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#SCCM / #ConfigMgr 2012 :: Primary Site Server and Database Recovery : Part 1

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Recovery options are changed. Remember, we have to run the Site Repair Wizard (after completing the installation wizard) in ConfigMgr 2007, but this is changed for good in ConfigMgr 2012. More details about ConfigMgr 2007 Site Repair Wizard – Site Repair Wizard Step by Step Guide.

Now, In ConfigMgr 2012, the Recovery a Site option is part of Installation Wizard.


In ConfigMgr 2012, there are TWO parts in the recovery scenario, Site Server recovery and Site Database recovery. More details about recovery – through TechNet documentation.

Site Database recovery behaviour varies with SQL Server Change Tracking Retention Period and Site Database recovery scenarios.More details about SQL Server Change Tracking Retention Period and Site Database Recovery Scenarios.

In this post, we are going to recover a primary site with GOOD backup (More details about – Backup Site Server maintenance task). Note: We can ensure that from Smsbkup.log. Look for message ID “5035” which indicates that the site backup was completed without any errors. I’m able to successfully recover primary site which is having a secondary server with the following process.

I’ve already completed the rebuild of the server with same name, path, Drive letters and Patch level. Also, installed and configured IIS, DotNet 4, SQL and WSUS prior to the start of the recovery process.

1. Start : the ConfigMgr/SCCM 2012 Setup from the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager installation media, we’ve to run this setup from the server which you want to recover.


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Glad to share something that I've gone through in my professional career. I've 12+ years of experience in Information Technology and since 2006 am working with SMS and then SCCM.

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