Overview & Prerequisite Setup for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


This course will provide you with an understanding of the prerequisite software and configurations needed to install and manage Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2. You will learn to prepare the infrastructure for, then install SCCM. You will gather and install prerequisite software, look at Active Directory, and set access with permissions. Then it’s on to the client-using Group Policy and modifying Firewall settings. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft exam, Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration (70-243). This exam counts toward the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist certification.

Target Audience

The course is intended for IT professionals who need to manage the deployment and management of both operating systems and applications as well as administrators responsible for patch and security update management.



Expected Duration

60 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

What is Microsoft System Center?

  • discuss Microsoft system center
  • System Requirements

  • discuss system requirements
  • Create the System Management Container

  • implement the system management container
  • Extend the AD Schema

  • discuss the AD schema
  • Prerequisite Software Installation

  • discuss prerequisite software installation
  • Prerequisite Software Installation – WSUS

  • discuss prerequisite software installation with WSUS
  • Configure the Firewall

  • configure the firewall
  • Install System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

  • implement installation of system center 2012 R2 configuration manager
  • Working with Hotfixes

  • discuss working with hotfixes
  • Setting Up Discovery

  • implement setting up discovery
  • Configuring Boundaries

  • configure boundaries
  • Enabling Discovery

  • implement enabling discovery
  • Configuring Client Settings

  • configure client settings
  • Client Settings Configuration

  • configure custom client settings in System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2
  • Installing the SCCM Client (Agent)

  • implement installing the SCCM client agent
  • Exercise: Working with Discovery and Boundaries