SCCM 1902 Step by Step Installation
In this article we’ll be installing SCCM 1902 in the environment. Before we begin, consider reading below articles for Infrastructure design and hardware recommendations.
- SCCM prerequisites
- Install Configuration Manager 1902
Before installing and configuring SCCM, we need to complete below SCCM prerequisites.
- Prepare your Active Directory
- Install and configure SQL Server
- Install Windows 10 ADK
- Install Windows Server Roles & Features
Once all above prerequisites are met, we can start with installation of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). You can download 1902 Baseline either from “Evaluation Center”or “Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center”
Install Configuration Manager 1902
- Open Splash.hta from downloaded SCCM Media. Click on Install.
- Click Next on Before You Begin Page.
- Select “Install a Configuration Manager primary Site” option as we are only installing Stand Alone Primary Site. Click Next.
- On Product key either you can install evaluation or licensed edition if you have a product key. Click Next.
- Accept all License terms and Click Next.
- On Prerequisite Downloads,
Download required files: If you have internet connection on SCCM server then you can download prerequisites files
after specifying download location under this option.
Use previously downloaded files: If you have already downloaded files on another location then
specify the path under this option.
- Select the language for SCCM Console and reports under Server Language Selection, I will select the default English language.
- Perform the same for SCCM Clients under Client Language Selection.
- Under Site and Installation Settings specify a Unique Site Code and Site Name for your SCCM environment. Under Installation folder tab, specify the drive for Configuration Manager Installation.
- On Primary Site Installation, select Install the primary site as a stand-alone site. If you have Central Administration site (CAS) setup in your environment, then select Join the Primary Site to an existing hierarchy.
- On Database Information Page, enter your SQL Server Name FQDN. Keep the Instance Name Blank, Database Name and Service Broker Port as it is. Click Next.
Note: If you using SQL Failover Cluster which is in my case, specify SQL Server Name created under Cluster. Refer
- On Database Information, specify the location to keep SQL Server data and log file. Click Next
- On SMS Provider Settings, specify where you want to install SMS Provider. I will keep the default SCCM Server. Click Next.
- Select Configure the communication method on each site system role on Client Computer Communication Settings Page. Click Next.
It means that SCCM Site and Clients will communicate over HTTP. You can move your site to HTTPS communication later.
- Check “Install a management point and distribution point”. Click Next
You can install your initial MP and DP on remote server by specifying it’s FQDN below.
By default it will be installed on SCCM Server. You can also skip installing MP & DP and configure it later.
- Click Next on Diagnostic and Usage Data Page.
- Select “Yes, let’s get connected (recommended)” on Service Connection Point Setup. Click Next.
It is a recommended option because Service Connection Point enables you to get latest features, SCCM in-console upgrades & hotfixes.
- Review the Setting Summary and Click Next.
- Now Prerequisite Checker will run before you can start the installation. Click Begin Install once it is completed successfully.
- Core setup has completed successfully. Click Close and open your SCCM Console.
During the Site Server installation and configuration process, we can check below logs for different tasks performed. Below logs are located on system root drive.
- ConfigMgrPrereq.log: Records prerequisite component evaluation and installation activities.
- ConfigMgrSetupWizard.log: Records information related to activity in the Setup Wizard.
- ConfigMgrSetup.log: Records detailed output from the site server setup.
- ConfigMgrAdminUISetup.log: Records the installation of the Configuration Manager console.
- Smstsvc.log: Records information about the installation, use, and removal of a Windows service that is used to test network connectivity and permissions between servers, using the computer account of the server that initiates the connection.