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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 .


SCCM Installation and Configuration Guide blog series

Comments (46)


02.15.2021 AT 11:45 AM
Benoit, Excellent material, but from my perspective out of date...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?

Art LaBoon

03.19.2020 AT 12:40 PM
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? Thanks, Art Laboon

Jonathan Lefebvre

02.15.2021 AT 05:02 PM
Hi Art, yes the guide was recently updated. thanks Jonathan


02.05.2020 AT 05:06 PM
Are the Part 22 and Part 23 only available if the guide is purchased?


07.04.2019 AT 07:09 AM
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!


11.11.2018 AT 12:14 PM
Heck of a job there, it ablelutosy helps me out.

Sergio Peixoto

03.07.2018 AT 03:36 PM
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?


12.06.2017 AT 05:59 PM
Hi, Is this guide applicable to 1702 as a new Site installation?

Benoit Lecours

10.18.2018 AT 06:43 AM
Yes 1511 and above

Rob Clarke

09.17.2017 AT 02:29 AM
Great article, I used this and this site to get my SCCM 2016 site setup http://dailysysadmin.com/KB/Article/578/installing-and-configuring-sccm-2016/

mohammad qasim

09.01.2017 AT 09:26 AM
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. thanks sincerely Karimi


07.24.2017 AT 07:53 AM
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. Regards.

Benoit Lecours

10.18.2018 AT 06:44 AM
SQL is needed on the Primary site. If you already have a PS and adding a MP, you don,t need to install SQL on the MP box.

Ajay Yadav

06.15.2017 AT 08:38 AM
Hi Benoit Can you please share the link how can I deploy software update (security patches) to my windows 10 LTSB IoT embedded 1607 client using SCCM 2016

Michael C.

04.17.2017 AT 01:30 PM
I would also like to ask. Can I use this same guide for installing SCCM 1606.

Benoit Lecours

04.18.2017 AT 05:51 AM
Sure there's no difference between an SCCM 1511 and 1606 installation. This guide will work.


03.16.2017 AT 10:06 AM
Followed these instructions. Now I have shares over all kinds of drives, none of my clients check in, software updates are all broken... Thanks!!!

Benoit Lecours

03.17.2017 AT 06:55 AM
Hi Rusty, Our guide has been followed thousand of times by many users without problem. We'll be more than happy to help. Can you give more information about what's broken, can you send us your logs ? Please follow-up at [email protected]

Harry Robert

03.13.2017 AT 08:50 AM
Guys - I love the information this site provides, I regularly use this as a primary source of great information. However, after purchasing the guide here, I open the PDF and it states damaged or changed. Please assist..

Benoit Lecours

03.13.2017 AT 10:27 AM
We sent you the file via email. We also fixed the issue on our download portal. Thanks for your comment.


12.08.2016 AT 08:49 AM
Thanks for this guide! Question: Since 1606 is out as a standalone, can I just substitute this guide and use 1606 instead of 1511?


11.28.2016 AT 07:38 PM
Is a totally free source that was created for animal lovers like you to remove the mystery and also trouble of day-to-day pet treatment.

Garrick Stafford

10.25.2016 AT 04:35 PM
Hello I also have not received the PDF that I purchased on 10/24/2016. I have sent two recent emails regarding this but have not received a response. My email address is [email protected]. Thanks in advance for your help. Garrick S.

Benoit Lecours

10.26.2016 AT 06:28 AM
Hi Garrick, We sent you the document via email. Sorry about the delay.

Mitchell Robbins

03.08.2017 AT 12:43 PM
similar issues to downloading. 0 bytes no matter where I try to download it from. Paid for the complete bundle.

Guido Frings

10.07.2016 AT 02:48 AM
Hello, is there any difference in between the PDF Guide i can purchase and the blog series? Regards Guido

Guido Frings

10.05.2016 AT 04:57 AM
Hello, Before I purchase the installation guide, I just would like know if the content of this guide is same as here written in this blog? Regards Guido

Benoit Lecours

10.05.2016 AT 07:44 AM
Hi Guido, Thanks for you interest in our products. It's mostly the same but some content has been updated to reflect new version of SCCM and SQL.

Guido Frings

10.21.2016 AT 04:00 AM
Hi Benoi, many thanks for the quick response. Could you just let me know, which Content has been updated, the PDF document or the blog?