Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

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Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager In this post we will see the steps for Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. So far in this deployment series of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager we started with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 System requirements, Installing prerequisites for SCCM 2012 R2, Installing SQL Server for Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Installing WSUS for Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Configuring Firewall for SCCM 2012 R2. The next step is to install System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and the evaluation copy is available here. The System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection are provided as a single installation package.

Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Once you have downloaded the configuration Manager 2012 R2 iso file, extract the iso file to a folder on the machine where you are going to install the SCCM. Run the file splash to launch the Setup screen. Click on Install to the begin the Installation.

Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Click on Next.

Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Click on Install a Configuration Manager Primary Site and click Next.

Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Enter the product key if you have purchased the copy of system center 2012 R2 configuration manager. Else choose Install the evaluation edition and click on Next.

Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Click I accept the license terms and click on Next.

Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

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

Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Prerequisite Downloads – There are 2 options that we see here.

1) Download required files – Select this option to download the setup prerequisites from Microsoft and you can store them in a folder or shared path.

2) Use previously downloaded files – Select this option if you have downloaded the prerequisites. Browse to the folder where the prerequisites are stored and click on Next.

Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Click on Next.

Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Click on Next.

Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

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

Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

If you plan to join this primary site to CAS then choose Join the primary site to an existing hierarchy, you must provide the CAS server FQDN to join the hierarchy. If you plan to build hierarchy with more than one primary site, you must install CAS first. Else if you are installing primary site as a standalone site then choose the second option. Click Yes on the message box and click on Next.

Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Do not change anything here, click on Next.

Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Click on Next.

Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Click on Next.

Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

 Client Computer Communication Settings –  Choose Configure the communication method on each site system role and click Next.

Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

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

Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

 Prerequisite Check – Here the Configuration Manager setup checks whether all prerequisites are installed correctly, if any of the prerequisite is not installed it would be displayed. If all the prerequisites are installed correctly then you will see the message “All prerequisites rules pass successfully“. Click on Begin Install.

Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

The installation takes sometime to get completed. Once the installation is complete you can click on Close. You can view the setup log file with a tool called CMTrace. The tool is located in SCCM 2012 R2 source DVD under \SMSSETUP\TOOLS. Launch the CMTrace tool, open the log file ConfigMgrSetup.log located in C drive.

Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

  • Muzammil

    Hi Prajwal,

    I am getting the following error while installing the SCCM 2012r2

    Configuration Manager requires that you configure your SQL Server instance and Configuration Manager site database (if already present) to use the SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS collation, unless you are using a Chinese operating system and require GB18030 support. For information about changing your SQL Server instance and database collations, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=234541. For information about enabling GB18030 support, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=234542.

    • On the system where you have installed SQL, insert the SQL DVD or navigate to folder where you have SQL server setup files. Run the command prompt as administrator, change the path in the command prompt where SQL setup files are located and run the below command.

      Setup.exe /QUIET /ACTION=REBUILDDATABASE /SQLCOLLATION=SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS /INSTANCENAME=provide instance name here /SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS=BUILTIN\Administrators

      Help link – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms179254%28v=SQL.100%29.aspx

      Pic link – http://postimg.org/image/tsyjy1u3n/

      • Dinendra

        Hello,

        I am facing an issue after the installation.

        it shows :

        Site Component Manager failed to install this component on this site system.

        MP Control Manager detected MPsetup has failed to create the CCM_Incoming Virtual Directory.

        11/11/14 06:52:06> Backing up d:Program FilesMicrosoft Configuration ManagerlogsmpMSI.log to d:Program FilesMicrosoft Configuration ManagerlogsmpMSI.log.LastError
         Fatal MSI Error – mp.msi could not be installed.

        Tried the below mentioned but still the issue is there. still I did not create boundaries since this issues arises.

        hope your assistance .

        best

        Dnet

      • sathish prakash

        i did exactly the same thing to get the collation changed and its not showing the correct collation setting needed, i tried so many times and its still not working. please let me know how do i get this working.
        my environment: SQL 2012, SCCM 2012, default SQL instance

  • Taihlo

    Once a primary site is installed (2012 R2) can a preconfigured CAS from another location accept your site underneath it?

