SCCM 2012 R2 Step by Step Installation Guide


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SCCM 2012 R2 – Step by Step Installation Guide

The following guide will take you through the installation of SCCM 2012 R2 with a simple Primary Server approach and with the SQL server located on the same device. It assumes that no earlier version of SCCM is installed in the Active Directory domain it is being installed into.

Before installing SCCM 2012 R2 you will need to run through some prep work to get the Active Directory configured and extended, along with some application and role/feature installs

Prepare Active Directory for Configuration Manager

Create the System Management Container in AD

Connect to a domain controller and load ADSI Edit. Under the System OU create a new Object.

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Choose Container and click Next.

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Enter the name System Management and click Next.

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Complete the wizard and close ADSIEdit.

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’

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Check all Permission boxes and complete the wizard

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Extend the Schema

From the SCCM 2012 media copy the \SMSSetup\Bin\x64\ folder to a Domain Controller holding the Schema Master Role. Ensure the account used is a member of the Schema Admins group in AD.  Right click the Extadsch.exe and choose ‘Run as Administrator ‘.

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A log file ‘ExtADSch.log’ will be generated on the root of the C: Drive. Check for the entry ‘Successfully extended the Active Directory schema.’

<01-01-2014 21:25:22> Successfully extended the Active Directory schema.

To check what Extadsch.exe is doing to the Active Directory then open up the file ConfigMgr_ad_schema.ldf that is located in the same folder.

Install Site Server Prerequisites

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

  • BITS
  • Remote Differential Compression
  • IIS Components
  • .Net Framework 3.5

Add the following IIS components

Common HTTP Features

Static Content

Default Document

Directory Browsing

HTTP Errors

HTTP Redirection

Application Development

ASP.NET

.NET Extensibility

ASP

ISAPI Extensions

ISAPI Filters

Health and Diagnostics

HTTP logging

Logging tools

Request Monitor

Tracing

Security

Basic Authentication

Windows Authentication

URL Authorization

Request Filtering

IP and Domain Restrictions

Performance

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

 

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

Go to http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=39982 and download ADK 8.1.

Run the adksetup.exe file. Accept the licence agreement. This will download and install .Net Framework 4.5.

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Restart the system when prompted.

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After the restart setup will resume. Accept the default location for installation and click Next.

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Select whether to join the CEIP and click Next.

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Accept the licence agreement.

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Install the following components and then click Install.

  • User State Migration Tool (USMT)
  • Windows Deployment Tools
  • Windows PreInstallation Environment (Windows PE)

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Once complete click Close.

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Install SQL Server

SQL Server 2012 SP1 is being installed as the SCCM database.

Run the setup.exe

Install a new stand-alone installation of SQL

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Click Ok.

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Install the product key or run in evaluation mode. Click Next.

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Accept the licence agreement and click Next.

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Include any product updates.  Click Next.

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Click Next.

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Choose the feature installation and click Next.

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Install the selected features and click Next.

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Click Next.

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Leave as the default instance and click Next.

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Click Next at the disk space requirements screen.

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Set any account to run the SQL services, in this instance the defaults have been selected. Once confirmed, click the Collation tab.

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Click the Customize button.

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Choose the ‘SQL Collation, used for backwards compatibility’ option and choose SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS. Click Ok. Click Next.

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Use Windows authentication and Add the current user. Click Next.

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Set Reporting Services to install only. Click Next.

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Set error reporting preferences and click Next.

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Click Next.

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Click Install to begin the installation process.

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Once installed open up SSMS and limit the amount of RAM SQL can use to 50% of total RAM. Set the value for both max and min.

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Set SQL to run with either a named domain account, network service or local system account. If using a named account grant the log on as a service right via gpedit.msc or GPO.

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Install SCCM 2012 R2

Begin the install of SCCM 2012 R2 by running splash.hta. Click Install.

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Click Next.

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Choose to install a primary site in this instance. Click Next.

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Enter a licence key or evaluate. Click Next.

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Accept the licence agreement and click Next.

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Accept pre-req licences and click Next.

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Create a folder to store install updates and point the SCCM install to that location. Click Next.

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Updates will download and install.

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Select any language requirements for the SCCM server and click Next.

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Select any client language requirements and click Next.

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Enter a 3 digit site code and description and click Next. Be aware of Microsoft list of pre-reserved site code names. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279868/en-us

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Choose whether to run the primary as stand-alone or join to an existing hierarchy. Click Next.

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In this instance a stand-alone primary is being installed. Click Yes to accept.

