Walid Hegazy

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System center configuration manager 2012 R2 (Part1)installation

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Hi every one , SCCM is actually one of my favorite Microsoft products and I find it very helpful in administrating and managing the environment ,so during this series I will be demonstrating different areas of SCCM 2012 R2 installation , configuration , Software Deployments, OSD …

We are going to install primary site , Secondary site and  Branch. now we will start with our primary site server

Prepare Active Directory for Configuration Manager

Extend the Active Directory Schema

clip_image00172 To extend the Active Directory Schema using extadsh.exe utility, locate the extadsh.exe which can be found in \SMSSETUP\BIN\X64 of the configuration manager setup DVD. Run the extadsh.exe with a schema admin account.

To verify whether schema extension was successful, open the log file extadsch.log located in the root of the system drive. You should see the line “Successfully extended the Active Directory Schema”.


Create the System Management Container

You can grant the Primary site servers computer account Full Control permission to the System container in Active Directory Domain Services, which results in the site server automatically creating the System Management container when site information is first published to Active Directory Domain Services. However, it is more secure to Connect to a domain controller and load ADSI Edit. Under the System OU create a new Object.


clip_image00172 Container and click Next.


clip_image00172 Enter the name System Management and click Next.


clip_image00172 Delegate control to the SCCM site server to the newly created container in AD Users and Computers. Create a custom task to delegate and choose ‘This folder, existing objects in this folder and creation of new objects in this folder’



clip_image00172 Check all Permission boxes and complete the wizard


Install Site Server Prerequisites

The following roles and features need to be installed onto the SCCM Site Server prior to installation:

clip_image00172  Remote Differential Compression


clip_image00172 BITS

clip_image00172 .Net Framework 3.5 [Install all sub features]

clip_image00172 .Net Framework 3.5 [Install all sub features]


clip_image00172   Add the following IIS components :

Common HTTP Features

Static Content

Default Document

Directory Browsing

HTTP Errors

HTTP Redirection

Application Development


.NET Extensibility


ISAPI Extensions

ISAPI Filters

Health and Diagnostics

HTTP logging

Logging tools

Request Monitor



Basic Authentication

Windows Authentication

URL Authorization

Request Filtering

IP and Domain Restrictions

Static Content Compression

Management Tools

IIS Management Console

IIS Management Scripts and Tools

Management Service

IIS 6 Management Compatibility

IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility

IIS 6 WMI Compatibility

IIS 6 Scripting Tools

IIS 6 Management Console

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 8.1

The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) is a collection of tools that you can use to customize, assess, and deploy Windows operating systems to new computers.

clip_image00172 Download the adksetup.exe, right click on the file and click on Run as Administrator. On the Specify Location page, choose the install path. Click on Next.


clip_image00172 Click on Next.


clip_image00172 On the License Agreement page, Click on Accept.


clip_image00172 Select Deployment Tools, Windows Pre installation Environment and User State Migration Tool. Click on Install.


clip_image00172 Click on Close.


Installing SQL Server 2012 for Configuration Manager 2012 R2

We will install SQL locally because this requires less administrative overhead, and with local SQL you can achieve better performance than remote. if you are going to install Using Centralized SQL Check this great Post Here .

We are going to Install SQL Server 2012 with Service Pack 1 [no cumulative update required]

clip_image00172 Run the setup as administrator. Click on Installation and click on New SQL server standalone installation.


clip_image00172 Click OK once the Setup support rules are run and verified.


clip_image00172 Enter the product Key, Click Next.


clip_image00172 Check the box for I accept the license terms and click on Next.


clip_image00172 After the Setup Support Rules are completed click on Next.


clip_image00172 Select the Setup Role as SQL Server Feature Installation and click Next.


clip_image00172 On the Feature Selection window, select Database Engine Services, Reporting Services-Native and Management Tools.


clip_image00172 For Instance Configuration Select the Default Instance, click Next.


clip_image00172 Specify the account name and password and click on Next.



clip_image00172 Click Add Current User, Select the Authentication Mode as Windows authentication mode. Click Next.


clip_image00172 Choose Reporting Services Native Mode and click on Install and Configure. Click on Next.


clip_image00172 Click on Install to start the installation.


clip_image00172 Click on Close.


During the installation of Configuration Manager 2012 R2, the configuration manager checks if the SQL server memory limit is limited. If the memory is not limited, then a warning is displayed. To avoid that lets limit our server with a memory limit. Launch the SQL Server Management Studio. Login to the server and right click the Server and click on Properties. Click on Memory, set Minimum server memory value to 10240 MB and set Maximum server memory as 20480 MB. Click on OK and close the SQL management studio.



Installing WSUS for Configuration Manager 2012 R2

clip_image00172 From Server Manager, click on Manage, click Add Roles and Features, select Windows Server Update Services and click on Next.


Choose WSUS Services and Database as these are the ones that are actually required. We will not select WID Database here. Click on Next.


clip_image00172 On Content Location Selection Provide a folder path and click on Next.


clip_image00172 On Database Instance Selection we will select the locally installed SQL to store the WSUS database. Click on Check connection and you must see the message successfully connected to server, Click on Next.


clip_image00172 Click on Install.


clip_image00172 The installation is complete. Click on Close.


clip_image00172 From the SQL server management studio confirm the database SUSDB is created.



Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

clip_image00172 Click on Install to begin the Installation.


clip_image00172 Click on Next.


clip_image00172 Select on Install a Configuration Manager Primary Site and click Next.


clip_image00172 Enter the product key and click on Next.


Click I accept the license terms and click on Next.


clip_image00172 Accept the license terms for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express, SQL 2012 Native Client and Silverlight 5 and click on Next.


clip_image00172 Browse to the folder where the prerequisites are stored and click on Next



clip_image00172 Click on Next.


clip_image00172 Click on Next.


clip_image00172 Specify a Site Code, Site name and check the box Install the Configuration Manager Console. Click on Next.


clip_image00172 Select installing primary site as a standalone site. Click Yes click  Next.



clip_image00172 Click on Next.


clip_image00172 Click on Next.


clip_image00172 Choose Configure the communication method on each site system role and click Next.


clip_image00172 Check the box for Install a management point and Install a distribution point and click on Next.


clip_image00172 If all the prerequisites are installed correctly then you will see the message “All prerequisites rules pass successfully“. Click on Begin Install.



clip_image00172 Once the installation is complete you can click on Close.


clip_image00172 You can use the CMTrace Tool SCCM 2012 R2 source DVD under \SMSSETUP\TOOLS to open the log file ConfigMgrSetup.log located in C drive.

now we have our primary site server installed Smile …see you in the next post.


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