SCCM 2007 R2 to R3 upgrade

First of all, download the R3 upgrade ISO (which I did from our partner portal)

Extract the content and launch the splash.hta

Install Configuration Manager 2007 R3

To my surprise, I got the above error.

So I googled/binged the KB number and found

(You would think that MS included the hotfix in the R3 iso, guess again.)

Important to know:
This issue occurs on a computer that is serving in the following role:

  • A System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) site server
  • A System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 remote administration console
  • A System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client


I went ahead and installed the missing update. (the this may take several minutes is no joke)

The reason why it takes several minutes, is because it depends how long it takes for you to find out that there is a window behind the installer asking for instructions:


What is it saying? Basically it creates a new program for you to update the SCCM Client on your computers, which you have to manually deploy after the installation of the update.
The reason for the update is related to the new power management features.

So, off with the actual update:

Once installation is done, open the SCCM console, go to Site Database, Site Management
Right click you site, choose properties.

On the general tab, you should see this :

So, what’s new??

Read all about it here:


    • mayuresh
    • November 27th, 2013

    can u pls share the link from where u download SCCM 2007 R3 setup….

      • patrickvanbeek
      • November 27th, 2013

      Hi, unfortunately I can’t, if it’s not a free download from Microsoft, you need to have a valid volume license to download it.

        • mayuresh
        • November 27th, 2013

        Thank u for the prompt reply… but still can u provide me the trial period setup so that i can evaluate and then ask my company to purchase….

    • patrickvanbeek
    • November 27th, 2013

    Sorry, I can’t seem to find the ISO file. It’s been a while since I used it.
    Hope you find it somewhere.

      • mayuresh
      • November 27th, 2013

      Nope… Am not able to find it, hence am requesting to you to please share the link if u have as u used it and implemented at your end… It will be very helpful if u could share it.. Thank u in advance..

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