SCCM 2012 R2 Step by Step Guide

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SCCM 2012 R2 Step by Step Guide Welcome to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager step by step guide. In this post I will be adding the links related to Configuration Manager 2012 R2 deployment. These are very useful SCCM 2012 R2 step by step guides and you can use it to deploy SCCM 2012 R2 in you lab quickly. As I upload the posts I shall update the links in this post. Do write in comments if you need any post on topic related to Configuration Manager 2012 R2.

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Step by Step Guide / SCCM 2012 R2 Step by Step Guide/ Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Step by Step Guide

163 COMMENTS

    • I’m not the type to leave comments, in fact this is the first time I ever have and I’ve been in the IT business for 15 years. Really is a superb layout. Well Done!

  1. Prajwal, I’ve been following your SCCM 2012 blogs, that’s very good resources! Thanks for helping your fellows SCCM, especially myself. Do they have right click tools for SCCM 2012 R2 yet? Are you going to make a presentation on this one? Thanks.

  2. Dear Prajwaldesai

    Really am saying your document everything super. i have developed more knowledge by you. thank you so much.

    Kindly one Information can you provide LYNC 2010 to 2013 migration and Lync 2013 Configuration ?

  3. Hi Prajwal,

    This is really a nice site where step by step approach is explained with screenshot.The only thing at present I feel missing is “How to configure,Dowload & deploy software Updates to Interl Severs/Desktop is missing.

    Could you please add Another topic & explain in details with screenshot.

    Pramod Samal

  4. Hello Prajwal,

    I gotta say from many different sites for SSCM you can get a quick step by step documentation, but you have basically convert this into “baby steps” literally speaking 😀
    Dude you rock!

    Thanks for the information.

  5. Prajwal,
    I’m assuming setting up SCCM 2012 R2 CAS will be the same setup with the Primary Site, right? Hopefully, it would be the case (there’s a need to do so). Thanks.

  6. Hi Prajwal,
    I just wanted know is it possible configured 2 SCCM2012 in the same network…? if it is possible please give some suggestion for how to configure.

  7. Prajwal, have you heard this Adaptiva which helps you in resolving tough challenges such as migration etc? Thanks. I just want to know your opinion.

    • No I haven’t come across that (links are removed from your comment), there are many such softwares which claim that they can perform migration easily / manage infrastructure better than SCCM, however they all have certain limitations which we will get to know once we purchase the software. So be aware of such things and study the software completely and its limitations.

  8. Prajwal,
    Have you seen this problem?
    CAS can’t access SMS_CAS & SMS_SITE

    I have an open case with Microsoft SCCM 2012 but so far, they haven’t been able to figure it out!

    My environment in test (it’s been up & running for 2 months at least):
    – Server 2012 R2 Standard
    – SCCM 2012 R2 CU1
    – SQL 2012 Standard SP1

    · 1 CAS

    · 1 x Primary

    · Remote SQL either on CAS or Primary

    From CAS, log-in as SCCM Admin Service Account (as Domain Admins), SCCM Admin Service Account can’t access SMS_CAS & SMS_SITE

    Message:
    Windows cannot access \sccmcas01SMS_CAS

    You do not have permission to access \sccmcas01SMS_CAS. Contact your network administrator to request access.

    Windows cannot access \sccmcas01SMS_SITE

    You do not have permission to access \sccmcas01SMS_SITE. Contact your network administrator to request access.

    BUT from Primary Site: there’s no problem access

    \sccmcas01SMS_CAS

    \sccmcas01SMS_SITE

    And I just stood up my production (3 days ago), haven’t deploy the SCCM client yet just finished setting up boundaries, AD discovery, etc.

    The same problem occurs as well.

    Did I miss something here? OR new undiscovered bugs either in Windows Server 2012 R2 or SCCM 2012 R2.

    I really appreciated any help on this. It’s been one week. Thanks, Reza

  9. Hello ,

    while installing the SCCM 2012 R2,i am getting the error stating ” Configuration manager requires MS SQL Server 2012 with CU2 or Higher”, However i have updated the SQL 2012, still i could not able to proceed further with the installation.

