SQL Server 2016 Install Step-by-Step for Configuration Manager

SQL Server 2016 Install Step-by-Step for Configuration Manager. In this Step-by-Step guide, we install SQL Server 2016 for SCCM deploy. I install SQL Server 2016 Standard with latest updates.

Some Preparation:

  • Install .Net 3.5 Feature (with Server Manager or with PowerShell, I choose PowerShell)
Install-WindowsFeature Net-Framework-Core

  • Create rules in Windows Firewall for SCCM connection (I use static port 14331 for DB and 8080 for reporting, also, I’m added standard TCP and UDP ports);
  • Create in Active Directory 3 service accounts:

sqlsccmagent – sql agent

sqlsccmsvc – sql service

sqlsccmrep – sql reporting services

  • Add all 3 accounts to Local Group Administrators on SQL system;

  • Also, I create (add) two disks (1 for SCCM DATA DB’s and 1 for Temp DB’s);
  • Create some folders in SCCM-DATA;


  1. Mount *.iso or insert DVD with SQL Server distributive. Go to SQL folder and run the setup.exe with Run as administrator;

2. For Installation click on New SQL server standalone installation or add features to an existing installation;

3. For Product Key enter your product key and click Next (or you may choose Evaluation version);

4. For License Terms read and accept (by settings check mark I accept the license terms) the license terms, click Next;

5. For Global Rules rule check begin;

6. For Microsoft Update, if you have internet connection, set check mark Use Microsoft Update to check for updates (recommended) and click Next;

7. In my case, it finds some updates, I select it and click Next;

8. Wait for check Install Setup Files;

9. For Install Rules Windows Firewall Warning state normal, click Next;

10. For Feature Selection select Database Engine Services, Full-Text and Semantic Extractions for Search and Reporting Services;

11. Also, as you see, there is no Management Tools. Click Next;

12. For Instance Configuration, you may use Default Instance or (like I do) create new Named Instance. Click Next;

13. For Server Configuration enter Services Accounts with passwords. Go to Collation tab;

14. You must use SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS. Click Next;

15. For Database Engine Configuration in Server Configuration tab select Windows authentication mode and add Current User, and Local Administrators Group;

16. In Data Directories, you may change directories path (like I do);

17. For TempDB you also may change Directories and make some configurations. When complete, click Next;

18. For Reporting Services Configuration choose Install only, we configure it later. Click Next;

19. For Ready to Install check yourself and click Install;

20. Installation begin;

21. For Complete click Close and reboot system;

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Mike Pinkston

Thank you for the article. I get to the part about adding the three accounts and I do not have the services container. I am not able to find much information on it. I ran adprep again thinking it might add it but it did not. Is this container built by default in AD?

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