  • Fahd Mannaa

    really im confused with the SCCM !! do the SCCM need multiple server ?
    is it possible to install everything in one box ? as my network not that much big
    i have already WSUS server in the network so do i need to add the WSUS role in the SCCM server ? SCCM 2012 R2 in win server 2012
    if its possible to have single SCCM server what selection i should select during the installation ?

    thanks a lot

  • Codi Campbell

    Thanks for the great resources Prajwal!

    I have a question. We are currently running SCCM 2012 RTM with SCEP on our server and all of our client machines. Our installation is currently broken, and doesn’t push software or report correctly, the only thing that currently works right is our image deployment. We’re considering just a fresh install of SCCM 2012 R2 instead of upgrading to try and fix these issues, and prevent any other errors from occurring. Will doing the clean install negatively impact the clients or cause any unforeseen issues with the clients?

    • You can go ahead with fresh installation of SCCM 2012 R2 however it will be good if you can fix the existing issues. If you are doing a fresh installation then you need to plan the installation and configure the SCCM correctly. Clean installation will not have any negative impact though.

  • Biniam Griffin

    I am getting network not found when specifying the site database server details

  • Markus Kugler

    Hi Prajwal,
    Thanks for the great step-by-step guide!
    i get a warning in the Prerequisite Check: Verify site server permissions to publish to Active Directory. I verified it a billion times. I did it as you explained in “Creating the System Management Container”…
    Can I continue with the installation?
    I read about this issue in a RC1 release of SCCM 2012, but I definitely use the Final of SCCM2012R2, downloaded from Microsoft Partner Network?

    • If you have created system management container and if the permissions for SCCM server are delegated correctly then the issue shouldn’t come up. I am not sure about the RC1 release of SCCM 2012, however the warning should disappear before you install the SCCM 2012. May i know what user account are you using to install SCCM ?

  • Markus Kugler

    Hi, sorry for my delay. i use the domain\adminitrator account to install sccm. I tried to install it anyway – it seems to work all fine, only one issue is left: can’t push client installation to discovered machines. But OS Deployment (with pxe boot) works fine. The this way deployed computers do have the client…

  • Reza Prawirasatya

    Prajwal,
    SCCM 2012 R2 CAS questions

    During my first setup SCCM 2012 R2 CAS (first) nothing else. It wants me to install Windows Assessment & Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8.1 is required. I installed it anyway to get rid off the failed message below

    Failed:
    User State Migration Tool (USMT)
    Windows Deployment Tools
    Windows Preinstallation Environment

    I don’t want to use CAS for my PXE or ADK. Is there any reason? Please advice.

    Also, I got warning
    WSUS on site server (warning) message only

    I don’t want to install WSUS on my CAS but I will install on my Primary Site 2012 R2. Is it requirement?

    I just want to use my Primary Site 2012 R2 with WSUS rules on to do the patching from this box.

    Please advice.

    Thanks, Reza

  • @Reza – ADK might be a prerequisite when you install CAS, so you must install it on CAS.

    You can skip installing WSUS but as per Microsoft the central administration site and all child primary sites must have a software update point where you will deploy software updates. You can install WSUS at a later point of time.

  • manish nair

    HI bro,
    During installation, we chose to select MP and DP to get installed. That means the same machine will act as sccm PS, MP and DP. Right ? What is the reference or importace of that window where we r checkin MP and DP ? If i dont check , then does that mean i want to install DP on some other pc ???

  • Dinendra

    Hello Prajwal,

    I am facing an issue after the installation.

    it shows :

    Site Component Manager failed to install this component on this site system.

    MP Control Manager detected MPsetup has failed to create the CCM_Incoming Virtual Directory.

    11/11/14 06:52:06> Backing up d:Program FilesMicrosoft Configuration ManagerlogsmpMSI.log to d:Program FilesMicrosoft Configuration ManagerlogsmpMSI.log.LastError
     Fatal MSI Error – mp.msi could not be installed.

