Topic last updated -- November 2007

The simple setup installation option installs a Configuration Manager 2007 primary site in mixed mode, and it configures a single computer to host all the necessary site server roles for basic site operations. In most cases, simple setup should be used for evaluation purposes only.

To deploy a site using simple setup

  1. Before running setup, ensure that you have properly prepared your computing environment to install Configuration Manager. If you are planning to deploy the site in native mode, ensure you have deployed the necessary certificates before starting Configuration Manager Setup. Fore more information about deploying the certificates required for native mode sites, see Deploying the PKI Certificates Required for Native Mode. For more information about Configuration Manager prerequisites, see Prerequisites for Installing Configuration Manager.

  2. Select Configuration Manager 2007 from the autorun screen, or start Setup.exe, from the Configuration Manager installation media or from a copy of the installation media located on a network share or other storage media to start the Configuration Manager Setup Wizard.

  3. Click Next on the Welcome page.

  4. On the Available Setup Options page, select the Install a Configuration Manager site server option.

  5. Agree to the licensing terms on the License Agreement page.

  6. On the Installation Settings page, select to install Configuration Manager using Simple Settings.

  7. On the Customer Experience Improvement Program page, you must choose a participation selection.

  8. On the Configuration Manager Product Key page, you must enter a valid product key.

  9. On the Site Information page, enter a valid site code and site name.

  10. On the Updated Prerequisite Components page, select the appropriate option for obtaining client prerequisite component files. Files can either be downloaded as part of Setup, an alternate location where the client prerequisite component files have already been downloaded to can be used.

  11. On the Updated Prerequisite Component Path page, specify the path to store client prerequisite component files downloaded during Setup or the path to the alternate location where client prerequisite component files have previously been downloaded to.

    The Setup command line option Setup /download <path to files> can be used to download client prerequisite component files without running the complete Configuration Manager Setup wizard.
  12. On the Settings Summary page, review the summary details for the installation before continuing. To make changes to any details, click Previous until you return to the page in the wizard where you set the detail. Once you are finished, return to the Summary page.

  13. When prerequisite checking has completed, review any messages in the results pane of the Prerequisite Check page to verify that all prerequisites have been met or that Configuration Manager Setup can resolve any prerequisites that have not been met for installation to continue. If Configuration Manager Setup cannot resolve issues found, review the ConfigMgrPrereq.log file located in the root of the system drive for more information about how to resolve any issues manually. When all discovered prerequisite check failures have been resolved, return to the Prerequisite Check page and re-run the setup prerequisites check.

    Configuration Manager Setup cannot continue until all prerequisite checks have completed with no errors.
  14. Review the installation steps on the Installation Status page to verify the actions taken and their status as Configuration Manager is installing.

  15. The Completion page displays whether or not the installation was successful and the details of the primary site installation as well as the options to view the setup log file (ConfigMgrSetup.log) and launch the Configuration Manager console.

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