    Also i tried with SQL Server 2012 SP2 , but still same, and from the log i could able to see the message ” Cannot detect SMS Type becaoz either site server ,sql server or site server name is empty”.
    SQL Ports Configured Properly , and allowed the Named Pipes

  10. Hi Prajwal ,,This Manoj from Bangalore ,

    I have 2012 Lab setup at my home ,,

    When i tried do the Lap setup for 2012 R2 ,, with this info i configured , But when i tried installing the SCCM 2012R2 – giving some error ..

    Kindly post the steps before going to ADSI Edit.

    i have windows server 2012 R2

    Thanks ,,
    This information rea;;y very usefull for me to prepae for interview .. Thanks for this website ,, I just saw today this web in google
    thanks again ..

    • The information is here :- http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms179254%28v=SQL.100%29.aspx

      The server collation acts as the default collation for all system databases that are installed with the instance of SQL Server, and also any newly created user databases.

      Mount the SQL DVD and go to path where the setup.exe is located and execute the below command:

      Setup.exe /QUIET /ACTION=REBUILDDATABASE /SQLCOLLATION=SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS /INSTANCENAME=MSSQLSERVER/SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS=BUILTINAdministrators

      • Hi Prajwal ,, i hope your good ,, thanks for your help again ..

        I have tried the same steps already but its not helping ,,

        kindly help me , before we go for this steps (Part 2 : Installing Prerequisites for Configuration Manager 2012 R2)

        Need to create user in AD ? (SQL and SCCM ).

        MY LAP setup :”

        Windows server 2012 R2 – 8 GB RAM – 64 bit – Joined Domain

        Note : In my 2008r2 lab, i have created 2 users before go for ” ADSI EDIT ” Attached screenshot

        • Hi Manoj, you can reinstall the SQL server in your lab setup. Configuration Manager requires a 64-bit version of SQL Server to host the site database and site database must use the following collation SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS. While installing SQL check if the collation is set to SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS.

          As you are deploying the SCCM in your lab setup, use an account which is a member of domain admins group. You should use the same account for deploying SCCM. May I know more about your lab setup ?

          • HI Prajwal . thanks for your information ,, Sorry to ask more doubts ,

            I have basic knowledge about SCCM , I am looking for this Job profile ,

            please fine below my Lab Set up

            my 2008 R2 Lab :

            i am using all Lab in my Vmware work station

            My Pc have 16 GB ram :

            1) windows server 2008R2 with 8 Gb Ram

            AD , SQL & SCCM installed on same server ,

            I have setup the Lab from this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bxNsdwoojw)

            =======================================================
            2012 R2 Lab : 10 GB RAM

            installed 2012 R2 server OS
            AD installed (manoj.com)

            Waiting the steps

  11. Really Great Work Prajwal, thanks a lot, I’m also Interested for Lync Server, Exchange Server and System Center Family. So good continuation and waiting for other documentation or presentation.

  12. Prajwal, do you have series like this for SCOM 2012 R2? You did not give me an answer what could be wrong with uninstallation of Office 2013?

  13. Hi Prajwal,

    Thanks for you help ,, now i have configure the Lab in my home pc all fine except OSD deployment , when i am capturing the OSD itself its giving error ,, i will let u know the error in next message .
    —————————————————————————————————
    need help

    My company we have different kind of SCCM environment ,

    We use to add the application to partner LAN ID (User ID ) through AD . once partner logged in to any machines partner will get the application in software center .

    If we remove the application in AD partner will not get the application ,,

    kindly provide the steps how to do that in my home lab …

    Thanks for your help always …

  14. Thanks for you help and after following your tutorial, I have managed to setup SCCM however when I access the web service URL http://localhost:80/reportserver I get the error message ” the requested url could not be retrieved…unable to determine IP address from hostname sccmserver. Similarly I cannot synchronize updates from WSUS as I get the message “Failed to set subscriptions on the WSUS server error: (-2147467259) unspecified error. Thanks always…

  15. hi any ideas how to create a report that shows recently installed software ? not necessary that it has been deployed but installed by an end user.
    i guess this should be under compliance.

