Performing a SCCM 2012 R2 installation is not a walk in the park. The product itself can be complex for inexperienced administrators. There’s already tons of SCCM 2012 R2 Installation Guide available, written by experienced blogger and MVPs but I think that very few gives the whole picture from the start to the last component. Our goal is to bring it a bit further, explaining concepts and best practice rather than just guide the user through the installation process.

We was hesitant to post this SCCM 2012 R2 Installation Guide because SCCM VNext is coming pretty fast (Release date could be announced at Microsoft Ignite) but I finally decided to release it anyway. We still get consulting contract to install SCCM 2012 R2 so it’s definitely still relevant information.

The SCCM 2012 R2 Installation Guide blog post series will describe everything about the installation process, from the server prerequisites to the various site role installation and configurations.

Continue to read the complete blog post here : http://www.systemcenterdudes.com/sccm-2012-r2-installation-guide/

Wow, seems like ages ago that Wally Mead was at our Windows Management User Group Netherlands meeting back in November. During this Friday Afternoon Drink Wally talked about the new release 2 of Configuration Manager 2012. One of his sessions was a live upgrade of Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 to Configuration Manager 2012 R2. During the live upgrade and Wally shared his knwoledge about how to prepare and perform an upgrade to Configuration Manager 2012 R2. One of his tips and tricks which I wanted to share with you and was I still on my to-do list was about closing the install screen to early.

I think (hope) that the most of you know it already, if not see what can happen.

Read the complete blog here: http://configmgrblog.com/2014/01/07/quick-configmgr-2012-r2-installation-tip-wally-mead/