In this post I will cover the steps to install SCCM 2012. This post is a part of SCCM 2012 installation guides. After installing prerequisites, configuring firewall exceptions, SQL server installation, it’s now time to install Configuration Manager 2012.
If you want to install SCCM 2012 from scratch, here are the posts that you must go through.
- SCCM 2012 Lab Setup – Link
- Active Directory Installation – Link
- Creating System Management Container, Extend schema – Link
- Configuration Manager 2012 Prerequisites – Link
- SQL Server Installation for SCCM 2012 – Link
- Configuring Firewall Exceptions – Link
Step-by-Step Guide to Install SCCM 2012
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 Install to the begin the Installation.
Select Install a Configuration Manager Primary Site. Click Next.
Choose Install the Product as an evaluation. If you have the key, enter the key. Click Next.
Check the box I accept these license terms. Click Next.
Accept the license terms and click Next.
To download prerequisite files there are 2 options. The first option Download Required Files downloads the updates directly from Microsoft.
Choose the second option Use previously downloaded files if you have downloaded the updates to your computer.
In my case I will go with first option. Click Browse and store the updates in a folder. Click Next.
On the Server Language Selection Page choose the desired language and click Next.
On the Client Language Selection Page choose the desired language and click Next.
Provide the Site Code and Site Name. Site Code identifies the site if you have multiple sites where SCCM is installed. Click Next.
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 I have less than 10 clients so Select Install the Primary Site as a standalone site. Click Next.
Once you install primary site you will not have an option to join it to hierarchy. Click Yes to continue.
Leave the options to default and click Next.
The SMS provider is the current server. Click Next.
Select the option Configure the communication method on each site system role and do not check the check box below it.
Make sure Install a Management point and Install a Distribution point are selected. Click Next.
On the CEIP Page, select the appropriate option and click Next. On the Settings Summary page click Next.
Configuration Manager 2012 Prerequisite Checks
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.
To limit the SQL memory, click All Programs, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, SQL Server Management Studio.
Type in the server name as localhost and click Connect.
Now right click SQL server and select Properties.
Select the memory option and provide 2048 MB as Minimum server memory and Maximum server memory as 8192 MB. Click OK and close the SQL management studio.
Now let’s run the check again. The Setup Wizard will recheck for prerequisites and now it should not show any warnings. Click Begin Install.
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.
Finally the setup is complete. In the next post, we will take a look at post setup installation tasks.