Microsoft announced some exciting stuff about Configuration manager 2012 and upcoming product Configmgr Technical preview (can this be SCCM Configmgr 2016?) at Microsoft Ignite 2015. I did blog yesterday on Configuration manager updates from Ignite session ,Read the post here.
After the release of Configuration manager Technical preview,i started downloading and Installed it in my lab to play with it .During the installation,i captured few screen shots will be posting in this blog.
There are is Big difference in the Installation of Tech preview compared to its Previous version (configuration manager 2012).If you have done the installation of Configuration manager 2012,this will be straight forward for you. There are lot of step by step guides available on windows-noob.com to show you how to install .
In this blog post,i am not going to show step by step installation with screen shots instead ,just the short summary and couple of Configmgr screen shots and it is clean installation.
Size of the file is around 484 MB in zipped format ,after you extract ,it comes around 820MB.
1.Install Windows server 2012,Join to the Domain .Provide enough permissions to the system management container folder in Active Directory to publish the attributes.
2.Download ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Prerequisites Installation Tool 1.3.0 .Big thanks to Nickolaj for developing this tool.This tool simplify lot work for you by installing all the required roles and features.
3.Install SQL Server 2012 R2 or SQL server 2014 with database engine and reporting services. There is no requirement or restriction for the cumulative update version of SQL .
4.Download the prerequisites files by running the setupdl.exe from your Configmgr media SC_Configmgr_SCEP_SCTP\SMSSETUP\BIN\X64. You can do this on the computer that have internet connection and copy the files to the configmgr server .Total size of the prerequisites folder is 672MB with 59 items init.
5.Check if your SQL Server services are not running under network service ,You can either choose local system or domain account.
6.Install WSUS,WDS if you need at this stage else you can do it later.
7.Install ADK (components required are: USMT,Deployment tools,WinPE).You can use Nickolaj tool to install this as well.
8.Start the Configuration manager Tech preview installation by running splash.hta or setup.exe from SC_Configmgr_SCEP_SCTP\SMSSETUP\BIN\X64
You are done with the installation of Configuration manager Tech Preview.If any errors,check the log file on the root of your C Drive ConfigMgrSetup.log
More information can get from Registry path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Setup