Microsoft SCCM Current Branch 1902 Step-By-Step Installation Guide


The following guide will take you through the installation of SCCM Current Branch 1902 with a simple Primary Server approach and with the SQL 2016 server located on the same device hosted on Hyper-V

Setting Up the Lab

I have hosted all the servers in Hyper-V and Windows Server 2016 has been installed as the base OS for all Servers.

Installed two Windows 2016 servers for AD & SCCM

AD server Name : ADS01(Configured Active directory Domain services,DNS & DHCP)

Domain Name: VCLOUD.COM

SCCM Server Name : SCCM01

SCCM 1902 Prerequisites

1.Join SCCM01 to Domain, Create required Users,assign permissions and create the Systems Management container, delegate permission

2.Server role and feature installation

3.Install ADK and WDS

4. Install and configure SQL server (Here I have used SQL server 2016 SP2)

5.Download SCCM source from the below link

Creating the System Management Container and SCCM configuration user accounts

Open ADSI Edit, click on Action, then Connect To and click Ok, Double Click on Default Naming Context and the DC= that appears below it. Click on the > and scroll down to CN=System. Right Click on CN=System and choose NewObject

choose Container from the options, click Next

Enter System Management

as the value then click Next and then click Finish.

Complete the wizard and close ADSIEdit.

Next, launch Active Directory Users and Computers, Select View, Advanced, and then find System Management.

Right-click on System Management, select Properties, and then the Security Tab. Add the SCCM admin account and the SCCM server name — Full control. Click OK to close.

Next, Delegate control to the SCCM site server (SCCM01) to System Management container in AD Users and Computers.

Click Next then select Create a Custom Task to Delegate, click Next, make sure This folder, existing objects in this folder and creation of new objects in this folder is selected.

Click next, select the 3 permissions General, Property-Specific and Creation-deletion of specific child objects are selected then place a check mark in Full Control.

Click Next then click Finish.

Then Create Configuration Manager User Accounts as per below for SCCM installation/Configuration

CM_Build – For Imaging

CM_Domain Join – For joining computers to the domain

CM_Reporting, For Reporting Services.

CM_Client Push, For SCCM Client Push.

CM_NAA, (Network Access Account) For OSD

Web Server IIS Installation and Feature installation

To enable Web server role and other features, login to SCCM server. Launch Server Manager and click Manage > Add Roles and Features. Select Web Server (IIS) server role and click Next.

Enable/Install the following features :

.Net Framework 3.5 Features [Install all sub features]

.Net Framework 4.5 Features [Install all sub features]


Remote Differential Compression

Enable/Install the following Roles Services :

Common HTTP Features – Default Document, Static Content.

Application Development – .NET Extensibility 3.5 and 4.5. Select ASP.NET 3.5, ISAPI extensions, ASP.NET 4.5.

Security – Windows Authentication.

IIS 6 Management Compatibility – IIS Management Console, IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility, WMI Compatibility and IIS Management Scripts and Tools.

Click on Close when the feature installation has succeeded.

Install Windows ADK 1903 and install WDS

Download the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1903 & Windows PE add-on for the ADK from Microsoft download Centre

Install Windows ADK version 1903. Run the ADK setup and select the following features.

Deployment Tools

User State Migration Tool

Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD)

Configuration Designer

and click Install to start the download and Installation of the Windows ADK

Once the ADK installation is complete, click Close.

Install the Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE)

Click Next at the License agreement and click Install when prompted.

Click Close Once installation complete

To install Windows Deployment Services (WDS), open Server Manager, select Add roles and features and select the Windows Deployment Services role.

When prompted click on Add Features to include management tools.

and click through the wizard until completion, close the wizard when installation complete

Install SQL Server 2016 SP2

Mount the SQL server ISO. Launch the SQL server setup (run as administrator). On the installation window, click Installation and then click New SQL server stand-alone installation.

Feature Selection – Select Database Engine Services and click Next

Instance Configuration – Select Default Instance. Click Next.

Specify the service accounts. Note the you must use a separate account for each SQL server service.

Click Add Current User to add the account to SQL server administrators. Click Next. Complete the remaining steps. Close the setup wizard and finally reboot the server once.

Click Next and and install and Complete the installation

To Access SQL server, Download and Install SQL Server Management Studio Separately

Install SCCM Current Branch 1902

Download SCCM 1902 baseline media from Microsoft download Center

Run the Splash HTML application from the setup folder. This brings up the System Center Configuration Manager install wizard.

Click Next. then Select Install a Configuration Manager primary site. Check the box “Install a Configuration Manager Primary site“. Click Next.

If you have the SCCM product key, enter it else install the evaluation edition and click Next

Accept the license terms. Click Next.

The Configuration Manager setup requires some prerequisite files. You can either download them now or if you have previously downloaded it, provide the path. Click Next.

Specify the Site code, Site name. Click Next. Here My SITE code is VC1

click Next

On the Settings Summary page, verify all the settings and click Next.

Skip this warning and Begin Install

Once Installation Completed, Click Close

During the installation, click on View Log (opens C:\ConfigmgrSetup.log) to review the installation progress and we could see installation completed Successfully.

Open Console, the below is the Console View

Thank You 🙂 I will post Sccm Configuration, Application Deployment, Updates deployment & Image Deployment Guide soon..!

Published by Tamilkovan

My name is Tamil Kovan and I work as a Technical Manager at PCCW Solutions. This is my blog where I will share tips and stuff for my own on System Center related topics.

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