Guide Install Microsoft System Center Orchestrator 2016.


Before we begin the installation process, please check all SCORCH requirements:

The minimum hardware & software:

  • Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 (Desktop Experience)
  • 2 GB of RAM.
  • 200MB of disk space
  • 2.1GHz dual-core CPU or faster

Windows Features:

  • IIS – the setup will enable this feature if not already installed
  • Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1
  • WCF Services – HTTP Activation

SQL Server:

  • SQL Server Standard or Enterprise:
    • 2012 SP2
    • 2014
    • 2014 SP1
    • 2016
  • Collation: SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS

Active Directory

  • orcsvc – A service account to run all the Orchestrator components.
  • ORC Admins – A security group with all your Orchestrator administrators.


Since we’re installing all components (except the SQL Server) on the same server we only need to open the following port (I use 14332 from SQL Installation):

Source Destination Port
Orchestrator Server SQL Server TCP: 14332


If you’re planning on accessing the Orchestrator Console for other servers/PCs you will also need to open the following ports:

Source Destination Port
Client Orchestrator Server TCP: 81, 82



  • Silverlight 4 or 5 is required to view the Orchestrator Console.


  1. Start Installation;

2. Click Install;

3. Enter some information (and key, if you have it), click Next;

4. Read and accept license terms, click Next;

5. Click Next;

6. Select desired features, click Next;

7. Enter your service account info, click Test, if you see green icon – click Next;

8. Enter SQL server configuration, click Test Database Connection, if you see green icon – click Next;

9. Enter new database name or choose existing database, click Next;

10. Select Active Directory groups to grant access to SCORCH, click Next;

11. If you need, change ports, click Next;

12. Click Next;

13. If you wish, you can enable Updates, click Next;

14. If you wish, you can participate in error reporting, click Next;

15. Check all your configuration and click Install;

16. Installation starts;

17. When complete, click Close;

18. Check installed features (This is normal that you see version 2012, in fact we have 2016)

Also you can download Integration Packs for Orchestrator 2016 HERE.