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Please note that this guide is designed to get you up and running with SCCM in a LAB Environment as quickly as possible, so server roles are not going to be separated unless otherwise stated. This guide is provided as is, if you find any errors please report them in the forums.

 

This guide refers to Service Pack 1 but you should use the latest version available currently which is Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2.

The latest version of this guide can always be found at http://www.windows-n...ws-server-2008/

 

 

In a production environment please consult Technet for best practise, see below links:

 

Prerequisites:

 

Prerequisites for Installing Configuration Manager

 

Configuration:

 

System Center Configuration Manager 2007

How to Configure Windows Server 2008 for Site Systems

 

Best Practices:

 

Configuring Configuration Manager Sites for Best Performance

Checklist for Security Best Practices

Best Practices for Central and Primary Site Hardware and Software Configuration

Best Practices for Operating System Deployment

 

Checklists:

 

Example Configuration Manager Installation Checklist

Example Configuration Manager Upgrade Checklist

 

 

 

This guide assumes that you have first setup Windows Server 2008 and configured it for Active Directory, with DHCP (you only need steps 1 and 2 this guide). If you want to deploy operating systems within SCCM you will then also need the Windows Deployment Services installed, and that is covered in steps 3 and 4 of this guide).

 

You must have installed and configured IIS (for SCCM) and installed SQL Server 2005 SP2 (or SQL Server 2008 with this hotfix) and WSUS (you can install WSUS later if you want, it's only required for the SUP role).

 

Please note: WSUS SP2 is a role within Server 2008 R2 so if you are using Server 2008 R2 you can install WSUS Sp2 by adding the role.

 

If you are thinking about hosting SQL Server on another server than the SCCM server then please read this post.

 

You should also read the SCCM prerequisites on Technet.

 

 

 

 

We will be using the MSDN version of SCCM 2007 Sp1 namely en_system_center_configuration_manager_2007_with_service_pack_1_x86_dvd_x14-66461.iso so burn it to DVD or mount it in Daemon tools (or similar).

 

Part 1. Run the prerequisite checker and fix the warnings/errors.

 

When the menu appears, click on Run the prerequisite checker, we'll do this to see if our Windows Server 2008 needs any additional tasks performed prior to installing SCCM 2007 sp1.

 

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enter your servername as below (leave OUT the instance name or you may get errors explained in the Final Note)

 

prereq.jpg

 

this gave me two prerequisites which needed looking at, the AD Schema extensions, Microsoft Remote Differential compression.

 

prereq_to_be_fixed.jpg

 

If you want to get more details of the problems identified, then check c:\ConfigMgrPrereq.log (and c:\ConfigMgrSetup.log) or double click each warning/error in turn to get a short description (scrollable) of the problem.

 

<08-22-2008 10:33:16> WIN-2SDX7MZCDA7; Schema extensions; Warning; Configuration Manager Active Directory schema extensions are not required, for site server installation, but are recommended to fully support the use of all Configuration Manager features.

 

 

My first problem was that I needed to extend the Active directory schema, to do so I followed this guide.

 

Once I had extended the active directory schema, I ran the prerequisite checker again,

 

That left me with the RDC error,

 

The Microsoft Remote Differential Compression (RDC) library must be registered for Configuration Manager site server installation

 

That led me here and that in turn had this info

 

Site servers and branch distribution points require Remote Differential Compression (RDC) to generate package signatures and perform signature comparison. RDC is not installed by default on computers running Windows Server 2008 and is not installed automatically during Configuration Manager Setup. For information about installing RDC on Windows Server 2008 computers, see How to Configure Windows Server 2008 for Site System Roles.

 

Site servers and branch distribution points require Remote Differential Compression (RDC) to generate package signatures and perform signature comparison. RDC is not installed by default on computers running Windows Server 2008.

 

 

To add Remote Differential Compression to site servers and branch distribution points

 

In Server Manager, on the Features node, start the Add Features Wizard.

 

add_features.jpg

 

On the Select Features page, select Remote Differential Compression, and then click Next.

