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December 5, 2018 - By Parwinder Singh

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2016 is a very handy tool to manage on-premise and cloud hardware and software infrastructure. It helps to centrally manage all updates and hotfixes, group-policies, Active Directory objects, workstations, organization mobile phones and servers, and many more different objects.

In this blog, I will show the steps to install this tool step by step. This blog is divided into two parts.

Part 1 Steps:

  • Create Service Account for SCCM in Active Directory.
  • Prepare ADSIEdit.
  • Install SQL Server 2016.
  • Install Windows ADK.
  • Extend Active Directory Schema.
  • Add IIS Server.
  1. Create Service Account for SCCM in Active Directory:
  • Create required service/admin accounts for SCCM e.g. svc_sccmAdmin
  • Also, create service accounts for SQL server if not using existing SQL server.
  1. Prepare ADSIEdit:

Open ADSIEdit > Expand the server object, right click on the domain object (Make sure you create the object under domain as shown below in pic.1].


Click New > Object > Select ‘Container’ and click ‘Next’:



Type “System Management” > click ‘Next’ > click ‘Finish’:


Right click newly created object and select ‘Properties’:


On ‘Security’ tab, add ‘SCCM computer’ and ‘SCCM service user’, provide ‘Full control’ to both the new users. Also, click ‘Advanced’ in permissions and provide both the users’ access to inherited objects of CN=System Management. As shown in the Pic.7:



Install Prerequisites:

  1. Install SQL Server (If not using existing server):


Only need the DB server and the report server in the configuration selection list:



Pick the service accounts created earlier for SQL server:


SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is not part of the SQL installation. Download SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) from here and install it.:


  1. Install Windows ADK:

Download Windows ADK for Windows 10:

Please use the following steps to install it:

  • Run the adksetup.msi file.
  • Accept the license agreement and specify where it should be installed:


Only check off the below components during installation:


Once done, click ‘Close’.


  1. Extend Active Directory Schema:

On the Domain Controller (DC), log in with the user who has domain admin rights and please run the following steps:

  • Go to the SCCM Installation Media and open SMSSETUP\BIN\X64 folder.
  • Find and Run the extadsch.exe. It is a command line program which will make a change or extend the AD schema. The output of the .exe file will be saved on the C:\ drive as shown in Pic.15


  1. ADD IIS Server Role:

On the SCCM server, add IIS Server Role, open Server Manager and Click Add Roles and features:


Select Web Server > Add features > Next:


Please only install roles as shown in Pic18 & 19:



Okay, up to this point we have set up and installed AD, SQL, ADK, and IIS. In the next blog (Part 2), I will show you how to install the rest of the prerequisites, Install and configure SCCM2016.

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