Removed and deprecated for Configuration Manager site servers

Applies to: Configuration Manager (current branch)

This article describes products and operating systems that are removed from support for Configuration Manager site servers, or will be removed in a future update (deprecated). It provides early notice about future changes that might affect your use of Configuration Manager.

This information may change in the future. It might not include each deprecated feature, product, or OS.

Server OS

Operating systems Deprecation first announced Support removed
Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 July 2015 Version 1702
Windows Server 2008 with SP2 July 2015 Version 1511

SQL Server

SQL Server versions Deprecation first announced Support removed
SQL Server 2012 July 2021 The first release after July 1, 2022
SQL Server 2008 R2 July 2015 Version 1702
SQL Server 2008 July 2015 Version 1511

If you need to upgrade your version of SQL Server, we recommend the following methods, from easy to more complex:

  1. Upgrade SQL Server in-place (recommended).

  2. Install a new version of SQL Server on a new computer. Then to point your site server at the new SQL Server, use the database move option of Configuration Manager setup.

  3. Use backup and recovery.


Make sure to also upgrade versions of SQL Server Express at secondary sites.

Next steps

For more information, see the following articles: