SCCM 2007 Moving new hardware RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    My current System is SCCM 2007 SP2 R2 in native mode on central server ( Server 2008 Enterprise SP2 32bit). Addition to that we have child primary site and IBCM server (in DMZ) also. My plan is to move current central server to new hardware by keeping child primary server and IBCM server without any change. I will use same Host name and Ip address on new setup. We are going to take backup of old server and restore on new server.

    My queries:

    1.can we use same license?

    2. Can we keep same certificates(PKI)  or we need to create new certificates?

    3. How to move Packages and collections?

    4. All database will be migrate to new server?

    5. Is there any setting need to be done on client side after new server is up?

    Please provide me step by step process.

    • Edited by Chandu_Soft Tuesday, January 28, 2014 11:16 AM
    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 11:00 AM


  • I'm not sure if a clone migration to new hardware like you described is officially supported by Microsoft. I would be especially hesitant to try it with a multi-site SCCM implementation.

    I would recommend a SCCM Site/Database backup/restore. This is a capability built right in to SCCM, and is actually much more flexible. You can easily restore your SCCM site and database to different hardware.

    You can preserve the same license using this method. I believe you will have to request new PKI certificates, since they're done for the computer account. If you recreate your packages share (assuming it's on the same server that you're recreating), they will restore. Your collections, database, and settings will all restore to the new server. If done correctly, no reconfiguration should be necessary on the client site.

    More info on SCCM 2007 site backup/restores: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680751.aspx

    • Proposed as answer by Garth JonesMVP Sunday, December 28, 2014 3:38 PM
    • Marked as answer by Garth JonesMVP Sunday, January 4, 2015 10:50 PM
    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 8:43 PM