Install SCCM 2016 step by step

System Center 2016 was released (System Center 2016 overview) and a new version of System Center Configuration Manager SCCM current branch 1606. SCCM is the only product who is a little different than other members of System Centre, we don't have a brand new SCCM 2016, we have same SCCM Current Branch who has a new released at every 4-6 months. When I write this article, 23.12.2016, the current branch is 1606 who was released in July 2016.

In this article I will present you all the steps required to install, configured and use SCCM 2016

First of all read: What's new in SCCM 1606

Part 1 Design and installation

  1. Design, we will cover here a recommended design for a medium installation, less than 1000 computers with multiple geographical sites. Link: SCCM 2016 Design
  2. Prerequisites, we need hardware, software, service accounts, AD configuration, etc. Link: SCCM 2016 prerequisites
  3. Install and configure SQL server
  4. Install SCCM 2016

Part 2 Configure SCCM 2016

  1. Service accounts
  2. Discover your Infrastructure, boundary and discovery roles
  3. Configure and push SCCM agent
  4. Install additional Distribution Points
  5. Install third party tools
  6. Create Device Collection, configure collections properties like Maintenance Window
  7. Client Settings for servers and clients

Part 3 Use SCCM 206

  1. OSD, Operating System Deployment
    1. PXE servers, DHCP options and routers IP Helper configuration
    2. Boot Images
    3. Drivers
    4. Create a template image from a references computer
    5. Create OS deployment task sequence
    6. Deploy OS to a new computer using PXE
    7. Upgrade in place windows 7 to Windows 10, the easiest way to upgrade to Win10
  2. Software update
    1. Software Update Strategy in general
    2. Apply software updates to Windows servers collections
    3. Apply software updates to Windows Clients
    4. Apply updates for Endpoint Protection Client (SCEP, System Center Endpoint Protection)
    5. Update your Windows template images
  3. Software Distribution
    1. Distribute Office 365
    2. Distribute Office 2016
    3. Distribute a generic .EXE application
    4. Distribute a generic .MSI application
    5. How to upgrade applications, ex. adobe reader
  4. Compliance settings
  5. Endpoint Protection
  6. Monitoring
    1. Alerts
    2. Query
    3. Reporting
    4. System Status
    5. Deployments
    6. Distribution Status
  7. Administration
    1. Security access
    2. Backup