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Accept the database default configuration and click Next.

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Specify the path to the SQL database file and log file. In this instance it is the defaults. Click Next.

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Click Next to set the current server as the SMS Provider

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Set ‘Configure the communication method on each site system role’ as a PKI infrastructure is not being used. Click Next.

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Install both a MP and a DP onto the site server. Click Next.

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Choose whether to join the CEIP. Click Next.

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Click Next at the Summary screen.

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The following warnings can be ignored at the pre-req check screen. Click Begin Install.

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SCCM will begin the installation.

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Click close when complete.

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Launch the SCCM Console. Ensure the site and database report as healthy in the Monitoring workspace under System Status>Site Status

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307 comments

  1. My SCCM 2012 R2 installation is hanging at “Setting up the SQL Server database” need your help

      1. Thank you so much for your quick reply. I checked that log, did not get any clue, Spend over 10 hours, Google does not have answer to it, looks like I am the only person caught in it.

  2. Hello,

    Forgive me if this is a silly question, but if a service pack, along with some other big patches, were applied to the server2008R2 on the domain controller after the schema extension was done, will it need to be redone?

      1. Wonderful! BTW, this is the best guide out there for getting SCCM up and running 🙂

  3. If you are stuck on the time during the “Setting up the SQL Server database” , please add the “SCCM Server” as local Admins. This is missing here.

  4. I’m getting stuck on the Windows Preinstallation Environment and Windows Deployment Tools Checks. I have both installed using the installer from the link provided in the error message (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=301570) but it doesn’t detect they are installed. I’ve used all default installation settings and the log file says nothing but it’s not installed. Any advice? Happy 4th!

  5. Very Nice post, It helped me a lot to install the sccm in the pre production env
    thanks a lot , you are a champ !!!

  6. Hi I am getting Http test request failed, status code is 500, ‘Internal Server Error’. Can you please guide me.

    Regards
    Gyanadeep

  7. Unable to push the client. I am getting error when i check through mpcontrol.log. Please guide how to fix the issue. Client status showing NO.

  8. There’s numerous things it could be. Does the role report as healthy in the site status? Take a look at this for starters and see if this helps the situtation http://anoopcnair.com/2014/07/07/sccm-mp-internal-server-error-iss-call-httpsendrequestsync-failed-port-80-status-code-500/ or take a look here http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/sccm-2012-sp1-management-point-error-call-to-httpsendrequestsync-failed-for-port-80443-with-status-code-500-text-internal-server-error/. Also check to make sure you have all the pre-reqs installed for your MP.

  9. Just one small issue. Microsoft has published a Service Pack 1 for SCCM 2012 R2 – yet when downloaded and an attempt is made to install the alleged Service Pack – it errors out wanting SCCM 2012, Not R2, running.

    Where does one get the real version of the Service for SCCM 2012 R2 that supports Windows 10?

      1. Paul –
        Thanks – It is beyond comprehension why Microsoft had to make this so hard – 1) where to find the SP 1 to download, 2) getting the right one the first time, and 3) trying figure out how to even start the SP 1 update (launching the “Splash.hta” was not my first choice…

  10. I am getting a warning for AD Functional Level against the Config Manager server. My understanding is that if AD Schema was previously extended for SCCM 2007 you do not need to run the schema update. Do Any AD components need to be installed on the Config Manager server, if so which ones?

  11. When I want to install SCCM on a different server other than my DC:
    Can i (for example):
    -Edit the AD like you mentioned;
    -Create a VM with SVR2012, join it to the already excisting domain
    – Install SQL, and SCCM

    I dont want AD and SCCM to run on the same server 😦

  12. I am learning to operate SCCM 2012 R2. I was wondering how many total servers you are working with and what each server has. also, how much memory do I need for each server? thank you

      1. This is a single desktop server running VMware ESXi 6.0. I have 2 virtual servers, both running Windows Server 2008 R2. the first server has Active Directory, DNS, DHCP. the Second server has SQL server, WSUS, BITS, Remote Differential Compression, and will have SCCM 2012 R2. This server is a lab computer, so I am working this server out of my house and will be having 1 physical client (Which is my laptop). this is for education purposes. if this is proper configuration, that is great, the one issue I found I am having now is joining the second server to the AD Domain. do I just do a regular domain join or do I need to run “dcpromo” on the second server to join to the Domain

  13. I want to thank you for all your help with helping me configure SCCM 2012 R2, I now have landed myself in another problem you may or may not be able to help me resolve. I was have gone in another route with installing. I went by using 1 server rather than 3. VMware ESXi was using up too many resources. I was able to capture a reference computer image, upload it into SCCM and when I PXE boot into a blank VM to test the install, I get to the screen asking for my password and then it fails with error 0x80004005. could you help me with this?

