Installing Prerequisites for Configuration Manager 2012 R2

Installing Prerequisites for Configuration Manager 2012 R2 In this post we will see the steps for Installing Prerequisites for Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and we will also see the steps to create a system container, assign permissions for SCCM server on the container and extend the active directory schema. In my previous post I talked about the new features of system center 2012 R2 configuration manager and the system requirements for installing configuration manager 2012 R2. Before you can install Configuration Manager you should extend your Active Directory and give your SCCM server rights to create objects under the system container in AD.

Does Configuration Manager creates System Container automatically ?

Configuration Manager does not automatically create the System Management container in Active Directory Domain Services when the schema is extended. The container must be created one time for each domain that includes a Configuration Manager primary site server or secondary site server that publishes site information to Active Directory Domain Services.

Creating the System Management Container

We will first create the system management container and we will assign the SCCM server permissions to create objects under the system container. The domain controller is running on windows server 2012 R2 Datacenter edition operating system. To create a container log on to the Domain controller with administrator account, click on Server Manager, Tools, click on ADSI Edit.

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Right click ADSI Edit and click on Connect to. On the Connection Settings window, the naming context should be Default naming context. Do not change anything here, click on OK.

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In the ADSI Edit Console, expand the Default Naming Context, right click CN=System, click on New and create an Object.

Installing Prerequisites for configuration manager 2012 R2

On the Create Object windows, select the class as container and click on Next.

Installing Prerequisites for configuration manager 2012 R2

Provide the value as System Management. Click on Next and click on Finish to close the wizard.

Installing Prerequisites for configuration manager 2012 R2

Now that we have created 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. Click on Server Manager, click on Tools, click on Active Directory Users and Computers. Click on View and click Advanced Features. Expand System, right click System Management and click on Delegate Control.

Installing Prerequisites for configuration manager 2012 R2

The primary site server computer account must be granted Full Control permissions to the System Management container. Click on Add, on select users,computers or groups window click on Object Types and check for Computers as object types. Click on OK. Type the name of the primary site server computer account and click on OK.

Installing Prerequisites for configuration manager 2012 R2

You must see the primary site server computer account listed under the users or groups. Click on Next.

Installing Prerequisites for configuration manager 2012 R2

On the Tasks to Delegate page, click on Create a custom task to delegate. Click on Next.

Installing Prerequisites for configuration manager 2012 R2

On the Active Directory Object Type window, select the option This folder, existing objects in this folder and creation of new objects in this folder. Click on Next.

Installing Prerequisites for configuration manager 2012 R2

We need to select the permissions to delegate, choose General, Property Specific and Creation/deletion of specific child objects. Under the permissions, click on Full Control. when you check the box for Full Control all the other permissions gets checked automatically. Click on Next and click on Finish to close the wizard. We have delegated full permissions to primary site server computer account on System Management container.

Installing Prerequisites for configuration manager 2012 R2

Extending Active Directory Schema

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. Hold the shift key on your keyboard and right click extadsh.exe and click on Copy as Path.

Installing Prerequisites for configuration manager 2012 R2

Launch the command prompt. Right click and click paste and hit enter. You should see the line Successfully extended the Active Directory Schema.

Installing Prerequisites for configuration manager 2012 R2

 

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”.


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Installing Prerequisites for Configuration Manager 2012 R2

After creating system management container, assigning site server computer permissions on container, extending active directory schema we will now start installing prerequisites for configuration manager 2012 R2. I will be listing out the download links for all the prerequisites at the end of this post.

On the SCCM server, click on Server Manager, click on Manage, click on Add Roles and Features. Click on Select a server from the server pool and click on Next.

Installing Prerequisites for configuration manager 2012 R2

Select Web Server (IIS) as the server role and click on Next.

Installing Prerequisites for configuration manager 2012 R2

 

You need to enable the following features for installing configuration manager 2012 R2 on Windows server 2012 R2

1) .Net Framework 3.5 Features [Install all sub features]

2) .Net Framework 4.5 Features [Install all sub features]

3) BITS

4) Remote Differential Compression

Note :- Microsoft lists the prerequisites that are required by Configuration Manager for each site system role on supported operating systems prior to Windows Server 2012 and for Windows Server 2012.

 

 Prerequisites to be installed for OS Prior to Windows Server 2012

 

Prerequisites to be installed for OS Windows Server 2012

 

Once you select the features listed above, click on Next.

Installing Prerequisites for configuration manager 2012 R2

Install the following Roles Services

Common HTTP Features – Default Document, Static Content.

Application Development – ASP.NET 3.5, .NET Extensibility 3.5, ASP.NET 4.5, .NET Extensibility 4.5, ISAPI extensions.

Security – Windows Authentication.

IIS 6 Management Compatibility – IIS Management Console, IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility, IIS 6 WMI Compatibility, IIS Management Scripts and Tools.

 

Installing Prerequisites for configuration manager 2012 R2

If the installation of roles services needs the windows server 2012 installation media click on Specify an alternate source path and provide the path as D:\Sources\sxs (where D is the drive letter where the Windows Server 2012 R2 media is mounted).

Installing Prerequisites for configuration manager 2012 R2

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. The latest version out there is ADK 8.1 and you can find the download links at the end of the post.

