All posts tagged Migration

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While being in the process of migrating a Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 hierarchy to a new single Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Primary Site I did not want to clean up those very well working Task Sequences created with the MDT Integration plugin in Configuration Manager 2012 R2. Normally migrating MDT based task sequences with the migration feature of Configuration Manager won’t work without removing all the MDT related tasks. Today I did not want to do that because of the fact that this task sequence was using too much MDT steps and it would take me to much time to correct everything. 😉

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Wally Mead at IT-Concern during WMUG NLA little more than a month ago we had with the Windows Management User Group Netherlands the pleasure to host Wally Mead at our Friday Afternoon Drink. As always Wally takes a lot of questions and whishes home and take action if appropriate. Earlier last month shared his answer about the question if the Cloud Distribution Points and the Distribution Point in Windows Intune are also reported in the new Distribution Point usage point.

In the summary below Wally consolidated all his comments and feedback. If you want to review the slide decks, have a look here!

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Busy times here in Breda, very busy with some nice Configuration Manager 2012 projects, the MVP summit, spend a lot of time preparing my session at Experts Live and we are in the final phases of the editing process of the book Mastering System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. So unfortunately short of blogging time 🙁 But nevertheless time for a quick tip anyway. I am currently at a customer in the process of migrating their Configuration Manager 2007 environment to Configuration Manager 2012 R2. One of the things that needs to be migrated is the Out Of Band Management of the workstations via Configuration Manager and the workstations that are AMT provisioned.

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sup-script-03While being in the process of migrating Windows Software Update Services 3.x to Configuration Manager 2012 you have only one really supported solution, namely adding all approved software updates to Software Update Group manually. This is a lot of work when being in an environment that was operational for years and years with lots of products and approved updates. Just adding all updates isn’t an option either since all approved and declined updates are tested throughout the years. When looking on the Internet for a workaround I came across this workaround for Configuration Manager 2007.

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r2-pre-reassign-00While being in the process of migrating Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012 R2 you have the option to reassign the reassign the distribution points to the new Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Primary Site. In the RTM and SP1 version of Configuration Manager 2012 this feature was called Upgrade Distribution Point and is discussed in earlier blogs. The process is the same, you need to enable distribution point sharing and assess the distribution points if they are suitable for reassigning to the new Configuration Manager 2012 R2 site. New is that you also can use this feature when migrating from a Configuration Manager 2012 environment.

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casmig-00Nice title huh? 😉 There are admins in the world that have installed a Central Administration Site because they had a Central Site in ConfigMgr 2007 and they thought they needed one now also. Most of the organizations that use ConfigMgr 2012 do not need a CAS at all since for instance a single Primary Site can support up to 100.000 clients. While writing a chapter about the migration feature for an upcoming ConfigMgr 2012 R2 book, I came across a scenario that would allow you to migrate your ConfigMgr 2012 hierarchy to a single Primary Site. So if you unnecessary made your ConfigMgr 2012 environment to complex by installing a CAS you are now able to easily move your hierarchy to a single Primary Site using the migration feature. Look here for some information about when to install a CAS.

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migrationsp1-aIn the past I wrote a lot of blogs about the Migration Feature, new in Service Pack 1 is the ability to migrate Configuration Manager objects between two Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 sites. So in part 9 of the series about my top 10 new features of Configuration Manager 2012 Service Pack 1 is about the Migration Feature.

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A while ago a wrote an article for the November issue of the Windows IT-Pro Magazine about migrating ConfigMgr 2007 to ConfigMgr 2012 in ten steps. The article gives you a highlevel overview about the migration process that comes with the migration from ConfigMgr 2007 to ConfigMgr 2012. Also the (community) tools that can be helpfull are covered. Read the article “10 Steps to Migration: Configuration Manager 2012” here and share your opinion 🙂

As you know a migrating from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012 is a side by side migration. Using the Migration Feature in Configuration Manager 2012 migrates almost all of your objects from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012. When migrating objects with a source, like packages, the source is not automatically migrated to a new location. Coretech created a freeware community tool called the “Coretech Package Source Changer 0.3.0.0” that will help you change the location of the package source. Let’s see how we can use this nice tool, that is already around for a while.

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The first Community Evaluation Program session of 2012 is scheduled for the 18th of January (9:00 AM Pacific). This session will be about the deployment of Configuration Manager 2012 by Microsoft IT, the largest deployment of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager until now.

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 Today Wally Mead posted two links to new Configuration Manager 2012 TechNet Virtual Labs in the Configuration Manager 2012 beta forum. Last week I already posted a link to a TechNet Virtual Lab build with the Beta2 version of Configuration Manager 2012, the two new labs are build with the Release Candidate of Configuration Manager 2012. So you are now able play with Configuration Manager 2012 Release Candidate without having to building your own lab environment.

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