How to Install a Management Server for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator


Updated: May 13, 2016

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

Use the following steps to install an System Center 2012 - Orchestrator management server.

To install an Orchestrator management server

  1. On the server where you want to install Orchestrator, start the System Center 2012 - Orchestrator Setup Wizard.

    To start the System Center 2012 - Orchestrator Setup Wizard, on your product media or network share, double-click SetupOrchestrator.exe.

    System_CAPS_ICON_important.jpg Important

    Before you begin setup, close any open programs and ensure that there are no pending restarts on the computer. For example, if you have installed a server role by using Service Manager or have applied a security update, you might have to restart the computer, and then log on to the computer with the same user account to finish the installation of the server role or the security update.

    System_CAPS_ICON_note.jpg Note

    If User Account Control is enabled, then you will be prompted to verify that you want to allow the setup program to run. This is because it requires administrative access to make changes to the system.

  2. On the main page of the System Center 2012 - Orchestrator Setup Wizard, click Install.

    System_CAPS_ICON_warning.jpg Warning

    If Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 is not installed on your computer, a dialog box appears asking if you want to install .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. Click Yes to proceed with the installation.

  3. On the Product registration page, provide the name and company for the product registration, and then click Next.

    System_CAPS_ICON_note.jpg Note

    For this evaluation release, a product key is not required.

  4. On the Please read this license agreement page, review and accept the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then click Next.

  5. On the Select features to install page, ensure that Management Server is the only feature selected, and then click Next.

  6. Your computer is checked for required hardware and software. If your computer meets all of the requirements, the All prerequisites are installed page appears. Click Next and proceed to the next step.

    If a prerequisite is not met, a page displays information about the prerequisite that has not been met and how to resolve the issue. Use the following steps to resolve the failed prerequisite check:

    1. Review the 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. The Setup Wizard can install or configure other prerequisites, such as the Internet Information Services (IIS) role.

      System_CAPS_ICON_warning.jpg Warning

      If you enable prerequisites during setup, such as Microsoft .NET Framework 4, your computer can require a restart. If you restart your computer, you must run setup again from the beginning.

    2. After you resolve the missing prerequisites, click Verify prerequisites again.

    3. Click Next to continue.

  7. On the Configure the service account page, enter the user name and password for the Orchestrator service account. Click Test to verify the account credentials. If the credentials are accepted, then click Next.

  8. On the Configure the database server page, enter the name of the server and the name of the instance of Microsoft 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 Test Database Connection to verify the account credentials. If the credentials are accepted, click Next.

  9. On the Configure the database page, select a database or create a new database, and then click Next.

  10. On the Configure Orchestrator management group page, accept the default configuration or enter the name of the Active Directory user group to manage Orchestrator, and then click Next.

  11. On the Select the installation location page, verify the installation location for Orchestrator, and then click Next.

  12. On the Microsoft Update page, optionally indicate whether you want to use the Microsoft Update services to check for updates, and then click Next.

  13. On the Help improve Microsoft System Center Orchestrator page, optionally indicate whether you want to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program or Error Reporting, and then click Next.

  14. Review the Installation summary page, and then click Install.

    The Installing features page appears and displays the installation progress.

  15. On the Setup completed successfully page, optionally indicate whether you want to start Runbook Designer, and then click Close to complete the installation.

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