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How to Install System Center Orchestrator

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: Orchestrator 2012 Beta

Use the following steps to install the beta version of System Center 2012 - Orchestrator.

To install Orchestrator

  1. Double-click the SetupSCO.exe program to start the Setup wizard for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator.

  2. On the Welcome page of the Setup wizard, click Install Orchestrator.

  3. Provide a name and company information for the product registration. Review and accept the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then click Next.

  4. Select the features that you want to install. For this version, ensure that all features are selected, and then click Next.

    To view a description of each feature and the requirements for the feature, expand each section.

  5. Your computer is now checked for required hardware and software. If you meet all the requirements, you are taken directly to step 9. If not, proceed with the following steps.

  6. Review any items that did not pass the prerequisite check. For some requirements, such as Microsoft .NET Framework 4, you can use the link provided in the Setup wizard to install the missing requirement. Others, such as Windows PowerShell or the Internet Information Services (IIS) role, can be installed or configured by Setup.

  7. After you address any missing prerequisites, click Verify Prerequisites Again.

  8. Click Next to continue.

  9. Enter the user name and password for the Orchestrator service account. This account is used to run runbooks and access remote resources. For more information about this account and how it is used, see How to Prepare your Computer for System Center Orchestrator.

    Click Next.

  10. Enter the name of the server and the name of the instance of SQL Server that you want to use for Orchestrator. You can also specify whether to use Windows Authentication or SQL Server Authentication, and whether to create a new database or use an existing database. Click Next.

  11. Enter the name of the local or Active Directory user group used to manage Orchestrator. For more information about this user group and how it is used, see Understanding the System Center Orchestrator Management Group.

    If you want to enable the user account or group to access the Runbook Designer remotely, select that option.

    Click Next.

  12. Enter the port numbers that you want to use for the Orchestration console and the web service. By default these are 81 and 82, respectively. Click Next.

  13. Enter the installation location for Orchestrator. The default location is C:\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft System Center\Orchestrator 2012. Click Next.

  14. Review the installation summary. If you have to make any changes, click Previous. To proceed with the installation, click Install.

  15. If the installation finishes successfully, you can select to start the Runbook Designer automatically, and then click Close.

  16. If installation does not finish successfully, review the features that did not install. View the log files for each feature to identify any issues. Resolve the issues, and then run the Setup wizard again.

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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