Quick Tip: Configuration Manager 2012 R2 + SQL 2014


Hi everyone,

A quick tip for all you guys wanting to install the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 site database on a server hosting SQL 2014.

When launching the installation and pointing to the SQL 2014 server, that version will be treated as unsupported and the installation won’t continue.

To get the installation to work you should do the following:

  • Download this Microsoft KB:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020755
  • The KB contains 2 DLL files:
    • prereqcore.dll
    • setupcore.dll
  • Replace the 2 DLLs located in the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 installation source in the folder SMSSETUP\BIN\X64 with the 2 updated DLLs from the KB
  • Launch the installation from the modified installation source

The installation will now continue and you will be able to install the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 site database on SQL 2014.

Hope this helps!

Best regards,

B

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2 Responses to Quick Tip: Configuration Manager 2012 R2 + SQL 2014

  1. Hi, thanks for the article. But when I get the update and extract it, I get an older version of those files instead of the newer version mentioned on the KB article’s page. Could you let us know the version numbers of the new DLLs you have? Thanks!

  2. Oops, sorry, it seems I had downloaded the wrong package of the update. It’s weird that the package with the oldest date has the newest DLL version numbers. Anyway, I’ll try them out later today. Thanks again for the article!

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