How to Migrate SCCM CB 1606 Primary server to new hardware or new virtual server

This is a video tutorial which explains how to Migrate ConfigMgr SCCM CB 1606 Primary Server to New Hardware.

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How to Migrate SCCM CB 1606 primary server to new hardware or new virtual server? How to restore SCCM CB primary server from full SCCM backup? I’ll try to answer these two questions in this blog post and the video.  I used SCCM CB full backup to migrate primary server into virtual server. In this scenario, I’ve SCCM CB primary site server and Database server on the same box. After the migration Intune/cloud communication was not working and all the logs (CloudUserSync.log, DMPUploader.log and DMPDownloader.log) filled with “Certmgr has not installed certificate yet, sleep for 1 minutes.“. The resolution was to remove Intune subscription and add it back.

Following are the prerequisites which we need to follow while migrating SCCM CB primary server to new hardware:-
Hostname Should be same :
Drive Letters should be same :
Installation Path should be same:
Should have same patch level:
Better to have the same IP:
The following steps will help to complete the migration steps easily  
1.Document local SMS group memberships of existing server
 
2.Perform differential Robocopy of the backup folders to the new server (Package Source\DP files\WSUS)
 
3.Shutdown Current SCCM CB Server
 
4.Delete AD object of existing SCCM Server from Active Directory Users and Computers
 
5.Rename new server to the old SCCM CB server name
 
6.Give New Server OLD IP address (Optional)
 
7. Perform Domain Join of new SCCM CB server. Provide FULL ACCESS to new SCCM CB computer object in System Management container and also add to respective AD groups wherever required.
 
8. Install all the prerequesites – ADK, WSUS, SQL etc….
 
9. Run the setup from CD.Latest folder to get the latest binaries of existing CB site

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  1. Hi
    I want to migrate sccm 1606 to new server – but old OS is Windows server 2008 R2.

    are this steps well ?:

    new server is w2012 R2. Should I uninstall WSUS on old server and then do full backup ?

    thanks

  2. I don’t think you need to do uninstall of WSUS to take full back. You should take full backup with WUS and SUP etc… Also WSUS uninstallation is recommended only for in place upgrade of OS 2008 R2 to OS 2012 R2. Otherwise it’s normal process.

  3. Hi Anoop,
    Currently, I’m managing several departments (which are located in different regions) using SCCM 2012 R2 with a single Primary site and a Distribution Point in each department. SCCM is installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 and plan is to install CM1606 on a new server (Windows Server 2016). I’m asked to move each department gradually to new site. How should I plan for this?
    Thank you.

  4. Hi Anoop,
    Currently, I’m managing several departments (which are located in different regions) using SCCM 2012 R2 with a single Primary site and a Distribution Point in each department. SCCM is installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 and plan is to install CM1606 on a new server (Windows Server 2016). I’m also asked to create a new primary site and move each department gradually to new site. How should I plan for this?
    Thank you.

  5. concerning the migration and the intune subscription, you state: “remove Intune subscription and add it back”
    I suppose you must use the same .PEM file you used in the original environment.
    and for the record: this will not result in having to unenroll/re-enroll devices, right?

  6. Anoop need your help due to some issues we had to uninstall and install our primary, but the site code is same and it has been attached under our CAS.Clients have started reporting, but this primary was having 20+ DP’s. Now after installation none of DP’s are showing, how to proceed? Do we need to configure DP’s again, but what about the content library that was previously created? Or after configuring these DP’s will SCCM will know it was previously configured and start working?

    • Ankit, How did you install the primary site? Have you completed the restoration of primary site? I suppose, you need to have a good backup of the primary server to restore. Have you completed the supported way of SCCM restoration of primary server? If so the DPs should work without any issue. This is very complex scenario and I don’t think it will be easy to troubleshoot here. Rather I would recommend to raise a ticket with Microsoft.

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