How to Install System Center Configuration Manager Server 2012

In this post, I will cover set up Configuration Manager Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012R2 step by step. Here is an outline of what we will do:

  1. Environmental Prerequisites for Configuration Manager Server 2012
  2. Configuration Manager  2012 Prerequisites
  3. Install Configuration Manager Server 2012
    1. Prepare Active Directory.
    2. Extend the Active Directory schema for Configuration Manager
    3. Install Configuration Manager 2012

Environmental Prerequisites for SCCM Server 2012

  1. Active Directory Services
  2. DNS
  3. SQL Server 2012 SP1

Configuration Manager Server 2012 Prerequisites


  • Open PowerShell as an Administrator and run the following cmdlet:

Import-Module ServerManager

Add-WindowsFeature Web-Windows-Auth,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-Metabase,Web-WMI,BITS,RDC,NET-Framework-Features,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Asp-Net45,NET-HTTP-Activation,NET-Non-HTTP-Activ,Web-Static-Content,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Dir-Browsing,Web-Http-Errors,Web-Http-Redirect,Web-App-Dev,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Net-Ext45,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Health,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Log-Libraries,Web-Request-Monitor,Web-HTTP-Tracing,Web-Security,Web-Filtering,Web-Performance,Web-Stat-Compression,Web-Mgmt-Console,Web-Scripting-Tools,Web-Mgmt-Compat –Source D:\sources\sxs


Prepare Active Directory to install SCCM Server 2012

To create the System container for SCCM to publish its settings in the active directory, follow the below steps:

  1. Open the Adsiedit.msc.


  1. Select the System container, click New, and select container.


  1. In the value, Type System Management, click Next.


  1. In the create object page, click Next then Finish

To Delegate the security permissions for SCCM server, open the Active Directory Users and Computers.

  1. Right click on the System Management object, and select delegate control.


  1. In the welcome to delegation wizard, click Next.


  1. In the object, set the object to computer, select the <CCM>, click Next.


  1. In the task to delegate, select custom task.


  1. In the delegate control of, select this folder and create new objects for the folder, click Next.


  1. In the permissions page, select full control, and click Next.


  1. In the Delegation of Control page, click Finish.


Extend the Active Directory schema for Configuration Manager

Follow the below steps to extend active directory schema for SCCM:

  1. Run the Command Prompt as Administrator, Run “cd D:\SMSSETUP\BIN\X64” screen, click Enter.


  1. Run extadsh.exe, click Enter


Installing Configuration manager 2012

Follow the below steps to install SCCM primary site:

  1. Run the setup.exe from the SCCM installation media.


  1. In the Welcome screen, click Next.


  1. In Getting Started Screen, select Install a Configuration Manager Primary Site then click Next


  1. In the license term page, Select Accept the license then click Next

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  1. Create a folder on C:\ Downloads and then specify the path to download the updates

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  1. In Server Language Selection screen, Click Next


  1. In Client Language Selection Screen, Click Next


  1. Enter site code “001”, site Name “HQ” and Installation Settings, install the site on “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager”


  1. In Primary Site Installation, Select Standalone site. Then click yes on information window

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  1. In Database Information, Type SQL Server Name <CCM.lab.local>


  1. In SMS provider settings, Click Next


  1. In Client computer communication settings, select Configure the Communication method on each site system role


  1. In site system roles, Click Next


  1. Click Next at the CEIP Screen then review Settings Summary

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  1. Click on Begin Install


  1. After few minutes, The installation finish, click Close


  1. Congratulations, you’ve installed System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, Start the Configmgr console


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