SCCM Upgrade Paths (In-Place Upgrade paths)

In this post I will list In-place upgrade paths for almost every major release of SCCM. Using the SCCM upgrade paths info you can find out if you can upgrade your SCCM to current branch release.

With the release of new SCCM versions, a lot of customers are looking to upgrade their configuration manager environment. Especially upgrade SCCM 2012 R2 to current branch releases.

When you plan to upgrade Configuration Manager, you must know the available upgrade paths. There are many versions of SCCM released till date. Here is a post that lists the build numbers for SCCM and Tech Preview versions. To find out the current branch build numbers, click here.

This post lists the upgrade paths for configuration manager. Before you upgrade it is recommended to check supported configurations for SCCM and upgrade checklist.

SCCM In-place Upgrade Paths

Let’s now look at in-place upgrade paths available for different versions of SCCM.

Upgrade paths to SCCM Version 1511

If you are planning to upgrade your configuration manager environment to version 1511, the below table helps you. Most of all to upgrade you need version 1511 baseline media.

After you install a baseline version, additional versions of SCCM are available as in-console updates.

Upgrade FromIn-place Upgrade to Version 1511
System Center Configuration Manager RC InstallSupported
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager with SP1Supported
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager with SP2Supported
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration ManagerSupported
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager with SP1Supported
System Center Configuration Manager version 1511 (Eval)Supported

Upgrade paths to SCCM Version 1606

The below table lists the In-place upgrade paths to Version 1606 of Configuration Manager. In addition, you need baseline media for version 1606 to upgrade. There were 2 versions of baseline media released for SCCM 1606.

One on December 15th, 2016 and other one prior to it. I would recommend you to download the baseline version released on December 15th, 2016.

The table shows the upgrade paths assuming you have downloaded latest version of baseline media.

Upgrade FromIn-place Upgrade to Version 1606
System Center Configuration Manager RC InstallSupported
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager with SP1Supported
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager with SP2Supported
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration ManagerSupported
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager with SP1Supported
System Center Configuration Manager version 1606 (Eval)Supported

Upgrade paths to SCCM Version 1702

The below table lists the upgrade paths to version 1702 of SCCM.

Upgrade FromIn-place Upgrade to Version 1702
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager with SP1Supported
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager with SP2Supported
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration ManagerSupported
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager with SP1Supported
System Center Configuration Manager version 1702 (Eval)Supported

Upgrade paths to SCCM Version 1802

The below table lists the upgrade paths to version 1802 of SCCM.

Upgrade FromIn-place Upgrade to Version 1802
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager with SP1Supported
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager with SP2Supported
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration ManagerSupported
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager with SP1Supported
System Center Configuration Manager version 1802 (Eval)Supported

Upgrade paths to SCCM Version 1902

The below table lists the upgrade paths to version 1902 of SCCM. As of today the latest available baseline media is SCCM 1902.

Upgrade FromIn-place Upgrade to Version 1902
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager with SP1Supported
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager with SP2Supported
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration ManagerSupported
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager with SP1Supported
System Center Configuration Manager version 1902 (Eval)Supported
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Bhuvanesh
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Bhuvanesh

Hi Prajwal,
I am planning to upgrade the SCCM server to the latest version, Could you please help me, what are the steps we have to follow the time we upgrade to 1906 version.
Server Operating System: 2012 R2 STD
SCCM Server: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager with SP2
Database: SQL server 2012
Current Version:
The current site version is 5.00.8239.1000 and the console version is 5.0.8239.1502.

Shaaz
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Shaaz

Hi,
How do I upgrade 2012 R2 to 1902. I tried 1902 manual upgrade however the prereq fails with error LinkID 722800.
I do not see any option to download versions prior to 1902 in Volume Center or Evaluation sites. Please advise.

Davide
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Davide

Hi Prajwal,
thanks for all the material You have on internet about SCCM , sharing Your knowledge, make SCCM administrators very confident on that complicated Microsoft product! A question about the upgrade to CB 1802… My supported scenario is SCCM2012R2 Sp1 -> SCCM CB 1802 . Talking with customers , everytime I suggest a Side-by-Side migration … May I ask Your point of view?
Thanks

Davide

Roseanna McDonald
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Roseanna McDonald

Hi Prajwal, thank you so much for all your help, my upgrade to 1702 has gone very well, and I now have secondary server instated, however the DRS replication never occurs and stays at Initializing connection, when I use the link analyzer it tells me the following Connection failure detected between NAMED PRIMARY and the SQL Server NAMED SECONDARY CONFIGMGRSEC. Check network and firewall settings between these computers. It may take several minutes for firewall changes to take effect. Connection failure message: Failed to get SQ: Connection to NAMED SECONDARYCONFIGMGRSEC.(db instance running on sql express on secondary server) In this… Read more »

Roseanna McDonald
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Roseanna McDonald

Hi there Prajwal, always enjoy your SCCM videos and work since Ive been working with SCCM, just wondering if you can advise f it is possible t upgrade from SCCM 2012 R2 directley to 1702

MANUEL CASTRO
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MANUEL CASTRO

If I have version 5.0.7958.1604 System Center 2012 r2 can I upgrade to version 1606 base?

If so, how do I do it? Because in Administration / overview / cloud Services I do not see the update and servicing option

Roseanna McDonald
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Roseanna McDonald

Did yo manage to get sorted with this, I am planning similar upgrade , but with me will be to 1702 as that’s the media now that MS have available

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