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Deploying SCMDM 2008 Server Prerequisites

The TechNet documentation for SCMDM 2008 contains detailed steps for deploying each role, but the server prerequisites are a bitter scattered across the documentation and you really have to read through the entire document to understand how it all comes together. Although I highly recommend reading through all of the documentation, I’ve decided to put together a detailed list covering the installation of each component as is a certain order that should be used.

Assuming that most first-time installations of SCMDM will be in a lab or small POC deployments, the Integrated Configuration is the most likely scenario. This calls for all internal MDM components (e.g. SQL, WSUS, MDM-DM, MDM-ES, etc) to be installed on a single host, with only a second additional host used for the MDM Gateway Server.

Integrated Internal Server

Deploy all components on the same physical host in the order shown, using only the x64 installation packages for each

Host Operating System

  • Windows Server 2003 Standard or Enterprise Edition (x64)
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
  • .NET Framework Version 2.0
  • Windows PowerShell 1.0
  • Microsoft Management Console 3.0
  • Internet Information Server (IIS) 6.0
    • Configure IIS for 64-bit application compatibility by executing the following command:
      • cscript C:inetpubadminscriptsadsutil.vbs SET W3SVC/AppPools/Enable32bitAppOnWin64 0
    • Verify the results are:
      • Enable32bitAppOnWin64 : (BOOLEAN) False
  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2005 (Optional)

SQL Database Services

  • SQL Server 2005 Standard or Enterprise (x64)
    • Install only the Database Engine
      • Optionally add the Management Tools if desired
  • SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2

Software Update Services

  • Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP1
    • Redistributable Download Package (x64)
    • Perform a Full Server installation (including the Administration Console)
      • Database Options
        • Use the existing default database on this computer
          • <Default> Instance
      • Web Site Selection
        • Create a Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP1 Web Site
    • Cancel the Configuration Wizard that appears after the installation completes

Mobile Device Manager Services

  • Configure Active Directory
  • Install Enrollment Server
  • Install Device Management Server

Gateway Server

Follow the same directions above for just the Host Operating System section, skipping the MS Report Viewer. The Gateway Server also does not require the SQL or WSUS components.

Note: If IIS is deployed as part of the base server build in your environment and the .NET framework installation cannot be performed before IIS is installed, then read the section entitled “WSUS Encounters Errors after reinstalling .NET Framework” in the MDM Troubleshooting guide. Follow the detailed steps in order to reestablish the correct configuration.

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