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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.
Step 1: Upgrading the ADK to 8.1
Step 2: Installing SCCM 2012 R2
Step 3: Installing Cumulative Update 1 (CU1)
Step 4: Updating MDT to 2013
Step 5: Removing old and installing new MDT 2013 Extensions
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.