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System Requirements for Service Provider Foundation for System Center 2012 SP1

Updated: November 1, 2013

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

The following tables describe the prerequisites for installing Service Provider Foundation for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), the first release of Service Provider Foundation. For requirements for the current version, see System Requirements for Service Provider Foundation for System Center 2012 R2. For System Center 2012 R2 requirements, see Preparing your environment for System Center 2012 R2 Service Provider Foundation.

For information on capacity planning for database storage, memory, and core processors, see Capacity Planning for Service Provider Foundation.

Required hardware and settings

Hardware Minimum required and recommended values, per web service


2 gigabytes (GB) minimum, 4 GB preferred.

Available hard disk space

1 GB minimum, 3 GB preferred.

Required operating system and software

Software Action required

Operating system - Windows Server 2012

Install on the server.

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) server certificate for the Service Provider Foundation website

Obtain or create an SSL server certificate before installation. Applicable certificates will appear in the Service Provider Foundation setup wizard on the Specify a location for the SPF files page. Any preselected certificate may or may not be the most applicable certificate for your environment. You can obtain a certificate in the following ways:

Microsoft ASP.NET Model View Controller (MVC) 4

Install from the Microsoft Download Center.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2012; supported editions include:

  • SQL Server 2008 R2:
    Standard, Datacenter, and Enterprise.

  • SQL Server 2012:
    Standard, Business Intelligence, and Enterprise.

Install if needed.

Although it is not required to install Service Provider Foundation, SQL Server is required on at least one server to contain the Service Provider Foundation database.

The Setup program detects the existing installations of SQL Server and configures the use of any existing Service Provider Foundation database.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Data Services 5.0 for Open Data Protocol (OData) V3

Install from the Microsoft Download Center.

System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Console

Although you do not need to install the full Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), you will need to make references to a server that has Virtual Machine Manager running and that can be accessed by supplied credentials.

Install from the Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Setup Wizard; see How To Install the VMM Console.

This is required so that Setup can install the VMM web service.

Management OData Internet Information Services (IIS) Extension

Add this feature in Windows Server 2012 Server Manager.

Windows Process Activation service. This features includes:

  • Process Model

  • Configuration application programming interfaces (APIs)

Add this feature in Windows Server 2012 Server Manager.

Web Server (IIS). This server role includes:

  • IIS Management Scripts and Tools Role Service

  • IIS Security Basic Authentication

  • IIS Application Deployment ASP.NET 4.5

  • IIS Security Windows Authentication

  • Internet Server API (IASPI) extensions and filters

  • ASP.NET 4.5 Role Service

Add this role in Windows Server 2012 Server Manager if not already installed.

Windows PowerShell 3.0

None. Installed with Windows Server 2012.

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5. This feature includes:

  • ASP.NET 3.5

  • Common Language Runtime 2.0

None. Installed with Windows Server 2012.

.NET Framework 4.5. This feature includes:

  • ASP.NET 4.5

  • WCF services HTTP Activation

  • Common Language Runtime 4.5

None. Installed with Windows Server 2012.

See Also

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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