I know the environments with SCCM 2007 servers managing more than 10k clients. SCCM 2007 will reach its end of EXTENDED support on July 9th, 2019. There is no option to have a custom, or extended support options will be provided to any of the existing SCCM 2007 customers. By 9th July 2017, SCCM 2007 will have been supported for twelve (12) years.
More Details – End of Support Dates for SCCM CB
Kudos to Microsoft SCCM team to provide 12 years of support for a device management product. The latest version of SCCM is CB (current branch) which is already being used by more than 62,000 organizations to manage more than 100 million devices. Microsoft highly recommended customers to start the migration to SCCM CB (current branch) as soon as possible.
In-place upgrade from SCCM 2007 to CB?
In-place upgrade from SCCM 2007 to CB is NOT supported. So the upgrade path from SCCM 2007 to CB is the following. For migration, SCCM 2007 R2 or R3 on the source site are NOT a consideration. So long as the source site runs SCCM 2007 SP2, sites with either the R2 or R3 add-on installed are supported for migration to SCCM CB.
More details about the options of migrating SCCM 2007 environment to SCCM CB here.
SCCM 2007 only supports either Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2. And the SCCM 2007 supports SQL server 2008 or 2008 R2. SCCM upgrade process can take more than six (6) months depending on the size and complexity of your environment.
Risks of keeping SCCM 2007?
SCCM 2007 is already out of mainstream support. By the end of 9th July 2019, Microsoft will stop providing any patches and security fixes for SCCM 2007 solution. There are some risks involved in keeping the SCCM 2007 servers in your environment. I can offer more risk details offline if needed. After 9th July 2019, Microsoft will NOT provide any of the following support for SCCM 2007.
1. Paid support 2. Security update support 3. Access to Microsoft KB 4. Online help 5. Free incident support 6. Warranty claims 7. Design changes and feature requests
SCCM 2007 customers tend to also be users of Windows 7 and Office 2010 which both reach their end of support in 2020.
- Plan for migration to System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) from ConfigMgr 2007
- In-place upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) from ConfigMgr 2012
- Official Notification from Microsoft on SCCM 2007 end of life – SCCM 2007 approaching end of support: What you need to know