SCCM 2012 to SCCM: Distribution Point RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have SCCM 2012 R2. One Central Site (1xPrimaryServer + 4 DP). Servers S.O is 2008R2

    We're going to deploy SCCM. New server S.O will be 2012 R2.

    We're going to deploy a parallel hierarchy. Same infrastructure. A new primary server plus same DPs

    I want to avoid re-distribute or preload packages to distribution points. is it posible ?

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 6:47 AM


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  • You can do a migration to SCCM 1511 and migrate content, then upgrade to 1606. See https://www.systemcenterdudes.com/sccm-1511-migration/
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 6:53 AM
  • Yes you can use the migration options in Configuration Manager to migrate your DP's.




    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 6:58 AM
  • Can't I deploy SCCM 1511, apply 1606 and after migrate objects ??
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 7:10 AM
  • Yes.

    Cheers Paul | http://sccmentor.com

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 7:35 AM
  • A far better option is simply to backup the site and restore to the new system with the new OS. Then you don't have to worry about any configuration, content transfer, or re-deploying the clients.

    Or upgrade the site to CB 1606 and then upgrade the OS to 2012R2 in place.

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

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 12:41 PM
  • Yes in-place upgrade FTW TBH.

    If you upgrade to Current Branch then you have until the first CU post Dec 2016 to remain in a supported state with Server 2008R2 as the OS.

    You need to upgrade to CB 1511 as the baseline then update to 1606 (1602 will give you in-place upgrade of OS support).

    Here's a couple of links to assist.



    Cheers Paul | http://sccmentor.com

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 3:48 PM
  • Our infrastructure is simple, so I suppose I will do these actions

    1) Install a server with 2012 R2

    2) Install a new sccm 1606 infraestructura

    3) Migrate objects

    4) Share DPs

    4) Reasign DPs

    One question: actually we have BBDD on SQL cluster, but i'm thinking to put BBDD on local primary server

    Any recomendation ??

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 2:00 PM
  • What's BBDD?

    Also, why not do the backup and restore as suggested or the in-place upgrade after getting the site up to 1606?

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

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 2:13 PM
  • BBDD > Database

    I prefer to use parallel infrastructure. Also, i don't like upgrade 2008R2 to 2012. I prefer a clean installation

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 5:44 PM
  • Then use a backup and restore as suggested. It's truly the best path.

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

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 5:47 PM
  • If I use Backup/restore...I have some questions:

    1) Actually we have SCCM 2012 on SQL server 2008. New server will use SQL 2012 or 2014. Backup/Recovery can be an issue

    2) I suppose that we have to share/reassing DP, not ??

    3) What about database location ?? Local o remote ?

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 5:55 PM
  • 1. No, it should work fine but if you are concerned, simply perform an in-place upgrade of SQL Server first on the existing site server to whatever version you will be installing on the new site server.

    2. Not at all. Why would you? It's the same site. Nothing has changed as far as the site goes.

    3. Wherever you want it. Local is [almost] always the best choice though.

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

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 6:42 PM
  • Same site but diferent primary server....
    Thursday, October 6, 2016 5:23 AM
  • Same site but diferent primary server....

    That's not possible. Each site, by definition and design, only has one primary [site] server.

    Not sure why you're saying that either though or how it relates to my comments above.

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

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:15 PM
  • Sorry Jason...

    Upgrade SQL is not possible.....(it depends other áreas)....so I'm going to deploy a parallel infrastructure...

    About local or remote DB.....any documentation/recomendation ??

    Sunday, October 9, 2016 6:23 AM
  • Other question..

    I know the process of backup/recovery SCCM......

    But if we had a virtual machine (SQL database + SQL reporting + SCCM)....is it supported recovery this VM directly or I should recovery it and apply the process of backup/recovery ??

    Sunday, October 9, 2016 6:27 AM
  • Using VM snapshots are not supported.

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

    Sunday, October 9, 2016 7:42 AM
  • If I shutdown VM, save disk ...after I start VM...

    Because SQL and SCCM are in the same VM, that disk is good, not ??

    Monday, October 10, 2016 11:09 AM
  • Yes, this should work no problem as nothing has truly changed however, Microsoft may not explicitly support you on this is problems ensue.

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

    Monday, October 10, 2016 7:01 PM