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  1. Hello everybody, Given the issues I faced a few weeks ago while installing SCCM 2007, I thought it would have been a good idea to download the prerequisites for SCCM 2012 (and 2012 R2) before they become EOL. Turned out I was late, as Microsoft has already deleted them from their servers. Indeed, although SCCM 2012 is still supported, while investigating this issue, I found out that Microsoft seems to be aware of it since several months, yet it is unclear if they would fix it: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/76409/sccm-2012-r2-prerequisites-download-error.html Also, it appears that recently prerequisites for SCCM 1606 were deleted as well: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/322859/prereq-download-404-error-when-installing-primary.html Therefore, I would kindly ask if some of you who still have SCCM prerequisites, and in particular SCCM 2012 SP1 and SCCM 2012 R2 SP0, could make them available. Also, I would advise these people to backup those files (as well as the prerequisites for later versions of SCCM) and keep them in a safe place, as they are required to install SCCM. Thanks for your attention.
  2. It worked! I ran the setup program with those files and this time it successfully installed. So, I finally managed to create the lab environment and test everything in the last days. Once again, thank you so much for your help!
  3. Hello, I tried with that file, but then the setup program failed halfway during install. I checked the logs, and I found out the cause: When the prerequisites are downloaded, the setup program tries to download the file configmgr.manifest.cab from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=141733, which in turn redirects to https://download.microsoft.com/download/2/9/2/292BF5ED-DACB-4525-91C7-93978CC714C3/configmgr.manifest.cab. Unfortunately, also that file has been deleted from Microsoft servers, yet it was archived by archive.org, so I managed to download it and place it in the prerequisites folder. That configmgr.manifest.cab contains an XML file with the URLs of the component files that setup needs to download, among which there is ccmsetup.cab. However, that copy is newer/different than the one included in SCCM installation files, as it has a different MD5 hash. Thus, when that file is replaced with the one included in SCCM installation file, setup detects an inconsistency in the MD5 and fails. In theory, one may try to bypass this issue by replacing the MD5 string in the XML file in configmgr.manifest.cab. Problem is, configmgr.manifest.cab is digitally signed by Microsoft, so it would be impossible to repack the modified XML in that CAB archive. To sum up, without the copy of ccmsetup.cab that was deleted from Microsoft servers, SCCM 2007 SP2 cannot be installed 😞
  4. I checked the logs, and it complains it can't download the file ccmsetup.cab at the following address: http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/9/D/E9D843B7-8F1C-4C27-9328-6205B557730F/ccmsetup.cab I tried to download that file with a web browser and I received a 404 error, confirming my suspicions that the file is no longer available. I also tried looking for that file on archive.org wayback machine, but unfortunately it wasn't archived. Also, I forgot to mention that I'm trying to install SCCM 2007 SP2 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM, though I think it shouldn't be relevant at this step.
  5. Hello, I am trying to set up SCCM 2007 SP2 in a lab environment to simulate the migration to something newer and supported. However, when the setup program tries to download the prerequisites off the internet, it stops and complains that some files cannot be found. I also tried to download the prerequisites before doing the actual setup by using the /download switch with no success. Thus, I was wondering if any of you have experienced the same issues - as I suspect that Microsoft has simply deleted the files from their servers once SCCM 2007 reached EOL - and have found a way to bypass the prerequisites download step and let the setup program continue. Alternatively, if any of you has saved the downloaded prerequisite files and could provide them to me, it would be great. Thanks for your attention.
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