Need to Upgrade SCCM WinServer 2022- SCCM or MECM

Vladimir Arias-Antonov 20 Reputation points
2023-05-16T14:53:55.2733333+00:00

Good Morning,

I have been doing research, but currently wanted some clarification understanding the difference between SCCM and MECM. Essentially I need to upgrade from WinServer2012 SCCM ver5.0 to the latest SCCM for windows server 2022.

It seems to me that MECM replaced SCCM yet SCCM is still a thing. What would be the suggestion to upgrade to the latest and greatest and still retain all my SCCM functionality and be win 11 compatible?

Any documentation and deployment suggestions would be invaluable.

Thanks.

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  1. Youssef Saad 3,401 Reputation points
    2023-05-17T16:33:23.21+00:00

    Hello Vladimir Arias-Antonov,

    Based on the screenshot, you still at SCCM 1602 version which has already reached the end of support many years ago. If you have enough time, I would suggest to you to prepare a Windows Server 2022, install a recent supported SQL Server, install a new SCCM platform using the latest baseline available version SCCM 2303 and migrate all your devices/apps/policies from the existing 1602 platform to the new one.

    Otherwise, you can still do in-console upgrades to get to a supported version and for the operating system (Windows Server 2012), take the necessary backups (Site Server, CMDB, snapshots, VM backup etc) and proceed with an in-place upgrade to 2016, then to 2019/2022. But don't forget to check your SQL Server version.

    Below some useful link:

    Regards,

    Youssef Saad | Blog: https://youssef-saad.blogspot.com/ | LinkedIn

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  1. AllenLiu-MSFT 41,691 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-05-17T02:48:16.9+00:00

    Hi, @Vladimir Arias-Antonov

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Q&A forum.

    SCCM and MECM are the same thing.

    SCCM belongs to the System Center suit before current branch version 1910, so it was called System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).

    From current branch version 1910, it removed from the System Center suit and now is part of the Microsoft Intune family of products, so it calls Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM).

    You may check these articles for more details:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/understand/configuration-manager-faq

    https://www.interlink.com/blog/entry/microsoft-has-renamed-system-center-configuration-manager-sccm-to-microsoft-endpoint-configuration-manager-mecm

    What the SCCM version are you using? There is not a version called SCCM ver5.0.

    Only SCCM 2012, SCCM 2012 R2, SCCM current branch.

    Here is the version of current branch:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/microsoft-endpoint-configuration-manager


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  2. Vladimir Arias-Antonov 20 Reputation points
    2023-05-17T15:17:04.17+00:00

    TUser's image

    This is the version i currently have on win server 2012.

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