Adding Central Site to a Stand Alone Primary Site in SCCM – Part # 1


Hey All !!

As we all know that With SCCM 2012 SP1 , we can add a Central Site on top of a Stand Alone Primary Site . Well !! Well !! This was not there in SCCM 2012 Without SP1 🙂

 

In this Lab We have used the following scenario:

1. We have a SCCM Stand Alone Primary Site .

2. We will be Adding a Central Site ( Installing it First ) to this Stand Alone Primary Site .

Let us First have a look at the Primary Site and See if it actually is a Stand Alone Primary Site :

Adding A Central Site to a Stand Alone Primary Site
Adding A Central Site to a Stand Alone Primary Site

 

The Above Snap shot is of Data Base Replication in the Administrative Console which shows that  there is No other Site Available Instead of Primary Site .

 

Now , Before we start with the set up of the Central Site , we need to give Full Control to the Central Site Computer and all its Defendants :

 

The below screen shots do this for us :

Adding A Central Site to a Stand Alone Primary Site
Adding A Central Site to a Stand Alone Primary Site

 

Adding A Central Site to a Stand Alone Primary Site
Adding A Central Site to a Stand Alone Primary Site

 

Adding A Central Site to a Stand Alone Primary Site
Adding A Central Site to a Stand Alone Primary Site

 

Now , Start the SCCM Central Site Installation . Click the  executable file :

SCCM Central Site Installation

 

SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation

Check , Install a SCCM Central Administration Site :

SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation

 

SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation

Add , the Key if you have one , Else USe Evaluation Version :

SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation

Accept  the Agreement

SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation

 

If you have downloaded the Files then you may give the path else you may download them :

 

SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation

SCCM Will start to check the files :

 

This is a time consuming process and may take a lot of time

SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation

Select Language

SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation

Give Appropriate Names here :

SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation

This is an Important step , as you need to mention that this installation should be a part of Earlier installation and not the first installation

SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation

Give SQL Server Name and other details :

 

SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation

Give Appropriate Name :

SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation
\ SCCM Central Site Installation

 

SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation

Click Install

SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation

Installation28 will start and it will take quite an amount of time :

SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation

 

SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation

Check the Log File: configmgr.setup and the last line will show the status

SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation

 

Now , Login into the SCCM Central Site and Go to Hierarchy and you will see some thing like this :

SCCM Central Site Installation
SCCM Central Site Installation

 

Subsequent posts will show how to migrate objects :

One Important thing : If you go to temp file while installing SCCM , you will see configmgrautosave file there . This file Actually has the tasks that are to be done and the way you want to do it . If you want your Installation to be scheduled with some of parameters , then you may give them in the INi file and have your installation as zero touch .

INi File Auto Created with Parameters

 

 

 

 

 

 

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