System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM, also known as ConfigMgr), formerly Systems Management Server (SMS) is a systems management software product developed by Microsoft for managing large groups of computers running Windows NT, Windows Embedded, macOS (OS X), Linux or UNIX, as well as Windows Phone, Symbian, iOS and Android mobile operating systems. Configuration Manager provides remote control, patch management, software distribution, operating system deployment, network access protection and hardware and software inventory. -WIKI
Please Note That,
- In this scenario the domain controller is running on Server 2012 R2
- In this tutorial SQL server 2012 is installed locally (If you prefer you can do it on a remote server)
- SQL server 2012 should be updated to cumulative update 2 or higher to install SCCM
Firstly Create the System Management Container in Active Directory Domain Services
In the Domain controller click on Server Manager –> Tools –> ADSI Edit
Right Click and select Connect to…
Keep the default
Expand Default Naming Context right click CN=System –> New –> Object
Insert System Management as the value
Give Permission to the System Management Container
After creating the system management container, we must grant the site server’s computer account the permissions that are required to publish site information to the container. The primary site server computer account must be granted Full Control permissions to the System Management container and all its child objects.
Go to Server Manager –>Tools –> Active Directory Users and Computers –> View — Advanced features
Expand System, right click System Management and click on Delegate Control.
In the Delegation of Control Wizard dialog box Click on Add
In the Select Users,Computers or Groups dialog box click on Object Types
Check for Computers as object types and click on OK
Insert the name of the primary site server computer account and click on OK.
Primary site server computer account name should be included in the Delegation of Control Wizard dialog box. Click Next
In the next window click on Create a custom task to delegate and click Next
Select This folder, existing objects in this folder and creation of new objects in this folder and click Next
Provide Full permission and Click Next
Extend the Active Directory schema for Configuration Manager
Download a copy of Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection.
Find the file extadsch.exe and run as administrator
Open c:\ExtADSch.txt and verify schema is extended or not. You will notice a line stating “Successfully extended the Active Directory Schema”.
Install Pre-requisits For SCCM 2012 R2 |Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
Run the PowerShell command
Add-WindowsFeature Web-Windows-Auth,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-Metabase,Web-WMI,BITS,RDC,NET-Framework-Features,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Asp-Net45,NET-HTTP-Activation,NET-Non-HTTP-Activ,Web-Static-Content,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Dir-Browsing,Web-Http-Errors,Web-Http-Redirect,Web-App-Dev,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Net-Ext45,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Health,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Log-Libraries,Web-Request-Monitor,Web-HTTP-Tracing,Web-Security,Web-Filtering,Web-Performance,Web-Stat-Compression,Web-Mgmt-Console,Web-Scripting-Tools,Web-Mgmt-Compat -Restart
Install Windows Server Update Services
Install-WindowsFeature -Name UpdateServices-Services,UpdateServices-DB -IncludeManagementTools
Change the locations accordingly
cd “c:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools”
./wsusutil.exe postinstall CONTENT_DIR=C:\WSUS sql_instance_name=SQLSERVERNAME
[sql_instance_name=S2012 in this case]
Install User State Migration Tool (USMT)
Run as administrator
Accept License Agreement
Select the features to install. Make sure User State Migration Tool (USMT) is selected
Wait till the Installation finishes
Install and Configure SQL Server
- In this tutorial SQL server 2012 is installed locally.
Run the Stand-alone Installation
Accept the License Terms
Update the product
On the Feature Selection window, select
- Database Engine Services
- Reporting Services-Native
- Management Tools – Complete.
Default Instance is selected
New Account is created Teche\sccmacc1
Windows Authentication mode is selected
Add user Teche\sccmacc1
Install Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
Run splash.hta file in the installation folder
IF it is offline installation run setupdl.exe at SMSSETUP\BIN\X64\setupdl.exe instead to download the files.
Select Install a Configuration Manager primary site
In this scenario Evaluation edition is installed
Accept the License terms
Accept Licenses for prerequisites
Since I have downloaded the files previously, path for the downloaded folder is given
Select the appropriate Language
Insert the Site code and Site name
Install the primary site as a Stand-alone Site
select YES to support to expand this site into hierarchy later
Include FQDN of the Database Server
Include the path to SQL Server data and log files
Insert SMS provider settings
Client Computer Communication Settings
Press Yes to continue with the settings
Site system Roles should be selected for installation
If you want you can join the Customer Experience Program
Review the Settings Summary
After reviewing Prerequisites press Begin Install
Close the system center configuration manager wizard
Update the Microsoft SQL server 2012
Open System Center Configuration Manager
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE INSTALLED SCCM 2012
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