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Operations Manager 2012 Release Candidate Installation Part 1

(Please note, this is a post about OM12 RC, which could be different than RTM code.)



This will illustrate a three server install. Server 1 will be the first management server in the Management group. Server 2 will be the Database Server, SQL SSRS Server, web Server, and will hold the following OM12 roles, as the Web Console server and the Report server, and holding the OM12 Databases. Server 3 will be a second management server in the Management Group. This will be a three part series:

Part One will Deal with the Server 1 installation of just the management server.

Part Two will deal with the Server 2 installation of the report server and web console.

Part Three will detail installing a second Management Server to the Management Group on Server 3.

Software Requirements

Requirements for Server 1, from the TechNet OM12 RC Supported Configurations page http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh205990.aspx

Management Server
  • Disk space: %SYSTEMDRIVE% requires at least 1024 MB free hard disk space.
  • Server Operating System: must be Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
  • Processor Architecture: must be x64.
  • Windows PowerShell version: Windows PowerShell version 2.0.
  • Windows Remote Management: Windows Remote Management must be enabled for the management server.
  • Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) version: Microsoft Core XML Services 6.0 is required for the management server.
  • Both .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and .NET Framework 4 are required. For more information, see the following documents:

Operations Console (because the console will be run from this server as well)


Start the installation logged using a domain account, that has local admin on the server as well as SQL Admin rights on the remote SQL node. Setup.exe should be run using the run As admin option. Click Install!


Because this is Server 1 that will only have the Management Server and Management Console, select those two options and click next.


In case you were wondering if you selected Expand All, it showed descriptions of the installation features, and provided requirements.

Management Server

Provides: The Operations Manager Database and management Server provides centralized communication with agents and databases.

Requires: This features cannot be installed on a machine on which either the operations Manager agent or the Operations Manager Gateway server have already been installed. Refer to the Operations Manager Supported Configurations document for the full list of system requirements.

Management Console

Provides: The operations Manager Management Console provides an interface for performing monitoring, administration, authoring, and reporting actions.

Requires: Refer to the Operations manager Supported Configurations document for the full list of system requirements.

Web Console

Provides: The Web console feature provides web-based access to Operations Manager for performing monitoring activities.

Requires: This feature can be installed on a computer with an Operations Manager Management Server running Internet Information Services (IIS). Refer to the Operations Manager Supported Configurations document for the full list of System Requirements.

Reporting Server

Provides: The Reporting feature provides the ability to build and present reports in the Operations Manager console based on data queried from the Operations Manager data warehouse.

Requires: This feature requires a local SQL Reporting Services Instance to be installed. Refer to the Operations Manager Supported Configurations document for the full list of system requirements.


Select Installation location for the Server and Console files to be installed. Because I’m working on a small Virtual Machine, I’ll just keep the defaults, and Click Next.


The prerequisites Passed so we can continue with the installation, so click Next.


Specify an installation option, so we can either create the first Management Server in a new management group or we can add a Management Server to an existing Management group. I created a new Management Group and named it OPSMGR2012, then clicked Next.


It is now time to Read the License Terms, so read the License Terms and agree to the conditions by selecting the check box indicating that you have done so, and click next to continue. you also have the ability to print out the license agreement if you need some light reading.



Configure the Operational Database, enter the SQL server name and SQL Port Number, and if the installer reaches the SQL host, the rest will populate. I just accept the defaults and click Next.


Configure the data warehouse database, enter the server name and SQL Port Number, and if the installer reaches the SQL host, the rest will populate. You also have the option to Create a New Data Warehouse database or use an existing Data warehouse from a different management group. I just accept the defaults and Create a new Data Warehouse Database click Next.


Configure the operations Manager Accounts I used all domain accounts, for my installation. If there are any problems with passwords or accounts a red ! will appear next to the problem account. After entering this information click next.


Help improve Operations Manager 2012 by Joining the Customer Experience Improvement Program, as well as the Error Reporting. Make your selections to help out and click Next.


Click install after reviewing the Configuration Installation Summary.


Installation is Processing, I’m just glad it gives status updates, like configuring Database etc. When setup completes you will get a final summary of what completed and if there were any errors. Click Close


Next Post will be Part two installing the Reporting Server and Web Console.

Scott Moss
Microsoft MVP (System Center)
President System Center Virtual User Group http://systemcentercentral.com/scvug
Vice President Atlanta SMUG http://www.atlsmug.org

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