then some argue that it's still the best this to do). So, no reason to ever think you should move SQL Server off box.

    As for the OS, it is not supported to upgrade the OS in-place on any site server or site system. If you would like to do this, you need to backup up your site server and restore it on a newly install Server 2012 system (using the same name and drive layout).

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    • Proposed as answer by TorstenMMVP Tuesday, July 9, 2013 7:05 AM
    Tuesday, July 9, 2013 2:35 AM
  • Hi Jason,

    So what you are suggesting is proceede to the following


    Basically install everything, but if the option to restore database from backup pops up then go that route and point it to the database and it will then upgrade the database?

    Oh, wait. I think I get what you're suggesting: Start out with SCCM 2012 on Server 2012 then do the upgrade to SCCM 2012 SP1.


    • Edited by AnonymousToday Friday, July 12, 2013 1:31 AM Added the "Oh, wait"
    Friday, July 12, 2013 1:19 AM
  • No, ConfigMgr 2012 RMT is not supported on Server 2012. You need to cleanly install ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 on Server 2012 and then restore the database there.

    (very) Rough Steps:

    1. Upgrade to ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 on current site server

    2. Upgrade SQL Server on current site server to SQL 2012 SP1

    3. Backup DB

    4. Install ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 on new Server 2012 system using same name and drive layout and SQL 2012 SP1

    5. Restore backup

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    • Marked as answer by AnonymousToday Friday, July 12, 2013 2:21 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by AnonymousToday Friday, July 12, 2013 2:21 AM
    • Proposed as answer by TorstenMMVP Friday, July 12, 2013 6:59 AM
    Friday, July 12, 2013 2:11 AM
  • *cries* Thank you microsoft for ....oh forget it...

    Alright, I think I can swing that.

    If I remember correctly, I would have to run the installation twice in order to get the restore database option.

    Well I'll have to mull the MSBS over as I look at SCCM 2012 and Server 2012 both going to R2 sometime in the near future.


    I think I'm done for now.

    Friday, July 12, 2013 2:20 AM