During Microsoft Ignite 2019 it was announced that Configuration Manager is now part of Microsoft Endpoint Manager and then on November 5th, 2019 the Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1911 was released to the public. This blog post will walk through the installation process of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Technical Preview. If you want to build a new server from scratch you can find the instructions below, else, you can following the same process from my previous blog on ConfigMgr Technical Preview version 1910.
Step 1. Download the Technical Preview Installer
First thing to do is download the Technical Preview installer from Microsoft Eval Center: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-system-center-configuration-manager-and-endpoint-protection-technical-preview
Note: Make sure that all Technical Preview versions are only to be used in your lab or isolated environment, in other words, don’t use them in your production environment!
Step 2. Prepare your Server
Below is a summary of the steps on how to prepare you server and you can refer to the ConfigMgr 1906 Guide blog post.
- Primary Site Server Installation Prerequisites
- Virtual Environment
- Installation Medias
- AD Accounts
- Server Configuration
- Create System Management Container and Delegate of Permission
- Extend Active Directory Schema for SCCM 1902
- Configure Windows Firewall
- Install Web Server (IIS) Role and other Features
- Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2017
- SQL Server 2017 Installation
- MS SQL Server Management Studio Installation
- Configure SQL Server Memory Allocation
- Windows ADK Installation
- Installing Windows ADK for Windows 10
- Installing Windows PE add-on
- Install Windows Server Update Services
Step 3. Install Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager
After downloading the Configmgr_TechPreoview1911, extract the installation file to a folder.
In the extracted folder, double click on splash
The Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager screen will appear. Click on Install
Select Install a Configuration Manager primary and tick the Use typical installation options for stand-alone primary site box.
A pop-up box will appear, read through and click on the Yes button.
In the Product License Terms, tick all the 3 boxes and click Next.
For the Prerequisite Downloads select the Download required files radio button then click Next.
Let wizard finish downloading and verify the files
In the Site and Installation Settings , enter a 3 character site code and site name that normally pertains to the site location and click Next.
In the Diagnostic and Usage Data click Next.
In the Service Connection Point Setup in this example, we will select the Yes, let’s go connected (recommended) as my server has internet connectivity, if you’re server is in an isolated network select the Skip this for now option.
Click the Next button for the final Prerequisite Check.
In the Prerequisite Check page, make sure there’s no problem found and if there is fix it first before clicking the Begin Install button.
After clicking the Begin Install you’ll be brought to the Install page to see the over all progress. You may want to grab a coffee or a beer at this point (you deserve it) and come back after an hour or so.
After the installation is complete, go ahead and launch the ConfigMgr console.
In the the ConfigMgr Console and open the About window you will notice it is now Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager.
- Version 1911 for Technical Preview
- Console version – 5.1910.1060.1000
- Site version – 5.0.8909.1000
Click OK to close the window.
Now you’re ready to evaluate the new Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager.