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Migration from SCCM 2007 R3 to SCCM 2012 R2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All

    we are planning to migrate from SCCM 2007 R3 to SCCM2012 R2 by side by side. Is there any possibility do the in-place upgrade(reassign/Upgrade) of SCCM2007 Secondary site - Branch Distribution points to SCCM 2012 R2 DP server.

    As per my understand we can do upgrade only Branch distributions under SCCM 2007 Primary sites. Is it true?


    Bhavani Y


    • Edited by Bhavani Y Thursday, November 26, 2015 6:22 AM
    Thursday, November 26, 2015 6:17 AM

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  • No upgrade of secondaries possible, but it can be turned into a DP: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712275.aspx#BKMK_UpgradeSS

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

    Thursday, November 26, 2015 6:53 AM
  • Torsten I will agree with you. Its not possible to upgrade SCCM 2007 secondary site to SCCM 2012. We can upgrade SCCM 2012 secondary site as SCCM 2012 DP.

    I am looking for the information of Branch Distribution point under secondary site. Branch distribution points we can upgrade to SCCM 2012 DP?


    Bhavani Y

    Thursday, November 26, 2015 8:22 AM
  • Yes and further information can be found in the doc I just provided. 

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

    Thursday, November 26, 2015 8:30 AM
  • Thanks for the update Torsten.

    As per the following Technet article its not supported to upgrade the Branch DP under SCCM 2007.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712275.aspx#Planning_to_Upgrade_DPs

    So can you pls re-confirm whether we can upgrade Branch DP under SCCM 2007 secondary site.


    Bhavani Y

    Thursday, November 26, 2015 8:54 AM
  • Hi Bhavani,

    Yes it is possible to upgrade a Branch Distribution point in a secondary site. Please review the following:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/george_bethanis/archive/2013/11/04/resources-on-how-to-move-from-confmgr-2007-to-confmgr-2012.aspx

    "But I thought in-place upgrades were not supported? That is true for the most part, but through the migration framework we have enabled the capability to perform this in-place upgrade for Distribution Points only and convert your migrated content.  The Distribution Point can reside on a Secondary Site and/or be a standalone site server. All types of Configuration Manager 2007 Distribution Points are capable of in-place upgrade, including Branch Distribution Points, Server Share Distribution Points, and traditional Distribution Points.  Distribution Points that resides on Primary sites are not eligible to be upgraded."

    Also: http://windowsitpro.com/configuration-manager/migrating-sccm-2007-sccm-2012

    "When you upgrade an SCCM 2007 branch or standard distribution point to SCCM 2012, it becomes an SCCM 2012 standard distribution point capable of bandwidth throttling and rate limit scheduling to control data flow (new to SCCM 2012)."

    Anuj


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    Thursday, November 26, 2015 9:15 AM
  • Hi Torsten,

    The same article also mentions the following as per which if the Branch DP is on a secondary site server then it cannot be upgraded. But if the Branch DP is not hosted on secondary site server then it can be upgraded:

    The following table lists the supported locations for each type of Configuration Manager 2007 distribution point that can you can upgrade.

    Type of distribution point

    Distribution point on a site system computer other than the site server

    Distribution point on a site system computer other than the site server and hosting other site system roles

    Distribution point on a secondary site server

    Standard distribution point

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    Distribution point on server shares1

    Yes

    No

    No

    Branch distribution point

    Yes

    No

    No

    1 Beginning with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager does not support server shares for site systems but does support the upgrade of a Configuration Manager 2007 distribution point that is on a server share. When you upgrade a Configuration Manager 2007 distribution point that is on a server share, the distribution point type is automatically converted to a server, and you must select the drive on the distribution point computer that will store the single instance content store.

    System_CAPS_warningWarning

    Before you upgrade a branch distribution point, uninstall the Configuration Manager 2007 client software. When you upgrade a branch distribution point that has the Configuration Manager 2007 client software installed, the content that was previously deployed to the computer is removed from the computer, and the upgrade of the distribution point fails.

    Anuj


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties. knowledge is valid only if it is shared by All. Regards, AJ (MSFT)

    Thursday, November 26, 2015 11:56 AM
  • Any one can you confirm the upgrade of Brach DP to SCCM 2012.

    Need confirmation whether we can upgrade the Brach DP hosted under SCCM 2007 secondary site to SCCM 2012.


    Bhavani Y

    Thursday, November 26, 2015 12:34 PM
  • Any one can you confirm the upgrade of Brach DP to SCCM 2012.

    whether we can upgrade the Brach DP hosted under SCCM 2007 secondary site to SCCM 2012.

    TIA


    Bhavani Y

    Friday, November 27, 2015 12:53 AM