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SCCM 2007 R2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I currently have SCCM 2007 SP2 and I would like to upgrade to SCCM 2007 R2.
    Does anyone know if a new purchase is required to upgrade to R2?
    Second, are there any differences between SP2 and R2?

    Thank you.
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 8:00 PM

Answers

  • 1. Take a look here for the licensing question: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/configmgrgeneral/thread/0e653497-4484-4ea5-b701-2475a2d942a9
    2. R2 - Adds new features, like App-V integration en Reporting Services
        SP2 - Adds updates, like support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
    My Blog: http://www.petervanderwoude.nl/
    • Marked as answer by Eric Zhang CHN Wednesday, December 30, 2009 9:20 AM
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 8:32 PM
  • R2 for SCCM works exactly the same as R2 for Windows Server 2003/2008.  The licenses do not transfer from RTM to R2.  However, if you have Software Assurance you get a free upgrade to R2.  If you do not have SA, then you will need to purchase a new server licenses, and new CML's for all of your clients as well.  Best way to find out what you have is to contact your MS Rep and see what they can do for you.

    R2 also adds the ability to use OSD with Unknown Computers without needing to import them (which I see as the most useful feature).  Below is a link to a complete list of the additions in R2:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc161883.aspx
    Scott Gill
    SCCM Consultant
    • Marked as answer by Eric Zhang CHN Wednesday, December 30, 2009 9:20 AM
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 9:44 PM

All replies

  • 1. Take a look here for the licensing question: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/configmgrgeneral/thread/0e653497-4484-4ea5-b701-2475a2d942a9
    2. R2 - Adds new features, like App-V integration en Reporting Services
        SP2 - Adds updates, like support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
    My Blog: http://www.petervanderwoude.nl/
    • Marked as answer by Eric Zhang CHN Wednesday, December 30, 2009 9:20 AM
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 8:32 PM
  • R2 for SCCM works exactly the same as R2 for Windows Server 2003/2008.  The licenses do not transfer from RTM to R2.  However, if you have Software Assurance you get a free upgrade to R2.  If you do not have SA, then you will need to purchase a new server licenses, and new CML's for all of your clients as well.  Best way to find out what you have is to contact your MS Rep and see what they can do for you.

    R2 also adds the ability to use OSD with Unknown Computers without needing to import them (which I see as the most useful feature).  Below is a link to a complete list of the additions in R2:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc161883.aspx
    Scott Gill
    SCCM Consultant
    • Marked as answer by Eric Zhang CHN Wednesday, December 30, 2009 9:20 AM
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 9:44 PM