SCCM 2012 SP1 installation problem

EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
Been trying to install SCCM 2012 SP1 beta in my home lab. Here's my current setup:

- A 2008 R2 DC/DNS server
- A 2008 R2 SP1 VM running SQL SP1 Standard Edition (full version, not eval) (machine name: sql.domain.local)
- A 2008 R2 SP1 VM on which I'm trying to install SCCM (machine name: SCCM.domain.local)

The error I get is:

What I've done:

- Extended AD schema
- Created a System Management container in the System container in AD and gave the sccm computer account full control
- Created an account called SMSadmin and gave it sysadmin rights in SQL. Also made it an admin on sccm.domain.local
- Verified the collation is set to what's required (double/triple checked)
- Checked that the SQL service account is a domain account
- Rebooted the entire environment
- Installed all the relevant roles, services and features required (you can see it passes all tests apart from the SQL test)

Anyone have ideas? Thanks.
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  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    I've also gone through the configmgrprereq log and it looks like it's trying to find SQL on the same VM I'm trying to install SCCM on. How the eff do I get to point the installer to the SQL VM?
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  • ptilsenptilsen Posts: 2,835Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Did you actually look at the rights on the SQL instance? Even setting up a domain admin as the service account does not give you automatic admin rights on the instance.

    Other than that I don't have much to add. I'm taking the official course on deploying 2012 in a couple weeks, so I'll add any insight I might learn then if you're still stuck.
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  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Yeah, had a look at the rights. The account's a SQL sysadmin. Strangely enough, I just tried the SCCM install on the SQL server itself, and it has not given me any of those crazy errors I had on the other VM. But I now need SQL 2008 R2 CU6 to progress further.

    So it looks like it was some kind of SQL access issue. Somehow the account I was using didnt have enough rights even though I made it an admin on the SQL server and gave it the sysadmin role.

    @ptilsen, remember to install CU6 on your SQL server or it wont complete the SCCM install.
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  • CodeBloxCodeBlox Posts: 1,363Member
    Here is a good step by step that I have been referring to for somethings. I believe it has the bit about SQL configuration in it too.

    using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 1. Installation - CAS - Configuration Manager 2012 -

    Here where I work though, the SQL server exist on the same server as SCCM as the default instance
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  • joshmadakorjoshmadakor Posts: 495Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    You could try the following:
    1. make your "SMSadmin" account into a domain admin, verify PW and set to never expire (not best practice, but for the lab...)
    2. double-check to make sure it has sysadmin rights in the SQL server
    3. When you launch the setup, SHIFT+Right-Click it, "Run as a different user", choose "domain\SMSadmin", and resume the setup

    Edit: Oh, you resolved it? Hehe oops
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