This post is the New SCCM Server Installation Step by Step Guide that will cover end to end scenarios. SCCM team recently released the latest baseline version of current branch.
What is the importance of baseline version? SCCM CB baseline version is the version you can download directly from Eval Center/MSDN/VLSC and install it on a new SCCM server. Also, SCCM 1702 version can be used to upgrade SCCM 2012 infra. SCCM CB versions are getting updated via in console servicing, and it gets to the latest version of SCCM.
- Pre Requisite – Server Roles and Features
- Pre Requisite – Installation of SQL 2014
- Pre Requisite – ADK for Windows 10 P
- Pre Requisite – AD Schema Extension
- Install – SCCM/ConfigMgr Baseline version Standalone Primary
You can’t install SCCM/ConfigMgr baseline version if your server’s OS is Windows 2008 R2 server. The minimum OS requirement for SCCM server installation is Windows Server 2012 and Later. More details here.
You need to make sure that you have supported version of SQL installed on the server where you are planning to install SCCM baseline version. SQL 2008 R2 SP3 is not supported, and it should have minimum SQL 2012 R2.
IIS BITs .NET
Pre Requisite – Server Roles and Features (Video tutorial here)
I have added following roles and Features – IIS (for MP/DP), BITs (for MP) .NET Framework 3.5, Remote Differential Compression and AD DS and AD LDS Tools. I didn’t add WSUS because I’m planning to add SUP role later. But I would recommend to WSUS role if you are planning to install SUP role on the primary server itself or install WSUS console if you are planning to install SUP role on a remote server.
DotNET Framework 3.5 SP1 is still required? Yes! Specify an alternate path for .Net D:\Sources\sxs for installing .NET on Server 2016. Specify the location of the files that are required.
NOTE! – If you are getting this error “The request to add or remove features on the specified server failed.” Restart the server and give it a try with the alternate path “D:\Sources\sxs” and that is my experience on Windows server 2016.
Install SQL DB for SCCM Server
Pre Requisite – Installation of SQL 2014 (Video tutorial here)
I installed SQL 2014, and you don’t worry about those “.Net” warnings. As you can see in the video tutorial for SQL setup, I have selected only the following features and I think this is the required ones for SCCM CB.
1.Database Engine Services 2. Reporting Services 3. Management tools
I installed SQL on the default Instance, and the services configuration were done as you can in the video tutorial for ConfigMgr SCCM baseline version installation. Microsoft recommends using a separate account for each SQL Server services. However, I used the same account because this is my lab environment.
SQL Server Agent, SQL Server Database Engine, and SQL Server Reporting Services
I selected the required Collation for SCCM|ConfigMgr baseline version :- sql_latin1_general_cp1_ci_as
Install Windows ADK
Pre Requisite – ADK for Windows 10 (Video tutorial here)
Installed ADK for Windows 10 and during the installation, I selected only Deployment Tools, Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) and User State Migration Tools (USMT).
Pre Requisite – AD Schema Extension (Video tutorial here)
AD Schema Extension has to be extended if you have not done the extension for the previous versions of SCCM. AD schema extension is not mandatory but, my recommendation is to extend the schema to make SCCM management easy.
Extend AD Schema
Executed extadsch.exe from SCCM|ConfigMgr baseline version primary server. The user must have schema admin rights to complete the AD SCHEMA extension successful. As a second part of this update, we need to Create System Management container under systems using ADSIEDIT. The primary server should have full access to System Management container.
Install New SCCM Server
SCCM Baseline version Installation (Video tutorial here)
The installation is straightforward once all the pre requisites are in place. Make sure you have already downloaded the pre requisite file of SCCM baseline version. Also, make sure you selected the online service connection point to have better experience and automation.