How to install Software Update 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 Software Update Point (SUP). Role Description The SUP integrates with Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to provide software updates to Configuration Manager clients. This is not a mandatory Site System but your need  to install a SUP if you’re planning to use SCCM as your patch management platform. SCCM 2012 SP1 (and thus R2) integrates new features to the Software Update Point that are well documented in this Technet Article. Site System Role Placement in Hierarchy This Site System is a … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 CU5 Installation Guide

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Here’s a step-by-step SCCM 2012 R2 CU5 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(1,2,3,4) before installing CU5. CU5 contains all the fixes included in previous CU. Improvements/Fixes There’s no new major functionality in CU5. It mostly applies the latest KB and fixes known bugs. Follow this Microsoft Support page to see a full list of issues that are fixed. PowerShell changes are no longer included in CU as described in our previous post. You won’t … Read More

How to install a Certificate Registration Point in SCCM 2012

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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 Certificate Registration Point (CRP). Role Description Using SCCM and Intune, the CRP communicates with a server that runs the Network Device Enrollment Service (NDES) to provision device certificate requests. This is not a mandatory Site System but we recommend to install a CRP if you need to provision client certificates to your devices (like VPN or WIFI). Prerequisites Before the CRP can be installed, dependencies outside SCCM is required. I won’t cover the prerequisite configuration in details as they are well documented … Read More

How to install SCCM 2012 R2 Windows Intune Connector

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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.   In part 1 of this blog series, we planned our hierarchy, prepared our 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 … Read More

How to install SCCM 2012 R2 Fallback Status 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 Fallback Status Point (FSP). Role Description The FSP helps monitor client installation and identify unmanaged clients that cannot communicate with their management point. This is not a mandatory Site System but we recommend to install a FSP for better client management and monitoring. This is the Site System that receive State Message related to client installation, client site assignment, and clients unable to communicate with their HTTPS Management Point. If the FSP is not configured properly you’ll end up having  A fallback status point … 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

SCCM 2012 Useful Resources

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I often get question about where to start or where to find the best resources about Configuration Manager. I decided to build a list of the best tools to help you manage your SCCM environment. This list will evolve with time so bookmark this page and come back on a regular basis. SCCM 2012 Books To start learning or to deepen your knowledge, theses are my books recommendation. You can’t go wrong with these authors. They have been working, talking, blogging  about SMS/SCCM since forever. The first 3 are about SCCM in general and the last 3 are more oriented toward system … Read More