Install guide for SCVMM 2012 SP1
I found quite a few tutorials online for SCVMM 2012 install but nothing useful for 2012 SP1. Most of those people had installed VMM 2012 on Server 2008. The thing is, this newer version is supported only on Windows Server 2012. I am documenting my trials and tribulations here.
My fourth attempt at installing SCCM 2012
ok today I am going to try to install SCCM 2012 again! Yup….this time is going to be my fourth attempt after three unscuccessful installation attempts. This time I am going to use a remote SQL server which is running on a 64bit OS. In my last attempt, I determined that the remote SQL server needs to be running on a 64bit OS. Note that I have already updated the SQL server as per the minimum requirements of SCCM 2012. Here it goes…
Updating SQL Server 2008 R2 for use with SCCM 2012
ok folks…here is how I upgraded my SQL server 2008 R2 instance to the version SCCM requires SQL Server 2008 R2 with SP1 and with a minimum of Cumulative Update 6 First, lets download CU6 from here. After installing CU6 the SQL log file shows that I have this version: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP1) - 10.50.2811.0 (X64) So that equates to SP1 CU #6 (2679367) Apr 16, 2012 Ok so that should satisfy the requirements of SCCM 2012.
My third attempt at installing SCCM 2012
Today I am making another attempt at installing SCCM 2012. Who knew it would be this difficult just to install SCCM! Wow. Anyway, I am running the installer again….At the database config screen I am entering the same old information of my database….lets see if that works this time. Ooops! error! Here is what it looks like: Ok….lets take a look at that KB article… Nothing comes off as wrong to me. so I look into the setup log file which is c:\ConfigMgrSetupWizard.log I see this message at the bottom: 5/24/2012 11:20:57 AM: ConfigMgrSetupWizard Information: 1 : Creating SQL connection to database master on server xxx.xxx.com. 5/24/2012 11:20:58 AM: ConfigMgrSetupWizard…
My second attempt on installing SCCM 2012
This is the second part of my installing SCCM series. Read the first part here So I ran the setup again and at the “Database Information” page it seems to get stuck. I got the same “unable to connect” error as last time. troubleshooting… Updated 5/24/2012: See my third attempt at installing SCCM 2012