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  • Question

  • I'm migrating from 2007 to 2012.  I'm trying to understand the client upgrade portion.

    I have one primary site with distribtution points.

    I've done the migration and have shared the distribution points.

    Now I'm not sure what the next step should be.  Client upgrade or DP upgrade.

    I'd think DP Upgrade since my sites have no location to pickup the client from.  Let me know the order of upgrade please.  I can't seem to find it.

    Friday, July 26, 2013 4:24 PM

Answers

  • That was my concern.

    I figure update the distribution point first, one at a time, then upgrade clients.  I don't push from my Primary.  I do the settings on the DP's.  So once the DP is installed I'll deploy the SCCM 2012 client and push.


    David Jenkins

    Friday, July 26, 2013 8:00 PM
  • That's what I'm trying right now.  I'm upgrading on of the DP's so I can replicate the client and then I can push.

    I figure one site at a time.


    David Jenkins

    Friday, July 26, 2013 8:07 PM

All replies

  • http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712683.aspx#Checklist_Hierarchy_for_migration

    http://www.configmgrblog.com/2011/05/05/movie-how-to-migrate-sccm-2007-to-sccm-2012/


    John Marcum | http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/author/johnmarcum/

    Friday, July 26, 2013 5:59 PM
  • Documentation is nice but creates more questions.

    I still don't see how 2012 and 2007 are 'interoperable'.  There is no way in the 2012 console to assign a package on a 2007 DP.  Maybe it only works for sites that aren't DP's.  No idea.  Documentation talks but doesn't give jack as far as how it 'works'!


    David Jenkins

    Friday, July 26, 2013 6:04 PM
  • DP upgrade first: CM07 clients will no longer be able to get content from those DPs.
    Client upgrade first: clients are able to access shared DPs so I'd upgrade clients first.

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

    Friday, July 26, 2013 6:29 PM
  • How would I go about sending out the 2012 client?  Via 2007?


    David Jenkins

    Friday, July 26, 2013 7:42 PM
  • How would I go about sending out the 2012 client?  Via 2007?


    David Jenkins


    DO NOT DO THAT! I did it and made a heck of a mess! Well, I guess you can do it but it takes some planning. If you just send out the client as a package when the 2007 client uninstalls in order to install the 2012 client everything stops working. At least mine did. Lesson learned the hard way for me.

    John Marcum | http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/author/johnmarcum/

    Friday, July 26, 2013 7:58 PM
  • That was my concern.

    I figure update the distribution point first, one at a time, then upgrade clients.  I don't push from my Primary.  I do the settings on the DP's.  So once the DP is installed I'll deploy the SCCM 2012 client and push.


    David Jenkins

    Friday, July 26, 2013 8:00 PM
  • That would be one option. Or use client push from CM12, ... there are a lot of options available, depending on your exact requirements.

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

    Friday, July 26, 2013 8:00 PM
  • The requirement is that it works properly.

    David Jenkins

    Friday, July 26, 2013 8:01 PM
  • The requirement is that it works properly.

    David Jenkins

    Then don't do what I did. LOLLLLLL

    Why not migrate the clients last? 2007 clients can talk to 2012. Get everything migrate then do the clients. Just a thought, I haven't actually done it.


    John Marcum | http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/author/johnmarcum/

    Friday, July 26, 2013 8:05 PM
  • That's what I'm trying right now.  I'm upgrading on of the DP's so I can replicate the client and then I can push.

    I figure one site at a time.


    David Jenkins

    Friday, July 26, 2013 8:07 PM
  • Right now I'm still waiting.  I saw the bootstrap stuff for the uninstall of SCCM 2007.  I haven't seen anything change to start the 2012 install yet.  I'm wondering if something is stuck.

    Log time...


    David Jenkins

    Friday, July 26, 2013 8:08 PM
  • I've gotten my first DP installed.  There appeared to be an issue.  I'm uncertain if it was drive space or permissions.

    I tried installing as the "Server" instead of a user account and it failed halfway through.  There was no activity and eventually it timed out.  It got as far as removing SCCM 2007 but not the R2 portion.

    I ended up having to reinstall 2007 to get the services available to remove 2007 R2, I then simply uninstalled 2007.  I then deplyed the DP with a user account instead and it installed.  Deleted all the 2007 packages.  I wasn't sure if since the install failed if deplyment would repackage or not.


    David Jenkins

    Monday, July 29, 2013 2:01 PM