      1. First you need to enable command prompt on your boot images of you haven’t already. To do this check the properties of the boot disk in the configmgr console. Enable it and then upload the changed boot image to your distribution point. Then pxe boot your vm and at point of failure press F8 to bring up a dos prompt. Run cmtrace.exe and load up the file from x:\windows\temp\smsts\smsts.log. Check the log for your errors.

      1. Ping results says “ping request could my find the host server01.domain name.com. please check the name and try again

      2. Brian – I’m assuming that should be ‘couldn’t find’. Make sure you have the DNS server set up correctly in your DHCP scope. Option 006 in your scope options.

  14. how many users and groups need to create in AD for sccm .?
    I mean to say that how to create users and groups in AD for sccm installation.

  15. in the DHCP Scope for Option 006, it is set for the DNS server set as 10.0.0.2, I deleted the option and re-applied it and still get the error

    1. Well you have some dns issues somewhere along the line if you can’t ping the fqdn. Are you able to ping the netbios name of the MP? Can you resolve the name from another device on your network or is this just an issue with your OSD build device ?

      1. yes, if I am in the command prompt at the screen of error, If I ping “server01” it pings, if I ping the server IP address, it pings. if I ping “server01.domain name.com” it cannot ping.

  16. hello.
    Awesome guide. All worked flawlessly. I encountered an error that doesn’t seem to affect many people. i can not add anyone else in the administrative user groups in the Console. . When i try to add someone, it hangs for a long time then throws this error :

    Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.SmsConnectionException

    Stack Trace:
    at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine.WqlResultObject.Put(ReportProgress progressReport)
    at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine.WqlResultObject.Put()
    at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.AdminConsole.SmsDialogData.Put(Boolean retainLock)
    at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.AdminConsole.SccmPageControlDialog.PostApply(BackgroundWorker worker, DoWorkEventArgs e)

    ——————————-

    System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException

    Stack Trace:
    at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine.WqlResultObject.Put(ReportProgress progressReport)
    at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine.WqlResultObject.Put()
    at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.AdminConsole.SmsDialogData.Put(Boolean retainLock)
    at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.AdminConsole.SccmPageControlDialog.PostApply(BackgroundWorker worker, DoWorkEventArgs e).

    Any hints what what is wrong? Other then that it works all good, i just can’t add another user ( except the one used to install SCCM2012r2) to administer it.

    Thanks for your time.

  17. Hi Sir,

    Im not able to install a SCCM Client Using PUSH INSTALL from the SCCM Server.
    This is my error “–> Unable to connect to WMI (root\ccm) on remote machine “WIN7Client”, error = 0x8004100e.”

    at first I enable the port WMI and other ports but still have the issue, User also has the administrator rights for local PC. I disable the firewall and still the same.

    Sir, may I know what else can i do with this?.. i search every forum and I already do what they saying but still having the issue.

  18. Hi,

    I have tried to install SCCM 2012 R2 twice and each time the install has failed,

    Error log below

    INFO: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\i386\ConsoleSetup.exe will be copied to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Tools\ConsoleSetup\ConsoleSetup.exe. $$
    INFO: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\i386\AdminConsole.msi will be copied to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Tools\ConsoleSetup\AdminConsole.msi. $$
    INFO: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\i386\ReportViewer.exe will be copied to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Tools\ConsoleSetup\ReportViewer.exe. $$
    INFO: 0 language packs are selected. Admin Console language pack files will be copyed to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Tools\ConsoleSetup\. $$
    INFO: Configuration Manager Setup – Starting Component Installation $$
    INFO: Successfully created local user group SMS Admins on the local machine with ATG\a-chris.northcote as the member. $$
    VERBOSE: GetLocalSustemAccountName: LookupAccountSid succeeded. Result = NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM~ $$
    INFO: Added site server machine account to security group SMS Admins on WITSCCM.ATG.local. $$
    INFO: Checking Windows Cluster. $$
    CWmi::Connect(): ConnectServer(Namespace) failed. – 0x80070005~ $$
    INFO: Cannot to connect to WMI namespace root\MSCluster on WITSCCM.ATG.local, HR = 80070005. $$
    CWmi::Connect(): ConnectServer(Namespace) failed. – 0x80070005~ $$
    ERROR: Failed to connect to WMI namespace root\cimv2 on WITSCCM.ATG.local $$
    INFO: ‘Windows Deployment Tools’ component of ADK is installed. $$
    INFO: ‘Windows PE’ component of ADK is installed. $$
    INFO: nlsdl.dll already exists. $$
    INFO: Created the provider registry settings. $$
    INFO: Registered OCX: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\x64\smsprov.dll with regsvr32.exe~ $$
    INFO: Registered OCX: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\x64\extnprov.dll with regsvr32.exe~ $$
    INFO: Registered OCX: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\x64\TaskSequenceProvider.dll with regsvr32.exe~ $$
    INFO: CompileMOFFile: Starting to compile MOF C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\x64\TaskSequenceProvider.mof $$
    ERROR: CompileMOFFile: Failed to compile MOF C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\x64\TaskSequenceProvider.mof, error -1 $$

