SCCM 2012 R2 Step by Step Guide

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.

You can download SCCM 2012 R2 Installation Guide using just one link. You can also download the SCCM 2012 R2 guides individually. If you are looking for SCCM current branch guides, click here.

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

Part 1 : System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager System Requirements

Part 2 : Installing Prerequisites for Configuration Manager 2012 R2

Part 3 : Installing SQL Server for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Part 4 : Installing WSUS for Configuration Manager 2012 R2

Part 5 : Configuring Firewall Settings for Configuration Manager 2012 R2

Part 6 : Installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Part 7 : Installing Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

Part 8 : Configuring Discovery and Boundaries in Configuration Manager 2012 R2

Part 9 : Installing Site System Roles in Configuration Manager 2012 R2

Part 10 : Configuring Client Settings in Configuration Manager 2012 R2

Part 11 : Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Client Installation

Part 12 : Boot Images and Distribution Point Configuration For OSD In SCCM 2012 R2

Part 13 : Deploying Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Clients Using Group Policy

Part 14 : Capture Windows 7 Image Using SCCM 2012 R2

Part 15 : Deploying Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2

Part 16 : How To Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Using SCCM 2012 R2

Part 17 : System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit

Part 18 : How To Deploy Software Updates Using SCCM 2012 R2

Part 19 : Installing And Configuring Endpoint Protection Role In SCCM 2012 R2

Part 20 : Managing Linux Computers Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Part 21 : How To Deploy Lync 2010 Client Using SCCM 2012 R2

Part 22 : Deploying Applications To Users Using SCCM 2012 R2

Part 23 : Deploying Endpoint Protection Updates Offline Using SCCM 2012 R2

Part 24 : How to Simulate an Application Deployment in SCCM 2012 R2

Part 25 : Deploying Adobe Reader Updates Using SCCM 2012 R2

Part 26 : Deploy .NET Framework 4.0 using SCCM 2012 R2

Part 27 : How To Backup SCCM 2012 R2 Server

Part 28 : SCCM 2012 Support Center Tool

Part 29 : How to deploy Internet Explorer 11 using SCCM 2012 R2

Part 30 : How to Uninstall SCEP Client using SCCM 2012 R2

Part 31 : How to Setup Distribution Point in SCCM 2012 R2

Part 32 : How to increase SCCM client cache size

Part 33 : Create Automatic Deployment Rule in SCCM 2012 R2

Part 34 : Deploying Windows 7 Using MDT UDI

Part 35 : Import VMware drivers to your SCCM boot image

Part 36 : How to Deploy Office 2016 Using SCCM 2012 R2

Part 37 :  How to Deploy Fonts Using SCCM 2012 R2

Part 38 :  PKI requirements for SCCM 2012 R2

Part 39 :  Deploying Web Server Certificate for Site Systems that Run IIS

Part 40 :  Deploying the Client Certificate for Windows Computers

Part 41 :  Deploying the Client Certificate for Distribution Points

Part 42 :  How to deploy Client Certificate for Mac Computers

Part 43 :  How to install SCCM client agent on Mac Computers

Part 44 :  SCCM 1511 Quick Installation Guide

Part 45 :  In-place Upgrade to Configuration Manager 1511

Part 46 :  How to deploy Java using Configuration Manager

Part 47 :  How to import custom reports in SCCM

Part 48 :  Deploy Local Administrator Password Solution Using SCCM

Part 49 :  How to change default reports banner in SCCM

Part 50 : In-place upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise with SCCM

Part 51 : How to deploy Lync 2013 client using SCCM

Part 52 : How to deploy Visio 2013 using SCCM

Part 53 : Install SCCM Distribution Point Using PowerShell Script

Part 54 : Uninstall SCCM Distribution Point Using PowerShell Script

Part 55 : How to install a Secondary Site in SCCM

Part 56 : SCCM Secondary Site Uninstall Guide

Part 57 : Step by Step Upgrade SCCM 2012 R2 to SCCM 1606

Part 58 : Using SCCM Content library cleanup tool

Part 59 : Deploy Microsoft Project 2013 Using SCCM

Part 60 : Install SCCM client agents on workgroup computers

Part 61 : Perform Test Database Upgrade Before Installing SCCM

Download All SCCM 2012 R2 Setup Guides

321 thoughts on “SCCM 2012 R2 Step by Step Guide”

  1. hi dears,
    when i create TS to uninstall WU for win 10 (many times) the task was failed every time with different error , so the below is last error and i cant remove more than on KB per TS
    please advice.
    Task sequence ‘uninstall_WU_win10’ has failed with the error code 0x00000057 in the task sequence step ‘Uninstall kb4562562’. For more information, contact your system administrator or helpdesk operator.


