System Center Operations Manager

Tasty Treats for System Center Operations Manager (by Tyson Paul)

Operations Manager 2012 SP1 Upgrade to R2 Failed, "a database upgrade is already in progress from another machine"


When I first attempted to upgrade my lab instance from Operations Manager 2012 SP1 Upgrade to R2 the process failed and initiated a rollback.  I found that my path to the Setup.exe was entirely too long due to folder nesting.

The Setup.exe was located in:  C:\SCOM_INSTALL\System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager (x86 and x64) – DVD (English)\en_system_center_2012_r2_operations_manager_x86_and_x64_dvd_2920299\Setup.exe

This rollback completely ruined my management server by removing all of the Management Server features. Fortunately I had taken a snapshot of my MS so I easily restored the pre-upgrade snapshot. After I reduced the folder nesting I was able to attempt the upgrade again. This time I encountered a different error due to the upgrade task detecting another upgrade was already in progress. After examining the upgrade/setup log I found that the setup process was looking for the existence of a specific table in the OperationsManager database. The presence of that table indicated an ongoing upgrade. Once I deleted the table (shown below) the upgrade process completed successfully.

Table name: [OperationsManager].[dbo].[UpgradeStatus]