System Center 2012 Prerequisites



SCCM 2012 primary site has certian requierments to be installed. While these are the requirements for a Primary site/CAS server I recommend all components (Management Points, Distribution Points, Software Update point, etc...) be on 2008 R2. Not System Center 2012 RTM is not compatible with Windows 2012 but SCCM 2012 SP1 and SCCM 2012 R2 are compatible with Windows 2012:

OS: Windows 2008 R2 SP1

SQL one of the following versions (local or remote):

  • SQL 2008 SP2 (CU 9 or higher) or SP3 (CU4 or higher)
    • Standard (up to 50,000 clients)
    • Enterprise
    • Datacenter
  • SQL 2008 R2 SP2 (No Cumulative Update required)
    • Standard (up to 50,000 clients)
    • Enterprise
    • Datacenter
  • SQL 2008 R2 SP1 Cumulative Update (CU) 6 or higher
    • Standard (up to 50,000 clients)
    • Enterprise
    • Datacenter
  • SQL 2012 (CU2 or higher) or SP1 (No CU required)
    • Standard (up to 50,000 clients)
    • Enterprise

You need to extend your AD Scheme by running ExtADSch.exe found on the installation media in the SMSSETUP\BIN\X64 folder.

You also need the following

Download and install:

Add the following Server Roles and Features:

  • WCF Activation
  • Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
  • Rempte Diferential Compression
  • Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) 3.0 SP2 (
  • IIS Web Server
    • Common HTTP Features
      • Static Content
      • Default Document
      • Directory Browsing
      • HTTP Errors
      • HTTP Redirection
    • Application Development
      • ASP.NET
      • .NET Extensions
      • ISAPI Extensions
      • ISAPI Filters
    • Health and Diagnostics
      • HTTP Logging
      • Request Monitor
      • Tracing
    • Security
      • Windows Authentication
      • Request Filtering
    • Performance Tools
      • Static Content Compression
      • Dynamic Content Compression
    • IIS Management Tools (ALL)



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