  2. Sir, thanks for all your valuable tech note.
    Can we have in-place SCCM 1902 OS up-gradation from 2012 R2 to 2016?

  3. Hello Sir,

    Thank you so much.

    Do you have document for POS terminal or registers image creation steps and other configuration for POS?

  4. Hi Prajwal, firstly I wanted to thank you for such a comprehensive guide, it’s great for someone like me who had no idea where to start. I’m intending on setting it up to manage an internet cafe (under 30 PC’s) and was just wondering if your guide would be applicable to the 2016 version of MSC as well?

  5. HI Prajwal,

    Thanks for sharing training Materials, Can you provide an Document on SCCM migration from Server 2012 R2 to Windows server 2016.

    Renold Robin I

  6. By far one of the most extensive and easy guides to follow. You are an asset to SCCM community. Great job man.

  7. First of all, thanks for your training materials that I used about 2-3 years ago to learn SCCM 2012 installation and configurations. Though, I had very limited practiced knowledge about SCCM 2007. Never got indept into troubleshooting clients than just using it for limited patching and using for software deployment in my extensive LAB projects.

    Now, I am facing some REAL issues on some of my Enterprise Servers not receiving updates. Most of these 700 server do receive regular security updates, but I constatly face the issue of about 30-40 servers failing to receive these updates.

    I have tried so many options of updating, uninstall and re-installing these clients, check group policies, forcing the clients to receive updates from Software Centers with no success. I tested these servers can confirme that these CLIENTS are communicating with Software Centers – the fact is SCCM can actually be used to install some pushed software to these servers, yet, they failed to receive security updates.

    What my supervisor suspected (Not SCCM) guy feel that there are certain required patches as foundation for these servers that are MISSING hence the failed patches. We approached the local SCCM teams and they seem not to know what the issue was.

    My main question is – is there anyway we can use SCCM tools to find out the foundation patches that are missing on these servers?

    Please your assistance will be highly appreciated


    • Hi Franklin,

      You need to check the client log files to identify the exact root cause of issue. Check WUAhandler.log, updatesdeployment.log, locationservices.log, CAS.log few other logs to identify the cause of patch failure.

  8. Hi Prajwal,
    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. I am currently working for vulnerability management project and this blog is very helpfull for me.

  9. Hi Prajwal,

    I just want to thank you for all your work. It would be a great help if you can guide me on how to include licence key into drive mapper application that I have created using sccm.

    Thanks for your help

  10. Hello dear,

    I have done a course in computer hardware and I have no knowledge of sccm or scripting . My job in my current profile is to take remote of users machine and help in troubleshooting problems .

    Can i also do sccm

    does it require any coding or programing skill and neither I know how to work with c or c++ langauge .

    regards ,


  11. Dear Prajwal,

    Please post a new discussion thread for SCCM interview questions. Since you are in the field we would like to learn from you. Thanks in advance

  12. Great blog Mr.Desai. all important information related to SCCM available here.. Any Job opportunity for SCCM learner. plz mail me.

  13. hi Prajwal

    i m trying to download the PDF after 29 PDF I m not able to download its when i click download option its going this link. Even i m trying to download from this link its not happening please help me with this

    Bharath Rao

  14. hi, excellent tutorial and thanks for posting..
    Is there way to download all pdf in one time? please let me know.

  15. Hi Prajwal, I am following above steps, But for SCCM I am using windows server 2016, So will be there any configuration issue will come?

    And can we create the Win10 boot image using “Capturing Win7” guide?

  16. This is one the best guides that I have seen so far. Neat and crisp, i had gone through technet documentation first but it was so confusing. I could easily deploy SCCM using your articles. Great blog and keep sharing valuable stuff.

  17. Hi,
    recently started learning about SCCM. Sad to say that am unable to download the above links.
    Is there any alternates available???

    Thank you so much for your valuable guidelines to improve our tech skills.

    Rajesh I

  18. Hi Prajwal,

    Superb job you did! I installed everything up to #25 and everything goes smoothly, I just go slow with the installation processes. NOT A SINGLE ERROR!

    Thank you,

  19. Hello Prajwal,

    I am using SCCM 2012 R2 on my environment to patch 17 of my windows 2012R2 Servers which include 3 Hyper-V + 2 Physical + 12 VM servers.Till Dec 2017 Software Updates feature was working well.

