Friday, 20 February 2015

SCCM 2012 SP1 Prerequisites Downloads - file

I am currently evaluating SCCM 2012 SP1 and found slight problem when I am in the middle of the installation process with the Setup Wizard, and the Configuration Manager Setup Downloader throwing this error to me!

The investigation started, so first the error is telling me is attempting to download files from the internet. Hinting there is a problem with network connection in between the server and the internet. The server does have internet connection and to verify that I have done some ping test "" with successful replies. However, re-trying the download and it is still throwing me the same error, so there must be some security settings preventing me to download the files from Microsoft!

After some research, I have couple of things:

No luck, still... if anyone found a solution to this please share it :)

Moving on to the alternative option, "Use previously downloaded file". To use this option, you will need a fully functional computer with fully functional internet connection, haha I cannot emphasise much on that, as it does really did the trick. I have used my own personal computer to download those files and it worked!!!

  1. To do this you will need to copy the SCCM installation files to your local C: drive, navigate to "E:\SC2012_SP1_RTM_SCCM_SCEP\SMSSETUP\BIN\X64".
  2. In there right click, open Command Prompt window here. 
  3. Type: "Setupdl.exe C:\RC_updates"
  4. The download should be starting and indicating there are 56 files to download.
  5. Once the download has finished, copy the folder in C:\RC_updates from your personal computer and paste it to the SCCM server local "C:" drive. Noticed that there are 59 files and not 56.

  6. Go back to SCCM Setup Wizard, browse to "C:\RC_updates" folder as shown in screenshot below and click next!

Woohoo, the Setup Wizard started to verify and taken me to the next step of the installation!

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