    After this happens its asks to carry on, i say no but at this point the all admin rights are removed and can no longer logon etc. All pre-req were run. Luckily i have a bare metal back up so i can restore.

    Any help would be be appreciated

    1. Did you ever get to to discover what the problem was with your installation as I’ve just had the exact same issue trying to upgrade an installation of SCCM2012 R2 to SCCM CB 1511.

      Installation fails compiling MOF files, appears that LSASS just unloads itself and then after reboot the server is completely unservicable.

  19. HI there! I am a noob to SCCM and have read numerous articles before I came across your guide which has been very helpful. I just have a few questions.
    1. Where can I get the prerequisites (or a list of) used during the installation? I am installing SCCM on a server that has no internet connectivity.
    2. I am installing SCCM as a standalone on the server with the SQL Server Instance. I have a separate server where I’d like the DP and SUP to be installed. Is there a requirement that it must be installed on the same server during initial installation as the MP?
    3. Is WSUS required to be installed before installing SCCM or can it be installed after?

    Thanks in advance!
    Mika

  20. Mika,

    1. The pre-reqs depend on which version of ConfigMgr you are implementing e.g. 2012 or CB. Take a look at the supported configuration TechNet pages. A great place to start. 2012 here – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682077.aspx and CB here – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt589499.aspx. These give you all the pre-req info you need. I would start the ConfigMgr install on an Internet facing device and download the pre-reqs as part of the install also. You can then copy these off to a USB stick. Note these do get updated so perform this as close to the actual install as you can.

    2. No requirement to install as part of the initial install. You will note that both DP and MP are ticked for install. You can uncheck both these if you want and install them on remote site systems.

    3. WSUS is not required before installing ConfigMgr. Note if you are installing a remote SUP then you will need to install WSUS console only on the site server. I have a couple guides for doing remote SUPs dependent on the OS you install on. Search the site for the guides. You will get a warning from ConfigMgr when you run the initial pre-req check if WSUS is not installed but you can ignore this.

    Hope this helps you out.
    Cheers
    Paul

  21. Hi There, it is a great work and was able to install it as i am new to SCCM would like know how do i deploy win 10 and other application using pxe boot.

    1. Hi Mohammed. If you want to support Win 10 then I suggest you upgrade from R2 to CB 1511 and then to 1602. 1511 and above will give you full support for Win 10. I have an upgrade guide here https://sccmentor.com/2015/12/19/configmgr-511-step-by-step-upgrade-guide. As for Win 10 deployment check out TechNet https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/mt240567.aspx or just Google search on the subject as they date quickly. It also depends if you want to go with wipe and load or in-place upgrade. Anyway here’s an old guide it may not be relevant any more https://sccmentor.com/2015/01/26/deploying-windows-10-preview-build-9926-via-configmgr-2012/

  22. Hello,

    The only operating system for SCCM 2012 R2 to work on is Microsoft Server 2012 R2, correct? Microsoft Server 2008 R2 cannot be used? Also, does the server have to be connected to the domain?

    Thanks.

  23. Hi there,

    First of all you have a great blog going on here and it is very helpful. I’ve gotten to the point where SCCM checks all the prerequisites and begins the installation. However it fails to install and I hope that you could maybe shed some light on it. I’ve spent several days searching the net for possible answers and none seem to resolve this issue.

    Issue:

    Installed SCCM evaluation on a lab VM running Server 2012r2 evaluation. The Host machine is running Server 2012r2.
    All prerequisites checks pass
    installation begin and fails at 7 seconds with a “Invalid prerequisite component path specified.”

