Setup Prerequisite Checks The Configuration Manager 2007 setup prerequisite check helps you determine what you have to do in order to prepare your environment to install or upgrade a Configuration Manager 2007 primary site, secondary site, or Configuration Manager console. The prerequisite checker notifies you of any warnings or errors encountered that would cause setup or an upgrade to fail. Tests that result in a warning do not prevent you from successfully upgrading to Configuration Manager 2007. However, it is recommended that you resolve the condition that generated the warning before continuing the setup or upgrade process. Tests that result in an error do prevent you from continuing the setup or upgrade process. You must resolve the condition that generated the error before continuing Configuration Manager 2007 Setup.

Prerequisite Check Rule Severity Rule Description Rule Details
Administrative rights (Management point) Failure Verifies that the logged on user and site server computer accounts possess administrative rights on the management point computer. Configuration Manager Setup requires that the logged on user and site server computer account possess administrative rights on the management point computer.
Administrative rights (Site system) Failure Verifies that the logged on user possesses administrative rights on the site system computer. Configuration Manager Setup requires that the logged on user possess administrative rights on the site server computer.
Administrative rights (SQL Server) Failure Verifies that the logged on user and site server computer account possess administrative rights to the SQL Server computer. Configuration Manager Setup requires that the logged on user and site server computer possess administrative rights to the SQL Server computer.

Note
If installing the site database on a SQL Server cluster instance, the logged on user and site server machine account require administrative rights to all SQL Server cluster instance node computers
Administrative shares (Site system) Failure Verifies that the required administrative shares are present on the site system computer. Configuration Manager Setup requires that the Admin$ administrative share is present on the site system.
Domain membership Failure Verifies that the computer specified for installation is a member of a Windows domain. Configuration Manager site server components can only be installed on computers that are members of a Windows domain.
NTFS formatted disk drives on Site Server Warning Checks for the existence of a FAT drive on the Configuration Manager 2007 Site Server computer. Installing Configuration Manager components on FAT formatted disk drives does not provide the recommended level of security for site server installations. It is recommended that you only install site server components on NTFS formatted disk drives.
IIS Configuration (BITS installed) Failure Verifies that Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is installed in Internet Information Services (IIS). Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is required for the management point and BITS-enabled distribution point site system roles.
IIS Configuration (BITS enabled) Failure Verifies that Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is enabled in Internet Information Services (IIS). Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is required for the management point and BITS-enabled distribution point site system roles.
IIS Configuration (IIS service running) Failure Verifies that Internet Information Services (IIS) is running. Internet Information Services (IIS) is required for some site system roles. If you have selected to install a site system role requiring IIS, and the IIS service is not running, this rule will fail.
IIS Configuration (WebDAV installed) Failure Verifies that Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) is installed. Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) is required for the management point and distribution point site system roles. If you have selected to install a site role requiring WebDAV, and it is not installed, this rule will fail.
IIS Configuration (WebDAV enabled) Failure Verifies that Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) is enabled. Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) is required for the management point and distribution point site system roles. If you have selected to install a site role requiring WebDAV, and it is not enabled, this rule will fail.
IIS Configuration (WWW Service installed) Failure Verifies that the World Wide Web (WWW) Publishing Service is installed. The WWW Service is a core component of IIS and is required to allow Configuration Manager clients to communicate with management points and BITS-enabled distribution points.
Microsoft Management Console (MMC) version Failure Verifies that Microsoft Management Console (MMC) version 3.0 or later is installed. MMC 3.0 is required to run the Configuration Manager console and must be installed before primary site or Configuration Manager console installations or upgrades. MMC 3.0 is available for download at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=55423.
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (MSXML60) Failure Verifies that the Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) version 6.0 or later libraries are installed. MSXML 6.0 or later libraries are required for Configuration Manager console and site server installations.
Minimum .NET Framework version Failure Verifies that the Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 or later is installed. The Microsoft .NET 2.0 framework or later is required for Configuration Manager site server installations. The Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0 is available for download at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=56407
Security rights (Class Security Rights) Warning Verifies that any of the user names specified for Class Security Rights are less than 350 bytes long. Class Security Rights user names must be less than 350 bytes long for a primary site upgrade to succeed.
Security rights (Instance Security Rights) Warning Verifies that any of the user names specified for Instance Security Rights are less than 350 bytes long. Instance Security Rights user names must be less than 350 bytes long for a primary site upgrade to succeed.
Short file name (8.3) support (Site system) Failure Verifies that short file name support (8.3) is enabled on the site system computer. Configuration Manager Setup requires that short file name (8.3) support is enabled on site system computers. More information about enabling short file name (8.3) support is available at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=106183.
Site control file processing backlog Warning Verifies that site control file changes are being processed in a timely fashion. To ensure that data is not lost during the upgrade process, site control file changes should be being processed in a timely fashion. If this test does not pass, it could indicate that a component has stopped, has stopped processing data, or is unable to keep up with incoming traffic.
Software updates (KB911897) Warning Verifies that the software update associated with KB911897 has been installed. An SMB file copy issue may occur if you have installed Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) on a computer running Windows Server 2003 SP1. More information about this update is available at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=88863

