Single-Computer Requirements for Orchestrator in System Center 2012 SP1


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator

This section describes the minimum hardware and software configuration required for a full installation of System Center 2012 - Orchestrator on a single computer.

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Orchestrator is not supported when installed on the same computer as a domain controller.

The following minimum hardware configuration is required for a full installation of Orchestrator:

  • Minimum 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM, 2 GB or more recommended

  • 200 megabyte (MB) of available hard disk space

  • Dual-core Intel microprocessor, 2.1 gigahertz (GHz) or better

The following table lists the supported operating systems for a full installation of Orchestrator on a single computer.

FeatureOperating system
management server

Orchestrator web service

Runbook Designer

runbook server
Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

The following software is required for a full installation of Orchestrator on a single computer:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or Microsoft SQL Server 2012– Orchestrator requires only the basic SQL Server features found in the Database Engine Service. No additional features are required. Orchestrator supports SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS for collation. The installation wizard uses SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS as the default collation to create the orchestration database.

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    Management servers and runbook servers installed on the same computer must use the same database. The management server must run as a 32-bit application.

  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) – Orchestrator Setup enables IIS if it is not enabled.

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 - Must be manually installed before running Setup.

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 (which further requires HTTP Activation)

  • WCF HTTP Activation)

To install .NET Framework 4.5 and HTTP Activation on Windows Server 2012

  1. On the Windows Start screen, click the Server Manager tile.

  2. On the Manage menu in the Server Manager console, click Add Roles and Features.

  3. Go through the wizard until you reach the Features page.

  4. Expand .NET Framework 4.5 Features.

  5. Select .NET Framewok 4.5 if it isn’t already selected.

  6. Expand WCF Services.

  7. Select HTTP Activation if it isn’t already selected.

  8. Click Next and follow the prompts to finish the installation. If you have problems, check the issues covered in Troubleshoot Your Orchestrator Installation.

We recommend the following software for a full installation of Orchestrator on a single computer:

  • Join the computer to an Active Directory domain.
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On first use of the Orchestration console, you are prompted to install Microsoft Silverlight 4 on the computer if it is not already installed.