  16. Hi Prajwal,

    I started Sccm with your guides and they are really helpful in understanding how things work in sccm. Without your guides I would have given up on sccm.

    So far I have installed and configured sccm untill deploying software. (Office 2013). For my life I cannot uninstall M.S Office2013 from software center. I have tried both options silent and normal.

    Can you please advice what am I doing wrong and what log file should I look for application deployment.

    Thanks,
    Shaf

  17. Hi Prajwal,

    I figured out what the issue was, instead of a silent uninstall I tried ‘setup.exe /uninstall Proplus’ & worked like a charm.
    I would still like to find out why the silent install did not work. Any help on it will be appreciated.

  18. Hi Parjwal,
    Thanks for a detailed explanation with screen shots for installing and configuring SCCM, initially i had some issues but after going through each line of your instructions i was successful in installing and configuring i even was able to push to clients.I am facing an issue in deploying of software only.I tried the method you showed but no luck,can you help me.

    Thanks
    Kishore

  19. System Center 2016 has been released! woohoo, Are there going to be tutorials on that too? Very excited to see the changes.

    • @qhdevon43 – Yes I got to know when I checked my twitter. I will see if i can add CM2016 posts. Currently I am working on something new for my website visitors 🙂

  20. Hello Prajwal, thank you very much for these guides, it helped me a lot, really. I didn’t thought it will be so hard to configure the SCCM 2012, I thought it was just a simple software, you follow the wizard, and you’re done….turned out it is much more complicated. So thank you, and waiting for CM2016 😀

  21. Thank you so very much for your guides, they were the most straight forward and detailed guides I have found. They answered my questions before I knew to ask them! A very big help.

  22. Hello Prajwal,

    thanks for your great posts,

    I have a problem -15 day ago

    I Have a stand alone site with one DP& one MP &one SUP and sql server 2012 sp1 and I install configuration manager clients on the Clients using windows update installation , and deploy the definition updates automatically using automatic deployment Rule , all things appear to be OK, Accept that the deployment status of all Clients – of the automatic deployment rule that deploy the definition updates – is (in Progress) ,when I clicked on view status , I saw that the status is (downloaded updates)

    wuhandler.log in client pc donot catch the update and donot run software update deployment cycle automatically

    when I browse to deployment package in sofware library, and shaw the member of defintion updates package , all defintion updates in this package (that must be installed on clients) are in (not required and unknown) status

    I searched about this problem on the internet and I found this post

    http://serverfault.com/questions/616376/windows-updates-not-working-via-sccm-2012-r2

    so I Changed the values in the path

    HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftSMSComponentsSMS_WSUS_SYNC_MANAGER.

    ContentVersion

    LastAttemptVersion

    SyncToVersion

    to 10000 decimal
    but the problem is still exist , all what happened that catalog version of sofware update synchronization rule is increased to 10002

    Please help me to solve my problem
    the deployment status od definition updates is stuck at in progress and I donot know the reason

    I appreciate your fast reply where it is urgent case
    Thanks

  23. Hi Prajwal.

    Thank you for your great effort.

    I have an issue and I need your help.

    My CAS doesn’t replacate with the Primary site and evertime I open CAS it gives me the Read only mode message. please advise?

    Pete

  24. Hi Prajwal.

    Thank you for your step by step!

    I have a question, it’s about of reports of Microsoft software client installations. Is possible to compare reports SCCM with info showed from Microsoft Portal License? (VLSM). There is a table with product number license and description on DB SCCM?

    Thanks a lot

    Edward

  25. Dear Prajwal,
    can you please tell me the exact ports and dynamic ports of push clients to lets network team open each ports .. i get admin share access denied each time,, your reply is highly appreciated.

