System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Installation

The following step-by-step walkthrough quickly runs through the tasks to install SCVMM 2012.


1: Obtain the ISO file from Microsoft:


2: Prepare you server:

i: Install WAIK 3.0

Download the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7 and 2008 R2 from and run the Windows AIK Setup.
Note: The download - KB3AIK_EN.iso is a 1.7 GB file!

ii: Install IIS7 *if installing VMM Self-Service Portal

Install the Web Server (IIS) role with default selections and the following role services:
-         .NET Extensibility
-         ASP.NET
-         Default Document
-         Directory Browsing
-         HTTP Errors
-         IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
-         IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
-         ISAPI Extensions
-         ISAPI Filters
-         Request Filtering
-         Static Content

iii: Install SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express is fine for small environments and demos!

Note 1: The .NET Framework 3.5.1 Feature is automatically installed by the installer if not done so already.
Note 2: Recommended memory configuration is 4GB.

Installing SCVMM2012

1: Mount ISO to a suitable server (using Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise here) and it will either autorun, or run the setup.exe

2: Click Install from the Autorun/Setup splash screen

3: Check the Features you want to install

4: Provide registration information

Product Key: Can run an evaluation edition without a key!

5: Run through License Agreement, CEIP preferences, Microsoft Update preferences

6: Provide an Installation location

7: Review prerequisite warnings

8: Database configuration

Select as per requirements:

9: Configure service account and distributed key management

Select as per requirements:

10: Port configuration

Leave on defaults if okay:

11: Self-Service portal configuration

Configure as required:

12: Library configuration

Configure as required:

13: Installation summary

Review and - if okay then - click Install.

14: Setup completed successfully!


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