SCCM (ConfigMgr) 2012 SP1 – Installation Guide

October 7th, 2012 | Posted by Justin Chalfant in CM12 Setup

This is my first post on the Blog. I will be talking about my experience setting up ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Beta in a lab environment.

Here’s the full walk through for setting up the Lab:


    • This is a Lab environment. I wouldn’t recommend following this guide for a production install. Visit TechNet to ensure you have the latest information.
    • A single Windows server 2012 (x64) box (ConfigMgr.SCCM.LOCAL)
      •  Domain Controller (SCCM.LOCAL), DNS, DHCP
    • A single windows client (WINDOWS7.SCCM.LOCAL)
    • I use the domain administrator account to install ConfigMgr and prerequisites. This is because it’s in a lab environment. his wouldn’t be best practice in a production enviroment.

Steps I performed for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 install:

  1.  Install SQL Server 2012 (x64)
  2. Install Windows (ADK) for Windows® 8 (Video)
    • Deployment Tools
    • Windows PE
    • USMT
  3. Extend the Active Directory schema (Video)
    • Run the extadsch.exe from the ConfigMgr ISO/CD (CD\SMSSETUP\BIN\X64\extadsch.exe)
  4. Create the System Management container in Active Directory (Video)
    • Give the ConfigMgr server full control to the System Management container
  5. Optional: Create a group policy that allows file and printer sharing & WMI for clients (This will allow you to push the ConfigMgr client using the client push method) (Video)
  6. Setup Roles: (Video)
    • Optional: Install WSUS role with default settings don’t configure anything in WSUS this will be done in ConfigMgr when you install the software update point
    • Install IIS with the following Role Services:
      • Common HTTP Features
        • Default Document
        • Directory Browsing
        • HTTP Errors
        • Static Content
        • HTTP Redirection
      • Health and Diagnostics
        • HTTP logging
        • Logging tools
        • Request Monitor
        • Tracing
      • Performance
        • Static Content Compression
      • Security
        • Request Filtering
        • Basic Authentication
        • URL Authorization
        • IP and Domain Restrictions
        • Windows Authentication
      • Application Development
        • .NET Extensiblity 3.5
        • .NET Extensiblity 4.5
        • ASP.NET 3.5
        • ASP.NET 4.5
        • ASP
        • ISAPI Extensions
        • ISAPI Filters
      • Management Tools
        • IIS Management Console
          • IIS 6 Management Compatibilty
            • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
            • IIS 6 Management Console
            • IIS 6 Scripting Tools
            • IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
          • IIS Management Scripts and Tools
          • Management Service
  7. Setup Features
    • .NET Framework 3.5
      • Optional: HTTP activation
    • Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
    • Remote Deferential Compression (RDC)
  8. Setup And Configure ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 (Video)

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14 Responses

  • Florian says:

    Nice, great tutorial! I’d be great if you could show the automated OS deployment progress in another video. Best regards

  • Justin says:

    Thanks, I’m planning on creating a video about OSD in the next few days. I will probably show how to use MDT 2012 Update 1 (User Driver Installation). It wouldn’t be completely automated like zero touch deployment since I would show how to use MDT (UDI).

  • Dave says:

    Nice job! Keep em coming

  • I’m having a tiny problem I can’t seem to be able to subscribe your feed, I’m using google reader by the way.

  • Aleksandar Pesic says:

    I’ll repeat here comment I’ve added through FB plugin, just because I want to add the resolution later:

    Very nice tutorial, but something went wrong in my case :)
    First I’ve had some “SQL RMO” issues during the setup which I’ve resolved by installing sqlncli.msi and SQLSysClrTypes.msi manually before installing SCCM, and finally I’ve got successful installation.
    But then I’ve found out that there are no any shortcuts in my programs menu. The only new shortcut there, under System Center 2012 group were “Configuration Manager Setup” which starts setup again. It seems that SC site is installed, content of “System Management” container in ADSI Edit is changed (there are some new records), but I don’t have a clue how to do (manage) anything?
    I’ve tried twice, and in both cases I’ve started with clean install (new VM…), and the result is the same.

    • Aleksandar Pesic says:

      I’ve resolved this also, so I want to share with others how may have the same issue. In my third attempt, in the SCCM installation wizard, on “Site and Installation Settings” page, I’ve unchecked and immediately after rechecked “Install the Configuration Manager console” checkbox. And this time I’ve got successful setup with Configuration Manager.
      Meanwhile I’ve found that it is not necessary to go through the full installation of SCCM site just to get the console. (Shame on me and my stupidity :)) If the site is successfully installed, and you just want to add management console, you can simply install it by executing ConsoleSetup.exe which can be found in “[SCCMInstallationDirectory]\tools\ConsoleSetup” directory on the site server. More details at:

      Justin, thanks a lot! Your tutorial made it easy to install SCCM. Comparing with, where just Chuck Norris can find the right information, you’ll probably save a days of hard annoying work to many others. Keep with the great work!

      B cool

    • Tom Foxwell says:

      I had the same issue occur with my setup in Hyper-V. The cause of the problem I found to be due to multiple ‘Windows Installer’ processes that were running in the background which stopped SQLSysClrTypes.msi from installing. After ending the rogue processes everything went through fine.

  • Matt says:

    Great Video!
    I have a question for you, were you able to get Software Center to show any deployed applications you configured? I wasn’t able to get my clients to see the applications I deployed. =\ If I click on the application and then the deployments tab, it shows the group I deployed it to and the purpose as available.

    Thanks for any help!

  • Ian says:

    would like to see more as im new to 2012 is there any other links

  • Mitch says:

    I followed this guide and am having an issue where under site system roles the distribution point role is installed and there is a boundary group set for it but when i go to the distribution points nothing shows up therefore when i follow your other guide for OS deployment there are no distribution points to choose from when i right click the boot images or any image for that matter and choose distribute content. Do you have any idea what I am missing?


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