SCCM 2012 SP1 to SCCM SP2 upgrade

Posted on 2016-07-19
Last Modified: 2016-07-28
I am trying to find a way to upgrade SCCM 2012 SP1 to SCCM SP2, had anyone done the upgrade? whats the correct procedure and link for upgrade?

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by:Mike T
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Hi Leo,

You mean SP1 to R2? If not, you should be.

Note SP1 is a *new product* in MS eyes:
"From a servicing perspective, consider System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager as two separate products"

Once you are on the R2 service line, you can go 1511, 1602, etc. which makes life a lot easier as the update is "in" console.

As for upgrade plan: .
  1. Update your OS with Windows updates
  2. Reboot so nothing is pending
  3. Do a SQL backup of your Site DB
  4. Do a test upgrade of the Site DB
  5. Ref:

Now do the upgrade by running setup.


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ID: 41721164
Thanks, do a setup of what?
Also would it wipe out the current SCCM settings or would it let it migrate?
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by:Mike T
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The main CM setup, which is provided in the main ISO. It *looks* like you are installing from scratch but when you provide the site code it will detect your site and switch to upgrade mode.

No it won't wipe anything out, but then again, that's what the backup is for anyway.

Bear in mind anything MS do with Enterprise installs, they won't destroy existing installs because there would be absolute uproar and rightly so.

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ID: 41722184
"System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager as two separate products"
If they are two separate products, will mean they will have two different licenses? so if we have SCCM SP1, we need a new license for SCCM 2012 R2?

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Mike T earned 500 total points
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Hi - no the same license. It's just Microsoft-speak. What they mean is a different code-base. This means you can't go from SP1 to 1511 (their new year-then-month notation).

Sorry if that confused you!

So, that's a great link/site. The upgrade path is very opaque. Install SP2 as described in the blog and then you can go to R2. I'm sure Prajwal has a guide for that too. He's pretty good.


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