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SCCM 2012 – Basic Installation

February 20, 2012

This article describes a basic installation for SCCM 2012 RC. In this environment i will use  a central SQL 2008 R2 + SP1 + CU4 server.

There are some requirements on the SQL server before you can succesfully install SCCM 2012:

  • Intall a supported SQL server please check the supported versions here.
  • The SQL server collation has to be SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS. Note that this is not the default setting when the system locale is NOT English (United States)You have to configure this during setup or you will have a hard time reconfugure it later.

  • Add the SCCM server to the local administrators group on the SQL server.

If these steps are not correctly done the installation will fail.

Next i will create the neccesary accounts in AD:

Account name  Membership  Usage
 CM_Admin Domain User
CM_Join Domain User account needed for adding computer to the domain
CM_Reports Domain User account needed to run reports
CM_ClientInstall Domain Admins account needed for client installation
CM_NAA Domain Users account needed for deploying images to non domain member computers

Make the CM_admin, and the SCCM server momber of the local administrators group. If you choose to make the CM_ClientInstall not to be a member of the Domain Admins AD group add it here too.

Configure AD integration

Open ADSI Edit and create a container called System Management:

Open AD Users and Computers with advanced features and select the System Management container with the right mouse button and select delegate control:

A delegation wizzard will show up. Now add your SCCM server:

Create a custom task, check General, Property-Specific and Creation-deletion of specific child objects and assign full-control:

Do this for every site server added to the site.

Now logon to a domain controler with admin rights and browse to the location where the SCCM package is saved. Go to \SMSSetup\Bin\x64\Extadsch.exe and run this as an administrator.

When the Windows firewall on the SQL is enabled follow this article: In my case because this is a lab the firewall is diabeled.

 Installing and configuring .NET, WCF and IIS

Add the .NET and WCF feature through the admin console. Add the required roles and add these additional role services to IIS:

Common HTTP Features

Static Content
Default Document
Directory Browsing
HTTP Errors
HTTP Redirection
Application Development

.NET Extensibility
ISAPI Extensions
ISAPI Filters
Health and Diagnostics

HTTP logging
Logging tools
Request Monitor Tracing

Basic Authentication
Windows Authentication
URL Authorization
Request Filtering
IP and Domain Restrictions

Static Content Compression
Management Tools

IIS Management Console
IIS Management Scripts and Tools
Management Service
IIS 6 Management Compatibilty
IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
IIS 6 Scripting Tools
IIS 6 Management Console

Install .NET 4.0

Add BITS and Remote Differential Compression

 Installing the software

At this point i have no valid key available so i will put this in at a later time.

Although i use a central SQL server the licensing terms have to be accepted.

All the required software will be downloaded and placed in the folder i specified so an internet connection is required!


The installation is succesfull. Check the install log if any errors occur. More about SCCM 2012 in new articles


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