SCCMUpgrade

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager (SCCM) provides an effective IT enabler allowing for secure and scalable software deployment, compliance settings management, and comprehensive asset management of servers, desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.  Coupled with Intune, SCCM can be the one window to rule them all.  Ensuring your organization is taking advantage of the latest SCCM offering is important as it allows for support of App-V 5.0 SP2 and other improvements.  This Step-By-Step will walk you through an in-place upgrade of SCCM 2012 SP1 to 2012 R2, install Cumulative Update 1 and update MDT to 2013 to take advantage of said improvements.

Prerequisites

  1. Insure there are no outstanding errors in your current SCCM environment
     
  2. Backup the existing SCCM database
     
  3. Be sure to start at the top level of the SCCM hierarchy
     
  4. Restart the server (physical or VM) to ensure no pending requests are scheduled

Step 1: Upgrading the ADK to 8.1

  1. Navigate to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features
     
  2. Uninstall ADK 8 and click Yes when prompted to uninstall
     
  3. Click Close once the uninstall is complete
     
  4. Download the ADK 8.1
     
  5. Run adksetup.exe
     
  6. Click Accept and Install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
     
    Note: This will only appear should Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 not be installed on said server
     
  7. Click OK to reboot
     
  8. Accept or change the default download location for ADK specific to your installation needs and click Next
     
    SCCM2012SP1toR2A
     
  9. Select your choice on joining the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) and click Next
     
  10. Click Accept to accept the license agreement
     
  11. Select Deployment Tools, Windows PE and USMT from the feature listing and click Install
     
  12. Click Close once the install is complete
     

Step 2: Installing SCCM 2012 R2

  1. Download System Center 2012 R2
     
  2. Run Splash.hta in the System Center 2012 R2 folder to start the R2 installation
     
  3. Click Next
     
  4. Select Upgrade the Configuration Manager Site and click Next
     
    SCCM2012SP1toR2B
     
  5. Enter the required license key and click Next
     
  6. Select I accept these License Terms and click Next
     
  7. Select I accept these License Terms for both Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client. Also Select I accept these License Terms  and automatic updates of Silverlight and click Next
     
  8. Select the download directory for the required files and click Next
     
  9. Select the languages to install and click Next
     
  10. Select the client languages to install and click Next
     
  11. Click Next after reviewing the Settings Summary
      
  12. Click Next to start the upgrade
     
    Note: Be sure to address any pre-requisite failures prior to installation
     

Step 3: Installing Cumulative Update 1 (CU1)

  1. Download Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) for ConfigMgr 2012 R2
     
  2. Run CM12-R2CU1-KB2938441-X64-ENU.exe
     
  3. Click Next on the Welcome page
     
  4. Select I accept these License Terms and click Next
     
  5. Ensure all check marks are green, fix any errors that are reported and click Next
     
  6. Select Install the update for the Configuration Manager console and click Next
     
  7. Select Yes, update the site database and click Next
     
  8. Select Site server and computers that run the SMS Provider, Configuration Manager consoles and Clients and click Next
     
  9. Click Next on the Update Package for Configuration Manager Servers page
     
  10. Click Next on the Update Package for Configuration Manager Consoles page
     
  11. Click Next on the Update Package for Configuration Manager Clients page
     
  12. Click Install on the Setup Summary page
     
  13. Click Next once the update has completed
     
  14. Click Finish

Step 4: Updating MDT to 2013

  1. Download MDT 2013 and run MicrosoftDeploymentToolkit2013_x64.msi
     
  2. Click Next
     
  3. Select I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next
     
  4. Select your choice on Custom Setup, standard setup is preferred, and click Next 
     
  5. Select your choice on joining the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) and click Next
     
  6. Click Install
     
  7. Click Finish
     

Step 5: Removing old and installing new MDT 2013 Extensions

  1. From the Start Menu select Microsoft Deployment Toolkit > ConfigMgr Integration
     
  2. Select Remove the MDT extensions for Configuration Manager and click Next
     
  3. Click Finish
     
  4. From the Start Menu select Microsoft Deployment Toolkit > ConfigMgr Integration
     
  5. Select Install the MDT extensions for Configuration Manager, Install the MDT extensions for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, Add the MDT task sequence actions to a System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager server and click Next
     
  6. Click Finish

Once successfully completed, System Center Configuration Manager will report it is operating version 5.00.7958.1203. Other servers or VMs running the SCCM Console will also need to be upgraded to the latest release. Take this opportunity to also update your knowledge as to what System Center Configuration manager has to offer by visiting Microsoft Virtual Academy and completing the System Center 2012: Configuration Manager (SCCM) module.