In part 2, we installed and configured SQL in order to install SCCM 2012 R2.
In part 3, we installed a stand-alone SCCM 2012 R2 Primary site.
In the next 16 parts, we will describe how to install the numerous Site Systems roles available in SCCM 2012 R2. Role installation order is not important, you can install roles independently of others.
This part will describe how to install SCCM 2012 R2 State Migration Point (SMP).
The State Migration Point stores user state data when a computer is migrated to a new operating system.
This is not a mandatory Site System but you need a State Migration Point if you plan to use the User State steps in your Task Sequence. These steps integrates with User State Migration Tools (USMT) to backup your user data before applying a new operating system to a computer.
Site System Role Placement in Hierarchy
The State Migration Point is a site-wide option. It’s supported to install this role on a child Primary Site, stand-alone Primary Site or Seconday Site. It’s not supported to install it on a Central Administration site.
Beginning with SCCM 2012 R2, the State Migration Point can be installed on the site server computer or on a remote computer. It can be co-located on a server that have the distribution point role.
SCCM 2012 State Migration Point Installation
- Open the SCCM console
- Navigate to Administration / Site Configuration / Servers and Site System Roles
- Right click your Site System and click Add Site System Roles
- On the General tab, click Next