The Start-CMDistributionPointUpgrade cmdlet fails in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Applies to: Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager


When you use the Start-CMDistributionPointUpgrade cmdlet to upgrade a shared distribution point to a Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager distribution point, the cmdlet fails. This problem occurs if a secondary site is referenced in the -sitecode parameter.

Additionally, you receive the following exception message:

Initiation of upgrade of BDP: server1.contoso.internal, failed.
Exception Type: System.Collections.Generic.KeyNotFoundException,Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Cmdlets.HS.Commands.StartDistributionPointUpgradeCommand :: Exception Message: System.Collect
ions.Generic.KeyNotFoundException: The given key was not present in the dictionary.
at System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary`2.get_Item(TKey key)
at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Cmdlets.HS.Commands.StartDistributionPointUpgradeCommand.SetObjectProperties(IResultObject siteSystemObject, IResultObject distributionPointObject)
at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Cmdlets.HS.Commands.StartDistributionPointUpgradeCommand.ProcessRecord()
at System.Management.Automation.CommandProcessor.ProcessRecord().


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, go to the following Microsoft website: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To apply this hotfix, you must have Cumulative Update 1  for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager installed.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Note We recommend that you close Configuration Manager Administration Console before you install this hotfix package.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any previously released hotfix.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

This update removes the -BoundaryGroup parameter from the Start-CMDistributionPointUpgrade cmdlet.

Note The Set-CMDistributionPoint cmdlet can be used separately to define a given boundary group.

Additionally, the -SiteCode and -InstallInternetServer parameters are replaced with the DestinationSideCode and InstallIIS parameters. However, the replaced parameters are still available as aliases; either parameter will work with the cmdlet.


Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.