ConfigMgr (current branch): Support Removal Reminder

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (current branch)

We announced back on July 10th, 2015 that support for Windows Server 2008 R2 as a site server or most site system roles as well as SQL Server 2008 R2 for the site server database role would be removed in the first update version for ConfigMgr (current branch) released in 2017. Please see Deprecated operating systems and Deprecated support for SQL Server versions as a site database for more information.

As we approach the release of this update version, we wanted to publish this reminder. Please plan accordingly, as updating to future update versions may be blocked.

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Comments (4)
  1. Ivan___S says:

    The server database can be a “SQL 2012 R2” version but on a “Windows 2008 R2” Server?


    1. Hello Ivan_S

      The only site system roles that will be supported on Windows Server 2008 R2 are the state migration point and distribution point roles. See note 2 here: So the site database role will not be supported.


  2. Z. Paneah says:

    Does this support removal include the case where Windows Server 2008 R2 is used solely as a Distribution Point?

    1. Hello Z. Paneah

      Using Windows Server 2008 R2 as a distribution point will still be supported. See note 2 here:


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