    The Log:

    The log shows Error: Wrong manifest verison

    INFO: Extracted file C:\Users\test~1.MOO\AppData\Local\Temp\ConfigMgr.Manifest.xml $$
    ERROR: Wrong manifest version $$
    ~~===================== Failed Configuration Manager 2012 Server Setup ===================== $$

    I’ve searched high and low with no success resolving this with the possible solutions that are posted online.
    So I am hoping someone here might have an idea as to what is going on.

    Thank you for your time

      1. Thanks for the super quick reply.

        I’ve searched the log file for error 80072ee2 and nothing exists.

        I’ve also downloaded the Prerequisite files to my work station and copied the files over the VM.

        The installation resulted in the same error.

        However I did locate this error as well:

        CSql Error: Cannot find data for connection type: TEST_ROLE_ACCESS, cannot get a connection. $$

        I’m not sure if that is related to the Wrong Version error

      2. Paul – can you post the whole of the ConfigMgrSetup Log file somewhere like a onedrive? Also what media are you using here to run the install? Can you provide version details?

      3. The media is ISO downloaded from MSDN mu_system_center_2012_r2_configuration_manager_x86_and_x64_dvd_2926949.

        What email address can I share the text file with you?

  24. Ok So, I finally managed to get it installed…

    the Solution:

    Run the installation directly from the media. In my case the ISO.

    I had created a folder on the desktop and dumped the installation files and folders in to that folder and well needles to say it doesn’t like it.
    My clue was this technet blog https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/a0e20aa3-6b45-41cf-81f1-f97ba1085603/could-not-connect-or-execute-sql-query?forum=configmanagerdeployment

    After a week of trying to pull what little I have of hair out all it was is an inconsistency of the paths to the files list in the configmgr,manifest.xml.

    1. HI.. I m also facing the same issue. Can you please describe the resolution process for the error. Kindly help response will be highly appreciated.

  25. Hello,

    Great step-by-step guide, very detail oriented. However, I have couple of post-installation issues I was wondering if you can help with. I’ve install SCCM 2012 SP2 in a lab environment with several test computers, and here are the problems I’ve encounter and trying to resolve

    1.) When trying to do a client push, I have to edit the host file with the DNS suffix in order to successfully
    push the client to a test PC.
    2.) Is there a way NOT to rely on machine account (sccm server) to push client or software packages?
    Prefer method would be using the service account or user account with privileges.
    3.) Probably the biggest issue currently….I can’t seem to push software packages (i.e. Firefox or Chrome)
    and I follow instructions to the t by using override.ini, mozilla.cfg, local-settings.js, and install.cmd”

    Here’s my current lab environment..

    2 domain controllers, Windows Server 2012 R2
    1 SCCM 2012 SP2, Windows Server 2012 R2 (with SQL 2012 SP2)
    5 Test computers, Windows 7 Pro

    Any assistance and/or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    Luan

  26. Hi,
    I want to install SCCM 2012 to trial in a live environment for Imaging, would this cause any problems if we then decide not to go down the route of using the software and remove it? (with the extension of the schema for example)?

    Thanks

    1. No this will not be a problem. If you uninstall all the information in the Systems Management container will be remove. Schema updates will not be there’s nothing there to be concerned about beyond a ConfigMgr perspective. Cheers Paul

  27. Thank you for the comprehensive guide.

    I’m looking for guidance on what size network is it appropriate to install SCCM. SCCM, much less SCOM, seems like a quite large complex system with a lot of moving parts, and I’m wondering if, since I’m only dealing with a 6 servers and a dozen or so VMs, does it make sense to implement SCCM? Our primary use for SCCM would be to enforce SC Endpoint Protection. Currently I’m just manually updating Security Essentials.

    I’ve looked around for guidelines or best practices on is SCCM is well-suited for a small network but I’ve not found anything relevant. Any advice or links would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Simon

