Device Manager 2011 Server Installation
This section provides information about how to install or upgrade Device Manager 2011 server on a Configuration Manager site server, from a single site server installation to a multiple site server distributed hierarchy. You can install the Service Pack 1 (SP1) version of Device Manager 2011 server on a central or primary site server that is not running Device Manager 2011 server. If a central or primary site server already has Device Manager 2011 server installed, you can upgrade that server to the SP1 version of Device Manager 2011 server.
Install or upgrade Device Manager 2011 server starting with the central site server and then install or upgrade from the top of the hierarchy down. The central and primary site servers must have the latest service packs installed for the operating system and Configuration Manager.
As you upgrade servers within a hierarchy, there is a transition period in which you have a combination of servers running Device Manager 2011 with no service packs and servers running Device Manager 2011 SP1. This is not supported.
You can install the SP1 version of Device Manager 2011 server on a site server running Configuration Manager 2007 within a hierarchy that includes site servers running Configuration Manager 2007 and site servers running Configuration Manager 2003.
Duplicate embedded collections might temporarily appear on child primary site servers during an upgrade. These will be automatically removed after the child site servers are upgraded. For more information about collections, see Device Collections.
The following checklist provides the recommended steps to upgrade Device Manager 2011 server to Device Manager 2011 SP1:
Understand your business needs and how you will use Configuration Manager and Device Manager 2011 SP1 features to support them. You might decide to make major design changes to your existing Device Manager 2011 hierarchy before or during the upgrade process.
Check the configuration of your computing environment
Make sure that your computing environment meets the supported configurations required for upgrading to Device Manager 2011.
Determine that you are ready to upgrade
Verify that each primary site server and Configuration Manager Administrator console has the necessary software installed and configured in preparation for upgrade to Device Manager 2011 SP1.
Upgrade the hierarchy
Start by upgrading the central site server, and then upgrade from the top of the hierarchy down.
Grant administrator permissions
After upgrading each site server, you must manually grant permissions to users who need access to the Configuration Manager console and objects on a site server. When you upgrade from Device Manager 2011, the user who is performing the upgrade receives administrator rights for all the objects in the Configuration Manager 2007 console. However, if you had additional users configured to have Configuration Manager administrator rights, they do not receive automatic administrator rights to new objects. For more information about Configuration Manager object security, see Overview of Configuration Manager Object Security and WMI on TechNet.
How to Assign Rights for Objects to Users and Groups in Configuration Manager Help.
Make sure that your system matches the requirements listed in the Server Installation Requirements section.
Device Manager 2011 includes the server installer and the server upgrade installer. The installer and the upgrade installers provide the Device Manager 2011 Setup Wizard that guides you though the installation or upgrade process. For more information about how to install or upgrade Device Manager 2011, see Wizard-based Installation
Device Manager 2011 also includes a command-line server installer and a command-line server upgrade installer that provide a command-line interface to install or upgrade Device Manager 2011 server. For more information about how to install or upgrade Device Manager 2011 by using a command line, see Installing Device Manager 2011 Using a Command Line.
In This Section
- Installation Components
Information about the components installed as part of the Device Manager 2011 server installation.
- Server Installation Requirements
Information about the server installation requirements for Device Manager 2011.
- Wizard-based Installation
Information about how to install Device Manager 2011 server using the Device Manager 2011 Setup Wizard.
- Installing Device Manager 2011 Using a Command Line
Information about how to install Device Manager 2011 server by using a command line.
- Multiple Site Server Installation Examples
Information about different hierarchies for server installation of Device Manager 2011.
- Uninstalling Device Manager 2011 Server
Information about how to uninstall Device Manager 2011 server.