Upgrade Virtual Machine Manager to 2012 R2, High Level Steps.

VMM  does not support in-place upgrade. You have to uninstall VMM and retain the database. Before uninstalling VMM first uninstall any Update Rollup. After uninstalling VMM, ADK (Windows Assessment and Deployment Toolkit) 8.0 also have to be uninstalled. Before starting the VMM 2012 R2 installation you have to install ADK 8.1. Make sure you have a complete system state and database backup of the server.

  • First step is to uninstall VMM Management Server and VMM Console.

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  •  Next, Uninstall the ADK

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  • Install System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 r2

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  • Select your existing database (default name is VirtualManagerDB)

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 Answer “Yes” when asked to upgrade the virtual machine manager database. 

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