Installing SCCM 2012 on Windows Server 2008 R2

Installing SCCM 2012 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Filed under: Uncategorized — marckean @ 5:23 pm When installing System Center Configuration Manager 2012, there are a number of prerequisites. Below are my install steps, step by step with notes. Schema Extensions  Configuration Manager Active Directory schema extensions are not required for site server installation, but are recommended to…

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SCCM 2012: Setup is unable to connect to SQL Server

There is a big change that you catch the underneath error during your SCCM 2012 deployment:

 Setup is unable to connect to SQL Server with the connection information provided. Verify the following:

– The SQL Server and instance names are entered correctly
– The specified SQL Server instance is not configured to use dynamic ports
– If a firewall is enabled on the SQL Server, inbout rules exist to allow connections to the correct ports
– The account used to run Setup has permissions to connect to the specified SQL server instance

Resolution: 
Open the “SQL Server Configuration manager” and Naviagte to The Protocols of your SQL Instance in the “SQL Server Network Configuration”

Enable “Named Pipes” and “TCP/IP”

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How to install SQL Server 2008 R2

How to install SQL Server 2008 R2 Applies to: SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP. An evaluation copy of SQL Server 2008 R2 can be downloaded from here. If you are upgrading to SQL Server 2008 R2, consider these resources and recommendations: Read about supported upgrade scenarios here. Download and run SQL Server Upgrade Advisor. Upgrade to…

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