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How to Upgrade to App Controller in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1


Updated: June 1, 2015

This guide will show you how to upgrade from System Center 2012 - App Controller to App Controller in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1).


If you are planning to upgrade two or more System Center components, it is imperative that you first consult the guide Upgrade Sequencing for System Center 2012 SP1 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=262694). The order in which you perform component upgrades is important. Failure to follow the correct upgrade sequence might result in component failure for which no recovery options exist. The affected System Center components are:

  1. Orchestrator

  2. Service Manager

  3. Data Protection Manager (DPM)

  4. Operations Manager

  5. Configuration Manager

  6. Virtual Machine Manager 

  7. App Controller

Before you begin, ensure that VMM has already been upgraded to System Center 2012 SP1.


In order to install or upgrade the App Controller server, you must be logged in as a domain user with membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, on the computer that you are configuring. This account must also have at least DBO permission on the database that will be used.

To upgrade App Controller to System Center SP1 Beta

  1. Upgrade any App Controller prerequisites that have changed. This includes upgrades to Windows Server 2012 of SQL Server 2012

  2. Start the Setup program for the App Controller Beta release.

  3. Click Install and follow the Setup instructions.

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