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Single-Computer Requirements for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator

Updated: July 9, 2014

Applies To: System Center 2012 - 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.

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

Operating system

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


Feature Operating system

Management server

Orchestrator web service

Runbook Designer

runbook server

Windows Server 2008 R2


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

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 – 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.

    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 - Orchestrator Setup installs and enables .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 if it is not installed and enabled.

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4

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

  • Join the computer to an Active Directory domain.

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

Other resources for this product

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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