Upgrading from 10.1.1 to 10.2.1

Discussion created by Wolseley on Feb 8, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 8, 2014 by crafty762
In the past with most ArcGIS for Server Upgrades you needed to completely uninstall the previous versions, loosing all your services and customizations. Then, starting from scratch, install the new version and have to spend hours and hours re-do all your services and customizations. I hope ESRI has finally created a way where upgrades simply overwrite previous versions leaving everything done previously intact.

When upgrading from ArcGIS for Server 10.1.1 to 10.2.1 will I need to uninstall 10.1.1?

Will I have to re-add services to Manager? I have some services that use Caching, will I need to re-do the Map Caching Scales?

I use ArcSDE/SQL Server Express 2008 R2 for Geodatabases, is there anything that will negatively impact these if I upgrade? something I should know beforehand?

Where can I find some good info on upgrading ArcGIS for Server 10.1.1 to 10.2.1?