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Tasks to Perform Before You Begin the Upgrade

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

Before you can upgrade Orchestrator to System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), you must prepare the environment by performing the following tasks:

  1. Complete all runbooks running in the current Orchestrator installation. For information about stopping runbooks, see the Running Runbooks topic in the Orchestrator library on TechNet.

  2. Close any open programs and ensure that there are no pending restarts on the computer. For example, if you have installed a server role by using Service Manager or have applied a security update, you might have to restart the computer, and then log on to the computer with the same user account to finish the installation of the server role or the security update.

  3. Perform a full backup of the Orchestrator database. For information about backing up the App Controller database, see the How to Back up Orchestrator topic in the Orchestrator library on TechNet. You can also use tools provided by SQL Server to back up the VMM database. For more information, see Back Up and Restore of SQL Server Databases.

  4. Upgrade the hardware, operating system, and other software if necessary to meet the requirements of Orchestrator in System Center 2012 SP1.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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