System Center Configuration Manager Upgrade Paths

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In this post we will look at the System Center Configuration Manager upgrade paths. With the release of new SCCM versions, a lot of customers are looking to upgrade their configuration manager environment. When you plan to upgrade your SCCM, you need to know the available upgrade paths. There are many version of SCCM released till date. Here is a post that lists the build numbers for SCCM and Tech Preview versions. This post lists the upgrade paths for system center configuration manager. Before you upgrade it is recommended to check supported configurations for SCCM and upgrade checklist.

System Center Configuration Manager Upgrade Paths

Let’s now look at upgrade paths available for system center configuration manager. 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 FromUpgrade 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

 

The below table lists the upgrade paths to Version 1606 of SCCM. 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 FromUpgrade 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