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System Requirements for System Center 2012 - Unified Installer

Updated: April 1, 2012

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Unified Installer

This topic describes the hardware and software requirements for System Center 2012 – Unified Installer.

noteNote
Unified Installer is not supported when it is installed on a domain controller.

Hardware Requirements

The following are the recommended hardware requirements for the Unified Installer target computers. These computers can be physical or virtual servers.

  • CPU: Dual-core 2.1 gigahertz (GHz)

  • RAM: 2 gigabytes (GB) minimum, 4 GB recommended

  • Disk space: 10 GB of free space

Software Requirements

The following are the software requirements for running the Unified Installer:

  • One of the following versions of Windows operating systems:

    • 64-bit edition of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

    • 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 with (SP1)

  • Internet Information Services (IIS)

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.51

  • Windows PowerShell 2.0

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.51 is installed as a feature in Service Manager. Adding .NET Framework 3.51 installs IIS. Windows PowerShell 2.0 is installed with Windows Server 2008 R2.

You must use the same OS locale on both the installer computer (the computer where you run the Unified Installer) and the target computer (the computer where you install a System Center 2012 component).

Depending on the System Center component that you want to install, you will need one or more of the prerequisites in the following table.

noteNote
For this release of the Unified Installer, these prerequisites must be stored on either a local or shared drive. Accessing prerequisite software on a mapped drive is not supported.

 

Prerequisite Download Component

.NET Framework 4

Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Standalone Installer)

  • App Controller*

  • Configuration Manager

  • DPM

  • Operations Manager

  • Orchestrator

Windows Automated Installation Kit 2.0**

The Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7

  • App Controller*

  • VMM

Report Viewer 2008 SP1 Redistributable

Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 Service Pack 1 GDIPLUS.DLL Security Update

  • Operations Manager

  • Service Manager

Trial Version of Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2

Trial version of Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2

  • App Controller*

  • Configuration Manager

  • DPM

  • Operations Manager

  • Orchestrator

  • Service Manager

  • VMM

SP1 for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2**

Cumulative Update Package 4 for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1**

SP1 for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

CU4 for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

  • Configuration Manager

SQL Server 2008 R2 Native Client

Three different setup files are available for installing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Native Client based on the microprocessor architecture that you are using, as indicated in the following list:

  • App Controller*

  • VMM

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Command Line Utilities

Three different setup files are available for installing Microsoft SQL Server Command Line Utilities, based on the microprocessor architecture that you are using, as indicated in the following list:

noteNote
This component requires both Windows Installer 4.5 and SQL Server 2008 R2 Native Client

  • App Controller*

  • VMM

Microsoft Analysis Management Objects

Three different setup files are available for installing Microsoft AMOs, based on the microprocessor architecture that you are using, as indicated in the following list:

  • Service Manager

* App Controller depends on the installation of VMM.

** SP1 for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2, the Cumulative Update Package 4 for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, and the Windows Automated Installation Kit 2.0 will need to be extracted (uncompressed). The other files ending in .exe are executable files.

The Windows Automated Installation Kit can be extracted using any ISO extraction utility. CU4 and SP1 for SQL Server should be uncompressed using the command <filename>.exe /x

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