SCCM2012 migration to SCCM Current Branch RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi to all

    If somemone could point me in the right direction I would be very apreciated.

    I'm planning to upgrade my SCCM2012 to SCCM Current Branch (last version).

    I'm considering mounting another Server on the same site and proceed with the role transfer from the old server to the new server. Is this possible? Is this the best decision? What are the Pro's and Con's of this method comparing it with upgrading.

    Is this coexistence possible? (new and old server).

    Actually SCCM is used for Reporting, Updates, OSD, Package Deployment, SW Mettering and Asset Intelligence.

    About 5000 clients.

    Is there any roadmap I should follow or any pertinent information I should read? Any considerations or cenarios I should also consider?

    Life experience or any help will be welcome!

    Sorry for my poor english :)


    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 3:00 PM

All replies

  • > "role transfer from the old server to the new server"

    Not really. The primary site server role cannot be moved so while you can move most other roles, this won't help you to migrate/upgrade anyway.

    Why aren't you just upgrading the site in place?

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

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 3:26 PM
  • Hi Jason

    First of all thank you for your fast answer.

    We were considering that option because we need to transfer the SCCM to another hardware. So upgrading in place is not na valid option for me. I also have a lot of garbage that I wouldn't like to pass to the new SCCM.

    And what about creating a new site in the same domain? Is this a good option? Is ist possible?

    Thanks in advance.

    Best regards

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 4:39 PM
  • A migration doesn't magically clean anything so that really shouldn't be part of the decision process -- if you need to clean up "junk" then clean it up.

    As for moving hardware, that's still not a good reason to perform a migration. Moving hardware can easily been done using a ConfigMgr site backup and recovery. Simply perform the upgrade before (or after -- although I generally prefer before) the backup, backup the site, restore to new hardware.

    This has the added bonus of testing your DR procedures as well.

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

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 7:14 PM
  • Hi Jason Once again thank you for your answer . You were right regarding the migration situation . However our main issue that I forgot to mention is that we are about to receive new 3000 machines with windows 10 . Since our version of SCCM doesn't support windows 10, we really need to upgrade . My main question is to understand the best way to do it and what are the main key points that I have to consider to perform that upgrade. I thank you once again for your answer and I hope you can give me some highlights on this matter . Best regards,
    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:37 PM
  • Jason recommended that you upgrade the site on the existing hardware (which would let you start working on support for Windows 10 devices), and then do a ConfigMgr Backup/Restore to move to the new hardware. That's a solid plan.

    Upgrading to Current Branch


    Doing a Backup and Restore



    I hope that helps,



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    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:55 PM
  • Once you have done the upgrade to Current Branch, this guide might help on some steps in addition to what Nash posted on backup and restoring to new hardware https://www.anoopcnair.com/how-to-migrate-sccm-cb-1606-primary-server-to-new-hardware-or-new-virtual-server/
    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:48 PM
  • Thanks Nash

    I will read the information you mentioned and analyze it.

    If I have further questions I will post.

    Best regards,

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:44 AM
  • Thanks Nick

    I will read the information you mentioned and analyze it.

    If I have further questions I will post.

    Best regards,

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:45 AM