Here’s a step-by-step installation guide for ConfigMgr 2012 R2.
**DO NOT INSTALL THIS IN A PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT!!!
DO BACKUPS BEFORE INSTALLING THIS TECH PREVIEW!!!**
Download the bits here: System Center 2012 R2 available
Download the Windows 8.1 ADK here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=301570
Before you install –> uninstall
Before you install ConfigMgr 2012 R2, go ahead and uninstall your Windows 8 ADK.
ConfigMgr 2012 R2 requires you to install the Windows 8.1 ADK. So uninstall the 8ADK and install 8.1.
Install Windows 8.1 ADK Preview
Step 1: Specify install location
Step 2: Join CEIP!
Step 3: License Agreement
Step 4: Select the features you want to install
You only need WinPE, USMT and Deployment Tools.
Step 5: Installation
Install ConfigMgr 2012 R2
Step 1: Run the installer
Step 2: Before you begin
Here are the release notes for ConfigMgr 2012 R2: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn236347.aspx
This prerelease version does not support an upgrade from previous versions of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. Install this prerelease version as a new installation of Configuration Manager.
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Step 3: Available setup options
Step 4: Product Key
Step 5a: Accept the license terms
Step 5b: Prereq licenses
Step 6: Prerequisite downloads
The downloader will download a new 352MB of prereqs for R2.
Step 7: Server language selection
Step 8: Client language selection
Step 9: Settings summary
Step 10: Prerequisite check
Well, I’m just going to ignore these warnings. I didn’t get them installing SP1 and I just guess that those warnings are false. My AD schema is extended, WSUS is in the correct version (Windows Server 2012), I didn’t mess with the built-in collections and so on ;-)
23minutes later my upgrade was complete…
Build number 7884
All build numbers have now been updated to 7884.