 

rdc.jpg

 

Complete the rest of the wizard by clicking install then close.

 

rdc_done.jpg

 

 

Now run the prerequisite checker again and the RDC error should be gone

 

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Once you have no warnings or errors, please proceed to Part 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Note: if you entered the instance name at the start of this guide, you may get an error which states

 

 

Either the user account running Configuration Manager Setup does not have sysadmin SQL Server role permissions on the SQL Server instance targeted for site database installation or the SQL Server instance could not be contacted to verify permissions. Setup cannot continue.

 

The Technet page for Setup Prerequisite checks states:-

 

A SQL Server best practice is to remove the Builtin\Administrators group from the sysadmin role on installed SQL Server instances. If the Builtin\Administrators group has been removed from the sysadmin role, the user account running Configuration Manager Setup must be granted sysadmin role permissions for setup to succeed.
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Part 2. Install it !

 

Start the SCCM 2007 SP1 DVD and click on Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 under Install

 

install.jpg

 

review the welcome screen

 

welcome.jpg

 

Choose the first option, Install a Configuration Manager site server

 

install_a_configuration.jpg

 

accept the license...

 

eula.jpg

 

Next we get to choose the type of installation, as we want to see all the options, choose Custom

 

custom.jpg

 

For Site Type, stick with the default (primary site)

 

site_type.jpg

 

decide if you want to participate in CEIP

 

ceip.jpg

 

Specify your key

 

key.jpg

 

where to install it

 

install_where.jpg

 

enter your Site Settings and Site Code name

 

settings.jpg

 

For the mode type, choose mixed mode (it is easier to setup and we can always migrate to Native mode in the future).

 

mixed_mode.jpg

 

specify your client agent settings...

 

client_agent_settings.jpg

 

enter your Database server details

 

database_server.jpg

 

specify your SMS provider settings

 

sms_provider_settings.jpg

 

Note: The SMS Provider can be installed on the site database server computer, site server computer, or another server class computer (during setup at this point). The SMS Provider is used by the Configuration Manager console, Resource Explorer, tools and custom scripts used by Configuration Manager Admins to access site information stored in the site database.

 

specify the management point

 

management_point.jpg

 

decide your TCP port settings

 

port_settings.jpg

 

check for updates

 

check_for_updates.jpg

 

create a local folder to store these updates if necessary

 

local_folder.jpg

 

updates will be downloaded...

 

downloading.jpg

 

once done, click ok to review your settings summary

 

settings_summary.jpg

 

and click Next to start the prerequisite check (final)

 

as everything is ok, you can click on Begin Install

 

begin.jpg

 

After a long wait you should see this

 

status.jpg

 

lets launch the configuration manager after closing

 

launch.jpg

 

and click on Finish to finish the installation.

 

Congratulations, SCCM 2007 SP1 is now installed !

 

Note: At this point REBOOT your server.

 

 

sccm_installed.jpg

 

Next step > SCCM 2007 SP1 configuration guide - Part 1

 

The guide covers:-

 

Adding SCCM computer account to SMS groups, setting site boundries and verifying the site name is configured for Active Directory and setting and configuring the site system roles.

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Hi,

I am new to this web site,

 

I am trying install SCCM 2007 on virtual machine, I run the prerequisite checker, i got one warning message of WSUS SDK, After that

 

when i am trying to install SCCM, i am unable to choose primary site( attached error message), please advise on this, i need to create an image urgently.

 

thanks.

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That is not an error it is just a warning that doesn't influence installing SCCM. Just click Ok and the installation will continue

Hi, thanks for the reply,

 

I am unable to install SCCM, i think i need to choose primary site as described in the topic, pls advise.

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looks like you are using the upgrade media from your screenshot....

 

try using the correct media for installing sccm 2007 sp1

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looks like you are using the upgrade media from your screenshot....

 

try using the correct media for installing sccm 2007 sp1

 

Hi,

 

I am trying SCCM 2007 SP1, i un installed and reinstalled SQL 2008, but still same problem, i am unable to choose primary site, pla advise.

