Wednesday, January 16, 2013

SCCM 2012 Upgrade to SP1

How to upgrade System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to SP1

This is how I would do it!

  • But I would recommend you Disable Antivirus/malware Service on both SCCM Servers and SQL Servers while running SQL and Configmgr Upgrades.
  • Upgrade SQL 2008 R2 With Service Pack 2 if not upgraded yet.
  • Or Upgrade SQL 2012 With Service Pack 1 if not upgraded yet.
  • Remember that SQL mirroring is not supported. And remember to disable database Replicas.
  • Wait for it to process database a while. 1-2 hours, watch CPU/Disk activity.
  • Install all Windows Updates.
  • Update the WSUS 3 with hotfixes for SP2 is not installed yet. 
  • Reboot.    (remember to turn off your malware/antivirus again)
  • Check Site Health status.
  • Run SP1 for SCCM 2012 in this order:
  1. Central Administrative Site
  2. Primary site
  3. Secondary site

  • And this hotfix 2801987 if you downloaded and installed the Configmgr 2012 SP1 iso before 25.Jan 2012. If you downloaded after the 25.Jan the hotfix will be included in the media, so you dont have run the hotfix Install the hotfix that is provided in this article before you install the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 client to all you machines. This hotfix should be installed to all site servers. Click Hotfix download available in the beginning of this article to obtain this hotfix.

After doing some manuel right clicking machines in Console and upgrading Clients verifying all is well, then its time to Auto Upgrade all the Client agents and SCCM Consoles.
Very nice setting that randomizes the Upgrade of Clients within the chosen days.

Then its time time to get started playing with all the new features and fixes.

New downloads:
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 Toolkit
System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager Package Conversion Manager 2.0

Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Configuration Manager - Clients for Additional Operating Systems

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Configuration Manager – Evaluation (VHD)

List of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 KBs

Remarks Regarding WMF 3.0 Update

IMPORTANT: Windows Management Framework 3.0 is not currently compatible with the following applications:

Systems that are running the above server applications should not run Windows Management Framework 3.0 at this time. WMF 3.0 is otherwise supported on Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 SP2.

Windows Management Framework 3.0 requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. You can install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 at

In addition, the following requirements apply:
  1. To install Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) for Windows PowerShell 3.0 on computers running Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1, before installing Windows Management Framework 3.0, use Server Manager to add the optional Windows PowerShell ISE feature.
  2. Before installing Windows Management Framework 3.0 on Windows Server 2008, you must download and install the version of Windows Management Framework which includes Windows PowerShell 2.0, WinRM 2.0, and BITS 4.0 as a prerequisite. This version of Windows Management Framework is available at
  3. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) must be installed as a prerequisite on computers running Windows 7. To install SP1, go to

If you have problems with Applications not working while deploy through Deployments or Task Sequences, you need to update the Application or Content.  If you have a lot of Applications you need to do this for, then check out our Configmgr MVP Kennys Powershell script:

Upgrade to SP1 CU1


  1. Thanks Nicolai

    I was wondered whether the SCCM SP1 came just as the Services Pack of Windows or was integrated as a new release of SCCM 2012. Your feedback and references are very appropriate.


  2. Hi, only as Integrated to the New full media. Run Setup and then choose Upgrade.