    When Jan 2018 Software Updates downloaded into Software Library. It shows only 4 VM of Windows 2012 R2 servers required the updates. All other Servers shows that updates are Not required when I run the report.
    Also tried to deploy the updates on all servers but it installed on only 4 servers and shows 100% compliance status for all the servers.

    But when I download the updates and manually install them on servers which shows as not required, update get installed successfully.

    I have check all the log files related to Software Updates on Servers as well as client but found no errors.

    Could you please suggest me the solution on it ???

    Thanks and Regards
    Makarand Bagwe
    Mobile- 9930819452

  20. Hi Prajwal,

    Thanks for the step by step installation of SSCM. I have below query for you and I hope you will able to help me with that.
    What will be appx pricing for SSCM without endpoint?
    Can we install Express Edition of SQL server 2012?
    Is license model is based on Core?
    Do I need some license to manage Workstations or just need to buy server license and can manage n number of workstations?

  21. Hey Prajwal,
    this is one of the most comprehensive SCCM guide I’ve found on the net.
    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!
    Best regards.

  22. Hi Praj,

    Can I have your assistance on troubleshooting SCCM errors specially on installing the SCUP 2011 on Windows 2012 R2?
    Can I have your email contact for further details about the issue?

    Thanks and best regards,

  23. 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.


  24. 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

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

    • Thank you Ibby187. I have also updated Download links for 61 SCCM 2012 R2 Step by Step Guides. Removed all Technet Links and replaced it with OneDrive links. You can also download all guides at once.

  26. 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 “”, error = 0x8004100e.
    we tried lot to resolve but its unable to connect
    please help

  27. 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?

  28. 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 🙂

  29. 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. !

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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 .

  35. 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.



  36. 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?

    • The company where i work has 60 DP’s across globe. We have just one primary site with distribution point at each site. We do not have secondary site. In sites where there is less bandwidth pull DP will help as the content is pulled from nearest DP or from DP where the connectivity is good.

  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. 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.

      • The links inside the PDF documents are not working. When clicked, nothing is happening and/or links has been removed. Nonetheless, thank you for your efforts in making this tutorial.
        KUDOS to your sir.

        • Same issue here for Part 32 am instead of download I get a Microsoft page with license agreement but when clicked – nothing. I found a workaround by clicking the file name and selecting save as.

          Hope this helps

          • Same issue here from Part 32 and up instead of download I get a Microsoft page with license agreement but when clicked – nothing. I found a workaround by clicking the file name and selecting save as.

            Hope this helps

  39. SIR

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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..

  45. 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.

  46. 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… 🙂

  47. 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

  48. 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?

  49. 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.

  50. 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


  51. 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?


  52. 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

    so I Changed the values in the path





    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

  53. 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.

  54. 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 😀

  55. 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 🙂

  56. 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.


  57. 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.

  58. 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.


  59. 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.

  60. Thanks for you help and after following your tutorial, I have managed to setup SCCM however when I access the web service URL 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…

  61. 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 …

  62. 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?

  63. 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.

    • 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:


      • 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 ?

  64. 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 ..

  65. 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

  66. 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

    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



    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

  67. 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.

  68. 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.

  69. 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.

      • Is it the same SCCM SQL setup with Primary Site? and Also the same SCCM Primary Site setup as well? (basically, I could follow the same instruction like you provided above? Thanks.

          • Thanks for confirming this. I know I have to pick CAS when I install SCCM 2012 R2 (only when I setup for CAS). I’m setting up SCCM 2012 R2 in Production environment right now.
            Another side note: I have SCCM 2012 R2 Primary Site only in test environment (already up and running with CU1) but later on I am going to setup CAS as well. As far as I’m aware that I could do this (new feature of SCCM 2012 R2). Is there anything that I need to know/aware? I’m hoping this is not hard to join newly CAS to existing Primary site in my test environment.

              • Prajwal, thanks so much for the article. I’ve read this one before, for now, I am not too worry on this. My main focus is to get CAS SCCM 2012 R2, Primary Site to join this CAS in Production environment. That’s my biggest task… (not to mention migrating all the packages, OSD packages, etc.)

  70. 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.

  71. 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

  72. 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 ?

  73. 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.

      • Prajwal, I installed the latest Right Click Tools yesterday and it’s better than the old one. Quick question, I’m looking for a way to deploy SCCM 2012 R2 CU1 console to other people for testing and of course, I have to set the permission as well on what they could see. Do you have a step on how to deploy SCCM 2012 R2 CU1 console? Thanks. BTW, I have my CAS is up and running in my test environment.


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