MMS 2011–Migrating from SCCM 2007 to SCCM 2012

  • Side by Side upgrade only. 
    • great opportunity for a hardware refresh and start with a clean environment
  • SCCM 2012 has a built in migration tool with reporting
    • migration of object
    • migration of client
    • minimize WAN impact
    • assist with flattening hierarchy Plan
    • look at current design.  Flatten hierarchy if necessary
    • Ensure that SCCM 2007 SP2 is installed on all site servers and clients
    • SCCM 2012 requires Sever 2008 (x64) and SQL 2008 SP1 (x64) (cumulative update 10)
  • Deploy
    • Install SCCM 2012 site
    • configure Software update point and sync
  • migrate
    • Using the migration feature, specify top level site of the SCCM 2007 hierarchy
      • once the connection is configured, SCCM 2012 will check SCCM 2007 every four hours to keep data accurate for migration jobs and retrieve package status from DP’s
      • create one migration for each SCCM 2007 Primary site in your hierarchy
    • Object Migration by type / instance
      • cherry pick what object to migrate
      • can migrate objects that where modified (on SCCM 2007) after they were migrated to SCCM 2012
    • Collection Migration
      • include all related objects for a collection and all object targeted to the members of the selected collection
      • can exclude collections
    • object supported for migration
      • Collections (NOT empty ones)
      • advertisements
      • boundaries
      • packages and virtual application placates
      • software updates
      • OSD
      • settings
    • Distribution Point sharing
      • utilize existing SCCM 2007 DP’s in SCCM 2012 (only for objects that you have migrated)
    • Can now (with SCCM 2012 Beta 2) upgrade 2007 DPs
      • content of migrated packages converted to SCCM 2012
      • can’t have any other site system roles on the DP.  This will be addressed in the future
      • need double the amount of disk space used to convert
      • BDP’s can’t be upgraded
    • Secondary Sites need to be uninstalled and re-installed to SCCM 2012
      • consider replacing Secondary Sites with DPs
    • All other site system roles need to be uninstalled and reinstalled to SCCM 2012
  • Client Migration
    • Clients retain execution history (so that advertisements don’t rerun!)
    • minimum supported clients:  XP SP2, Server 2003 SP2, Windows 7 and Server 2008 RTM
    • Inventory does not get migrated
  • Migration Reports are available through SSRS
  • Packages can only be migrated as long as they are using a UNC for their source location
  • OSD migration
    • OS image / package
    • task sequences
    • drivers and packages
    • Boot images are NOT migrated
    • SCCM Client installation package is NOT migrated
  • DCM migration
    • CI’s and Baselines are migrated as a new version in SCCM 2012
    • ability to import Config Packs
  • Other object that can be migrated
    • Software metering rules
    • Search and Admin folders
  • Reports
    • Reports must be manually exported to RDL files.
    • SSRS is the only reporting mechanism

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