Updated on 10/10/2018
True Control Center Installation Guide
Overview of the Control Center Installer
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Overview of the Cireson Control Center Installer

The Cireson Control Center Installer:

  • Automatically performs the following tasks which had to be performed manually in previous versions:
    • Creates the IIS website and Application Pool, configuring them as required.
    • Creates SQL-related tasks such as creating the Control Center database, running the required scripts, setting security on the Control Center and ConfigMgr databases as needed to enable integration, etc.
    • Checks for and if necessary installs the following prerequisites:
      • Windows features:
        • .NET Framework 4.6
        • Application Server (Windows 2012 R2 Only)
        • ASP .NET 4.6
        • Management Tools
        • Static Content
        • Web Server (IIS)
        • Windows Authentication
      • .NET Framework 4.6.2
      • Microsoft SQL Server Parser and Script Generator
      • Microsoft SQL Server spatial types
      • Microsoft Web Deployment
      • Windows Management Framework 5.1 or later
      • Windows PowerShell Extensions for SQL Server
    • Installs the Windows Hosting Service the Control Center uses for interaction between the Control Center website, the Control Center database, and the ConfigMgr database.
    • Integrates with MDT, if desired.
    • Integrates with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), if desired.
  • Provides options to perform a full installation or a custom installation which allows you to select which components you want to install.
  • Allows you to specify custom settings for the IIS website if required, such as the installation name, web site name, and port.
  • Provides the ability to control the settings for the Hosting Service such as running the service under the context of a specific user account or using the Local System account, as well as specifying the port numbers for the Deployment Service and Cache Service if required.
  • Allows you specify which accounts should be used to run the various components of the Control Center.
  • For those servers without any Internet connectivity (which is required to download some of the prerequisites for the Control Center), provides the ability to download and create an offline ZIP file on a machine that does have Internet connectivity. This ZIP can then be transferred to the target server and used to install Control Center even if that server does not have Internet connectivity.