Wednesday, January 23, 2013 11:51 PM
I am in need of desperate help to understand SCCM 2007 , basically do i need two servers one for the Domain Controller then one more just for SCCM and SQL that it needs. Because i am using various sites and on you tube videos, i just do not understand, can i set it up on just one server or do i need two and then join up two DC controllers. I did install SCCM before but when it came up with access right errors i just gave in as i was really annoyed.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:46 AM
You will need a minimum of two servers - one Domain Controller and another with all the ConfigMgr roles including the SQL instance.
The planning and deploying documentation is here:
I hope that helps,
Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:33 AM
if you have Good amount of Resources,you can go with Nash suggestion to have 2 servers .
To start with,you can download Preinstalled VHD file with DC and SCCM on it and play around it http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=691
There are nice guides step by step how to do on windows-noob showing you how to do http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/1064-sccm-2007-guides/
Thursday, January 24, 2013 9:19 AM
Thank you for the replies both of you, ok this is the set up I have basically two servers one is the main DC controller (dc1) on its own domain with AD,DHCP & DNS the 2nd one is just a normal server with no roles as this I plan to use as the SCCM server, so do i join (sccm server) that to the main DC1 from the dcpromo.exe command.
That is the site i tried & I did not understand if he had two servers and joined them together or not.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 9:49 AM
SCCM installation step by step (it included from DC,DNS,IIS,etc configuration)
Thursday, January 24, 2013 10:04 AM
Thank you for your advice , but it does not answer my question do i need to join the sccm server to the domain or just stand alone member server.
basically this is what i did , the sccm server i joined it to the domain via the dcpromo.exe so promoted sccm server to be a DC controller is that the way to set up sccm or something i did not do right?
Thursday, January 24, 2013 11:16 AM
I hope you configured the DC part.Next
you just add the 2nd server to domain(I'm sure that you aware of it but ref http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb456990.aspx).No need to run the dcpromo on 2nd Server(SCCM ) .After successfully joining the sccm machine then do the rest of configuration like IIS,webdav,SQL server(If you are using the same server),etc with domain User.
Please check the below URLs's
Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:02 PM
Yeah that is what i did , so the DC1 has got configured AD , DNS , DHCP and the second one DC2-SCCM I joined it the domain using that method via computer properties and it joined on to the domain fine. It was when I did the SCCM setup on the SCCM it came up with errors saying i needed to extend the AD Schema, tried to do that on the sccm server and it was complaining that i needed AD on the SCCM server plus my account i was using was the main administrator account.
So did i miss a step.
Thanks for helping really appreciated.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:12 PM
Please check below things ..
Basically you need to take care of below things.
You should have schema admin rights
You need to create the container "System Management" in you AD
After that you need to add the SCCM machine account container "System Management"
need to copy the EXTADSCH.EXE and run EXTADSCH.EXE in DC/SCCM server check the log file..
Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:17 PM
I have looked at the site , it is saying that AD should be configured already , but as you said if i just copy that one file over to the sccm server and run it , it should work yes? . I checked my administrator acccount it has got schema admins on the members tab.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:39 PM
AD should be available in that environment /that infrastructure ...
Yes, if you do all above mentioned pre-requirements properly,and if you have the permission's, Then it will extend the schema successfully..
Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:44 PM
Right ok I have rejoined the sccm server on the domain and it has restarted so I have logged in to that server, do i need something on that to access the AD from dc1? because on dc1 i can see sccm server under the computer object folder and not under Domain Controllers that is correct yes.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:03 PM
your DC1=AD,DNS(all in One machine)
As you said Yes,under Domain Controllers DC1 shows,and SCCM computer will shows under computer objects
Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:09 PM
Yes that is right DC1 has DHCP , DNS on that machine only and the SCCM is just joined on like a workstation.
So if that is all correct why is sccm setup complaining it cannot extend schema from DC2-SCCM.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:31 PM
I'm bit confused with your infra Names..
DC2-SCCM = your SCCM server and just joined on like a workstation Correct ?
setup complaining it cannot extend schema ? any log files or Screen shot ?
