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Upgrading System Center 2012 - Service Manager to System Center 2012 SP1


Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager

This guide will show you how to upgrade from System Center 2012 – Service Manager to Service Manager 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. 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

You can only upgrade to System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) from System Center 2012 – Service Manager (version 7.5.1561.0.0)


It is assumed in this guide that you are performing an upgrade to System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1). For information about installing System Center 2012 – Service Manager on a computer where no previous version of Service Manager exists, see the Deploying System Center 2012 – Service Manager.

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