Are you struggling to install SCCM software? I think you are at the right place to learn and apply installation methods. As we know that Microsoft Corporation is a top multinational software company, which offers many services like software developments, manufacturers, and also sells software as well hardware products such as a personal computer, software services, electronic devices, and related things. Microsoft 360, Microsoft windows, and internet explorer are the popular products of Microsoft Corporations. SCCM is also an important product developed by Microsoft; SCCM is used for managing systems whereas wsus is used for package management and Administration tasks. I am taking you to the journey of complete installation SCCM guide
Microsoft system center configuration manager (SCCM) is a Microsoft product developed to manage and update the software products. SCCM configuration manager provides a highly flexible, automated solutions to the full deploy and configures personal desktops, laptops from any initial state, including bare-metal deployments. This enables IT, administrators, to provide an end-to-end solution for the installation and configuration of windows, by delivering the applications, updated patches, and security fixes in a single distribution. This also allows a large number of computers can run on many operating systems. The operating systems may be Windows, Linux, UNIX, and IOS.
There are a lot of advantages of using SCCM, let me explain them one by one,
The updated version of SCCM software adds much functionality to the applications. Let me explain them one by one;
Under the site infrastructure we can see the following features;
The settings are as follows;
In this application management configuration setting, users can deploy the scripts to manage the client devices in the form of packages and programming codes. The following actions included are,
Improvements to express the update download time:
In this release version, SCCM has significantly improved the download time for the express updates.
Manage Microsoft Surface driver updates:
Here user can use the configuration manager to manage any Microsoft software driver updates.
Configure Windows Update for Business deferral policies:
Now you can configure the whole deferral policies for windows 10 quality features and also quality updates for the windows 10 software devices. This will manages the windows updates directly which will be used for the business later. You can manage the business referral policies in any newly updated system as follows; Software library -> Windows 10 servicing.
Improved user notifications for Microsoft office 365 Updates:
Improvements will be made to leverage the Microsoft office click-to-run user experience when a client installs new office 365b software updates. This update should consist of pop-up and in-app notifications.
Windows analytics is nothing but a collection of solutions that run on the Microsoft operational management suite. This solution allows users to form any kind of insight into the current state of the software environment. Devices in the software environment also report the telemetry data. The data can be accessed through the operations management suite web portals.
Updates to Android devices for work-sharing configuration management:
In this release version, you will be allowed to share the data between work and personal profiles through work profile settings.
Android and IOS enrollment restrictions:
Here users can be allowed to specify the enrollment in any personal Android or IOS devices. With the Android devices, there is a limit restriction on enrollment but with the IOS devices, users can easily block the enrollment with the help of Apple device enrollment settings.
Newly software update includes the specific trust files and data folders options in Device Guard policy settings. And also advanced capabilities are added to this device guard policy management.
SCCM: Installation guide;
The following are steps involved in the installation of SCCM 2012 R2, which will ease the user tasks. Initially, we need to install the primary server approach and also SQL server, these servers will be located on the same device.
Step1: Prepare active directory for configuration manager
a) Create the system management container:
Navigation: connect to the domain controller-> load ADSI file -> edit it ->go to system OU-> create new object
Choose the container and click next.
Enter the name of system management and click next
b)Complete the wizard browser and close the ADSI editor.
Now pass the system control to the configuration system server to the newly created system configurator object, this can be done by using the navigation, choose the folder -> existing object -> create the new objects.
Check all the boxes (use the right tick) and complete the browser wizard.
Step2: Extend the system configuration Schema:
The navigation is as follows; go to the path \SMSSetup\bin\x64\ to the folder control domain which holds the system schema rules. Make sure that the account is used as a schema member of the admins’ group in AD. Now just right click on the Extadsch.exe and choose “Run as an administrator”.
Log into Extadsch.log file-> it will take you to the root, C: Drive. Check for the entry then you will notify with a message as “successfully extended to the active schema director”.
<02-02-2013 23:21:22> successfully extended the schema directory.
To check the activity of extadsch.exe -> go to the directory file “ConfigMgr_ad_schema.idf” that is located in the same folder in the system.
Step3: Install the Site server prerequisites:
The following are the important features that need to be installed on to the SCCM site server management:
b. Access the remote differential compression
c. .NET framework 3.5
d. IIS components.
Step4: Install the window assessments and Deploy kits (Windows ADK):
Go to http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id = 39982 and now download ADK 8.1:
a. Run the executable file adksetup.exe file -> accept the license agreements -> it will download and install the.Net framework 4.5.
Now restart the system when you accessed,
After that system setup will resume-> accept the default location-> click next.
Select to join the CEIP -> click next
Now accept the license agreements
Install the component and click the “install” button
Once they complete the installation and click close.
Step 5: Install the SQL server:
The SQL Server 2012 will be installed as the SCCM database:
Run the executable file -> setup.exe
Install stand-alone SQL database server
Click OK-> it will open the new browser;
Install the product key -> run in evaluation mode -> click next
Accept the SQL license agreement -> click next -> add any product updates-> click next -> now it’s time to choose the installation features -> click next
Set SQL to run with adding an appropriate domain name, network service, and local system account.
Step6: Install the SCCM R12:
1. Run the splash.hta -> click install
Now click next
Choose to install the primary site-> click next
Enter the license key->click next
Now accept the license key -> click next
Accept the pre-required license agreement->click next
Create any file solder to store the installation updates and Store the SCCM executable file in any folder-> click next
Updates will download -> installation begins-> select any language for the SCCM server-> click next.
Choose any client language-> click next-> enter the 3 digit site code and add the description.
Choose to run SCCM installation as a stand-alone -> click next
Click yes to accept -> select the default database server configuration-> click next.
Now specify the path to store the SQL database server and log files-> click next to set the current server -> set the configure the communication on each site system role”-> next install both MP and DP -> site server -> SCCM will begin the installation-> close the browser when it completes.
Launch the SCCM console -> make sure that all the database entries you have done are right -> start monitoring the workspace -> site status.
This finishes the installation process of SCCM.
In this blog, I have tried my best to explain the key factors involved in installing SCCM software and its advantage. SCCM is a popular Microsoft product; SCCM is used to update system management. The complete SCCM installation guide enables you to become a master in this. This blog may help a few of those who are Windows server professionals, and also for Microsoft social community forums.