A customer wanted to upgrade his current Windows 7 Enterprise devices to Windows 10. Right now he was running SCCM 2012 R2, so before I can start creating a Windows 10 task sequence first there some ConfigMgr upgrading has to be done. I started by downloading the SCCM 1511 bits, Windows ADK 10.0 (not the 1511 version!) and the HP WinPE 10.0 driver pack (since the customer is running HP devices only).
When all the bits were downloaded, the upgrade process can start!
I’ve been running System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager for some time now, but since SCCM 2012 R2 was released today I really wanted to upgrade my server to the RTM bits! For now I’m upgrading my machine, since it is still running Windows Server 2012 I will probably do a clean install (on top of Windows Server 2012 R2) somewhere in the near future.
Prepare for the upgrade
Before you can start the upgrade, there ar e some things you should know:
Interesting read: Upgrade SCCM 2012 R2 Preview to SCCM 2012 R2 RTMAt TechEd Europe the availability of System Center R2 Configuration Manager Preview was announced. Since I’m running SCCM 2012 SP1 in my home lab, I found some free time (during TechEd) to upgrade my lab to the Preview release of SCCM 2012 R2.
Prepare for the upgrade
Before you can start the upgrade, there are some things you should know :
- Since this is a Preview release, you should not run it on your production machines
- Remove the current Windows ADK 8.0
- Download and install the new Windows ADK (preview) 8.1
- In the example below I’m only using one Site Server.
The SCCM 2012 exam went live last Thursday, April 12th , but we are still waiting for the results…
Last week I talked to my contacts at MS Learning and the asked me to e-mail them if I didn’t receive the score before last Monday. At the moment the scores are still unavailable, so I send them an e-mail first thing Monday morning.
At the end of the day I received an e-mail from Stephanie and she told me that the score generally will become available within the first two weeks of the exam being live, but usually the scores are usually available within a few days of release of the live exam.
The also promised me to follow up with Prometric to find out when the scores will show on our Prometric Candidate History page.
Just a few minutes ago I received another e-mail (from Lisa this time). She told me that Prometric is investigating the issue at the moment. Whenever there will be new information I will update this blog post.
For now I would like to thanks Microsoft Learning (especially Stephanie and Lisa) for their effort to get us our SCCM 2012 Beta results!