Get Ready for SCCM ConfigMgr 2012 SP2 Service Pack 2 Upgrade

When I wrote about release of ConfigMgr SCCM 2012 SP2 in the post “SCCM ConfigMgr 2012 SP2 and vNext Release Dates“, some people got confused, how SCCM 2012 SP2? Why not SCCM 2012 R3? Two different streams of a same product (SCCM) doesn’t make much sense. Isn’t it? Probably, Microsoft wanted to remove the confusions between Feature packs (SCCM 2007 R2, SCCM 2007 R3 ) and Service Packs (SCCM 2012 SP1, SCCM 2012 SP2). They’re planning to stream line it with the release of Service Pack 2. Yes, Microsoft is NOT releasing R3 feature pack for SCCM 2012 rather they are going to release another Service Pack and it’s SCCM 2012 SP2. As I mentioned in the previous post mentioned above, Microsoft would be looking forward to release SCCM (ConfigMgr) 2012 SP2 before Ignite (May 1st week) conference. My guess is SCCM 2012 SP2 will be released some time in April.

Following post will give you more details about the features of SP2 and SP1 of SCCM 2012 !! I’ve predicted it may released on April but it’s going to get released on 14 May 2016.

SCCM 2012 SP2 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 New Improvements and Updates

Are You Ready

So, Are you Ready for SCCM ConfigMgr 2012 SP2 Upgrade? We are nearing the release dates of SCCM 2012 SP2. The ITC Podcast by Brad Anderson and Kelly Pranghofer provides more hints that Microsoft of nearing to the target release date for SCCM (ConfigMgr) 2012 SP2. As Kelly Pranghofer mentioned (at 8:40 minute) in the below Postcast, Microsoft internal environment with more than 300,000 devices has already been upgraded to SCCM (ConfigMgr) 2012 SP2. Below is the ITC Podcast listen and enjoy. You’ll be happy hear that how Microsoft is performing the testing of Software Updates and patching along with new beta products with in their organization using SCCM infrastructure.

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  1. Kaka says:

    So what is the difference between SCCM 2012 R2 CU4 and SCCM 2012 SP2 ?

  2. Renato Pacheco says:

    Thanks for sharing Anoop, just love your blog!

  3. Brad says:

    Anoop, I think what “Kaka” meant was, what are the new features of SP2, not what is the difference between a CU and a Service Pack…

    • Anoop says:

      Oh sorry. I got it now Brad ! Thank you.

      New features….only one thing I could think about is standalone Intune features (already released) will be added to Hybrid version SCCM + Intune.

  4. Jerry says:

    Anoop, So, where can i get SCCM 2012 SP2? How can i update to SCCM 2012 SP2 from SCCM 2012 R2?
    Thank you.

  5. DPellegrini says:

    Has this been released yet? I am unable to locate anything more on the release or published features.

  6. DPellegrini says:

    Release date 2016?

  7. Narasimha Theja Rao says:

    Hi Anoop, im planning to upgrade my SCCM R2 to SP2, can you share any document relatively

  8. shyam nair says:

    hi anoop
    operating system installer is not showing in SCCM R2 to SP2, how to create os image for deployment

  9. Brett says:

    Am I searching wrong? I can only find the download under the MS Evaluation site. Is there a stable (non-eval) version somewhere? I want to go from R2 to R2 SP1.


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