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  • Irkey Meister

    I’m wondering if you have any step by step like what you have done in SCCM Part I o VII for migrating clients. I’m wondering what the best way to migrate AD boundaries on SCCM 2007 to SCCM 2012 without overlapping. I’ve read lots of posts but I’m just way too confused now. Any help would be appreciated.

    • Gabriel

      Hi, fortunately for me, in my situation we never completely deployed SCCM07 so I was lucky enough to simply decom the AD information and essentially install clean.

      Some tips, things I would do in your situation, would be:

      – Setup a dev environment as close as you can to prod. Test EVERYTHING there first.
      – Make sure you use a new SiteCode, don’t re-use your existing one

      Again, not having researched, my process would be:

      – Stand up new server with all pre-requisites
      – In maintenance window, shutdown existing SCCM07 server
      – Decomissiom AD entries for 07
      – Setup AD entries for SCCM 2012
      – Run setup of SCCM 2012
      – Setup all items as per my documentation, makes it easier if you don’t deploy HTTPS, not sure what you plan.
      – Setup collections, discoveries, all roles, etc
      – Setup automatic installation of SCCM client site-wide

      I am unsure if it upgrades the SCCM07 client or if it installs a new client. If it does install new and leave old, just setup login script via GPO to remove old agent.

      So, there is my non-researched, off the cuff, no guarantees, suggestion.

      Good luck, let me know how you get on.

  • Michael

    http://gabrielbeaver.me/2012/08/sccm-2012-part-i-pre-configuration/ was nice but NOT Server 2012, maybe an update?. I got as far as WSUS role add and could not move forward. Unsure as a lot of screens were close but in some cases I had to dig a bit.

    Trying to set up SCCM 2012 SP1 on VHD of Server 2012 and eventually SQL 2012 further down. Guess I have to re-search this for a newer step set. Nice steps for 2008 I presume..
    btw, using Server 2012 Essentials as the AD. Seems to have passed the exe on the SCCM 2012 SP1 version of CMgr.

    • Michael

      Gave it a secondary drive (vhd) and moved fwd with a e:\wsus path. Started installing and waited for the WSUS configuration cancel…I guess I did all at one swoop. I had not noticed it was two installs or 3? S when its done I went back to check. Hope 65 gb is good for wsus…(WSUS Services and WID Database was chosen)

      • Gabriel

        Hi Michael, yes the guide would need to be updated or perhaps a new one created with all 2012, SQL included, and SCCM 2012 SP1. I’d need significant timw to setup a lab, deploy, and document it. Perhaps I’ll get around to it some day ;)

        As for WSUS and server 2012, I haven’t used it yet together but the drive space alloted and the secondary drive *should* be adequate.


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