Upgrade Paths For Configuration Manager

If you plan to upgrade your existing Configuration Manager to Configuration Manager 2012 R2, the following upgrade paths are supported:

  1. Upgrade from Configuration Manager 2012 Prerelease
    If your installed version of Configuration Manager is a prerelease version, uninstall the prerelease version before you install System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. It is also recommended to reinstall the operating system after you uninstall prerelease versions of Configuration Manager before you install the release version of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
  2. Upgrade from Configuration Manager 2012 without SP1
    If your installed version of Configuration Manager is a release version and you have no SP or CU installed, you must first upgrade to System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager before you can install the release version of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
  3. Upgrade from Configuration Manager 2012 SP1
    If your installed version of Configuration Manger is a release version of System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager, you can upgrade this version to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. You do not have to be on the latest CU.
  4. Upgrade from Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 with CU installed
    If your installed version of Configuration Manager is a release version of System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager with a CU update, you can upgrade this version to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
  5. Upgrade from Configuration Manager 2007
    If your installed version of Configuration Manager is a release version of System Center Configuration 2007, you cannot perform an in-place upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 2012. In such scenario you can perform a side-by-side installation of both versions. You than can use Configuration Manager 2012 R2 to create migration jobs that migrates objects and content from the 2007 version to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.

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