How to deploy SCCM 2012 Lab setup

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In this post we will see how to deploy SCCM 2012 lab setup. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 (SCCM 2012) is a Windows product that enables administrators to manage the deployment and security of devices and applications across an enterprise. SCCM is part of the Microsoft System Center 2012 systems management suite. System Center 2012 Configuration Manager provides more effective IT services by enabling secure and scalable software deployment, compliance settings management, and comprehensive asset management of servers, desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.

A member of the Microsoft System Center suite of management solutions, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager increases IT productivity and efficiency by reducing manual tasks and letting you focus on high-value projects, maximize hardware and software investments, and empower end-user productivity by providing the right software at the right time.

How to deploy SCCM 2012 Lab setup

The Domain name for this lab is PRAJWAL.LOCAL. If you are setting up a lab, choose your own domain name. The DNS server is installed on the same machine where Active Directory is running. The SQL server and WSUS will be installed on SCCM machine. You can choose to install SQL server and WSUS on different machine, however to keep it simple I will be installing SQL and WSUS both on the same machine. We are going to create a standalone Primary site in this lab.



Softwares Required:

During the deployment of SCCM 2012 we require few softwares which must be downloaded. Here’s the list:

Download Net Framework 4.0

Download SQL Server 2008 SP2

Download WSUS SP2

Download SQL Server 2008 STD

Download SQL CU9 For SQL SP2

Download SCCM 2012 R2

User Accounts – I have created a user account named “sccmadmin” and the user account is the member of domain admin. This account will be used to install and configure SCCM 2012 throughout the lab. A domain user named “test” is created and this user account will be used to login to the client machine.

  • Hi prajwal,
    Thankyou so much for giving this knowledge. I am very much new to sccm 2012.
    Wondering about what configuration system i should be having for setting and practising the lab.
    Mine is i7 6500u, 500gbhd, 8gb ram, Basically alienware r2 13 inch lap.
    Is it good to go as a starter or do i need an upgrade? Or can i manage the lab through some other software like vmware?
    Let me know where and how to start practicing lab. just post me the link from where to start initially. All i need at this point is a push start help for a fresh student. Just let me know in serial wise so i can learn step by step from the base.
    Thanks again for incredible knowledge you posted and it is priceless.

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  • Hi Prajawal,
    Thanks for the post Its really very helpful. I am new for SCCM platform.
    Could you please recommend the RAM requirement for the lab setup you have explained in the above article. I have PC with 24 GB of RAM available. How much RAM should be allocated for SCCM PC (SCCM) where SQL and WSUS will be installed for smother processing ?

  • I have a laptop (HP) with 4 GB memory.
    I have installed Windows 2008 R2.
    Active Directory installed.
    DHCP, DNS installed
    Can I have SCCM on this same machine, if yes please guide

    Thanks & Regards

  • Hello Prajwal Desai, This is venkat, I need to know about the instalation using VMware in my laptop, Does this possible to install in one laptop, if yes Please exlaine the requirements and guide lines. Thank you.

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