Upgrading SCCM 2012 R2 Preview to SCCM 2012 R2 RTM

I’ve been running System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager for some time now, but since SCCM 2012 R2 was released today I really wanted to upgrade my server to the RTM bits! For now I’m upgrading my machine, since it is still running Windows Server 2012 I will probably do a clean install (on top of Windows Server 2012 R2) somewhere in the near future.

Prepare for the upgrade

Before you can start the upgrade, there ar e some things you should know:

The Upgrade Process

Mount the downloaded ISO and start the installation.

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Just click Install to start the installation and click Next in the next screen.

It detects that I’m already running SCCM and is offering me to upgrade the site.

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Click Next to accept the upgrade selection.

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Enter the correct product key and click Next.

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Accept the license terms and click Next.

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Accept the license terms and click Next.

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Enter the download path for the required files and click Next.

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Depending on your internet speed the download can take a while…

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Select any languages you wish to support and click Next.

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Just click Next.

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When the prerequisite check has finished without any failed statuses, just click Begin Install.

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After a long while (it took me more then 1h35 minutes in total!) the upgrade is complete. Now we just have to configure the site using the post-setup configuration tasks.

Have fun with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager!