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  • Hi, I'm trying to figure out how I'm supposed to install the "System Center 2012 Configuration Manager" to be able to manage our "System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection" clients? And to make it worse, I can seem to find any documentation on how to do it on a regular "Windows Server 2008 r2" which isn't in a domain. In other word I need to install the "System Center 2012 Configuration Manager" on a regular "stand alone" Windows server. Is this even possible? What are the exact requirements? More information would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance for the help!

    Sunday, April 22, 2012 5:54 AM

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  • I need to install the "System Center 2012 Configuration Manager" on a regular "stand alone" Windows server. Is this even possible?

    If I understand your question correct, you wish to install the ConfigMgr 2012 Site Server (The Endpoint Protection Server) on a non-domain joined server. That's not unfortunately supported.

    However the clients you wish to manage from the server, do not need to be joined to the domain.


    Ronni Pedersen | Configuration Manager MVP | Blog: http://www.ronnipedersen.com/ | Twitter @ronnipedersen


    Sunday, April 22, 2012 11:54 AM

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  • SCEP doesn't have to be installed manually; it's just enabling the agent using 'Client Settings' (plus enabling the Enpoint Protection Point). So the question is: how to install the ConfigMgr client on workgroup machines --> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712298.aspx

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    Sunday, April 22, 2012 9:09 AM
  • I need to install the "System Center 2012 Configuration Manager" on a regular "stand alone" Windows server. Is this even possible?

    If I understand your question correct, you wish to install the ConfigMgr 2012 Site Server (The Endpoint Protection Server) on a non-domain joined server. That's not unfortunately supported.

    However the clients you wish to manage from the server, do not need to be joined to the domain.


    Ronni Pedersen | Configuration Manager MVP | Blog: http://www.ronnipedersen.com/ | Twitter @ronnipedersen


    Sunday, April 22, 2012 11:54 AM
  • Hi,

    To add to the two answers above here is the link to the documentation you requested for the requirements: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682077.aspx

    Regards,
    Jörgen


    -- My System Center blog ccmexec.com -- Twitter @ccmexec

    Sunday, April 22, 2012 2:20 PM
  • First of all thanks for the information. That said I still have one more question. I install a new Windows Server 2008 rc2 and configure it to be a domain controller. That way I would be able to install the ConfigMgr 2012 Site Server. Since we don't use and/or need a domain where I work, the server would not be use for anything else at all. And I'm already using another product to deploy presently the FEP 2010 version. Could this works for the SCEP 2012 version? Otherwise it's sad but I think that I will have to tell my boss that the SCEP 2012 isn't working for us and we need to switch to another product since we can't properly manage it without investing a lot of hardware, software, personnel and money into a minor product like the antivirus. I'm not ranting or anything because I sure as hell like the FEP 2010/SCEP 2012 client. It's light and seems to do a great job so far in keeping clean our computers. Unless of course anyone knows about any third party product that can manage the clients without using a ConfigMgr 2012 at all?

    Thanks again for the help!

    Sunday, April 22, 2012 7:31 PM
  • I install a new Windows Server 2008 rc2 and configure it to be a domain controller. That way I would be able to install the ConfigMgr 2012 Site Server. Since we don't use and/or need a domain where I work, the server would not be use for anything else at all.

    Yes... That could work.


    Ronni Pedersen | Configuration Manager MVP | Blog: http://www.ronnipedersen.com/ | Twitter @ronnipedersen

    Sunday, April 22, 2012 8:05 PM
  • Perfect Thanks for the fast answer!
    Sunday, April 22, 2012 9:43 PM