Installing System Center 2016 eval with SQL 2016 running in Windows server 2016 eval

First of all I installed a brand new windows server 2016 and promoted it to a DC.

My second server will be a Database server, I always install a separate SQL server dedicated for System Center.

Since I don’t have tons of memory this will give me the best performance results , granting the Database server with enough memory.

SQL 2016 installation.

Just run the setup as you are used to do and install the correct database components for SCOM.

A nice added feature during installation is you can now configure your temp db’s during setup ! Smile



For reference on tempdb configuration –


After installation there is one more thing, the SQL Server Management tools are no longer in the setup.


You need to download the tools and install them separately.

For more information on SQL Server Management Tools 2016 and download link –

And the new features –


The installation:

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Setup of SQL server 2016, .net framework 3.5 dependency …finally gone ! Smile (so yes! it can be done but more on that later)

SCOM 2016 Installation

The installation is similar as we know, select your components and go ! For reference on the report viewer, I have also added a PowerShell Script which installs or downloads these components for you.


prerequisites for   console:

Reportviewer 2015 –

SQL CLR Types 2014  –


Or simply use my updated PowerShell prerequisites script –

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Okay install!


Nooo Come on not again! I have had my share of failed installations during my days believe me …GRR Sad smile

okay here we go to trouble shooting endlessly and ……hmmm wait to soon … just a remark about eval …pffff Smile


Installation of the reporting console

Don’t forget to configure and test the reporting websites prior to installing!

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Up next the web console….

Web Console

I started the installation for the web portal part.

I decided to use the prerequisites script from my SCOM buddy Kevin Green –

And changed it to Windows Server 2016, Where you have the option to choose if 2016 or not.

If yes it will install the 2016 prerequisites if No the “old” version of the script is used.

When I was testing this the installation kept complaining about missing component:



Figured since it is all based on .net framework 4.5 now no longer .net 3.5 is required, right?

Nope Sad smile still .Net Framework 3.5 required…….really !?!!?

So you still need the Windows Server 2016 bits to install .net framework 3.5 just for the console.

I decided not to even bother with the Web Console and when I decided this I noticed a blog post from my SCOM buddy Marnix Wolf –

And couldn’t agree more with Marnix!

Still on .net framework 3.5 dependency and to top this… still the legacy, crappy old silverlight… noooo

My recommendation….just go with the squared up version – there is even a free community version now Smile

If you want to install the WebConsole you can use my updated PowerShell prereq script –



After installation I started up the console and no big changes except for the maintenance schedules.

Clicking it immediately gave me an error message stating my data access account had not enough access to run a sp on the msdb database.

EXECUTE Permission was denied on the object ‘sp_help_jobactivity’ database ‘msdb’ schema ‘dbo’



a temporary fix for this was granting the Data access account sys admin on the SQL server.

This is quick and dirty fix just for lab purposes but this should be fixed I assume in the final release version.

After checking the maintenance I opened the Administration console to check the management packs and other settings.

opened the Tune Management packs pane and again struck by an error message:


Not sure what caused this but after closing the console and re-opening it didn’t appear anymore, maybe I was to fast Winking smile


Will post more on the new features and new stuff soon Smile



Oskar Landman

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SCOM 2016 / 2012 Prerequisites on Windows Server 2016 / 2012

Since Windows Server 2016 has a slightly different setup for the roles and services (application role no longer available).

I have rewritten the script from Kevin Green to quickly install SCOM 2016 prerequisites.

Thanks Kevin Green , and Steve Beaumont and Tim McFadden to be precise!

It will ask if you are installing on Windows Server 2016, if yes the installation will use the Windows Server 2016 specific settings.

And if you are installing SCOM 2012 or SCOM 2016.


download –

Script “SCOM2012_2016_Prerequisites.ps1” – all

Script ““DownloadOnly_SCOM2012_2016_Prerequisites.ps1” only for downloading prerequisites



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It will download the installation files automatically.


If you prefer to download the installation files on another location just use below script  “DownloadOnly_SCOM2012_2016_Prerequisites.ps1”and copy folders to the installation server:




That’s it!



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SCOM Health Check Reports V3–SCOM 2012 Supported!

This is just a quick post on an update on the SCOM health check reports V3.

Several people asked for a 2012 version, since there were references to newer packs the pack needed to be updated. ( or downgraded to be honest Winking smile

Sorry for the delay this one has been laying around for a while. Received this version but “forget” to upload the version. My bad Sad smile


I would like to thank Natascia Heil for her great work on making a 2012 compatible version of the management pack.

All credits go to Natascia!

Please check her awesome work on her blog System Center Tipps –  https://systemcentertipps.wordpress cialis von


oh and for the updated version, I have attached it to the download.



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