System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Test Lab Guide published!


Microsoft Support Escalation Engineer Kevin McKinnerney has published the Test Lab Guide: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. This new TLG uses the Base Configuration and SQL Server 2008 R2 TLGs to create a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager test lab, which includes stepping you through deploying an initial Configuration Manager client to CLIENT1.

Here is the lab configuration:

This test lab includes SQL Server 2008 R2 installed on APP1 and an additional server, CM1, the Configuration Manager 2012 server.

Thanks to Kevin, who is on a real TLG spree (see his Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 stack)!

As always, enjoy!

 

Joe Davies
Principal Writer

Comments (7)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hello,

    Thank you for this guide, it really helped me, one question, what is this stencil that is used in the above diagram?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Stoffel,

    Thanks for the comment.  I have seen the SQL collation issue in the past but I did not encounter it when going through my installs while building this guide.  I will have to do a new build and see if it appears.  If it does I will look at adding additional steps to circumvent it.  

    A good question about using APP1 for the WSUS DB.  I tend to use the internal db with WSUS for test labs just to remove a layer of complexity and reduce load on the SQL server.  In a production environment I am sure you would want to use a full SQL server instance for WSUS.

  3. Stoffel says:

    GREAT TLG, I would strongly recommend it!

    I had some minor issues during the configuration though. The hardest one was that I didn't have the right "collation" settings for my SQL server, but I managed to fix that one using this article – msdn.microsoft.com/…/ms179254.aspx

    One question remains unanswered to me : is there a specific reason why you didn't use APP1 for the WSUS DB, but chose the "Use Windows Internal Database" option during WSUS setup?

    Thanks !

  4. Mohamed Shehata says:

    Hello,

    Thank you for this guide, it really helped me, one question, what is this stencil that is used in the above diagram?

    m.shehata@outlook.com

  5. Majid says:

    Help Pls.
    I used this document and i have a problem!
    In step7: Install System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, After section19 i have got a error message:
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    I do every things in this document until now. only i used SCCM2012 sp1 insted of SCCM2012.
    Please Help me.
    Thanks.

  6. Majid says:

    Help Pls.
    I used this document and i have a problem!
    In step7: Install System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, After section19 i have got a error message:

    I do every things in this document until now. only i used SCCM2012 sp1 insted of SCCM2012.
    Please Help me.
    Thanks.

  7. Majid says:

    Help Pls.
    I used this document and i have a problem!
    In step7: Install System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, After section19 i have got a error message:
    “””””””””” The Network Path Was not Founf”””””””””””””””””””
    I do every things in this document until now. only i used SCCM2012 sp1 insted of SCCM2012.
    Please Help me.
    Thanks.