Upgrading System Center 2012 - Service Manager SP1 to System Center 2012 R2

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

This guide will show you how to upgrade from Service Manager in Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to Service Manager in System Center 2012 R2.


If you are planning to upgrade two or more System Center products, you must first consult the guide Upgrade Sequencing for System Center 2012 R2. The order in which you perform product upgrades is important. Failure to follow the correct upgrade sequence might result in product failure for which no recovery options exist. The affected System Center products 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 Service Manager in System Center 2012 R2 from Service Manager in System Center 2012 SP1 (version 7.5.2905.0).


This guide assumes that you are performing an upgrade to Service Manager in System Center 2012 R2. For information about installing System Center 2012 – Service Manager on a computer where no previous version of Service Manager exists, see Deploying System Center 2012 – Service Manager.

Upgrade topics

Downloadable documentation

You can download a copy of this technical documentation from the Microsoft Download Center. Always use the TechNet library for the most up-to-date information.

For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.