How to Install Orchestrator on a Single Computer


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator

Use the following steps to install all System Center 2012 - Orchestrator features on a single computer.

To install Orchestrator on a single computer

  1. To start the System Center 2012 - Orchestrator Setup Wizard on the server where you want to install Orchestrator, double-click SetupOrchestrator.exe.


    Before you begin setup, close any open programs and ensure that there are no pending restarts on the computer. For example, if you have installed a server role by using Service Manager or have applied a security update, you might have to restart the computer, and then log on to the computer with the same user account to finish the installation of the server role or the security update.


    If User Account Control is enabled, then you will be prompted to verify that you want to allow the setup program to run. This is because it requires administrative access to make changes to the system.

  2. On the main setup page, click Install.


    If Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 is not installed on your computer, a dialog box appears asking if you want to install .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. Click Yes to proceed with the installation.

  3. On the Product registration page, provide the name and company for the product registration, and then click Next.


    For this evaluation release, a product key is not required.

  4. On the Please read this license agreement page, review and accept the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then click Next.

  5. On the Select features to install page, verify that all features are selected, and then click Next.


    You can choose to remove individual features. The management server is mandatory and is selected by default. The check boxes for the other features can be cleared as required.


    If you want to install only an individual feature after installing a management server, use the information in Install Individual Orchestrator Features.

  6. Your computer is checked for required hardware and software. If your computer meets all of the requirements, the All prerequisites are installed page appears. Click Next and proceed to the next step.

    If a prerequisite is not met, a page displays information about the prerequisite that has not been met and how to resolve the issue. Follow these steps to resolve the failed prerequisite check:

    1. Review the items that did not pass the prerequisite check. For some requirements, such as Microsoft .NET Framework 4, you can use the link provided in the Setup Wizard to install the missing requirement. The Setup Wizard can install or configure other prerequisites, such as the Internet Information Services (IIS) role.


      If you enable prerequisites during setup, such as Microsoft .NET Framework 4, your computer can require a restart. If you restart your computer, you must run setup again from the beginning.

    2. After you resolve the missing prerequisites, click Verify prerequisites again.

  7. On the Configure the service account page, enter the user name and password for the Orchestrator Management Service account. Click Test to verify the account credentials. If the credentials are accepted, click Next.


    The Orchestrator Management Service account must be created before this step. For more information about the Orchestrator Management Service account, see Orchestrator Management Service account in Orchestrator Security Planning.

  8. On the Configure the database server page, enter the name of the server and the name of the instance and port number of the Microsoft SQL Server that you want to use for Orchestrator. You can also specify whether to use Windows Authentication or SQL Server Authentication, and whether to create a new database or use an existing database.

  9. Click Test Database Connection to verify the account credentials. If the credentials are accepted, click Next.

  10. On the Configure the database page, select an existing database or specify the name of a new database, and then click Next.

  11. On the Configure Orchestrator management group page, accept the default configuration or enter the name of the user group to manage Orchestrator permissions, and then click Next.


    For more information about the Orchestrator users group, see Orchestrator Users Group.

  12. On the Configure the port for the web service page, verify the port numbers for the Orchestrator web service and the Orchestration console, and then click Next.


    For more information about the TCP ports, see TCP Port Requirements.

  13. On the Select the installation location page, verify the installation location for Orchestrator, and then click Next.

  14. On the Microsoft Update page, optionally indicate whether you want to use the Microsoft Update services to check for updates, and then click Next.


    If you have previously accepted Microsoft Update on this computer, this page is skipped.

  15. On the Help improve Microsoft System Center Orchestrator page, optionally indicate whether you want to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program or Error Reporting, and then click Next.

  16. Review the Installation summary page, and then click Install.

    The Installing features page appears and displays the installation progress.

  17. On the Setup completed successfully page, optionally indicate whether you want to start the Runbook Designer, and then click Close to complete the installation.

To install the Service Management Automation web service

  1. Follow the steps that are detailed in Web Service Installation

To enable network discovery for the Runbook Designer

  1. On the desktop of the computer that is running Windows Server, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet, click Network and Sharing Center, click Choose Home group and Sharing Options, and then click Change advanced sharing settings.

  2. For the Domain profile, if needed, click the Arrow icon to expand the section options.

  3. Select Turn on network discovery, and then click Save changes.

    If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

See Also

Install Individual Orchestrator Features
Orchestrator Security Planning
TCP Port Requirements