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Upgrading from Systems Management Server 2003 Operating System Deployment

Updated: February 1, 2009

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Before upgrading a System Management Server (SMS) 2003 site to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, all SMS 2003 feature packs must be uninstalled. Image files and operating system deployment packages created with the SMS 2003 Operating System Deployment Feature Pack are not supported by operating system deployment in Configuration Manager 2007 for Configuration Manager clients.

Upgrading SMS 2003 sites with the Operating System Deployment Feature Pack Installed to Configuration Manager 2007

Operating system deployment in Configuration Manager 2007 has been revised and cannot use operating system image files or operating system deployment packages created using the SMS 2003 Operating System Deployment Feature Pack. To perform an in-place upgrade of an SMS 2003 site with the Operating System Deployment Feature Pack installed, use the following steps:

To upgrade SMS 2003 sites with the Operating System Deployment Feature Pack to Configuration Manager 2007

  1. Uninstall the Operating System Deployment Feature Pack from the SMS 2003 site. Existing operating system deployment packages and image files can be left in place for interoperability.

  2. Upgrade the SMS 2003 site to Configuration Manager 2007 by using the normal in-place upgrade procedures. For more information about performing an in-place upgrade, see How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade.

  3. Re-create operating system images by building an appropriate reference computer and then capturing the image by using the Configuration Manager 2007 capture operating system task sequence. Although they are WIM files, operating system images captured by using the SMS 2003 Operating System Deployment Feature Pack cannot be used in Configuration Manager 2007. For more information about how to capture an image using a task sequence, see How to Create a Task Sequence to Build and Capture an Operating System Image.

  4. Import the captured images into Configuration Manager 2007. For more information about how to add an image for operating system deployment, see How to Add Operating System Images.

Interoperability Considerations

Upgrading an SMS 2003 site hierarchy to Configuration Manager 2007 proceeds in a step-wise fashion, starting at the top of the hierarchy and proceeding to lower level sites. Clients are upgraded after their assigned site is upgraded. Because this upgrade process can happen over an extended period of time, you might have SMS 2003 clients reporting to a Configuration Manager 2007 site, and you might have an SMS 2003 site reporting to a parent site that has been upgraded to Configuration Manager 2007.

To avoid disabling the SMS 2003 operating system deployment process while the full hierarchy upgrade is in progress, existing SMS 2003 operating system deployment packages are preserved while each SMS 2003 site is upgraded in-place. These packages are placed in the OSD FP Packages node under the Operating System Deployment node in the Configuration Manager 2007 console. Preserving these packages ensures that copies that have replicated down the site hierarchy to SMS 2003 sites are still available to their child sites.

noteNote
This folder is not shown in the Configuration Manager 2007 console if there are no operating system deployment packages to preserve.

With these preserved packages you can:

  • Deploy operating systems to SMS 2003 clients by using an SMS 2003 console on an SMS 2003 child site to advertise an SMS 2003 operating system deployment package. .

  • Delete SMS 2003 packages to free up space in the site database by using the Configuration Manager 2007 console at the site where the package was created. As with any other package, the deletion will cascade down the site hierarchy, deleting the package from any child sites as well. After the package is deleted, delete the binary files used in the package including the operating system image.

You cannot do the following:

  • Modify the package in any way. The Configuration Manager 2007 console running on the site where the package was created cannot modify the legacy package contents. As with any other replicated package, the package is read-only on child sites. You can, of course, create new operating system deployment packages by using the SMS 2003 Operating System Deployment Feature Pack running on SMS 2003 child sites.

  • Advertise SMS 2003 operating system deployment packages from a Configuration Manager 2007 site or to Configuration Manager 2007 clients.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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