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Upgrade SCCM 2012 Beta 2 to SCCM 2012 RC

A few days ago I tried to upgrade System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 RC. I didn’t find any official documentation about how to upgrade from Beta to RC. In few pictures below I will show you how that work.




Seems very easy, but Sad smile


After a few hours of investigation I decided to uninstall existing SCCM Beta 2, but not from “Programs and Features” then from SCCM installation media like in picture below.


After uninstallation was successfully I started a installation of SCCM 2012 RC on the same server.



After twenty minutes installation is done…

At the end you need to setup few things (Boundaries, Boundary Groups and Discovery Methods). Code site and other configuration is same like before on your SCCM Beta 2.


If you want to configure your SCCM 2012 from the scratch please read this blog.

How to remove applications from SCCM 2012

I could not figure out how to remove an application in SCCM 2012 Beta2. I got some help on a forum posts. Every application that is added to System Center
Configuration Manager is in Active status.
If you want to remove the application first of all you need to retire it. Second
you need to remove it’s deployments and the last thing is to remove it’s
revision history.
1. In my case i want to remove TeamCompanion application from my SCCM 2012. I have to mention that TeamCompanion application is Ekobit’s product and this is great application. I use this app only for example :)
2. Select the application which you want to remove. Select application, in my case, this is TeamCompanion app and click on Retire.

3. After that, you have to delete Deployed Appin the Deployments tab.
4. Click on the Revision History tab.
5. And at the end you need to delete entry in Revision History. Select all the revisions, (i have two for my application), and click Delete. After you delete all revisions, the application will automatically be removed.
6. Now you can see that your removed application is really removed.
Important ! The procedure have to be done in this order. If you proceed out of order you cannot to delete all revisions.