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    Move SCCM 2012 to New Server

    Hi,

    I need to move my current SCCM Server 2012 SP1 from a Server 2008 R2 server to a Server 2012 server. My Database is on another server but all other stuff is on that SCCM box.

    Can anyone advise on the best way to do this? Someone suggested get a second server on the site and move the stuff over. Someone else suggested do a backup and restore.

    What do you think please?

    If i added a second server to the site and move stuff over do i use the same DB?

    Thanks

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    I'd go with the backup & restore - backup the site, power off the server, build a new 2012 server with the same name, install SCCM and restore it from Backup

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    Will it just pickup my existing SQL server etc? Am i right in thinking i select an option to restore or "Recover site" during the initial install?

    Thanks
    Last edited by FN-GM; 3rd June 2013 at 08:39 PM.

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    I've never done a recover so i'm guessing here, but I would imagine that it should look for the existing SQL Server - and if you keep the same server name then it'll make the restore easier and shouldn't mess anything up (too much!) - specifically your SSL Certificates!

    Second Sites will need at least a new Site code, and may also want a new SQL Database depending on the type of site you're installing

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    Thanks, looking at the green post here i should be able to point SCCM installer at the database and all is then good. Hopefully!

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    Do an SCCM backup using the builtin backup task first and do the restore from that. You will save yourself a LOT of pain.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...aintenanceTask
    Last edited by Norphy; 3rd June 2013 at 09:10 PM.

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    We use that task anyway automatically so we should be covered there. Will have a google to see about restoring. I haven't seen much about this.

    Thanks

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    Can you not upgrade the server to 2012?

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    Do you mean an inplace upgrade? I have been advised against it by a couple of people including @TheScarfedOne - I was a little cautious myself.

    Looking on the net it should be simple to restore from a backup. You simply select recover site during an install.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I have been advised against it
    Microsoft do not support in-place upgrades of Windows Server when you have things like Exchange and SQL installed. Although it's old, this article explains why.

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    Does anyone have any good guides on how to restore SCCM 2012 from a backup please? I am struggling to find anything good on the net. Thanks

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    Im sure I saw something on TechNet about this... *scratches head*

    Im damned if I can find it again now though...will do some digging...

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    Thanks, i cant find much really.

    I am also wondering what i do with WSUS. Do i install a fresh on the new server and not move anything over? Or do i migrate the stuff from the old server?

    Thanks

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    Anyone help with the last post please?

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    I'd recommend doing it fresh - it installed WSUS as part of the installation of the role, but not sure how it reacts to a restore
    Also, WS2012 has a newer version of WSUS than 2008 R2

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