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what SCCM iso did you download from msdn/technet ? what is the filename ?

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what SCCM iso did you download from msdn/technet ? what is the filename ?

 

From Technet, file name: SCConfigMgr07_UPD_EN.exe

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ok

 

that is only for upgrading an existing SCCM 2007 installation

 

see > http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5aae62e8-4b7f-4af7-be01-aefaa4bf059a&displaylang=en

 

assuming that you are trying to install SCCM 2007 sp1 for the first time., you need to download and install the following from technet/msdn

 

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 with Service Pack 1 (x86) - DVD (English)

 

the ISO is called

 

en_system_center_configuration_manager_2007_with_service_pack_1_x86_dvd_x14-66461.iso

 

do you see that file anywhere ??? the numbers after dvd_ may be different for you...

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ok

 

that is only for upgrading an existing SCCM 2007 installation

 

see > http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5aae62e8-4b7f-4af7-be01-aefaa4bf059a&displaylang=en

 

assuming that you are trying to install SCCM 2007 sp1 for the first time., you need to download and install the following from technet/msdn

 

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 with Service Pack 1 (x86) - DVD (English)

 

the ISO is called

 

en_system_center_configuration_manager_2007_with_service_pack_1_x86_dvd_x14-66461.iso

 

do you see that file anywhere ??? the numbers after dvd_ may be different for you...

Hi,

 

Thank you so much, i am able to install SCCM.

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Hi All,

 

when i am trying to create a capture media i am receiving error message "Certificates for the default management point are not available (internal error", i think i need add boot media certificates, please advise me how to create certificate.

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please raise a new topic in the correct section, this topic is for how to install SCCM 2007 SP1 in Windows Server 2008..

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Do I need to promote the Windows Server 2008 to an Active Directory instead of joining the Windows Server 2008 to an existing Active Directory forest ?

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I followed this guide for my lab build. I was getting pretty frustrated with failures. It turned out my initial extraction of "SCConfigMgr07_EVAL_EN.exe" was corrupt. After I re extracted and ran the setup locally it worked fine.

 

Great guide.

 

Thank You!

 

My lab environment

 

2003 AD

DL 380 G3 4GB RAM /2003 Server running VMware Server

VM Running 2008 Server SP2, SQL 2008R2 & SCCM

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I am using Windows Server 2008 R2 standard edition and when I run the SCCM 2007 Prerequisite checker, I got the following warning:

 

 

 

I followed the URL http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=98350

 

and download the KB941078, however when I try to install it, I got the following error:

 

KB941078.png

 

How do I resolve this ?

 

Do you have .NET Framework 2.0 with SP levels installed on the compter ?

try uninstalling the .net framework and installing.

What does the eventvwr says ?

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Do you have .NET Framework 2.0 with SP levels installed on the compter ?

try uninstalling the .net framework and installing.

What does the eventvwr says ?

 

I checked that .NET Framework 2.0 is already installed with Windows Server 2008 R2, I have not applied any SP for the .NET Framework 2.0

 

Check Event Viewer and no abnormal message.

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Are you experiencing that particular issue (about the software updates browse error dialog box) then? Because only then should this update be applied and otherwise its just a waste of your time trying to install it...

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I install the KB941078 update because that's what SCCM prerequisite checker reported, I have NOT even install the SCCM 2007 SP1.

 

 

what peter meant was : You can install this patch on computers(64 Bit) which has SCCM console if you have any issues with software update Addresses brwose Dialog Box otherwise,you may ignore this warning and proceed further installation of SCCM.

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what peter meant was : You can install this patch on computers(64 Bit) which has SCCM console if you have any issues with software update Addresses brwose Dialog Box otherwise,you may ignore this warning and proceed further installation of SCCM.

 

Correct, that's indeed what I meant. :) So in this case, just ignore the error.

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Thank you very much for this guide!

 

I've been desperately trying to install and configure SCCM for 2 days already when found it. Very detailed, saved me a lot of time. Best guide I've seen in a very long time!

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thanks a lot for the kind words :)

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