Tasks to Perform Before You Begin the Upgrade


Updated: June 1, 2015

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 App Controller

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

  1. Complete all jobs running in the current App Controller installation. For information about viewing jobs, see the How to View the Status of a Job topic in the App Controller library on TechNet.

  2. Ensure that VMM is upgraded before you proceed. For more information on this and other System Center 2012 SP1 upgrades, see the guide Upgrade Sequencing for System Center 2012 SP1.

  3. Ensure that there are no pending restarts on the computer on which the App Controller server is installed. For example, if you have installed a server role by using Server Manager or have applied a security update, you may need to restart the computer. After you have restarted the computer, log on to the computer with the same user account to finish the installation of the server role or the security update.

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

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

  6. Upgrade VMM.

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