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System center configuration manager 2012 R2 (Part 8) Adding Secondary Site

We are going to install one secondary site server for SCCM 2012 R2. Generally installing secondary site is recommended if you have Brach with more 500 clients in a remote location, this might overload the network even with the new 2012 Distribution point’s features. if you need software update point or management point at this branch you shoud go for secondary site too.

First we need to add the SCCMAdmin account and the SCCM Site Server account to local administrators group on the machine .

Prerequisites to Install Secondary Site:

Roles / Role Services Required for Secondary Site:

Web Server (IIS) (Can be done by SCCM)


· Application Development:

  • ISAPI Extensions

· Security:

  • Windows Authentication

· IIS 6 Management Compatibility:

  • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
  • IIS 6 WMI Compatibility

Features Required for Secondary Site:

·         Remote Differential Compression

·         BITS

. NET Requires both of the following:

  • 3.5 SP1
  • 4.0


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System center configuration manager 2012 R2 (Part 6) Deploying Software Updates 2/2

Automatic Deployment Rules in SCCM 2012 R2

During the first Part Part1 we have added the Software updated point and tried the Manual Software updates … Here comes the fun part Party smile

Automatic Deployment rule enables you to create update package automatically according to some criteria such as release date. It is possible for example to create update package automatically every month. Once the package is created, it is automatically deployed..


To create Automatic Deployment Rule, go to Software Library and right click on Automatic Deployment Rule and click on Create Automatic Deployment Rule


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System center configuration manager 2012 R2 (Part 6) Deploying Software Updates 1/2

There are two deployment type for software updates using SCCM 2012 R2 (Manual and Automatic). In Manual software updates deployment, a set of software updates is selected from Configuration Manager Console and these updates are deployed to the target collection and Automatic software updates deployment is configured by using automatic deployment rules


Add Software Update Point Site System Roles in Configuration Manager 2012 R2


First we will install the Software Update Point role. From the Configuration Manager Console, open the Administration workspace, expand Overview, click Site Configuration, and Select on Sites. At the top ribbon click on Add Site System Roles.


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