  28. Good day!, Questions:
    1.) ADSI edit – is this a prerequisite i need to install to the SCCM server?
    2.) We have a separate Server for AD/DHCP/DNS, do i need to edit the ADSI on separate domain controller as well or just the SCCM Server if it was prerequisite?
    3.) I added my self in to the schema admin but it still have the following error:
    Modifying Active Directory Schema – with SMS extensions.
    ? DS Root:CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=ridleyco,DC=local
    ? Defined attribute cn=MS-SMS-Site-Code.
    ? Defined attribute cn=mS-SMS-Assignment-Site-Code.
    ? Defined attribute cn=MS-SMS-Site-Boundaries.
    ? Defined attribute cn=MS-SMS-Roaming-Boundaries.
    ? Defined attribute cn=MS-SMS-Default-MP.
    ? Defined attribute cn=mS-SMS-Device-Management-Point.
    ? Defined attribute cn=MS-SMS-MP-Name.
    ? Defined attribute cn=MS-SMS-MP-Address.
    ? Defined attribute cn=mS-SMS-Health-State.
    ? Defined attribute cn=mS-SMS-Source-Forest.
    ? Defined attribute cn=MS-SMS-Ranged-IP-Low.
    ? Defined attribute cn=MS-SMS-Ranged-IP-High.
    ? Defined attribute cn=mS-SMS-Version.
    ? Defined attribute cn=mS-SMS-Capabilities.
    ? Failed to create class cn=MS-SMS-Management-Point. Error code = 8202.
    ? Failed to create class cn=MS-SMS-Server-Locator-Point. Error code = 8202.
    ? Failed to create class cn=MS-SMS-Site. Error code = 8202.
    ? Failed to create class cn=MS-SMS-Roaming-Boundary-Range. Error code = 8202.
    ? Failed to extend the Active Directory schema, please find details in “C:\ExtADSch.log”.

    Thanks for helping.

    1. Lexis, ADSI edit will already be installed on the domain controller so do the System Management container work from there. Once you have completed that part of the pre reqs then re run the schema extension for configmgr and you should be good to go. Cheers Paul

  29. Thanks Paul, SQL Sever 2012 Express not compatible to SCCM Central administration? Sorry stupid question, i would just like to confirm. Express only works on Secondary site of SCCM. So basically i need to install a full version of SQL Server 2012 sp2.

    Also, i installed ADK 10 not 8.1. All our unit is win10 is there any issue for ADK 10.

  30. Hey Paul, Good day!, All good I installed SCCM in my Lab.

    Just for the Be practice, is it possible my SQL and Domain controller are on a different server location?

    I didnt see any configuration how to link SQL if it was on a different Server, is it possible? and if it was can you show me how please.

    Thanks
    Llexis

    1. Ideally keep SQL local there’s no need to remote it. However if you want to do this so you can play then at the section ‘Accept the database default configuration and click Next.’ of the guide you can enter the hostname of the SQL server and proceed from there. Cheers Paul

  31. Hello Paul,

    First of all i thank you for posting SCCM installation guide. You have explained so beautifully. Very much appreciated.

    I’m very new to SCCM and i’m planning to implement SCCM in our company. I need your help to install SCCM for around 500+ users.

    Please advise.

    we have 4 branches so i need to plan sccm before i proceed.

    What sites should i use in HO and branches.

    Thanks in advance Paul

    regards,
    Shaik

      1. All 4 branches are well connected via MPLS 2 MB dedicated to HO and all systems are centralized connected to network via single domain.

        could you please help me to plan.

        thanks

      2. Shaik, You should be ok with DP’s down on the sites. You can schedule when content can be distributed to site if you are concerned about links being saturated by traffic.

  32. you lost me with:
    “”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’”

    Delegate control to which SCCM site server? Do you mean delegate control of the newly created container to a machine?

  33. Wondering if you can help here. In the process of installing SCCM and am running into an SQL problem. I have followed your steps so far but cant figure out the problem. Below is the screen shot I am stuck at.

  34. Hi SCCMentor! First of thanks for such a good step by step guide, it helped me a lot. I stuck many times during the installation but finally I did it. At the last step you mentioned “Launch the SCCM Console. Ensure the site and database report as healthy in the Monitoring workspace under System Status>Site Status”.

    but when I opened and looked into site status it shows me “warnings” for component server, site server, distribution point and management point while site database server is showing ok. How can I solve the issue?

    I have screen shot but dont know how can i attach it.

    Thanks
    Imran

  35. Actually the question was “what if i m receiving warnings for Component Server, Site Server, Distribution Server, Management Serve”.

  36. Thanks, The problem has be resolved with help of the link you sent. Now health status is showing ok for all components showing in it “Component Server, Site Server, Distribution Server, Management Server”. Actually logs showing that there is problem of space, I have only 50GB C:\ drive out of which remaining was 5GB. Now I extended it to 150 C:\ drive and everything is showing green. Let me start with it and update you if any problem faced more.

    Thanks again, you are helpful really.

    Imran

  37. Further, do you have any scenarios for hands on practice? It would be great if you guide in this regards.

    Thanks

    Imran

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