Upgrade SCCM 2012 SP1 to SCCM 2012 R2

Yesterday I downloaded the new System Center Configuration Manager R2 Setup files. I extracted the ISO and started the setup.

Pretty straight forward as SCCM has to download newer updates etc. The Assessment and Deployment Tool kit has to be updated to support Windows 8.1. This download is quite large, didn’t take too long (depending on your connection)

After the Toolkit updated itself I ran the check on the SCCM R2 install and the following error was produced:

“The User State Migration Tool component of the Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) 8.1 is required and must be installed before Setup can continue.”

To fix this open up an elevated command prompt and navigate to the ADKSetup file and then execute the following command:

Adksetup.exe /quiet /features OptionID.DeploymentTools OptionID.WindowsPreInstallationEnvironment OptionID.UserStateMigrationTool /norestart

Once you press enter it seems like nothing is happening but the setup is running in the background, give it about 5-10 min then run the checks again on the SCCM R2 Upgrade/Install and the error will be gone.

Hope it helps.


CRM Dynamics 2011 on Windows Server 2012 R2

Today I tested an upgraded on my CRM system running server 2012. I first upgraded CRM Dynamics 2011 to RU15, after that I did a restart.

I ran the upgrade from Server 2012 to Server 2012 R2 (Note that CRM Dynamics 2011 is not supported on Server 2012 R2)

After the upgrade IIS issued an error saying that the WSS service was disabled as the server is running IIS 7.5 and not IIS 7.0.

When I checked my site was gone. No sweat, I navigated to the CRM Dynamics folder under programs files and ran the ServerSetup. It gave me 3 options, I chose repair and pointed to the install files. After it had finished I did an IISReset and navigated to the CRM URL only to be met with the following error:

“HTTP Error 500.19 – Internal Server Error

The requested page cannot be accessed because the related configuration
data for the page is invalid.

`Detailed Error Information`
Module IIS Web Core
Notification Unknown
Handler Not yet determined
Error Code 0x8007000d
Config Error
Config File \\?\C:\wwwroot\web.config
Requested URL http://localhost:80/Default.aspx
Physical Path
Logon Method Not yet determined
Logon User Not yet determined
Config Source

Quick check, IIS 7.0 uses the URL Rewrite Module and IIS 7.5 does not. I downloaded the file (http://www.microsoft.com/en-za/download/details.aspx?id=7435) and ran the install, did an IIS reset and went back and CRM Dynamics 2011 was now running fully on Windows Server 2012 R2. 

Hope it helps.

Install CRM Dynamics 2011 on Windows Server 2012

Today I installed CRM for the first time. According to MS it is supported on Windows Server 2012 but as always there are always extra steps to follow.

Firstly I installed SQL Server 2012 Standard as it will ask you to select an instance in the install. I downloaded the full CRM package and when I ran the install you can see the .exe’s running in the background but nothing happens.

I then found this awesome article on the Web and followed it to install CRM 2011 on Windows Server 2012 without any issues.


Hope it helps