Install and Configure a Standalone Primary Site

Let’s start by installing Windows Server 2016 and I would recommend 4GB and start by calling it as SCCM-PS1

Also disable the Windows Firewall

Restart the SCCM-PS1 Server and now we will need to set a static IP of with it pointing to our DNS server on DC1 which is

Verify you can ping DC1 at

Now we can join the RED domain

Use your Domain Administrator account to join the domain

Restart the SCCM-PS1 Server and it has now joined the RED domain, logon as RED\Administrator and NOT the local Administrator account

 IMPORTANT – We had disabled of the firewall for Private/Public but we need to disable the Domain Firewall

Now we need to install some additional roles and features to our Windows Server for SCCM-PS1 and we begin by adding Web Server (IIS)

Select .NET framework 3.5 Features and also .NET Framework 4.6 Features
Select BITS with IIS Server Extension

Select Remote Differential Compression

Select Web Server with Common HTTP Features (Default Document, Directory Browsing, HTTP Errors, Static Content, HTTP Redirection)

Select Security (Windows Authentication)

Select Application Development (.NET Extensibility 3.5 and 4.6, ASP.NET 4.6, ISAPI Extensions, ISAPI Filters)

Select Management Tools (IIS Management Console, IIS Metabase Compatbility, IIS 6 WMI Compatability and IIS Management Scripts and Tools)

You will need to specify an alternative path to finish the installation

The source folder should be set to D:\sources\sxs which is located on the Windows Server 2016 image


Now we need to install the Windows Server Update Services role

Select the role services as WSUS Services and SQL Server Connectivity

Create a subfolder on the c drive to store the updates

Next we tell it where the SQL Server is which is

Install WSUS

Now we need to launch post-installation tasks for WSUS and might take a few minutes.

IMPORTANT – Click Cancel when the WSUS configuration wizard comes up

Next we need to install the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 10 (version 1703) – Copy the files to the C:\ drive and run adksetup as an Administrator

Select Deployment Tools, Windows PE and USMT

IMPORTANT – Open Active Directory on DC1  and right click System Management under System and go to Delegate Control

Click Object Types and enable Computers

Search for SCCM-PS1

Create a custom task to delegate

Select this folder, existing objects and creation of new objects in this folder.

Select General, Property-Specific and Creation/Deletion of specific child objects

IMPORTANT – We need to allow our SQL Server to have administrator access so open Computer Management on the SQL1Server and add the computer SCCM-PS1 to the administrator group.

Click Object Types and enable Computers and search for SCCM-PS1

IMPORTANTSCCM-PS1 must be a member of the Domain Admin groups in Active Directory before continuing with the installation of SCCM

Now we need to install from the SC_Configmgr_SCEP_1702 folder by launching splash

Install a Configuration Manager primary site and leave the tickbox unticked as we are using a CAS

You can download the files locally onto the server or you can select a pre-installed folder (which downloaded the files from a host machine) If you are having problems with downloading I would recommend to do this first on the host machine to download the files, then copy across.


The Site code will be PS1 and sitename RED PS1 as a description

Install as a standalone primary site for now

Change the SQL Server name to SQL1.RED.local

Enable Configure the communication method on each site system role

SCCM will let you know if there are pre-requisites not met and you can begin the install.

We can verify the SCCM has been installed by opening the Configuration Manager Console