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Example Configuration Manager Installation Checklist

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

The following installation checklist is an example of a customer-generated installation checklist corresponding to the Example Configuration Manager Installation Scenario.

This checklist is provided for example purposes only. We recommend that you create a similar installation checklist to assist you in deploying Configuration Manager in your specific environment and according to your individual deployment tasks and requirements.

Example Checklist

 

Task Expected Result Installation Details

Verify hardware meets installation requirements.

Hardware meets at least the minimum supported configuration.

Reference: Configuration Manager Supported Configurations.

Verify that the installed operating system(s) meet installation requirements.

Operating system(s) meet at least the minimum supported configuration.

Reference: Configuration Manager Supported Configurations.

Install all required software and services.

Prerequisite software has been installed.

Reference: Prerequisites for Installing Configuration Manager.

Install latest Operating System software updates.

All critical updates are installed.

Reference: Microsoft Update.

Install latest SQL Server software updates.

All critical updates are installed.

Reference: Microsoft Update.

Configure SQL Server to properly host the site database.

SQL Server properly prepared for site database installation.

Reference: SQL Server Preparation for Setup.

Ensure disk space is available for site server installation.

5 GB of disk space available for site server installation.

Reference: Configuration Manager Supported Configurations.

Ensure disk space is available for site database installation.

Estimated disk space requirement (estimated 3 MB per client).

Configure site system computers with the appropriate permissions to allow site system installation.

Permissions properly configured on all computers that will host site system roles. (Primary site server computer account requires local administrative rights on remote management point and SQL Server site database servers.)

Extend the Active Directory schema (if applicable).

Active Directory schema has been extended for Configuration Manager, and the primary site server computer account has been granted full control to the System Management container and all of its child objects.

Reference: Extending the Active Directory Schema for Configuration Manager.

Run Prerequisite Checker on site systems.

Run from the splash screen independently of Setup Wizard on proposed site system computers.

Reference: About the Setup Prerequisite Checker.

Resolve any Prerequisite Checker errors (if applicable).

No errors are found on site systems.

Reference: Setup Prerequisite Checks.

Download updated client installation prerequisite files (if the site server will not have Internet connectivity).

Updated client installation prerequisite files downloaded successfully.

Reference: Prerequisite Component Update Checker.

Restart site system machines.

No files are flagged as pending restart before beginning the installation process.

Run Configuration Manager Setup Wizard to install site server.

Successful site installation.

Reference: Custom Setup Overview.

Perform post-installation checks

Site is functioning normally and configured for use.

Reference: Configuration Manager Post Setup Considerations.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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