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I am performing an in place upgrade to R2 and was wondering if the R2 cumulative update 1 can be applied at the same time as the AX 2012 R2 upgrade by adding it to the Updates folder in the R2 installation files.
Yes, you can "slipstream" updates in AX installations. Check this blog post from the Microsoft support team for details, it's pretty easy: blogs.msdn.com/.../how-can-i-slipstream-cumulative-updates-for-ax-2012-as-part-of-a-new-installation.aspx
I have slipstreamed prior cumulative updates but I wanted to verify it was OK to do this with the R2 upgrade. Thanks for your prompt response.
You need at the minimum CU3 for RTM in order to upgrade from AX2012 RTM. I have successfully upgraded from CU4.
Thanks for your comment. I meant applying the R2 cumulative update which was release in February I believe. We are currently on AX R1 FP CU3.
If you mean applying a R2 CU on RTM, the answer is NO.
AX2012 RTM (6.0/6.1) (with or without FPK) will have their own CU.
AX2012 R2 (6.2) will have their own CU.
They should have different KB numbers as well. :-)
Actually, my question was whether I could slipstream the R2 Cumulative Update #1 when I do an in-place upgrade to R2. I was not asking what release of AX 2012 I need to be on to run the in-place upgrade.
Ah! Sorry for misunderstanding. Doh! xD
I haven't tried that myself, but I think I would have tested it myself if I were you. If it fails, you can always restore back the RTM database and run the split again.
Maybe someone else have tried it.
Were you able to do your in place upgrade on in one go from FP CU3 to R2 CU1?
Do you have any lessons learned to share?
I did try to run the install in one go from FP CU3 to R2 CU1 and the upgrade failed. I did not look into it further since we had a 3-rd party modification which currently only had a R2 version model ready and a decision was made to only upgrade to R2 at the moment.