  26. I am preparing a Infra of 1 CAS, 3 Primary in 3 country and its subsequent 1 secondary site each for every primary. Please let me know where should i install the WSUS Role?

  27. Hi Prajwal ,

    I’m novice in SCCM 2012 , and I would like to express you my greetings regarding the best efforts that you offered in order to prepare and share with us these articles.

    Honestly I appreciate your great work and hope you a happy new year 2016

    Thanks alot

    Best regards

    Aziz from Morocco

  28. Thank you so much for these guides, Prajwal. They have been invaluable!!!

    I am looking forward to the Win10 notes and guide. Have a happy new year, and I will be back often to learn and grow more… 🙂

  29. Hello,
    First of all I must thank you very much for all those well details steps on how to get SCCM 2012 installed. I have been looking for some good documentation since a few months and this is a life saver!!
    My question: I am trying to install SCCM 2012 on Windows server 2008 R2 and so far all seems to be good until I get to the WSUS installation where I need to choose Under the Role services, the Database installation for WSUS. Windows 2008 doesn’t seem offer that option in the Role Wizard. Actually, Windows 2012 offers a Add Role and Feature Wizard, which isn’t the case for windows 2008 where we have to choose between Add Role or Add features.
    If I complete the WSUS installation, since I dont see where to point it to any database Instance at the end, there is no SUSDB created in my SQL Server. Can I have some help with this please?
    Thank you.

  30. Very thansks great dedication, parabens me ajudara muito mesmo…nota 1000 seu material…paz sucesso e properidade…..peace and success for you…from brazil sp..

  31. Hi,
    Have installed all the prerequties on Server 2012 and installed SQL 2012 with SP1. but still while installing SCCM, getting the below error:

    Configuration Manager sites require a supported SQL Server version with required hotfixes for site database operations to succeed. Before Setup can continue, you must install a supported version of SQL Server on the specified site database server. For more information, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=232936.

  32. Hi everyone,

    I have been doing some research about SCCM 2012 features and implementation. However, I could not find a solid answer to the max numbers of:

    • Applications that can be deployed to a single collection
    • Packages that can be deployed to a single collection
    • Total number of overall deployments a computer can receive from various sources?
    • Collection inclusions/exclusions and queries inside a single collection under Membership rules.

    I will appreciate of your collaborations on this matters.

  33. Hello,
    I need to create a prestaged image that I will store on a hard drive for our hardware vendor to have the image already applied on the computers when they arrived to our institution. Then the process will just continue with the rest of the task sequence steps once they arrive onsite. Can someone explain or point me to a written guide on how to accomplish this? Can the prestaged image be set to expire after x amount of time?

    Thanks in advance.

  34. Do you have a plan of making similar step-by-step guide for SCOM 2012 R2? I find it very powerful and useful but at the same time more difficult to master. Digging deep into SCCM, SCOM and SCVMM is something I intend to do in forthcoming months along with Microsoft technologies for virtualizing applications and desktops (RDS, VDI, App-V, UE-V …) so anything you have related to these would be very helpful – you said VDI was also subject of your interest.

      • Of course Prajwal, I just wanted to know your plans about possible new guides. Combination of your guides, books, video trainings and forums are great way of learning SCCM 2012 R2 although that applies for every Microsoft technology. Fortunately System Center community is pretty large hence you can find solution for almost any problem.

  35. SIR
    I WAS INSTALL SCCM 2012 SP2 IN SERVER 2012 BUT OS DEPLOY NOT WORKING (BUT WDS SERVICE IS RUNING) PLEASE HELP ME…….

  36. Good day!

    Just wanted to ask if there are issues on the links inside the PDF documents (i.e. Download links on the topic “Installing Prerequisites for Configuration Manager”)

    Thank you in advance.

  37. Hello….I am struggling to figure out the difference between using a – secondary site server or a site system server within the sccm hierarchy. Would you be able help please? Thanks

  38. Could you do one on best practices on a larger site multi subnet over mpls configuration. 10-20 distribution points multiple secondary sites and one primary site. How should SCCM be configuration?

