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R2 RC to R2 RTM RRS feed

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  • I am assuming that the installation of RTM from RC will be transparent but should I wait for the July release or should I uses the eval?  If I use the eval version can I then just install the final release over the top of it?

    Thanks

    Paul
    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 3:36 PM

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  • Hi PJGLICK1

    The evalversion can be upgraded to the final release. Check this online document, showing the upgrade paths available: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd789054.aspx
    Best regards,
    Marnix Wolf
    (http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com/)
    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 4:55 PM
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  • Hi Marnix

    I'd be very careful with that link - it doesn't mention release candidates at all. With OpsMgr 2007, you couldn't upgrade an eval of the release candidate to an eval of the SP1 RTM which caught a few people out.

    http://blogs.technet.com/cliveeastwood/archive/2008/02/22/operations-manager-2007-service-pack-1-rtm-upgrade-guide.aspx

    Cheers

    Graham

    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 5:37 PM
    Moderator
  • I was able to directly upgrade from ther R2 beta to the R2 RC so I am hoping for a similar transition.
    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 5:48 PM
  • Hi

    A beta to Release Candidate upgrade is very different from a release candidate to RTM upgrade.

    I don't know what the situation will be with regards to upgrading R2 RC1 eval to R2 RTM eval but upgrading from an eval of OpsMgr 2007 RC1 SP1 to an eval of OpsMgr 2007 RTM SP1 was not supported as per my previous link. And it did catch people out. So I would recommend being prepared for it not to work and have a plan B.

    Cheers

    Graham

    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 5:56 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Graham.

    Thank you for your information.

    When I look at the diagram I see a box with OpsMgr 2007 R2 RC which points to OpsMgr 2007 R2 (7221 Select). Another box with OpsMgr 2007 R2 Eval points to the Select version as well.

    So based on that information I assumed that an upgradepath from Eval to Select is possible or an upgrade from RC to Select.

    Can you tell me what I am missing here?

    Hope to hear from you.
    Best regards, Marnix Wolf (http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com/)
    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 6:04 PM
    Moderator
  • Ops Mgr R2 can be upgraded from Beta to RC to RTM
    Simon Skinner
    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 6:23 PM
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  • Hi Marnix

    I don't think you're missing anything - you can upgrade from an eval version to a select Select version ... but not from an eval of the RC to an eval of RTM. That is the point I am trying to make. You can see clearly on my url that an eval to eval upgrade was not supported on SP1 and so there is some likelihood that it won't be supported on R2 either.

    Cheers

    Graham 

    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 6:49 PM
    Moderator
  • Upgrade process is indeed transparant. I've just validated the upgrade from RC to RTM but be carefull if you're using third party software like Savision.  You will not pass the prereq checker if Savision RC for example is installed.

    Have a look at my post on upgrading:

    http://scug.be/blogs/scom/archive/2009/05/23/upgrade-opsmgr-2007-r2-rc-to-opsmgr-2007-r2-rtm.aspx
    Alexandre Verkinderen http://scug.be
    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 6:53 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Simon

    The point I am trying to make (perhaps badly!) is that it was not supported to upgrade from an eval of RC1 of SP1 to an eval of of the SP1 RTM. The url that Marnix has listed suggests that an eval to eval upgrade still isn't supported. Guess the original poster can try it for real now as it looks like R2 has been released.

    Have fun

    Graham

    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 7:02 PM
    Moderator
  • as far I know You can't upgrade from a beta to a RTM (or it failes or isn;t supported) . At the MMS this is told at a session. I can't remember wich one sorry.
    Ive you look at the supported diagram you will see the same. There isn't any path from a beta to the RTM.

    michel 
    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 7:29 PM
  • I was able to go from Beta to RC, so I should now be able to go from RC to RTM. 

     

    Paul

    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 7:35 PM
  • I am assuming that the installation of RTM from RC will be transparent but should I wait for the July release or should I uses the eval?  If I use the eval version can I then just install the final release over the top of it?

    Thanks

    Paul

    You cannot go from the R2 RC select release to the R2 RTM Eval.  You will need to wait for the R2 RTM Select to do an inplace upgrade.
    Rob Kuehfus | System Center Operations Manager | Setup and Deployment Program Manager
    • Proposed as answer by JoshGav Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7:47 PM
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7:41 PM
  • I can confirm from my testing that I was unable to upgrade from RC Select to RTM Eval. I had to back up my files and start over. I'm assuming that RTM Eval --> RTM Select will be supported once the Select version is released.

    All this sort of begs the question - why make the Eval version available and not the Select version? It would have been easier for me to continue testing by just using the Select version.

    In any case, thanks for this release - looking forward to the improvements!

    ~Josh
    ~Josh, SharePoint Engineer
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7:49 PM
  • Hi,
    May I ask what is the due date for the production version of OpsMgr 2009 to be released? (Is this what people call the RTM version)?
    Thx,
    John Bradshaw
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 9:32 PM
  • Hello John, OpsMgr 2007 R2 just released.  You can download the evaluation version here:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/bb738014.aspx


    With regard to Josh's question just above, yes - you'll be able to upgrade from R2 Eval to R2 RTM Select, once it's generally available (GA).  Marnix posted the URL with more details on this above:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd789054.aspx

    Thanks,
    Justin
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    • Marked as answer by Rob Kuehfus Saturday, May 30, 2009 3:31 PM
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 10:38 PM