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SCORCH 2012 SP1 in a LAB – Installation (Part E – Install Orchestrator)


We are now finally ready to install SCORCH.

Install Prerequisites

To start, before we will actually be able to install SCORCH, we have to install a few prerequisites.

  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • .NET Framework 4.0
  • IIS (Web Server role)

Install System Center Orchestrator

Start by either extracting the DVD contents, or mounting the ISO (the TechNet ISO is currently labelled as en_system_center_2012_orchestrator_with_sp1_x86_dvd_1345499). Start by running the SetupOrchestrator.exe.


On the splash screen click the Install link.


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On the Product Registration screen, fill in the Name, Organization and Product Key fields, and click Next.


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Read and accept the License Terms, and then click Next.


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On the Select Features screen, select what you want to install. In this lab example, we are installing all features onto the same server.


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Next you need to provide a Service Account for running the Runbooks, and accessing remote systems. Note that the account must have “Log on as a service” rights. Enter the account details, and then click the Test button.


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Once the credentials have been tested successfully, you will be able to click Next.


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Now you need to configure the database. Provide the server and instance, and click the Test Database Connection button.


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Only once the database connection has been successfully tested will you be able to click the Next button.


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Now you can also specify the database name. In this lab example we will accept the defaults and click Next.


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Now we need to configure the Orchestrator User Group. This group will have Administrative access to Orchestrator. You can locate and use an existing Security Group from Active Directory. Specify a User Group and click Next.


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On the Web Services screen, you have the opportunity to change the ports used. For this lab example we will accept the defaults and click Next.


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You can also change the installation location. For example, if you have a dedicated drive in the server for the Operating System, and a second drive for the middleware. Make the appropriate modifications if applicable, and then click Next.


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New to System Center 2012, you can use Microsoft Update to find updates for the product. In a Production environment, you would probably not want to do this, since there will more than likely be Change Management controls around updating/patching. In this lab example, I am not going to enable Microsoft Updates for the product, so that in the future I will be able to document the update/upgrade process in detail.


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Next, you can choose if you want to participate in the CEIP program. In a Production environment, this will probably not be accepted, as there may be some concern over private/personal data. In a lab/non-production environment though, I would personally choose to be a part of the program, because the information collected by Microsoft aids them in improving the product. If no one was willing to participate, then there would be no improvements.


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Finally, review the information on the Summary screen, and click Install.


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Once the installation is complete, you can select/de-select any of the listed checkboxes, and then click Close.


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Congratulations, you have now successfully installed System Center Orchestrator. It’s fairly simple/straight forward. But after installation you now need to work with Integration Packs, and Runbooks.

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