SCCM 2012 R2 Prerequisites



Systen Center 2012 R2 Prerequisites OS:

System Center 2012 R2 is compatible with both Windows 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 2012 and Windows 2012 R2, however I recommend Windows 2012 R2.

SQL Server Verison (Local or Remote):

  • SQL 2008 SP2 (CU 9 or higher) or SP3 (CU4 or higher)
    • Standard (up to 50,000 clients)
    • Enterprise
    • Datacenter
  • SQL 2008 R2 SP2 (Cumulative Update required)
    • Standard (up to 50,000 clients)
    • Enterprise
    • Datacenter
  • SQL 2008 R2 SP1 Cumulative Update (CU) 6 or higher
    • Standard (up to 50,000 clients)
    • Enterprise
    • Datacenter
  • SQL 2012 (CU2 or higher) or SP1 (No CU required)
    • Standard (up to 50,000 clients)
    • Enterprise

I also recommend that SQL has its OWN dedicated spindles (Disks) for each of the following.

  • TempDB
  • SCCM Database
  • Log

SCCM does a lot of Read/writes to the database which can cause Disk IO latency if it is not given dedicated disks.

Windows Server other Windows Server requirements

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 8.1 (

Windows 2012 Server Roles and Features (powershell add-WindowsFeature <Featurename>):

  • Roles
    • IIS (Web-Server)
      • Common HTTP Features
        • Default Document (Web-Default-Doc)
      • Application Development
        • ISAPI Extension (Web-ISAPI-EXT)
        • ASP (.Web-Asp-Net)
        • .NET Extensibility 3.5 (Web-Asp-Ext)
        • .NET Extensibility 4.5 (Web-Asp-Ext4.5)
      • Security
        • Windows Authentication (Web-Windows-Auth)
      • Management Tools
        • IIS 6 Management Compatibility (Web-mgmt-Compat)
          • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility (Web-Metabase)
          • IIS 6 WMI Compatibility (Web-WMI)
      • Performance
        • Dynamic Content Compression (Web-Dyn-Compression)
        • Static Content Compression (Web-Stat-Compression)
    • Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
    • Windows Server Update Service (UpdateServices)
  • Features
    • Net Framework 3.5.1 Core (NET-Framework-Core)
      • HTTP Activation (NET-HTTP-Activation)
    • .Net Framework 4.5 Core (NET-Framework-45-Core)
      • .Net Framework 4.5 ASP.NET (NET-Framework-45-ASPNET)
    • Remote Differential Compresion (RDC)
    • Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
    • Branch Cache (BranchCache) Optional




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