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A new Configuration Manager 2012 Hierarchy from Scratch on Existing AD contains old Configuration Manager 2012 Hierarchy RRS feed

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  • 1-     If I will deploy a new SCCM Hierarchy from Scratch with standalone primary site in the same AD Environment tht have already SCCM 2012 Hierarchy of two sites, one CAS and one Primary, after deleting System Management Container from AD, should I name my new Site Code same as old one or a new code? Considering that clients have old sccm client from deleted sites (I think it will reinstall the client and assign to the new site name?!) and should I Uninstall the old two sites servers? Or I can just wipe them out and delete System Management Container from AD? 


    Hossam Wael Elmosallamy (IT Support Engineer-ECC Solutions) MCSE - CCNA hossam.wael@eccsolutions.net Mobile:(011)-49464671 www.eccsolutions.net "Experience Reliability"

    Sunday, June 28, 2015 7:52 PM

Answers

  • If you truly are starting over, you should use a new site code just to be 100% sure that clients (and other configurations/items) are actually referencing the new site if you have to verify or troubleshoot anything.

    As for the old site/hierarchy, the fastest thing to do is just flatten the servers and delete the contents of the System Management container -- don't delete the container itself, just its contents. You don't need to explicitly do an uninstall -- although you can and it should clean up the System Management container for you, but there's no real value in doing so.


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

    • Proposed as answer by Joyce L Tuesday, July 7, 2015 7:44 AM
    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Wednesday, July 8, 2015 10:03 AM
    Sunday, June 28, 2015 9:56 PM
  • The only one thing I can't Export is boundaries and boundary groups, Do you know a way to do that ?

    PowerShell. You can easily dump them to a text file and them reimport from there.

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

    • Proposed as answer by Joyce L Tuesday, July 7, 2015 7:44 AM
    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Wednesday, July 8, 2015 10:03 AM
    Monday, June 29, 2015 12:54 PM

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  • If you truly are starting over, you should use a new site code just to be 100% sure that clients (and other configurations/items) are actually referencing the new site if you have to verify or troubleshoot anything.

    As for the old site/hierarchy, the fastest thing to do is just flatten the servers and delete the contents of the System Management container -- don't delete the container itself, just its contents. You don't need to explicitly do an uninstall -- although you can and it should clean up the System Management container for you, but there's no real value in doing so.


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

    • Proposed as answer by Joyce L Tuesday, July 7, 2015 7:44 AM
    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Wednesday, July 8, 2015 10:03 AM
    Sunday, June 28, 2015 9:56 PM
  • Thanks Jason for the information, yes I'll Deploy the new Server with Different Site Name. I exported all possible configurations from current environment like Collections, Queries, Reports, Apps,.....

    The only one thing I can't Export is boundaries and boundary groups, Do you know a way to do that ?

    and I'll deploy the new server with local DB on SQL Server 2014 Enterprise SP1 

     

    Hossam Wael Elmosallamy (IT Support Engineer-ECC Solutions) MCSE - CCNA hossam.wael@eccsolutions.net Mobile:(011)-49464671 www.eccsolutions.net "Experience Reliability"

    Monday, June 29, 2015 11:47 AM
  • The only one thing I can't Export is boundaries and boundary groups, Do you know a way to do that ?

    PowerShell. You can easily dump them to a text file and them reimport from there.

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

    • Proposed as answer by Joyce L Tuesday, July 7, 2015 7:44 AM
    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Wednesday, July 8, 2015 10:03 AM
    Monday, June 29, 2015 12:54 PM
  • and I'll deploy the new server with local DB on SQL Server 2014 Enterprise SP1   

    Did you know that you are only licensed for SQL 2014 Standard edition (with CM12), if you use anything else you will need to purchase the licenses for it.

    Garth Jones | My blogs: Enhansoft and Old Blog site | Twitter: @GarthMJ

    Monday, June 29, 2015 2:09 PM
  • We have 20 License for SQL 2014 SP1 Core Enterprise in our Open License Agreement. Can I use it with CM12 ?

    The Standard Edition will limit clients to 50 000 per site. right ? 


    Hossam Wael Elmosallamy (IT Support Engineer-ECC Solutions) MCSE - CCNA hossam.wael@eccsolutions.net Mobile:(011)-49464671 www.eccsolutions.net "Experience Reliability"

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 3:07 AM
  • You mean reimport them from the text file as input to Add-CMBoundary CMDlet ?

    Hossam Wael Elmosallamy (IT Support Engineer-ECC Solutions) MCSE - CCNA hossam.wael@eccsolutions.net Mobile:(011)-49464671 www.eccsolutions.net "Experience Reliability"

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 3:09 AM
  • No, that's only if you use a CAS and use SQL Standard on the CAS. reference:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682077.aspx#BKMK_SupConfigSQLDBconfig. Using SQL enterprise for a primary site provides no advantages from a ConfigMgr perspective regardless of whether you are using a CAS or not.


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

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 12:44 PM
  • Exactly.

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

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 12:44 PM
  • Yeah, I got it thanks Jason for your reply, although it is too late now :)  SQL Enterprise Edition and SCCM 2012 SP1 is installed now.

    One last question ...... CM2012 R2 is not full separate installation, right ? I mean from scratch I must install CM2012 SP1 first, then update it to R2 and Cumulative Updates ?


    Hossam Wael Elmosallamy (IT Support Engineer-ECC Solutions) MCSE - CCNA hossam.wael@eccsolutions.net Mobile:(011)-49464671 www.eccsolutions.net "Experience Reliability"

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 2:45 PM
  • Yes you can do that, but it wouldn't make sense to do that. You should install ConfigMgr 2012 SP2 and then enable R2. R2 is more or less a feature pack now thus 2012 SP2 and 2012 R2 SP1 are actually the exact same thing except the R2 features aren't enabled. If you are entitled to them, then you just enable them using the small download.

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

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 2:52 PM