Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 CU2 Installation Guide

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Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) for SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 and SCCM 2012 SP2 is now available. This post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 CU2 Installation guide. If you’re looking for a complete SCCM 2012 installation guide, see our blog series which covers it all. Installing SCCM cumulative updates is very important to your infrastructure. It fix lots of issues, which some of them are important. Microsoft recommends installing Cumulative Updates if you are affected by a resolved issues. If you are not on SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 or SCCM 2012 SP2, the latest CU is Cumulative Update 5. As this is … Read More

Configure SCCM 2012 Client Settings

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This blog article will explain how to create a custom SCCM 2012 client settings and how to deploy it. In the first parts of SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we covered the complete SCCM 2012 R2 and SCCM 1511 installation. In the final parts, we will cover the basic SCCM configuration starting with client settings. Client settings are used to configure your deployed agents. This is where you decide any configuration like : Enabling hardware inventory agent Enabling power settings options Set scan schedules BITS throttling Ect.. In previous versions of SCCM, client settings were specific to the site. You had … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 CU1 Installation Guide

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Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) for SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 and SCCM 2012 SP2 is now available. This post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 CU1 Installation guide. If you’re looking for a complete SCCM 2012 installation guide, see our blog series which covers it all. Installing SCCM cumulative updates is very important to your infrastructure. It fix lots of issues, which some of them are important. As this is the first post-R2 SP1 cumulative update, the important requirement for the installation is that SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 is installed. The latest non-R2 SP1 cumulative update is CU5. Don’t get confused, this CU could have been named … Read More

How to install an SCCM 2012 Enrollment Point

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In this part of SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we will describe how to install SCCM 2012 or SCCM 1511 Enrollment Point and Enrollment Proxy Point site system roles. Role Description The Enrollment Point uses PKI certificates for Configuration Manager to enroll mobile devices, Mac computers and to provision Intel AMT-based computers. The Enrollment Proxy Point manages Configuration Manager enrollment requests from mobile devices and Mac computers. This is not a mandatory site system but you need both Enrollment Point and Enrollment Proxy Point if you want to enroll legacy mobile devices, Mac computers and to provision Intel AMT-based computers. Since modern mobile devices … Read More

How to install SCCM 2012 Application Catalog

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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 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. This part will describe how to install SCCM 2012 Application Catalog web service point and the Application Catalog website point. Role … Read More

SCCM 2012 R2 Management Point Installation

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In this part of SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we will describe how to install a SCCM 2012 R2 or SCCM 1511 Management Point (MP). Role Description Every SCCM hierarchy must have a Management Point to enable client communication. The Management Point is the primary point of contact between Configuration Manager clients and the site server. Management Points can provide clients with installation prerequisites, configuration details, advertisements and software distribution package source file locations. Additionally, Management Points receive inventory data, software metering information and state messages from clients. Multiple Management Points are used for load-balancing traffic and for clients to continue receiving their policy after Management … Read More

How to install SCCM 2012 System Health Validator Point

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In this part of SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we will describe how to install SCCM 2012 or SCCM 1511 System Health Validator Point (SHVP). Role Description The System Health Validator Point validates Configuration Manager Network Access Protection (NAP) policies. This is not a mandatory site system but you need a System Health Validator Point if you plan to use NAP evaluation in your software update deployments. This site system integrates with an existing NAP server in your infrastructure. Site System Role Placement in Hierarchy The System Health Validator Point is a hierarchy-wide option. It’s supported to install this role on a Central Administration site, stand-alone Primary site, … Read More

How to install SCCM 2012 State Migration Point

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In this part of SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we will describe how to install SCCM 2012 R2 or SCCM 1511 State Migration Point (SMP). Role Description The State Migration Point stores user state data when a computer is migrated to a new operating system. This is not a mandatory Site System but you need a State Migration Point if you plan to use the User State steps in your Task Sequence. These steps integrates with User State Migration Tools (USMT) to backup your user data before applying a new operating system to a computer. Site System Role Placement in Hierarchy The State Migration Point is … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 Upgrade Guide

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Microsoft has recently announced the release of SCCM 2012 SP2 and SCCM 2012 R2 SP1. Before performing an SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 upgrade, we recommend that you read carefully all the available resources and carefully plan the upgrade process throughout your SCCM 2012 R2 hierarchy. The good news is that our SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 Upgrade Guide will list everything you need to know before applying this major upgrade to your existing SCCM 2012 installation. We’ve got you covered ! What’s new The main reason you’ll want to upgrade to SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 is probably for Windows 10 support. No plan for Windows 10 deployment in … Read More

How to install Endpoint Protection Point in SCCM 2012 R2

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In this part of SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we will describe how to install SCCM 2012 R2 or SCCM 1511 Endpoint Protection Point (EPP). Role Description The Endpoint Protection Point provides the default settings for all antimalware policies and installs the Endpoint Protection client on the Site System server to provide a data source from which the SCCM database resolves malware IDs to names. When you install this Site System Role, you must accept the license terms for System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection. This is not a mandatory Site System but you need to install a EPP if you’re planning to use SCCM … Read More