 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.

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Click No for Join the Customer Experience Improvement Program. Click on Next.

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On the License Agreement page, Click on Accept.

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Select Deployment ToolsWindows Preinstallation Environment and User State Migration Tool. Click on Install.

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We have installed the Windows Assessment and Deployment kit for Windows 8.1. Click on Close.

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Download Links

 

Download Windows Server 2012 R2

 

Download Configuration Manager 2012 R2

 

Download Windows ADK 8.1

 


About The Author

I am Prajwal Desai and I have been working in the IT for over 5 years with a strong focus on Microsoft Server Technologies. For the last five years, as a System Administrator I have been working on Lync, SCCM, Vmware, VDI, Exchange, Windows Servers etc. I’m currently very interested in everything related to Configuration Manager 2012, Lync, Windows Server and Exchange.

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  • Hasan

    Dear Desai,

    This site have very useful & helpful articles. Thanks.

    Regards,
    Hasan

  • Tristan

    Hi,

    Thanks you very much.

    just two points :
    – be sure to be Domain admin / Schema admin.
    – SQL Express not supported for Central administration site

    Best regards.

  • Dwayne McGordon

    Your site is amazing, I just started the Step by Step Guide in my lab enviorment to get my site up to date with System Center. I will keep in touch to let you know how everything goes and thaks again for the site and information.

    • http://prajwaldesai.com Prajwal Desai

      Thank you Dwayne McGordon :-) I will be happy to help you..

  • samuel

    Hi
    im tring to build an sccm lab, using server 2012, sql201 and sccm 2012, everything is isntalled on one server and installs ok, ive installed windows adk 9.1, however it fails the prerequisite check, i get anerror that its installed but fails the check, what could be the problem

    • http://prajwaldesai.com Prajwal Desai

      windows adk 9.1 ? I believe its windows ADK 8.1 .. Create a ticket here http://prajwaldesai.com/support and attach the screenshot with the ticket.

  • mohammed

    hello dear

    i wanna ask one question i am going to install scom 2012 r2 with sql 2012 sp1 on one server and will use only domain administrator account for all setup. i know this not a good practice.my question is do i need to create container in ad . if yes what will be added there …

    • http://prajwaldesai.com Prajwal Desai

      Why is the container required ? you need to create a container while installing SCCM 2012, not SCOM.

  • Vivian

    Hi Prajwal,

    Thank you so much for the detailed guides that you have posted. I have an interesting situation and was hoping to get your opinion on it before I made any further changes.
    We have a physical server that’s main purpose is to host two VMs, a DC and a FS. I didn’t do a thorough enough research and have already installed ConfigMgr and SQL Server 2012 Standard on the physical machine without first doing the prereqs. I’m doing a bit of backtracking right now with your guide and got to the section where you delegate permissions to a computer account. I’m not sure what I would put in my case. When I installed SQLServer, I created a domain admin named SCCMadmin and used that domain account for all the SQL services….should my computer account just be the name of the physical server I have everything installed on?

    Sorry this is such a complex response….

    • http://prajwaldesai.com Prajwal Desai

      Before i answer, can you tell me what are these 2 vm’s “DC and a FS.” what is that DC that you have installed in VM and is this machine linked with you SCCM & SQL ?

  • Vivian

    VM 1(DC) is a tertiary Domain Controller in our network that currently has WSUS installed, which I’m hoping to eventually connect to System Center 2012 when I finish all installations.
    VM 2(FS) is a standard File and Web Server.

    I do plan to connect/manage these two machines to System Center so I can use DPM and SCEP.
    So currently SCCM is installed on the physical server that’s hosting the DC and FS. I already went through the prereqs and stopped at 9 of your Step by Step Guide.
    The more I think about it, the better it sounds to just install System Center on on the virtualized DC since I have WSUS and other things already configured on it.
    Is it possible/OK to install SCCM on a VM DC? Or is that considered taboo?

    • http://prajwaldesai.com Prajwal Desai

      No do not install nstall SCCM on a VM DC, install it in a separate VM.

  • Vivian

    Since I already have it installed on the physical box that’s hosting the DC and FS, would you recommend that I just continue to configure it as is then?
    My main goal is to protect the FS with DPM and SCEP that’s included with the bundle.

    • http://prajwaldesai.com Prajwal Desai

      you can do 2 things :-
      1) Install the SCCM on a VM and remove the existing SCCM.
      or
      2) Continue with the existing setup but make sure that VM’s are always powered on and backed-up.

  • Vivian

    Thank you Prajwal.

    I’ll go with Option 2 and just back up the VMs with DPM after I get it all set up then.

    Thanks for responding! Your guides are awesome!

  • thattestguy

    Hello and thanks for this info.
    Can this setup work with server 2012 (not R2)?

  • Mallesh

    Hi Thanks Really Helpful Document

  • Joseph

    Thanks

  • manish nair

    hi,
    u hav added the entire computer while givin container permissions!!!!. we r gettin error when i choose the computer. that field is to add users or user grp, right ?can i give the admin user instd of computer ?
    ur machine is sccm , admin user is sccmadmin and in that window , it appears as prajwalsccm !!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://PrajwalDesai.com/ Prajwal Desai

      @Manish – It has to be the computer name and not the user account.

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