    Tried the below mentioned but still the issue is there. still I did not create boundaries since this issues arises.

    hope your assistance .

    best

    Dnet

    • @Dinendra-It looks like you have not installed all the prerequisites required by CM2012. Can you check once whether all the prerequisites are installed correctly.

      Also verify that the Default Web Site is enabled, and functioning properly.

      If the issue remains, remove the MP role from the Site Server, uninstall the IIS components, restart the server and reinstall the prerequisites and install the MP role.

      • Dinendra

        Hi,
        I have followed the instructions, however I am still getting the same error
        regards
        dinendra

  • Lon Ramfer

    Hi Prawal,

    I installed SCCM 2012 per you SOP on this page but it did not install the config mgr console. It failed with an error code of 1620. Have you seen this before?

  • Haris Ali

    Hi Mr. Prajwal,
    Thanks for your tutorial, I came up with an failed message on the prerequisite check page
    “Sql server service running account” Failed sqlserver.test.com
    The logon account for the sql server cannot be a local user account. NT SERVICE or LOCAL SERVICE. You must configure the SQL server service to use a valid domain account. NETWORK SERVICE, OR LOCAL SYSTEM.
    Please I seek guidance on this issue if you could, I have installed sql server 2014 as the first option says “standalone”

    • @Harsh – Could you post the same question in the forums with screenshots – http://prajwaldesai.com/community/

      • Haris Ali

        Hi Prajwal,
        I have now a different problem in installing SCCM so I will post on your community link. Ok thanks

  • Nirosha

    Dear Prajwal

    when i installing SCCM i am getting error message RPC server too busy to complete this operation, could you help me on this

  • Kev Lin

    Im stucked

  • Kev Lin

    Hi Prajwal,

    Im stucked with this.

  • IT_WA

    Hi mate, thanks much for this guide. Its invaluable.

  • Nick

    Hi Prajwal Desai.

    I’m stuck at the part of prerequisite downloads. You didn’t mention placing any prerequisite in a folder before. Is it an empty folder or what is in it? Can you be specific?

    Thanks.

    • You can create a folder on desktop and provide that folder as path to store the prerequisites.

      • Nick

        So what are the prerequisites that are in the folder? The only thing I have are the 2 zipped files from SCCM 2012 R2 and one file from Windows ADK 8.1. Was there anything else that I should put in the folder?

        I was wondering, wouldn’t it be easier to check “download required files”? It can’t do anything wrong if you do so? Or is there a reason why you picked the second option?

        • If you choose the first option, it downloads the prereq files and I already had prereq downloaded. That’s why i chose second option. Any one who is installing SCCM for first time should go with first option,

      • Nick

        Hi Prajwal Desai.

        It seems I got an issue at the part of prerequisite downloads. I made a folder on my C drive to store the prerequisites. I picked the option use previously downloaded files and I keep getting the following error:

        INFO: Attempting to load resource DLL… $$

        INFO: setupdl.exe: Start $$

        INFO: Downloading files to C:SCCM 2012 R2 Updates $$

        ERROR: Manifest file C:SCCM 2012 R2 UpdatesConfigMgr.Manifest.cab not found. Verification failed. $$

        Can’t I just pick the option download required files? or will that give me problems in the future use?

  • Nick

    Hi Prajwal Desai,

    I’m having the following error/warnings on the prerequisites check.
    Check the pictures attached.
    What Do I have to do to solve the problem?

    EDIT: Ok I found out what the problem was with BITS, I did check the feature on before because I keep a log file with screenshots. So it’s strange how it did not install BITS. But I fixed that by installing it again.
    I found out that SQL 2014 as a base server does not work, I can use SQL-server 2014 with configmgr but only if it is an upgrade from 2012. So I’ll have to fix that aswell.
    The only problem remaining is Microsoft Remote Differential Compression (RDC).

    • Make sure you have installed all the prerequisites required for SCCM 2012 R2.

  • Thank you so much.