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No standalone SP1 for System Center 2012

Thats right, many of us have been waiting for a standalone SP1 to upgrade our current SC 2012 implementations. However that could be a long wait since it will never happen.
Microsoft has decided not to create a downloadable SP1, you will have to download the entire ISO to do an upgrade, if you can upgrade.
DPM 2012 allows for an Upgrade
VMM 2012 does not allow for an upgrade, its a complete re-install
not sure about the others yet.

Upgrading SC DPM 2012 to DPM 2012 SP1

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I am taking notes as i am doing my upgrade  to help any one who may have issues along the way.

Make sure windows is updated completely
Make sure you are doing your upgrade in the right order of SC products
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj628203.aspx


Before upgrading you will need Update Rollup 3 for DPM, you can get it here
If you dont know if you have it, open you DPM console and click [ABOUT DPM]
you will get a Version : 4.0.1920.0 (correct version) if any other version upgrade http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4058.list-of-build-numbers-for-system-center-data-protection-manager-dpm.aspx
after the upgrade you will have to resync all your protection groups, If you did any modifications to the database you will re do it, IE: suspect tape removal, or Over due tape removal.



Since im already upgraded i can move forward.
Quick notes about my setup:
 Single server : 2008 R2
 SQL: 2008 R2 SP1
 8GB memory
 Dual Intel E5530 Processors









Since im doing an UPGR…