Install SCCM Console on a Windows 10 Machine

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Install SCCM Console Remotely

You can install SCCM console on a Windows 10 machine and perform all the admin tasks from your local machine. I would recommend using remote SCCM console than using the console in the site server. In this post, you will learn how to install SCCM console remotely on a Windows 10 machine.

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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. In this post, I’ll show you the English version console installation.

<SCCM site server installation path>\Tools\ConsoleSetup
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Please remember that Installing the SCCM console from the installation media always installs the English version. This behavior happens 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 site server version even though console version can be an n-1 version of site server.

Install SCCM Console Remotely - Source Files

Video Guide – Install SCCM Console on a Windows 10 Device

Install SCCM Console Using Setup Wizard

Installing the SCCM console from a command prompt always installs the English version. This behavior happens even if the target computer’s OS is set to a different language. So if you want to install any other language version of SCCM console, then you need to run the setup using console setup wizard.

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

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Install SCCM Console Remotely

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 correctly.

Install the SCCM console from a command prompt

If you want to install the English version of the SCCM console, then you can use the command prompt to install the console. Otherwise, you can install the console using the wizard. At the command prompt, type consolesetup.exe from the folder where console installation source files.

The LangPackDir parameter of consolesetup.exe specifies the path to the folder that contains the language files. 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 Setup Downloader documentation for more details.

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Choose from the following command-line options:

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

ConsoleSetup.exe /q TargetDir="C:\Program Files\ConfigMgr Console" DefaultSiteServerName=My Server FQDN LangPackDir=C:\Downloads\ConfigMgr

Communication Ports for SCCM Console Remote Connectivity

I would recommend reading my previous post and download 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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Resource

Install SCCM Console

Setup Downloader – To Install Non English SCCM Console Remotely 

Troubleshoot – SCCM Console Cannot Connect To The Site

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