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How long to setup SCCM 2012? RRS feed

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  • How long did it took you all to set up CM 2012 from scratch in your environment? I just want to get an estimate on how long I will need to plan on getting everything setup and configured.  I plan on doing WSUS, EP in our 350+ machine environment.

    Thanks


    • Edited by JimmyL27 Monday, August 12, 2013 8:15 PM
    Monday, August 12, 2013 8:14 PM

Answers

  • Depends upon what you want to do. Get it up and running so you can patch and collect inventory? Including hand build servers and making mistakes along the way I'd say 1 week if you've never done it before. You want to deploy apps and OS's too? That can add a great deal of time. I've done it in two weeks before for a company of 500 computers but it wasn't "done" at the end of those two weeks.


    John Marcum | http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/author/johnmarcum/

    • Proposed as answer by Garth JonesMVP Saturday, February 21, 2015 4:01 PM
    • Marked as answer by Garth JonesMVP Sunday, November 1, 2015 4:01 PM
    Monday, August 12, 2013 8:46 PM
  • I agree with that duration. A typical ConfigMgr 2012 customer engagement could be 10 days.

    Install and configure product 

    Inventory & Reporting

    Develop Software Update solution to a point

    Develop Endpoint Protection solution to a point

    Develop OSD solution to a point

    Sample ConfigMgr applications

    Train local admins to continue



    Gerry Hampson | Blog: www.gerryhampsoncm.blogspot.ie | LinkedIn: Gerry Hampson | Twitter: @gerryhampson


    Monday, August 12, 2013 8:51 PM

All replies

  • Less than a day, but it depends on your experience ...

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

    Monday, August 12, 2013 8:30 PM
  • That's not a big environment so you will only need a single server. My SCCM 2012 guide may help you along the way

    http://www.gerryhampsoncm.blogspot.ie/2013/02/sccm-2012-sp1-step-by-step-guide.html



    Gerry Hampson | Blog: www.gerryhampsoncm.blogspot.ie | LinkedIn: Gerry Hampson | Twitter: @gerryhampson

    Monday, August 12, 2013 8:33 PM
  • Depends upon what you want to do. Get it up and running so you can patch and collect inventory? Including hand build servers and making mistakes along the way I'd say 1 week if you've never done it before. You want to deploy apps and OS's too? That can add a great deal of time. I've done it in two weeks before for a company of 500 computers but it wasn't "done" at the end of those two weeks.


    John Marcum | http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/author/johnmarcum/

    • Proposed as answer by Garth JonesMVP Saturday, February 21, 2015 4:01 PM
    • Marked as answer by Garth JonesMVP Sunday, November 1, 2015 4:01 PM
    Monday, August 12, 2013 8:46 PM
  • I agree with that duration. A typical ConfigMgr 2012 customer engagement could be 10 days.

    Install and configure product 

    Inventory & Reporting

    Develop Software Update solution to a point

    Develop Endpoint Protection solution to a point

    Develop OSD solution to a point

    Sample ConfigMgr applications

    Train local admins to continue



    Gerry Hampson | Blog: www.gerryhampsoncm.blogspot.ie | LinkedIn: Gerry Hampson | Twitter: @gerryhampson


    Monday, August 12, 2013 8:51 PM
  • Depending on the scope and depth, I could answer this question very honestly with 'a few hours' or 'a few weeks' or 'a few months'.

    I spent quite a while going over the documentation before doing any initial testing. Are you including the planning and testing phases in your question or are you looking for a simple measure of time from starting the install wizard to when it completes?


    Don't retire TechNet!

    Monday, August 12, 2013 8:51 PM
  • Basically I was put through the two Microsoft training classes for SCCM and now I have to install and configure everything by myself for my company. I wanted to know how many dedicated hours I would need to schedule to have a live, useable environment.  I plan on doing app deployment and eventually OSD (our ghost license has a year remaining so no hurry) plus EP and WSUS.  I wanted to get a sense of how long it took you all to feel like you had it "done"
    Monday, August 12, 2013 8:58 PM
  • Hi,

    That really depends on how much experience you have with Configuration Manager. I would say you are going to need a week or two. If your experienced in Configuration Manager 2012 2-3 Days.

    Regards,
    Jörgen


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

    Monday, August 12, 2013 9:01 PM
  • This is a complicated product. If you haven't done it before it will take you weeks to get the solution into a good place. I'm not kidding you.



    Gerry Hampson | Blog: www.gerryhampsoncm.blogspot.ie | LinkedIn: Gerry Hampson | Twitter: @gerryhampson

    Monday, August 12, 2013 9:01 PM
  • I STRONGLY suggest that you bring in a QUALIFIED consultant to help you setup ConfigMgr. Nobody who has never done it before should even attempt it in a production environment IMO. Make sure you get references though, don't just hire anyone and don't trust that just because someone is MCS that they know what they are doing. Many of the people who reply to posts here are consultants, that's where I'd start looking for someone. (myself excluded, I am not a consultant)

    Depenind upon your location I may even be able to reccomend someone.


    John Marcum | http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/author/johnmarcum/

    Tuesday, August 13, 2013 12:41 PM
  • Bringing someone in is not going to be an option. We had discussed it earlier but we couldn't get funding approved so we used our Microsoft credits to send me to class instead.  Any helpful hints on what I should make sure I don't do in our production environment?
    Tuesday, August 13, 2013 1:35 PM
  • It could be much more costly to not bring someone in. :-)

    Don't do this... http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/2012/08/06/sccm-task-sequence-blew-up-australias-commbank/

    I was recently told that Microsoft is aware of at least 7 companies where a mis-configured task sequence formatted the hard drive on every computer in the entire place.


    John Marcum | http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/author/johnmarcum/

    Tuesday, August 13, 2013 1:41 PM
  • Make a note: Never deploy to "All Computers" collection. 
    Thursday, August 24, 2017 3:39 PM