Thursday, January 24, 2013 9:55 PM
Yes that is correct here is a screenshot of the dc2-sccm in dc1 server , yes it is on dc2-sccm that it is complaining due to no AD on there it will not install sccm any further. So is that correct how i added the sccm to the domain?
Thursday, January 24, 2013 10:32 PM
Also forgot to add DC2 screen shot this is what I have installed so far I have not installed SQL yet also will SQL 2005 be ok?
- Edited by DJ SAI Friday, January 25, 2013 8:07 AM
Friday, January 25, 2013 11:10 AM
Site Database Server Prerequisites
Configuration Manager 2007 primary sites require access to a SQL Server database to host the site database. The site database can be hosted on a SQL Server instance installed on the same server as the primary site, on a remote computer, or on a virtual SQL Server cluster instance. The following conditions apply:
- SQL Server 2005, Service Pack 2 is the earliest version of SQL Server supported for hosting the Configuration Manager 2007 site database. For more information about the SQL Server versions that are supported to host the site database, see Configuration Manager Supported Configurations.
- SQL Server Express editions are not supported for hosting the Configuration Manager 2007 site database.
- The SQL database service is the only SQL Server component required to be installed to host the site database.
Friday, January 25, 2013 11:13 AM
Thanks so I can install SQL 2005 , I may as well use 2008 instead. So from the screen shots that set up is ok so far to go ahead and install SQL 2008 on sccm server?
Friday, January 25, 2013 2:19 PM
Hi DJ SAI,
I am kinda in the same position as you ,(beginner) only that i dont have any problems with my setup.-
I have a shuttle PC with 32GB RAM, I5 Processor and 1T hard disk.
I installed Vmware workstation - i have 2 servers 1. AD+DNS+DHCP+SCCM (assigned 6GB) then the second (2.) SQL 2008.
Then i have 3 windows 7 ruining (2gb each). All seems ok. no issues at all-
Check the above link.. very helpful during my installation - i followed it religiously and no serious problem.
Friday, January 25, 2013 2:38 PM
Oh right I dont use VM as I have rack servers on my enviroment at home, basically I have on dc1 - dchp, dns , ad and then on the other server just i will use for sccm , but from what I have been told I can put on the 2nd server just sccm and sql. This was from watching youtube videos , so i am confused as I was told not to install sccm on the dc controller.
So its is ok to installed sccm on the Domain controller?
Friday, January 25, 2013 2:43 PM
Well, Youtube videos are kinda not really credible - but they are helpful.
You should not install sccm on a domain controller in a production environment, but for testing, yea no issue ..you can - (of course i have done that and its working ) ....
Also one thing i had problem with was windows firewall- Make sure you open the right ports or better still disable windows firewall completely(not advisable in a production environment though)
let me know if you have any more issues
Friday, January 25, 2013 2:46 PM
I will try this out later and let you know. Thank you for helping me out. Yeah maybe I should not follow the videos but they are good.
Friday, January 25, 2013 2:49 PM
and you could follow this guy - Hes kinda good with his training (Followed his videos during my installation)
Friday, January 25, 2013 3:04 PM
Thanks I will have a look later on and let you know how i get on with the set up.
Saturday, January 26, 2013 9:58 PM
I have installed SCCM on DC2 now it has this error any ideas?
screen shot below.
Saturday, January 26, 2013 10:17 PMTry to ping the SQL servername from your DC, any reply?
Saturday, January 26, 2013 10:27 PMAs in ping the SQL server name from DC1 or on the same sccm server DC2?
Saturday, January 26, 2013 10:30 PMDepends on your new Set-up. - What is your new setup now . 2 Servers?
Saturday, January 26, 2013 10:34 PM
Yes two servers DC1 - has dhcp, dns , ad and dc2 -sql and sccm
Saturday, January 26, 2013 11:08 PMI have pinged both servers they can see each other.
Sunday, January 27, 2013 12:32 AM
I got the Configuration management on Windows XP as shown in the screenshot below but it is not picking up the site code, the firewall is off so nothing is blocking the connection. Also below that screen shot is the SCCM server it is picking up the client on the management console , any ideas as to why the site code is not being published to the client.