  39. Hi,

    I am planning to work out a project regarding SCCM 2012 R2. I just want to know your inputs with my plans given my current scenario. So here it is: Our company has an Head Office with more than 50 employees and we have more than 400 branches located in different places (in a single country only) with ONE employees every branches. I am planning to roll-out SCCM to provide configurations, deployments, application/software patches and upgrades, and OS upgrades remotely to those endpoint clients located in our branches from the head office. I know that, it will not be cost-effective if I’m gonna implement distri point from different locations so I tried to find a more suitable plan for my case. I found out that Azure can be used as “cloud-based distribution point”. So I’m gonna try this in a test environment if this can fit with my scenario. However, I would still love to hear comments/suggestions/recommendations from an expert like you. What do you think could be the best solution for my scenario?

    I look forward to hear a feedback from you.

    Thanks a lot.

    Regards,

    Red

  40. Hi

    I have followed above, but now want to get one solution

    I have two locations in AD , but those two locations will be on same IP- ( Using NSX solution– vlan travelling). So is there any way i can use boundry or something to point to secondry DP which is near to that location. But not sure how we distinguish those .

    • Hi Prajwal

      Can you let me know if more info required, as i need to get solution for 2nd DP , and need to deploy 2nd DP if there is possible way to achieve that.

  41. Thank you very much for this guide, was extremely useful.
    Could you update the OSD deployment to include Windows 10 please?
    Maybe also add the part where you have to edit the Task Sequence to allocate 100% of remaining disk space to the partition. Found this to be a bit anyoing that it was not set to that as default.

  42. Hi,

    I am stuck at one point, I have installed WSUS as per the documents, but couldn’t able to get the SUSDB in my database directory. Can anyone help me out in this issue.

  43. Hi Prajwal,

    We have installed SCCM 2012 R2 Server in our environment and deployed the SCCM clients on end systems for software installation and patching purpose.

    Later we were facing multiple issues in SCCM so we have decided to reinstall the server.
    Now the server having different host name also site code name is also different.

    We are now trying to install SCCM client on the end machines which already has client installed with old settings.

    On Some of the machines client got installed succesfully and those are updated in SCCM but most of systems are still not updated.

    Can you please guide us with the right procedure to be followed in above case.

    Thanks and Regards
    Makarand Bagwe

  44. I need urgent help. Faced many issues in SCCM 2012 OSD and finally i have reached a stage which is last point to start the deployment.

    Client systems boots with pxe and prompts for password. After entering password below error pops up.
    Failed to run task sequence (0x80004005)

    This is my PXELogs

  45. I am working on SCCM For last 10 years …I found this SCCM Blog very worthwhile, Informative, st -forward and easy to understand for everyone. !

  46. Thank you, this is an in depth easy to follow guide, and I’m just playing around with hyper-v 🙂
    Can’t understand why SCCM has to use a specific non default SQL Collation, but that’s Micro$oft for you 🙂

  47. I see Server and client patches in All update folder under Software library work space in Conf Mgr console.
    I just want to see the Client patches there how can I achieve this?

  48. we Installed SCCM 2012 Succefully but while pushing client installtion we are facing the blow error
    Unable to connect to WMI (rootccm) on remote machine “SCCMCLIENT.aptbravo.com”, error = 0x8004100e.
    we tried lot to resolve but its unable to connect
    please help

  49. after installing SQL server and wsus when i lunched sql managment studio there is no SUSDB option under the database please help..

  50. Hi Prajwal,

    This guide help me to setup by SCCM lab but i am not able to install client in win 10 OS. Could you pls help me on this

  51. Hi Prajwal –
    It is interesting for step by step installation for SCCM, it is clear and detail step for SCCM for new SCCM IT guy, I am working on my lab for all step by step installation and I got an error when I try to install the SCCM on the server the error ” Visual Studio 2010 Shell – Invalid data. Reinstall is required. ” so I can not install SCCM, is there any one help me how to solve the issue or error? thanks ! I apreciate your support.

    Biniam

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