SCCM 2012 – Install Console on remote client

Update June 9 2013: See new SP1 post: https://blog.hosebei.ch/2013/06/09/sccm-2012-sp1-install-console-on-remote-client/

Because the RC2 entry about the Installation of the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Console is often read, I will give an update to the final.

It is now well documented and still very easy:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712320.aspx#BKMK_InstallConsole (Refer to “To install a Configuration Manager console from a command prompt”)

To make it short: Use the following paramters to install the console, the installation files still resides in “[SCCMInstallationDirectory]toolsConsoleSetup”, take both, the AdminConsole.msi and ConsoleSetup.exe:
"ConsoleSetup.exe" /q TargetDir="%programfiles%SCCM2012Console" EnableSQM=0 DefaultSiteServerName=FQDNSiteServer

Those three parameters are necessary. For uninstall, just choose the product code from AdminConsole.msi.

SCCM 2012 Create Media – createmedia.exe Command line usage

We needed to create a Full Media, for an USB installation. So as you can imagine, the size of a Standalone Media exceeds normal limits. In this case, the media file, that should be created, was 11 GB. In Sytem Center Configuration Manager 2007, it worked like a charm with the wizard, to create a Standalone Media directly on a USB stick, and so should it works on 2012 too. Unfortunately Continue reading

SCCM 2012 RC2 – Install Console on Remote Client / Language Pack

The new release candidate 2 (RC2) is available, and there are small changes on this topic.
First, I would like to say, that the installation of a SCCM Client/Console language is very easy. For the client, you cannot change the user interface language for itself, but it changes it’s language based on the “Display language” of Windows 7.
So that means, you can deploy the SCCM client with the languages you want, after this, install the Windows 7 language pack, change your display language, logoff/login, and after this you will get your SCCM client in the langauge of your choice. Continue reading

SCCM 2012 – Trace32.exe? No, CMTrace.exe!

In SCCM 2012, CMTrace.exe will replace the well known log viewer Trace32.exe. And now it’s an integrated part of the installation. On the first start of CMTrace, it will ask you, if this log viewer should be the default viewer for .log files.

On the server you will find the tool here: [SCCM2012InstallationPath]ToolsCMTrace.exe.

And the viewer is also available while OSD (Operating System Deployment). In this case, the path for x64 is:

[BootDiskDrive; usually x:]smsbinx64cmtrace.exe

And for x86 it is:

[BootDiskDrive; usually x:]smsbini386cmtrace.exe