Migrating SCCM to new server
Working out the details of moving the roles of an existing SCCM host to a new server and decommissioning the old. We can't reuse the old server name and address. I've found quite a bit of documentation, mostly though, there's a lack of clarity in the instructions that leads me to ask a couple of questions. First things first. The existing server is the SMS provider for a Primary Site that has a number of Secondary sites - it's running on Server 2003 (SCCM 4.00.6221.1000). Having found this workflow document in Technet (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb681052.aspx) I believe it's true that a side-by-side migration from 2007 to 2007 is the same general process as the 2003 to 2007 process described in the workflow. Is that correct? Secondly - we're attempting to simulate this in a lab, and we've gotten to the point where the workflow calls out "detach the child sites" and "attach them as child sites of the new primary". This task is deceptively over simplified, as there is no obvious way we can find to "detach" child site. Is this an uninstall? Does anyone out there have any documentation or observations of what this task actually entails, what the ramifications are of the process?
October 6th, 2010 8:29pm

Hi, Secondary sites can't be detached those you need to uninstall and install again as child sites to the new server.Kent Agerlund | http://scug.dk/ | The Danish community for System Center products
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October 6th, 2010 8:47pm

Everything is in the SQL database, right? No. The database itself is useless in a recovery scenario. It's registry, WMI and inboxes (so basically all the stuff that gets backed up using the built-in ConfigMgr backup task).
October 6th, 2010 9:35pm

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