Sccm Current Branch Installation
- April 19, 2022
- Posted by: Pavithra
- Category: End User Computing
Before launching the SCCM installation, we recommend launching the Prereqchk tool in order to verify if all components are configured correctly. The SCCM installation wizard will also run this check but if you’re missing a requirement, you’ll have to go through the whole installation wizard again after fixing it. We prefer to use the standalone tool before running the setup.
To start the prerequisite check tool :
- Open an Administrator command prompt
- Browse to .\SMSSETUP\BIN\X64
- Run the following command: Prereqchk.exe /AdminUI
If you follow the prerequisite guide correctly you’ll have this result :
Refer to this Technet article to see the list of all checks done by the tool.
If you have any warning or error refer to this Technet article in order to resolve it, or go thought part 1 and part 2 of this guide.
NEW SCCM INSTALLATION
We are finally ready to launch the setup. First, reboot the server. This will make sure that the machine is not in a Reboot pending state.
- Mount and open the SCCM ISO that was previously downloaded from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Site
- Run Splash.hta
- Select Install
CMTrace will become your best friend when reading log files.
- Open the SCCM ISO
- Browse to .SMSSETUPTOOLS
- Click on CMTrace.exe
- Click on YES to set is as your default log viewer
SYSTEM CENTER 2012 R2 CONFIGURATION MANAGER TOOLKIT
The SCCM 2012 R2 toolkit is compatible with SCCM Current Branch and contains fifteen downloadable tools to help you manage and troubleshoot SCCM.
Download and install it here
SCCM CURRENT BRANCH INSTALLATION EXTRA INFORMATION
You can also refer to our blog post about Useful Resources to help you begin with SCCM. If you need further help to understand and configure various SCCM site components, consult our Step-by-Step SCCM 1511 Installation Guide blog series. It covers all you need to know.
SCCM CURRENT BRANCH UPGRADE
The first task we like to do after a new SCCM installation is to upgrade it to the latest version. If you’re not familiar with this, Microsoft releases a Baseline version that you can install from scratch and then, you must upgrade to the latest version. We have a bunch of guides for each version. For reference, at the time of this blog post, the baseline is 1902 and the latest version is SCCM 1910. Just follow our latest upgrade guide and you’ll be at the latest available version.
SCCM CURRENT BRANCH CONFIGURATION
The next sections will be for configuring the various site server roles in your newly installed SCCM server. Role installation order is not important, you can install roles independently of others.
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