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Moving SCCM 2007 to a new server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Where can I find information on moving our SCCM 2007 to a new server?  The server will have a new name and IP address.

    If I have to decommission our current setup and start again (including removing the clients from all PC's) then that is fine.  My preference would be just to move the server and somehow tell the clients how to talk to the new server.

    Thanks for any help.

    Regards,
    Richard
    Tuesday, January 13, 2009 4:34 AM

Answers

  • If it's possible to keep the servername, then the easiest way would be to restore to new hardware - it's also no problem to restore to a new OS plattform (done this myself from win2003 x86 to win2008 x64).
    If it's not possible to keep the servername as you said, you could install the new server as a primary child site, replicate your packages down the hierarchy, change the boundaries and move your clients to the new site. If you're done you than you can cut the line to the old site and shut down the old server.
    Tuesday, January 20, 2009 5:25 PM
  • Richard,

      You cannot move an existing site to a new machine with a different name.  Everything needs to be the same.  The information in the following link should answer all your questions and help you successfully move the site.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632545.aspx

    Michael
    Friday, February 6, 2009 11:07 PM

All replies

  • Christopher Stauffer has a great word document on his blog on myitforum.com for how to do this. You do not have to start all over. Essentially you just keep the same computer name and IP address, install SCCM then restore it from the SMS backup. The doc is for SMS 2003 but it's basically the same, I followed it the first time I moved to new hardware.


    http://www.myitforum.com/articles/8/view.asp?id=10834

    John Marcum, Systems Management Architect - www.TrueSec.com
    Wednesday, January 14, 2009 1:30 PM
  • If it's possible to keep the servername, then the easiest way would be to restore to new hardware - it's also no problem to restore to a new OS plattform (done this myself from win2003 x86 to win2008 x64).
    If it's not possible to keep the servername as you said, you could install the new server as a primary child site, replicate your packages down the hierarchy, change the boundaries and move your clients to the new site. If you're done you than you can cut the line to the old site and shut down the old server.
    Tuesday, January 20, 2009 5:25 PM
  • Richard,

      You cannot move an existing site to a new machine with a different name.  Everything needs to be the same.  The information in the following link should answer all your questions and help you successfully move the site.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632545.aspx

    Michael
    Friday, February 6, 2009 11:07 PM