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Moving a 2012 Primary Site to another server RRS feed

  • Question

  • We had a SCCM 2007 R3 Primary Site in our environment. Since we will be moving to SCCM 2012 we would like to add some hardware to the current 2007 server then wipe/install SCCM2012 cleanly. 

    We have successfully migrated all clients, objects, collections to a "temp" SCMM2012 primary server. Clients are reporting and everything is running smoothly on different site code.

    What is the best method to migrate back to the original server, now running 2012? Is it possible to create another primary site with the same site code and simply decomission the "temp" server?  Or would creating a completely different site code and then re-distributing clients make more sense? Thanks in advanced for any insight.

     

    Friday, May 4, 2012 4:56 PM

Answers

  • You can just move CM12 to new hardware (using ConfigMgr's backup and restore procedure) if you can keep the name, partition layout, domain membership and sitecode of the temp server.

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

    • Proposed as answer by Anoop C NairMVP Monday, May 7, 2012 1:46 PM
    • Marked as answer by John Marcum Wednesday, November 7, 2012 12:57 PM
    Saturday, May 5, 2012 9:31 AM

All replies

  • If you have two CM12 Primary Sites now, just install the client agents again with a different site code option. After the clients apply the policy, they will reinstall/reconfigure the agent to connect to the new site. Creating multiple sites with the same site code is not supported in any way.
    Friday, May 4, 2012 10:06 PM
  • You can just move CM12 to new hardware (using ConfigMgr's backup and restore procedure) if you can keep the name, partition layout, domain membership and sitecode of the temp server.

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

    • Proposed as answer by Anoop C NairMVP Monday, May 7, 2012 1:46 PM
    • Marked as answer by John Marcum Wednesday, November 7, 2012 12:57 PM
    Saturday, May 5, 2012 9:31 AM
  • Backup and restore sounds like the best option to me. Thanks for the help! Much appreciated.
    Monday, May 7, 2012 12:56 PM