Step-by-Step SCCM Installation and Configuration Guide

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This blog post has been updated. Please refer to the new SCCM Current Branch Installation Guide.

The new version of SCCM is out ! You may know this version as SCCM Vnext, SCCM 2016 or SCCM 1511. The product group explained on their blog that the new version will be simply called SCCM Current Branch. This blog post is a complete Step-by-step SCCM Installation Guide.

SCCM installation has never been an easy process and the product itself can be complex for inexperienced administrators. With these blog posts, our goal is to bring it a bit further, explaining concepts and best practice rather than just guide the user through the installation process.

If you’re not familiar with SCCM 1511 Features, you can visit this Technet article which covers it all.

If you’re familiar with SCCM 2012 and plans to migrate, read our blog post about What’s New in SCCM 1511 and stop reading this guide. You do not need to do a complete installation if you’re already running SCCM 2012. See our blog post on how to upgrade to SCCM 1511 instead

I hope this guide brings all the information you need and that you’ll appreciate administering it.

Download and own this SCCM Installation Guide in a single PDF file.

The PDF file is a 162 pages document that contains all informations to install and configure SCCM Current Branch. Use our products page or use the button below to download it .


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46 Comments on “Step-by-Step SCCM Installation and Configuration Guide”

  1. Benoit,
    Excellent material, but from my perspective out of date…
    Presently running SCCM (MECM) 2010. I got tired of using SCCM to keep the SQL / WSUS database patched. I switched that server to Automatic and all problems getting updated went away. Any idea when you are coming out with another compiled update of install/management based on the newer SCCMs sir?

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  3. Hello Benoit,

    I have a copy of your installation guide which I purchased three or four years ago, has that guide been updated for newer versions of SQL and SCCM?

    Art Laboon

  4. Hello Dear,
    I thank you to be a member of this site. I have an issue on SCCM which is;
    I hope u will give me a hint or solution about SCCM ,I am using SCCM 2016 and need to upgrade from window 7 in to window 10 but it can’t deploy the window 10-1803 as ends with a task error message of the following.
    ” the task sequence has failed with an error code of (0x80004005)”

    Thank you!

  5. Good morning Benoit Lecours,

    Please take a doubt, the System Center that I have here implanted is SCCM 2012 r2 with windows 2012 r2, my client stations are all with windows 7 still, on account of an application that does not still run on windows 10. My doubt is, I can migrate SCCM 2012 R2, to the most current version, does it work with windows 7 normally or would it be better to upgrade now only to v1511 and after that have client stations on windows 10 that I can migrate to the most current?

  6. Hi,
    Dear Lecours,
    thank you for your supporting and cooperating,
    sir i have questions regards of SCCM server 2012 R2, in our environment we have a primary Site server and and many remote branches and we want to distribute WSUS update through SCCM to all client in our remote branches and i would like to know the installation steps and guides.



  7. Hi Benoit,

    Do I need to install SQL server if I am about to install SCCM role like MP on a remote server?
    I am not planning to have MP DB replication enabled on that server.
    Many thanks in advance for your reply.


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