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 SCCM 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. Refer the following post for current branch build numbers.

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 Upgrade Paths (In-place Upgrade Paths)

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

Upgrade paths to SCCM Version 1511

If you are planning to upgrade your configuration manager environment to version 1511, the below table helps you with SCCM upgrade paths. 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

 

Upgrade paths to SCCM Version 2002

The below table lists the upgrade paths to version 2002 of SCCM. As of today the latest available baseline media is SCCM 2002.

Upgrade FromIn-place Upgrade to Version 2002
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 2002 (Eval)Supported

Prajwal Desai

Hi, I am Prajwal Desai. For last few years I have been working on multiple technologies such as SCCM / Configuration Manager, Intune, Azure, Security etc. I created this site so that I can share valuable information with everyone.
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26 thoughts on “SCCM Upgrade Paths (In-Place Upgrade paths)”

  1. Hi Prajwal,

    We are Still running SCCM 2007R2 version in AD environment. Most of our clients are Windows 7 and windows 8 and now gradually want to upgrade to windows 10. I am planning to install Configuration manager (Current Base Branch-2002) on a new different server. Can you advice what are the first few steps should be taken .Shall i need to first uninstall all client software from all PC and then SCCM software from existing server before introducing new Configuration manager in our infrastructure. or what broad steps should be taken first.
    Please advice.

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      • Thank you so much of quick reply. is there any process reference is there for this kind of environment to take help with in terms of effect of introducing new ConfigMgr in current AD schema, and automated removal and migration of old client with new one,. One more question , will the new current branch supports clients on the (out of support ) Windows 7 in terms of pushing any application or taking inventory etc.
        Referring to any of your old article for my case will be a great help either. šŸ˜‰

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        • Hi Prajwal, If you could tell if the existing windows 7 PC sccm existing clients can be moved automatically to new Site. and ifs Windows 7 PC is supported in configmanager current branch.
          And Am i right to think that no need for any schema extension now since SCCM 2007 R2 is already existing.

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  2. HI , Sir

    I want to update my sccm version 1802 to 1910.
    it is possible and possible to how to upgrade .
    please give me a help for the same.

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  3. Hi Prajwal,
    I am planning to upgradeĀ 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
    CurrentĀ Version:
    The current site version is 5.00.8239.1000 and the console version is 5.0.8239.1502.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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

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  6. 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 case the sql server agent and the broker ports are open , and I have ensured the a/c using the instance has permissions on both prinary and secondary, and I have even added the computer a/c of the prinary to be allowed on the instance on the secondary. id really appreciate your thoughts on this as I try to get to grips with sccm, even if you could advise what logs I should be looking at to see f I can figure it out. Thank You again Prajwal

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  7. 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

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      • Hi Prajwal, thanks for that , honestly have to say your SCCM knowledge is some of the most informative and practical out there, many thanks for the link

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          • Prajwal, Im having some other issues around secondary server implementation, and because i inherited the environment there are issues, namely getting the following : [Failed]:The logon account for the SQL Server service cannot be a local user account, NT SERVICE or LOCAL SERVICE. You must configure the SQL Server service to use a valid domain account, NETWORK SERVICE, or LOCAL SYSTEM. and Failed]:The collation of the site database does not match the collation of the parent site’s database. All sites in a hierarchy must use the same database collation. I have seen you have postes on these,m however Im not sure why i am getting the first one , as there is a service a/c that run that is a specific sql_svc a/c running on my primary, any tips or advise would be greatly appreciated

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  8. 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

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    • 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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