Note
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.
Software updates (KB913538) Warning Verifies that the software update associated with KB913538 has been installed. Configuration Manager site systems and clients may encounter WMI enumeration errors without this update. This update applies to Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP computers. More information about this update is available at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=88864

Note
You must restart the computer after you apply this update.
Software updates (KB914389) Warning Verifies that the software update associated with KB914389 has been installed. This software update addresses several Server Message Block (SMB) vulnerabilities and should be applied before beginning Configuration Manager Setup. More information about this update is available at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=79239

Note
You must restart the computer after you apply this update.
Software updates (KB925335) Warning Verifies that the software update associated with KB925335 has been installed. This update should only be applied to SQL Server 2005 SP1 database servers experiencing a specific error and is available by contacting Microsoft Online Customer Services. More information about this update is available at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=88865

Note
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.
Software updates (KB925903) Warning Verifies that the software update associated with KB925903 has been installed. Replication of large files across slow network links may result if this update is not applied to computers running Windows Server 2003 SP1. More information about this update is available at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=88866

Note
You must restart the computer after you apply this update.
Software updates (KB932303) Warning Verifies that the software update associated with KB932303 has been installed. The WMI service may stop responding on Configuration Manager site systems with the .NET 2.0 framework installed. This update should only be applied to computers experiencing a specific error and is available by contacting Microsoft Online Customer Services. More information about this update is available at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=93927

Note
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.
Software updates (KB940848) Warning Verifies that the software update associated with KB940848 has been installed. A hotfix rollup package is available for Microsoft Management Console (MMC) in Windows Server 2003 that resolves an issue that can cause the MMC snap-in to exit unexpectedly or repairs drag and drop functionality. More information about this update is available at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=98349.

Note
You must restart the computer after you apply this update.
Software updates (KB941132) Warning Verifies that the software update associated with KB941132 has been installed. This update resolves an exception error on Configuration Manager site systems with the .NET 2.0 framework installed using 64-bit processors. More information about this update is available at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=98350

Note
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.
SQL Server (Database collation) Failure Verifies that the SQL Server database collation settings of the tempdb database and site database to be upgraded are the same. Configuration Manager requires that the SQL Server database collation settings of the tempdb database and site database are the same for daily site database operations.
SQL Server (Replication objects) Failure Verifies that the site database is not configured for replication and checks for replicated objects in the database. Site databases cannot be upgraded when they are configured for replication. Before beginning the upgrade process, you should disable SQL Server replication if it is enabled.
SQL Server (Security mode) Warning Verifies that SQL Server is configured for Windows authentication security. It is recommended to configure the SQL Server that will host the Configuration Manager site database to operate using Windows authentication security.
SQL Server (SQL Server version) Failure Verifies that the version of Microsoft SQL Server installed on the computer selected to host the site database meets the minimum requirement of SQL Server 2005 SP2. Configuration Manager sites require SQL Server 2005 SP2 for site database operations to succeed.
SQL Server (Sysadmin rights) Failure Verifies that the user account running Configuration Manager Setup has been granted sysadmin SQL Server role permissions on the SQL Server instance targeted for site database installation. SOL Server sysadmin role permissions are required in order to create the site database and configure necessary database role and login permissions for Configuration Manager sites. A SQL Server best practice is to remove the BuiltinAdministrators group from the sysadmin role on installed SQL Server instances. If the BuiltinAdministrators group has been removed from the sysadmin role, the user account running Configuration Manager Setup must be granted sysadmin role permissions for setup to succeed.
WSUS client installation package version Warning Verifies that the client installation package version published to WSUS is correct.

