Step by step guide installing SCCM 2007 Part 13 series we will now upgrade  System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2. This is not a requirement but to successfully deploy Windows 7 we will need SP2 & Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7 installed on the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 server.

This article will cover installation of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2.
This article will cover installation of Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7

Before we go ahead let's take a quick look at the fixes which resolved in this Service Pack

List of hotfixes and updates that are contained in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2

RTM

4.00.5931.0000

SP1

4.00.6221.1000

SP2 BETA

4.00.6425.2000

SP2 Release Candidate

4.00.6468.2001

SP2 Final

4.00.6487.2000

SP2 + R2

No Build changes ( Only features are added )



Let's have a quick look at the BUILD & Version id on our System Center Configuration Manager 2007 pre SP2 install.











We have passed all pre req checks which is a little surprising as it is not true as you will eventually uncover as you go along.

For downloading SP2 click here

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Update




Extract the SP2 files to a location of your choice.





Start SP2 Install




Select Upgrade Click Next >



Accept the Agreement.

Click Next >



Select Yes

Click Next >




This will download updates from Microsoft.

Click Next >

















 
Once downloads are complete.

Clock ok > Click Next >












So we get the error that SP2 is not compatible with the current version installed of Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK).The initial version of Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) deployed automatically during SCCM SP1 setup is not correct for SCCM SP2 hence we need to upgrade before we move ahead.

This is an ideal time to upgrade to a new version of Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7 as this will enable us to deploy Windows 7 successfully.





Let us uninstall the old version first !!!





Reboot
















The newly installed version of Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7




Reboot


Start SCCM SP2 setup once again and you will see that WAIK error has disappeared.





The above error applies only to SCCM native mode.












Reboot once SCCM SP2 install has completed.


Verify the new SCCM BUILD & Version










Ensure the Service Pack has updated the default Boot Images.

In System Center Configuration Manager 2007 expand the Operating System Deployment node > boot images > select your X64 / x86 boot image and review it's properties, the version should read 6.1.7600.16385

If for any reason the Boot Images dont update to new version as expected than the images can be updated manually using DISM.

Building a Windows PE Image



If for any reason you have not installed SP2 yet than please read this article.

Client push fails when the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Management Point is installed in Windows Server 2008




Watch this space for Part 14

Good Luck !!!