Windows Server 2019: a step-by-step tutorial on System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) with practical example

Pralad Bista

September 6, 2021

This is part 1 of a 4 part series where we will configure System Center Configuration manager (SCCM) in a Windows Server 2019 environment.

SCCM enables the management, deployment and security of devices and applications across an enterprise. Most system administrators use SCCM for endpoint protection, patch management and software distribution.


  1. Download trial version of Windows Server 2019 from Microsoft
  2. Download and install Oracle VM.

For a quick overview on virtualbox, visit

VM setup overview

  • STDC01
    Role: Domain Controller
    Memory: 4GB
    Storage HDD: 50GB
    Static IP:

  • SQL01
    Role: Domain Controller
    Memory: 8GB
    Storage HDD: 60GB
    Static IP:

  • SCCM01
    Role: Domain Controller
    Memory: 8GB
    Storage HDD: 2 X 80GB each
    Static IP:

Create virtual machine

  • Select New from VirtualBox Manager.

    Create VM

  • Input Name, Version and Memory and click on Create.

    VM params

  • Accept default settings and Click on Create

    Hard disk properties

Install Windows Server 2019

  • Click on STD01 VM and Start


  • Select start-up disk. Find downloaded ISO file and select it (e.g. 17763.737.190906-2324.rs5_release_svc_refresh_SERVER_EVAL_x64FRE_en-us_1.iso). Then click Start for installing windows server 2019



  • Click on Install Now.


  • In Windows Setup Box Click Next.


  • Select Windows Server 2019 Datacenter Evaluation (Desktop Experience). Click Next.


  • Tick I accept the license terms and Click on Next


  • Select Custom: Install Windows only (Advance)


  • Accept Default settings. Click Next unless you want to create new partition and install drivers



  • After Windows installation has finished, you will be required to enter Administrator Password:


  • Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE TO UNLOCK (If this combination doesn’t work then just click Right CTRL + DELETE KEY TO UNLOCK)

  • Provide Administrator Password for login and hit Enter key


Initial Setup (Static IP, Remote Desktop, IE Enhance Security Configuration and Computer Name)

  • Navigate to Server Manager and,

    • Click on Local Server
    • Click on IE Enhanced Security Configuration
    • In IE Enhanced Security Configuration turn off both Administrators and Users
    • Click on OK


  • Now we are going to assign Static IP to this machine.


  • Right Click on Ethernet and Select Properties.


  • Click on Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4). Select Properties.


  • Type IP address, Subnet mask, Default gateway and DNS IPs as it is shown in window:


  • Configure Remote Desktop and Computer name as mentioned above e.g. STDC01

    • Click Remote Desktop then select Remote Tab

    • Select Allow remote connections to this computer and Click OK

    • Click on Computer Name Tab and click on Change.

    • Type Computer name: STDC01 and click OK.


  • Restart computer to apply changes.


At this point, we have finalized initial setup for the first VM, repeat the same steps for the other two VMs SQL01 and SCCM01.


This concludes part 1 of this series, thank you for reading through till the end. I hope I was able to articulate Initial windows setup server in the simplest way with examples.

In the next part of this series, we will explore installation and configuration of AD DS, DNS and DHCP in Windows Server 2019.


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