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OSD Feature in SCCM 2012 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can we Upgrade from Windows 7 Professional to Windows 7 Enterprise by using SCCM 2012 OSD Feature??..if yes then how??..Your great positive response is highly appreciated in advance..

    Monday, August 20, 2012 4:58 AM

Answers

  • Yes, but it's not an "upgrade". You can capture user data from Win7 Pro, install Win 7 Ent (from scratch) and restore the user state (and applications) again.

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

    Monday, August 20, 2012 8:32 AM
  • Note tht this is classified as a "refresh" scenario because you are not chaning the user's hardware, just installing a fresh copy of an OS; i.e., refreshing it.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    Monday, August 20, 2012 1:11 PM

All replies

  • Yes, but it's not an "upgrade". You can capture user data from Win7 Pro, install Win 7 Ent (from scratch) and restore the user state (and applications) again.

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

    Monday, August 20, 2012 8:32 AM
  • Note tht this is classified as a "refresh" scenario because you are not chaning the user's hardware, just installing a fresh copy of an OS; i.e., refreshing it.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    Monday, August 20, 2012 1:11 PM
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            Thanks Torsten and Jason  
          It means that there is no way other than taking backup first then install Win 7 Ent (from scratch) and restore the Users data again??

    Friday, August 24, 2012 6:03 AM
  • Yes, but that can be done automatically using USMT (user state migration tool) and hard-linking or using an SMP (State Migration Point).

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

    Friday, August 24, 2012 9:22 AM
  • Can you just provide me the link to how to do it,So that I can do it with ease and fast..??
    Friday, August 24, 2012 9:25 AM
  • There is nothing easy or fast about installing a new instance of an OS particularly with user data involved. You need to learn about the operating system deployment feature set in ConfigMgr: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682108.aspx

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    Friday, August 24, 2012 1:08 PM