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Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Installation Checklist

Updated: October 14, 2010

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3

The following checklist provides a high-level list of items to consider and outlines the steps that you should take to install the Configuration Manager 2007 R3 feature update release on a Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 site. For information about performing a new installation of Configuration Manager 2007, see Planning and Deploying the Server Infrastructure for Configuration Manager 2007.

It is not required to extend the Active Directory schema for Configuration Manager 2007 R3.


Step Reference

Ensure your computing environment meets the supported configurations required for installing the Configuration Manager 2007 R3 feature update release.

Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Supported Configurations

Verify that you do not have any unresolved operational issues with the site by checking the site status messages.

Using Status Messages for Configuration Manager Troubleshooting

Install any critical Windows updates on the site server and site systems.


Install any critical Microsoft SQL Server updates on the site database server.


If you are using SQL Server Database Replication, disable it before upgrading.

How to Disable SQL Server Database Replication

Back up the site to be upgraded.

Tasks for Backing Up a Site

No additional schema updates are required for Configuration Manager 2007 R3. However, if you have not already extended your schema for Configuration Manager 2007, consider the benefits of extending it.

Decide If You Should Extend the Active Directory Schema

Restart the site server and site systems to ensure that there are no pending actions from installing updates or prerequisites.


Install the update described in article 977384 at the Microsoft Support site to the following:

  1. All primary and secondary site servers in the hierarchy.

  2. All computers that are running the Configuration Manager console.

  3. All remote SMS Provider computers.


Run Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Setup from the Configuration Manager installation media, from a copy of the installation media located on a network shared folder, or other storage media to start the Configuration Manager R3 Setup Wizard.

When installing Configuration Manager 2007 R3 in multi-site hierarchies, the central site should always be the first site that Configuration Manager 2007 R3 is installed on.

Configuration Manager Tasks for Upgrade and Interoperability

After installing the Configuration Manager 2007 R3 feature update release on the primary site server, run Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Setup on secondary site server computers and on any associated Configuration Manager consoles so that Configuration Manager 2007 R3 features can be displayed.

The displayed product version number for Configuration Manager console installations does not change after you run Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Setup to add additional R3 feature support.

Configuration Manager Tasks for Upgrade and Interoperability

If you are using SQL Server Database Replication, reconfigure it after you upgrade the database.

How to Configure SQL Server Site Database Replication

Verify that the site installation was successful.

How to Verify Successful Site Installation

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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