SCCM 2012 R2 – Site server computer account administrative rights failed

Symptom: When trying to deploy System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2, you receive the following status under the Prerequisite Check of the deployment.

Configuration Manager Setup requires that the site server computer has administrative rights on the SQL Server and management point computers.

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Setup Wizard - Site server computer account administrative rights failed

Solution: You will need to add the computer account as a local administrator of the SQL server.  Follow the steps below to accomplish this task.

  1. Login to the SQL server
  2. Open up Server Manager
    Server Manager
  3. Select Configuration and double click on Local Users and Groups
    Server Manager - Configuration
  4. Double click on Groups
  5. Server Manager - Configuration - Local Users and Groups
  6. Double click on Administrators
    Server Manager - Configuration - Local Users and Groups - Administrators
  7. Click the Add… button
    Server Manager - Configuration - Local Users and Groups - Administrators - Add
  8. Click on the Object Types… button
    Server 2008 - Select Users - Computers - Service Accounts - Groups
  9. Check Computers and click OK
    Server 2008 - Select Users - Computers - Service Accounts - Groups - Object Typers - Computers
  10. Type in the name of your SCCM server and click OK
    Server 2008 - Select Users - Computers - Service Accounts - Groups - SCCM
  11. Click OK
    Server Manager - Configuration - Local Users and Groups - Administrators - SCCM

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