Install SCCM Console on Remote Windows 10 Windows 11 Devices | ConfigMgr

Let’s check how to Install SCCM Console on Remote Windows 10 Windows 11 Devices. The SCCM admin console is always installed on the site server for the CAS or a primary site.

You can also install the console on Windows 11 or Windows 10 devices. The SCCM current branch doesn’t support installing more than a single Admin console on a Windows 11 device. You can use different versions of the console using Citrix or some other publishing mechanisms.

I have seen many organizations publish the SCCM admin console on Citrix servers. You need to make sure that the SCCM infrastructure versions support the admin console version.

The admin console with the N-1 version is supported, where N is the site server version.

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You can install the SCCM console on Windows 10 or Windows 11 devices and perform all the admin tasks from your local machine. I would recommend using a remote SCCM console rather than the site server console.

This post will learn how to install the SCCM console remotely on a Windows 10 machine. You can also use the same method to install the console on Windows 11 devices.

Source Files for SCCM Console Installation

As a best practice, start the SCCM console installer from a site server rather than from the SCCM installation media.

When you install a site server, it copies the SCCM console installation files and supported language packs for the site to the Tools\ConsoleSetup subfolder. I’ll show you the English version of the console installation in this post.

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<SCCM site server installation path>\Tools\ConsoleSetup

Please remember that Installing the SCCM console from the installation media always installs the English version. Even if the site server supports different languages or the target computer’s OS is set to a different language. 

I would recommend installing the same version of the console as the site server version, even though the console version can be an n-1 version of the site server.

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Install SCCM Console Using Setup Wizard

Installing the SCCM console from a command prompt always installs the English version. Even if the target computer’s OS is set to a different language, this behavior happens.

So if you want to install any other language version of the SCCM console, you need to run the setup using the console setup wizard.

  • Open the SCCM Console Setup Wizard, double-click consolesetup.exe
  • On the Site Server page, enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the site server to which the SCCM console connects.
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  • On the Installation Folder page, enter the installation folder for the SCCM console.
  • On the Ready to Install page, select Install to install the SCCM console

[Related Posts – Walkthrough of SCCM ConsoleHow to Promote Pre-Production SCCM Client to Production, and What is Collection, How to Create SCCM Static Collections]

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Don’t Install Console Using AdminConsole.msi

Always install the SCCM console by using consolesetup.exe. Although you can install the SCCM console by running adminconsole.msi, this method doesn’t run prerequisites or dependency checks. The installation might not install correct.

Install the SCCM console from a command prompt

If you want to install the English version of the SCCM console, you can use the command prompt to install the console. Otherwise, you can install the console using the wizard. 

Type consolesetup.exe from the console installation file files folder at the command prompt.

The LangPackDir parameter of consolesetup.exe specifies the path to the language files folder. You can use Setup Downloader to download the language files.

If you do not use this option, Setup looks for the language folder in the current folder. If the language folder is not found, Setup continues to install English only. I would recommend reading the Setup Downloader documentation for more details.

Choose from the following command-line options:

Admin Console English Version = ConsoleSetup.exe /q TargetDir="%ProgramFiles%\ConfigMgr Console" DefaultSiteServerName=My Server FQDN

Admin Console non English Version = ConsoleSetup.exe /q TargetDir="C:\Program Files\ConfigMgr Console" DefaultSiteServerName=My Server FQDN LangPackDir=C:\Downloads\ConfigMgr
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Communication Ports for SCCM Console Remote Connectivity

I recommend reading my previous post and downloading the List of SCCM Firewall Ports for more information. The following are the connectivity requirement for SCCM console remote connectivity.

  • SCCM console to SMS Provider
  • SCCM console to the internet
DescriptionUDPTCP
 SCCM console — > Client 
Remote Control (control)2701
Remote Assistance (RDP and RTC)3389
Console — > Internet  
HTTP80
HTTPS443
Console — > Reporting services point  
HTTP80
HTTPS443
Console — > Site server  
RPC Handshake135
SCCM console — > SMS Provider  
RPC Endpoint Mapper135135
RPC1024 – 65,535
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  1. Hi There, I am going Console Install for a new Windows 10 workstation. Installing the console from SiteServerToolsConsolesetup.exe. However, keep getting error Configuration Mgr can not connect to the site server. It’s working from my old PC. I need to setup a new PC.

    The log file is showing this error below. I have tired uninstalling and re-installing it multiple times/
    [1, PID:320416][07/25/2022 12:41:58] :Insufficient privilege to connect, error: ‘Access is denied.

    Please help.

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  2. Hello Anoop Sir,

    Very nice article and I already follow your posts regarding SCCM.
    I have a question, I have configured the Distribution server and installed console setup in it, now we want that on the remote location where the distribution server was installed, how does the administrator push updates to the client from the distribution server?
    For distribution server, how to set boundaries or any other configuration required. kindly I would like to request you make a complete video for the distribution server including console setup and how to push patches through the distribution server to the client. Do we make a separate collection of devices and how to segregate the systems from device collection?

    Tthanking you,

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  3. Thank you so much for your quick response.

    Unfortunately, I could not go through it when I was installing the distribution server.
    I will check it out and will share the finding.
    Thanks!

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  4. Hello Anoop Sir.
    As per your advice, I have set the following boundaries with the IP range.
    1. 10.10.10.10 – 10.10.10.39 (Main Office Boundary Group)
    2. 10.10.10.40 – 10.10.10.50 (Remote Office Boundary Group)

    DP was Installed successfully, and I have also pushed deployment packages to the DP server from the site server.
    Kindly tell me, how to segregate the DP & site server devices in the console, because I have copied the console setup from the site server: \Tools\ConsoleSetup and installed it on DP but all devices showing in the site server and DP server same.

    Thanks!

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  5. Hi, This is Dinesh, i need your help on this, we have SCCM 2211 installed on a Dedicated server. And also have published the same on the Citrix Server, The CM is on Dedicated server has no issue in launcing, but one which is installed on the Citrix server it is taking time to open.

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