Install site system roles for System Center Configuration Manager

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

The System Center Configuration Manager console has two wizards you can use to install site system roles:

  • Add Site System Roles Wizard: Use this wizard to add site system roles to an existing site system server in the site.

  • Create Site System Server Wizard: Use this wizard to specify a new server as a site system server, and then install one or more site system roles on the server. This wizard is the same as the Add Site System Roles Wizard, except that on the first page, you must specify the name of the server to use and the site in which you want to install it.

When you install a site system role on a remote computer (including an instance of the SMS Provider), the computer account of the remote computer is added to a local group on the site server. When the site is installed on a domain controller, the group on the site server is a domain group instead of a local group. In this case, the remote site system role is not operational until either the site system role computer restarts, or the Kerberos ticket for the remote computer's account is refreshed. For more information, see Accounts used in System Center Configuration Manager.

Just prior to installing the site system role, Configuration Manager checks the destination computer to ensure it meets the prerequisites for the site system roles you have selected. Understand the following about installing site system roles:

  • By default, when Configuration Manager installs a site system role, the installation files are installed on the first available NTFS formatted disk drive that has the most available free disk space. To prevent Configuration Manager from installing on specific drives, create an empty file named no_sms_on_drive.sms. Copy it to the root folder of the drive before you install the site system server.

  • Configuration Manager uses the Site System Installation Account to install site system roles. You specify this account when you run the applicable wizard to create a new site system server or add site system roles to an existing site system server. By default, this account is the local system account of the site server computer, but you can specify a domain user account for use as the Site System Installation Account. For more information, see Accounts used in System Center Configuration Manager.

To install site system roles on an existing site system server

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, click Administration.

  2. In the Administration workspace, expand Site Configuration, and click Servers and Site System Roles. Then select the server that you want to use for the new site system roles.

  3. On the Home tab, in the Server group, click Add Site System Roles.

  4. On the General page, review the settings, and then click Next.

    Tip

    To access the site system role from the Internet, ensure that you specify an Internet fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

  5. On the Proxy page, specify settings for a proxy server, if site system roles that run on this site system server require a proxy server to connect to locations on the Internet. Then click Next.

  6. On the System Role Selection page, select the site system roles that you want to add, and then click Next.

  7. Complete the wizard.

Tip

The Windows PowerShell cmdlet, New-CMSiteSystemServer, performs the same function as this procedure. For more information, see New-CMSiteSystemServer in the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Cmdlet Reference documentation.

To install site system roles on a new site system server

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, click Administration.

  2. In the Administration workspace, expand Site Configuration, and click Servers and Site System Roles.

  3. On the Home tab, in the Create group, click Create Site System Server.

  4. On the General page, specify the general settings for the site system, and then click Next.

    Tip

    To access the new site system role from the Internet, ensure that you specify an Internet FQDN.

  5. On the Proxy page, specify settings for a proxy server, if site system roles that run on this site system server require a proxy server to connect to locations on the Internet. Then click Next.

  6. On the System Role Selection page, select the site system roles that you want to add, and then click Next.

  7. Complete the wizard.

Tip

The Windows PowerShell cmdlet, New-CMSiteSystemServer, performs the same function as this procedure. For more information, see New-CMSiteSystemServer in the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Cmdlet Reference documentation.