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SCSM 2012 SP1 in a LAB – Installation (Part G – Install SharePoint / Self-Service Portal)

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Now that we have the Service Manager Management Server, and the Warehouse Server installed, the last piece we need to install is SharePoint for the Self-Service Portal.

 

Install Prerequisites

To start, before we will actually be able to install Service Manager Self-Service Portal, we don’t actually have to install any prerequisites, because by installing SharePoint, this will install all prerequisites required.

 

As a reference, here are the requirements for the Self-Service Portal:

§ IIS 7.0

o Basic Authentication

o Windows Authentication

§ ASP.NET

§ .NET Framework 4.0

§ SharePoint Server 2010

o Language Pack for SharePoint Server 2010 or SharePoint Foundation 2010 – English

§ WCF Service HTTP

 

 

Install SharePoint

Start by either mounting or extracting the ISO (en_sharepoint_server_2010_with_service_pack_2_x64_dvd_2581604.iso) and running the splash.hta.

 

On the splashscreen, first click on the link ‘Install Software Prerequisites’.

SharePoint Install 01.png

 

 

SharePoint Prerequisites

On the Welcome page, click Next. Note that if you don’t have the roles/features, and elements that are listed installed, the setup will install/add them for you automatically.

SharePoint PreReq Install 01.png

 

On the License Terms page, read the information presented, check the ‘I accept the terms of the License Agreement(s)’ checkbox, and click Next.

SharePoint PreReq Install 02.png

 

Once the prerequisites have been installed, click Finish.

SharePoint PreReq Install 03.png

 

Now that the prerequisites are installed, let’s continue with the installation of SharePoint.

 

SharePoint Install Continued

On the splashscreen, click the ‘Install SharePoint Server’ link.

SharePoint Install 01.png

 

You will be prompted to enter your Product Key before the installation will continue.

SharePoint Install 02.png

 

Read the License Terms, click the ‘I accept’ checkbox, then click Continue.

SharePoint Install 03.png

 

Next we need to choose the Installation we want. For this purpose, in a lab environment, we will choose Standalone.

SharePoint Install 04.png

 

Once the installation completes (which should be quick because we already have the prereqs installed), ensure that the ‘Run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard now’ checkbox is selected. Then click Close.

SharePoint Install 05.png

 

 

SharePoint Configuration Wizard

The SharePoint Configuration Wizard will launch. Click Next.

SharePoint Config Wizard 01.png

 

When you click Next, you will encounter the following Warning message. Click Yes.

SharePoint Config Wizard 02.png

 

The Configuring process may take a little while, so you will have to be patient.

SharePoint Config Wizard 03.png

 

Once the configuration is complete, click Finish. This will cause the default website to open in a browser.

SharePoint Config Wizard 04.png

 

The default SharePoint site will launch. For now, just close the browser. We need to install the Service Manager self-service elements.

SharePoint Config Wizard 05.png

 

 

 

Install Service Manager Self-Service Portal

Now that we have SharePoint installed, we can now install the Self-Service Portal.

 

Start by either extracting the DVD contents, or mounting the ISO (the TechNet ISO is currently labelled as mu_system_center_2012_service_manager_with_sp1_x64_dvd_1348926). Start by opening your DVD drive, navigating to the corresponding architecture (i.e. x86 or amd64), and run the Setup.exe.

 

On the splash screen click the Service Manager Web Portal install link.

SM Web Portal Install 01.png

 

On the Portal Parts screen, select the part(s) you want to install. Note that if you want to install both parts, you need to select them both at this point. You will not be able to come back and install the other part. Since we are in a lab environment, then we will install both parts on the same server. Select both Portal Parts and then click Next.

SM Web Portal Install 02.png

 

On the Product Registration page, read the License Terms, accept them, and then click Next.

SM Web Portal Install 03.png

 

On the Installation Location page, you can change the location if you desire, then click Next.

SM Web Portal Install 04.png

 

The Prerequisites checker will run automatically. Correct any issues that are reported, until you are able to continue with the installation. Then click Next.

SM Web Portal Install 05.png

 

Next you have to configure the Portal name and port. You can choose to use SSL or not, but it is selected by default. Make your appropriate modifications, and then click Next.

SM Web Portal Install 06.png

 

Now you need to like the portal to the Service Manager database. Provide the database server, instance, and database name for the Service Manager database (not the warehouse). Then click Next.

SM Web Portal Install 07.png

 

You also need to provide an account for the Portal to use when accessing the database. Provide the required information and click Test Credentials. You will not be able to continue with the installation without successfully testing the credentials. Then click Next.

SM Web Portal Install 08.png

 

Next we need to configure the SharePoint website. You need to provide a name, port, SSL certificate, as well as a location for the SharePoint database. Then click Next.

SM Web Portal Install 09.png

 

You also need to provide an account for the SharePoint Application Pool. You need to test the credentials successfully. Then click Next.

SM Web Portal Install 10.png

 

Now you can choose if you want to join the CEIP program. Then click next.

SM Web Portal Install 11.png

 

New to System Center 2012, you can choose to include the product in Microsoft Updates. Make your selection and then click Next.

SM Web Portal Install 12.png

 

Finally, review the selections/information on the Summary page, and then click Install.

SM Web Portal Install 13.png

 

Once the installation is complete, click Close. You can also click on the link provided to test the Service Manager Portal.

SM Web Portal Install 14.png

 

When you launch the Service Manager Portal for the first time, you may be prompted for credentials, and you may also get a message about Silverlight. If you don’t already have Silverlight installed, you will not be able to use the portal.

SM Web Portal Install 15.png

 

Congratulations, you now have Service Manager, complete with the Self-Service Portal installed.

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A very good guide! Thanks!

But note that Windows Server 2012 R2 is not supported for SharePoint 2013 installation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2891274/en-us

 

So, setting up ShP 2013 on Win2012 R2 have been failed with "IIS configuration error" during prerquisites installation. There is a strange behaviour: When I try to install prerquisites manually, ShP setup informs me about incorrect App Fabric configuration and asks to uninstall it, when I uninstall it - ShP asks to install it:) I hope MS developers will fix this funny bug in Sharepoint 2013 SP1.

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What if I do not need the self-service portal? Count it as a side-effect of the "political" environment in our organization, but licensing SP is simply not going to happen...but that aside, the way our helpdesk works at the moment sort of excludes the need for a SSP. Can anyone tell me if the SSP is required to run SM?

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As an FYI, SharePoint 2013 is not support for the Service Manager 2012 R2 Portal.

 

The Self-Service Portal is NOT required to run Service Manager, it is just an additional add-on for self-service.

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