SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta: caution for SQL patch levels

11 Dec

SCCM 2012 SP1 beta has been out for a while. Many people are testing the product in lab environments to prepare themselves for the release of SCCM 2012 SP1.

If you’re building and rebuilding these lab environments, then there’s a little catch preparing an SQL instance for the SCCM 2012 SP1 Site Database.

The following list on TechNet is an overview of supported SQL configurations:


Recently I tried to build a lab environment using SQL 2008 R2 with SP2.

I was in for quite a surprise that SCCM 2012 SP1 setup gave an error message stating that SQL needs to be updated to the required patch level.

This contradicts with the overview on TechNet, but it is still a beta.

If you want to build a lab using SQL 2008 R2, then your patch level needs to be SP1 and Cumulative Update 6.


Fortunately I started again using SQL 2012 with no Service Pack and Cumulative Update 2 and SCCM 2012 SP1 accepted this feature without any issues.



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