How to install SCCM 2012 R2 Asset Intelligence Synchronization Point

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In the first part of this SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we planned our hierarchy, prepared our SCCM Server and Active Directory. In part 2, we installed and configured SQL in order to install SCCM. In part 3, we installed a stand-alone Primary site. In the next 16 parts, we will describe how to install the numerous Site Systems roles available in SCCM. Role installation order is not important, you can install roles independently of others. This part will describe the Asset Intelligence Synchronization Point (AISP) Role description The AISP is used to connects to Microsoft in order to download Asset Intelligence catalog information and upload uncategorized … Read More

How to perform a SCCM 2012 R2 Installation

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In the first part of this SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we planned our hierarchy, prepared our server and Active Directory. In part 2, we installed and configured SQL in order to perform SCCM 2012 R2 installation. In part 3, we will run the prerequisite checker and proceed to the SCCM 2012 R2 installation. We will install a stand-alone Primary site.   Prerequisite Check Before launching the SCCM 2012 R2 installation, we recommend to launch the Prereqchk tool in order to verify if all components are configured correctly. The SCCM 2012 R2 installation wizard will also run this check but if you’re missing a requirement, you’ll have … Read More

Complete SCCM 2012 SQL Install Guide

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In the first part of this SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we planned our hierarchy, prepared our Server and Active Directory. In part 2, we will install and configure SQL before installing SCCM 2012 R2 or SCCM 1511. Click the following link to see all supported SQL versions. For our post, we will install SQL 2012 SP2 locally on the same server where the Primary Site will be installed. SCCM 2012 SQL Install Guide Execute Setup.exe from the SQL installation media, select New Installation Review and Click Next Select Enter Product Key and skip the proposed updates. We will install CU4, later … Read More

Requirements and Recommendations before installing SCCM 2012 R2

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In the first part of SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we will cover SCCM installation prerequisites most specifically hardware requirements, design recommendations and server prerequisites. Hardware Requirements The hardware requirements for a Primary Site server largely depends on the features that are enabled, and how each of the components is utilized. When the number of clients grows and changes, the server hardware requirements change accordingly. For the initial deployment, hardware requirements can be estimated for each server by determining: The overall need for each component (Will you do Operating System Deployment ? How many daily software deployments ? Is Inventory and reporting … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 Installation Guide

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  Download and own part 1 to 18 of the SCCM 2012 R2 Installation Guide in a single PDF file. Use our products page or use the download button below. This blog post won’t be updated, only the document will be.   Performing a SCCM 2012 R2 installation is not a walk in the park. The product itself can be complex for inexperienced administrators. There’s already tons of SCCM 2012 R2 Installation Guide available, written by experienced blogger and MVPs but I think that very few gives the whole picture from the start to the last component. Our goal is to bring it a bit … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 CU4 Installation Guide

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Here’s a step-by-step SCCM 2012 R2 CU4 Installation guide. Installing SCCM cumulative updates is very important to your infrastructure. It fix lots of issues, which some of them are important. As this is a cumulative update, you don’t have to install prior CU(1,2,3) before installing CU4. CU4 contains all the fixes included in previous CU. Improvements/Fixes Follow this Microsoft Support page to see a full list of issues that are fixed. Windows Powershell changes are document on Microsoft Support as well. There’s no new major functionality in CU4. It mostly applies the latest KB and fixes known bugs. The more important one is … Read More

SCCM 2012 Secondary Site Installation

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Determining if you need a Primary Site, Secondary Site or only a Site System Role (MP,SUP) in your SCCM hierarchy can lead to confusion. This post will focus on the Secondary Site installation. What is exactly his role ? A Secondary Site controls content distribution for clients in remote locations across links that have limited network bandwidth. It’s always child site of the Primary Site and it’s managed though the SCCM console. To determine if you should install one, read the Technet documentation or follow Kent Agerlund (Enterprise Client Management MVP) rules of thumb : Install a Secondary Site only if one of the following … Read More

Install SCCM 2012 Reporting Services Point

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In this part of SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we will describe how to install a SCCM 2012 or SCCM 1511 reporting services point. This role can be installed on a remote machine, the process is the same but the logs location is different. Requirements Before you can install the reporting services point role you must configure SQL correctly. We’ll be using SQL 2012 on this post. We are assuming that SQL is already installed and that your SCCM site is up and healthy. During the initial SQL installation, you must select Reporting Services. If you have installed SQL … Read More

SCCM 2012 Distribution Point Installation

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SCCM 2012 Distribution point Installation

In the first part of this SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we planned our hierarchy, prepared our SCCM Server and Active Directory. In part 2, we installed and configured SQL in order to install SCCM. In part 3, we installed a stand-alone SCCM Primary site. In the next 16 parts, we will describe how to install the numerous site systems roles available in SCCM 2012 R2 and SCCM 1511. Role installation order is not important, you can install roles independently of others. In this part, we will describe how to perform a SCCM 2012 or SCCM 1511 distribution point installation. I saw a … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 CU2 Installation Guide

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SCCM 2012 R2 CU2

Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 CU2 Installation guide As promised in my previous blog entry, here’s a step-by-step SCCM 2012 R2 CU2 installation guide. Installing SCCM cumulative updates is very important to your infrastructure. It fix lots of issues, which some of them are important. To see a full list of Issues that are fixed: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2970177/en-us You no longer have download lots of separate hotfix, everything is bundled in a Cumulative Update package. If you haven’t installed CU1, skip it and install only CU2. If you have already installed CU1, go ahead and install CU2. Installing this update is very similar to CU1. … Read More