SCOM 2016 – Install System Center Operations Manager 2016 – Part 2


In this series off blog post I am going to take you true the steps I took to install System Center Operations Manager 2016. The Environment will be installed using the following software:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 – Download from here
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 – Download from here
  • System Center Operations Manager 2016 – Download from here

My Test environment consist of the following servers,

  • DC01 – Domain Controller 
  • SQL01 – Microsoft SQL 2016 server
  • DATA01 – Data Server
  • MS01 – Scom Management Server 01
  • MS02 – Scom Management Server 02
  • WEB01 – Scom Web Console Server,

Here you can find the previous blogposts

Before we can deploy System Center Operations Manager 2016 we need to create the Service accounts.

Domain\Account Description
ms-opsmgr\Srv-OpsmgrAction Unless an action has been associated with a Run As profile, the credentials that are used to perform the action will be those defined for the action account
ms-opsmgr\Srv-OpsmgrDataAccess The System Center Configuration service and System Center Data Access service account is used by the System Center Data Access and System Center Management Configuration services to update information in the Operational database. The credentials used for the action account will be assigned to the sdk_user role in the Operational database.
ms-opsmgr\Srv-OpsmgrSqlRead The Data Reader account is used to deploy reports, define what user the SQL Server Reporting Services uses to execute queries against the Reporting data warehouse, and define the SQL Reporting Services account to connect to the management server.
ms-opsmgr\Srv-OpsmgrSqlWrite The Data Warehouse Write account is the account used to write data from the management server to the Reporting data warehouse, and it reads data from the Operations Manager database

I also created a security group “SG – Opsmgr Administrators” where the user “Srv-OpsmgrDataAccess” and “Srv-OpsmgrAction” is added. I used the following script to create the accounts.

You can find it here

The next step that we need to make the group “SG – Opsmgr Administrators” local administrator on the two management Servers named “MS01” and “MS02” I am going to do this using Group Policy’s

  1. Start the “Group Policy Management Console
  2. On the Organization Unit where you moved the Management Server to right click “Create a GPO in this domain, and link it here


  3. In the “New GPO” windows enter the name that you want to give the GPO. I named mine “Default Opsmgr Policy
  4. Right click on the “GPO” and click “Edit


  5. In the “Group Policy Management Editor” browse tot the following location “<Gpo Name>\Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Restricted Groups


  6. In the “Group Policy Management Editor” select “Restricted Groups”. Right click on “Restricted Groups” and click “Add Group


  7. On the “Add Group” page. browse to the above create group. In my case “SG – Opsmgr Administrators” and click “Ok


  8. In the “Ms-opsmgr\SG – Opsmgr Administrators properties” screen in the “This group is member is off” click “Add” and add a Local “Administrators” group. and click “Ok


  9. Close the “Group Policy Management Editor
  10. On the clients “MS01” and “MS02” run the command “Gpupdate /force” and restart the Computer. The result should look something like this:


Now that al prerequisites are installed it’s time to install the first management Server.

  1. Log in to the first management server "MS01" that is member of the "SG – Opsmgr Administrators"
  2. Run "Setup.exe"
  3. On the “Operations Manager” screen click “Install


  4. On the “Operations Manager” screen, in the “Select features to install” section select “Management Server” and click “NextScomInstallMS01-2
  5. On the “Operations Manager” screen, in the “Select Installation location” section click “Next


  6. On the “Operations Manager” screen, in the “Proceed with setup” section click “Next


  7. On the “Operations Manager” screen, in the “Specify an installation option” section, select “Create a first management server in a new management group” and enter “Management group name” in my case I entered “Ms-opsmgr” and click “Next


  8. On the “Operations Manager” screen, in the “Please read the license term” section, check the “I have read, understood, and agree with the license terms” and click “Next


  9. On the “Operations Manager” screen, in the “Configure the Operational Database” enter the “Server Name and Instance” press “Tab”. When the connection is made click “Next


  10. On the “Operations Manager” screen, in the “configure the data warehouse database” section enter the “Server name and instance name” and click “Next


  11. On the “Operations Manager” screen, in the “Configure Operations Manager Accounts” section enter the accounts that you created above and click “Next”. The result should look something like this: 
  12. On the “Operations Manager” screen, in the “Diagnostic and Usage data” section click “Next


  13. On the “Operations Manager Setup” screen, in the “Windows Update” section, check “Off” and click “Next


  14. On the “Operations Manager Setup” screen, on the “Installation Summary” section click “Install


  15. On the “Operations Manager Setup” screen, on the “Setup complete” screen click “Close


When finished installing Systeem Center Operations Manager 2016 om MS01 its time to enter the License key. This is done by taking the following steps:

  1. Start the "Operations Manager Shell" as "Administrator"
  2. Type the following command and press "Enter":

In the Next Part we are going to install the second management server and the console.