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Deploying SCCM 2012 Part 6 – Installing System Center Configuration Manager 2012.

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 Installing System Center Configuration Manager 2012 : – In this post we will see Installing System Center Configuration Manager 2012 on the server SCCM.PRAJWAL.LOCAL with the user account “sccmadmin”.

You can download the copy of SCCM 2012 here :- http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter /hh667640.aspx?wt.mc_id=TEC_105_1_33.

In Part 1 we saw the installation of Active Directory Domain Services. In Part 2 we created the AD container and delegated the permissions on it. In Part 3 we installed pre-requisites for SCCM server. In Part 4 we installed SQL server, updated the service pack and cumulative update patch. In Part 5 we installed WSUS server role, Configured the firewall to add exceptions to allow the Client Push, Open the SQL ports 1433 and 4022.

Insert the Configuration manager 2012 DVD into the DVD drive or you can copy the setup files to a folder. Run the file splash to launch the Setup screen. Click on Install to the begin the Installation.

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Select Install a Configuration Manager Primary Site. Click Next.

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Choose Install the Product as an evaluation.

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Click in I accept these license terms. Click Next.

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Accept the license terms for SQL server and Silverlight. Click Next.

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To download prerequisite files there are 2 options. The first option “Download Required Files” downloads the updates from Microsoft. Choose the second option “Use previously downloaded files” if you have downloaded the updates to your computer. Choose the first option, click browse and store the updates in a folder.

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On the Server Language Selection Page choose the desired language and click Next.

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On the Client Language Selection Page choose the desired language and click Next.

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Provide the Site Code and Site Name. Site Code identifies the site if you have multiple sites where SCCM is installed. Click Next.

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A stand-alone primary site supports up to 1,00,000 clients. If your Organizations has more than 1,00,000 clients then you must choose Central Administration Site Server. In our lab we have less than 10 clients so Select Install the Primary Site as a standalone site. Click Next.

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Once you install primary site you will not have an option to join it to hierarchy. Click yes to continue.

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Leave the options to default and click next.

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The SMS provider is the current server. Click Next.

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Select the option Configure the communication method on each site system role and do not check the check box below it.

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Make sure Install a Management point and Install a Distribution point are selected. Click Next.

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On the CEIP Page, select the appropriate option and click next. On the Settings Summary page click Next.

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You can see there are 2 warnings related to SQL server memory usage. By Default SQL server is configured to use unlimited memory. You must limit the SQL memory to avoid this warning.

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To limit the SQL memory, click All Programs, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, SQL Server Management Studio.

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Type in the server name as localhost and click Connect.

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Now right click the SQL server and select properties.

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Select the memory option and provide 2048 MB as Minimum server memory and Maximum server memory as 8192 MB. Click on OK and close the SQL management studio.

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Now on the SCCM setup click on Run Check. The Setup Wizard will recheck for prerequisites and now it should not show any warnings. click on Begin Install.

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You can view the setup log file with a tool called CMTrace. The tool is located in SCCM 2012 source DVD under SMSSETUPTOOLS. Launch the CMTrace tool, open the log file ConfigMgrSetup.log located in C drive.

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CMTrace Tool :
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The setup completed successfully . Now we can start configuring the SCCM 2012.

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