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SCCM 2012 R2 on Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 2012? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    My company has as default Windows 2008 R2 for server os-es. Now I would like to deploy SCCM 2012 R2 on Windows 2012 instead. I have not really rock solid arguments why we should (or why we should not). There is f.e. deduplication on SCCM 2012 which saves storage but should we enable it ....
    Therefore this question: do you see any reasons why we should/should not deploy SCCM 2012 R2 on Windows 2012 (or R2)?

    J.


    Jan Hoedt

    Friday, October 25, 2013 4:56 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    WDS on a server 2008 r2 cannot support for instance x86 UEFI devices, that is the biggest argument I can gve you. And the fact that you want to run the latest os as it is a pain to upgrade it using the wipe and load scenario...

    Regards,
    Jörgen


    -- My System Center blog ccmexec.com -- Twitter @ccmexec

    • Proposed as answer by Anders Rodland Saturday, October 26, 2013 4:29 PM
    • Marked as answer by janhoedt Tuesday, October 29, 2013 10:25 AM
    Friday, October 25, 2013 6:21 PM
  • I would also would refer to the support roadmap. 

    2008R2 is fully supported untill januari 2015. 2012 is supported a lot longer. 

    Having to do a migration within a year (almost) of deploying a new solution seems like a waste of money to me. It's also an operational risk that you can awoid by going 2012 directly


    • Edited by mats42 Saturday, October 26, 2013 10:12 AM
    • Marked as answer by janhoedt Tuesday, October 29, 2013 10:25 AM
    Saturday, October 26, 2013 10:12 AM
  • This isn't a question of should/should not

     ALWAYS deploy the latest version of a product unless you can't or there is a good reason not to.

    Eg. You have ESX 4.1 which doesn't support Server 2012.



    Gerry Hampson | Blog: www.gerryhampsoncm.blogspot.ie | LinkedIn: Gerry Hampson | Twitter: @gerryhampson


    • Edited by Gerry HampsonMVP Saturday, October 26, 2013 3:10 PM edit
    • Marked as answer by janhoedt Tuesday, October 29, 2013 10:25 AM
    Saturday, October 26, 2013 3:04 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    WDS on a server 2008 r2 cannot support for instance x86 UEFI devices, that is the biggest argument I can gve you. And the fact that you want to run the latest os as it is a pain to upgrade it using the wipe and load scenario...

    Regards,
    Jörgen


    -- My System Center blog ccmexec.com -- Twitter @ccmexec

    • Proposed as answer by Anders Rodland Saturday, October 26, 2013 4:29 PM
    • Marked as answer by janhoedt Tuesday, October 29, 2013 10:25 AM
    Friday, October 25, 2013 6:21 PM
  • I would also would refer to the support roadmap. 

    2008R2 is fully supported untill januari 2015. 2012 is supported a lot longer. 

    Having to do a migration within a year (almost) of deploying a new solution seems like a waste of money to me. It's also an operational risk that you can awoid by going 2012 directly


    • Edited by mats42 Saturday, October 26, 2013 10:12 AM
    • Marked as answer by janhoedt Tuesday, October 29, 2013 10:25 AM
    Saturday, October 26, 2013 10:12 AM
  • This isn't a question of should/should not

     ALWAYS deploy the latest version of a product unless you can't or there is a good reason not to.

    Eg. You have ESX 4.1 which doesn't support Server 2012.



    Gerry Hampson | Blog: www.gerryhampsoncm.blogspot.ie | LinkedIn: Gerry Hampson | Twitter: @gerryhampson


    • Edited by Gerry HampsonMVP Saturday, October 26, 2013 3:10 PM edit
    • Marked as answer by janhoedt Tuesday, October 29, 2013 10:25 AM
    Saturday, October 26, 2013 3:04 PM