Microsoft System Center Primary Site Server

beaconlightboy
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I have installed Microsoft System Center Config Manager and it seems that it did not create a primary site server during install.  Did I miss something?  none of the downloads for the system center product mention anything about a seperate install for the database.  Could someone point me in the correct direction.
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Hayes JupeIT Director
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? Umm your going to have to give more detail here.... when installing SCCM, unless you only installed the management tools.... you have no other option but to install a primary site.
As per microsoft best practices SCCM and SQL should be installed on same box
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/bb735870.aspx

However if you decide using SQL on remote server then please use custom install option
While installing SCCM, select Custom option and it will let you select SQL server name
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb633203.aspx

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When i installed the software I met all the pre-requisites on the box.  But when i loaded the application for the first time it said failed trying to connect to the site database.  I used SQL 2005 express, i wonder if that's the issue, although i would have thought the pre-requisite check would have failed.  i'm really just trying to test the software.
You are right
SQL Server 2005 Express is not a supported SQL Server 2005 version for hosting the Configuration Manager 2007 site database.

Its not supported

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thanks for the help guys.

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