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using SCCM 2012 beta 2 in a LAB - Part 5. Add the SLP, SMP, SUP and FSP roles


In Part 1. of this series we Installed vNext, in Part 2 we started to configure it. In Part 3, we configed Beta 2 some more by enabling Active Directory discovery methods, adding some site system roles, configuring the computer client agent and client push settings and finally doing a manual client installation to verify it all worked, in Part 4 we looked at installing an application using Application Management and the Software Catalog and Software Center features of SCCM 2012. Our next task is to add WSUS and then add some additional roles which we'll use later on in this series (Windows Updates and Data Migration in OSD).



Perform the following on the vNext server as SMSadmin


Step 1. Add the WSUS role

We'll need the WSUS role installed as part of the Software Update Point role installation in the next step, so start Server Manager and click on Roles, Add Roles. Select Windows Server Update Services and a window will pop up asking to add role services required for Windows Server Update Services (IIS Dynamic Content compression), click Add Required Role Services


wsus role.png


click next through the wizard, you'll see the Select Role Services window appear, click next again


select role services.png


at the confirmation click Install, the WSUS role will be downloaded and if you are on 3G like me that'll take a bit of time, so take a break and have a cup of coffee smile.gif


after a while you'll see the Welcome to Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 setup wizard appear click next


wsus welcome.png


To install WSUS SP2 you must accept the terms of the EULA, which are probably hidden behind the active windows, so in your system tray find it and click on it to show the EULA otherwise you'll be twiddling your thumbs for a long time wondering whats going on...




click accept and then choose where to store the updates locally, I selected D:\sources\WSUS


store updates.png


for database options choose Use an existing database server on this computer, click next


use existing.png


it will connect to your VNEXT sql server instance, click next


db vnext.png


accept the Use an existing Default website


use existing website.png


at the ready to install WSUS, click next


ready to install wsus.png


click Finish when done.




and close the Roles Wizard


roles wizard.png


followed by Cancel you must cancel the Windows Server Update Services Configuration Wizard



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Step 2. Add the SLP, SMP, SUP and FSP roles


We will be doing some DATA migration later and hope to install Windows Updates too, so as part of that let's add the following roles, Server Locator Point (SLP - to find the Site server when not joined to AD, eg: workgroup joined as in Build and Capture), State Migration Point (SMP, for storing our saved user data) and Software Update Point (SUP, software updates), Fallback status point (FSP).


In Configmgr's console, click on Administration, Site Operations, Servers and Site System roles, in the Ribbon, click on Add Site System Role


add site system role.png


Click next on the Create Roles Wizard page


create roles wizard.png


select the 4 roles and click next


4 roles.png


and accept the settings for SLP




for SMP, click on the yellow starburst and point the Storage folder to d:\sources\usmtstore, click ok and next when done




our previously defined Boundary Group (P01 Clients) is listed, click next to continue, it's needed for the SMP




click next at the specify software update point settings (we have no proxy)


specify software update point settings.png


select this server as the active software update point and configure WSUS to listen on default website (ports 80 and 443)


use this server as the active.png


Synchronize from Microsoft Update


sync from ms.png


enable Sync on a Schedule


enable sync on schedule.png


set it to Immediately Expire superseded updates


immediatly expire.png


leave classifications as it is, we'll come back to this later




leave Products as it is, we'll come back to this later (after a sync...)




and leave only English selected in Languages




now that the SUP role questions are out of the way, for the FSP leave it as it is




click next, next and review the successful completion


4 roles added.png


That's it !

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