Note
This prerequisite check rule is not run during Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Setup.
 
WSUS SDK on site server Warning Determines if the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) administrator console is installed on the site server. Configuration Manager software update points require Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) version 3.0 or later.

Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Prerequisite Check Rule Descriptions The prerequisite check rule name, severity, description, and details for additional setup prerequisite checks included in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Setup are listed in the following table.  

Prerequisite Check Rule Severity Rule Description Rule Details
SMS Provider communication Failure Verifies that the SMS Provider computer can communicate successfully with the site database computer. Successful communication between the SMS Provider computer and the site database computer is required for site operations. A failure in this required communication can occur when the site database server is offline or if a valid SPN has not been registered in Active Directory Domain Services for the SQL Server instance hosting the site database. For more information about specifying an SPN for the SQL Server instance hosting the site database, see How to Configure an SPN for SQL Server Site Database Servers.
Installed version of WAIK Failure Verifies that the correct version of the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) is installed on the SMS Provider computer for the site. Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 sites require that WAIK version 1.1 or higher is installed on the SMS Provider computer for the site. To resolve this error, uninstall WAIK from the SMS Provider computer, restart the SMS Provider computer, and run Setup again to have it automatically install WAIK 1.1. WAIK 1.1 can also be manually installed on the SMS Provider computer for the site and is available at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=115680.
WSUS 3.0 SP1 SDK installed on site server Failure Verifies that the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) administrator console installed on the site server is at the WSUS 3.0 SP1 level. If the WSUS administration console is installed on the primary site server computer, this check verifies that the WSUS configuration manager console installed is at the WSUS 3.0 SP1 level. Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 software update points require Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) version 3.0 SP1 or later. WSUS 3.0 SP1 is available for download at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=115678.
FQDN specified for site systems Warning Verifies that an FQDN is specified for site systems during site upgrade to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1. During site upgrades to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, installed site systems are checked to ensure that an FQDN has been specified. Not specifying an FQDN for site systems in mixed mode sites might prevent cross-domain client auto approval processes. When mixed mode sites are migrated to native mode, not specifying FQDN for site systems might cause client to management point communication errors.
Windows Server 2003–based schannel hotfix Warning Determines if the Windows Server 2003–based schannel hotfix is installed on the site server. Without this update, a Windows Server 2003–based computer cannot make a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection or a Transport Layer Security (TLS) connection to the out-of-band interface on an Intel Active Management Technology (AMT)–enabled computer. More information about this update is available at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=116110.

Note
You must restart the computer after you apply this update.
Windows Remote Management (WinRM) v1.1 Warning Verifies that Windows Remote Management (WinRM) version 1.1 or later is installed. This update adds a new feature to Windows Remote Management (WinRM) for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional. This update also updates the version of WinRM that is included with Windows Server 2003 R2. WinRM improves hardware management in a network environment in which various devices run various operating systems. More information about this update is available at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=116108.

Note
You do not need to restart the computer after you apply this update unless it is applied to a Windows Server 2003 R2 computer.
Microsoft Remote Differential Compression (RDC) library registered Error Verifies that the Microsoft Remote Differential Compression (RDC) library is registered on the computer specified for Configuration Manager site server installation. Site servers and branch distribution points require Remote Differential Compression (RDC) to generate package signatures and perform signature comparison. RDC is not installed by default on computers running Windows Server 2008 and is not installed automatically during Configuration Manager Setup. For information about installing RDC on Windows Server 2008 computers, see How to Configure Windows Server 2008 for Site System Roles.
Share Name in Package Warning Verifies that the # character has not been used in software distribution package share names. The # character is not a valid character for software distribution package share names and is not supported as a virtual directory share name character by IIS 7.0 included with Windows Server 2008.
Share Name in Distribution Point Warning Verifies that the # character has not been used in software distribution point share names. The # character is not a valid character for software distribution point share names and is not supported as a virtual directory share name character by IIS 7.0 included with Windows Server 2008.

         

 

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