Install SoftwareCentral

Once the Prerequisites are completed, run the SoftwareCentral installer.

The installer required to install and / or update SoftwareCentral can be acquired from SoftwareCentral Update.

 

On the first screen, the installer will check that the server meets the minimum requirements and that the required server roles are installed.

 

 

On the next screen, you must enter the service account credentials. For ConfigMgr and hybrid environments, this must be a domain user. For Intune only installations in can be a local account in the format servername\username.

 

 

Now you must provide the site information for SoftwareCentral. It is recommended to use the default names and paths.

Enter the server name for the SoftwareCentral database. Note that if the database is not on the default instance, include the instance name as servername\instance.

 

 

 

In this step you can choose to install SoftwareCentral as an Intune only version or with ConfigMgr support.

This cannot be changed after the installation. A new installation of SoftwareCentral with a new database is required to changes this setting.

 

You can also change the authentication method. Be default, SoftwareCentral uses Windows Authentication where users sign on automatically using their Windows account.

You may also use Azure OpenID authentication where users sign on with their work account. This option also offers multi-factor authentication and single-sign-on (SSO).

This setting can be changed after the installation.

 

 

If you choose to use Azure OpenID Authentication, then you must provide the installer with your tenant ID and client ID from the Azure portal.

These ID's are located in the Azure portal. Click here to see how to Create App Registration for Azure OpenID Authentication.

If you check the "Use Azure AD" option, SoftwareCentral will look up members for security roles in Entra ID (Azure AD).

 

 

If you are installing SoftwareCentral with ConfigMgr support, you will see a step where you have to enter the details for your Configuration Manager (MECM).

Click on the "Check MECM" to verify the connection and create the login for MECM database. You can see the required permissions under Prerequisites.

 

 

When you have clicked on the "Install" button, SoftwareCentral will be installed.

If anything went wrong during the installation, the installer will highlight the errors with suggestions on how to resolve them.

 

You may encounter the following error message if you have executed the installer multiple times: "HTTPS is not configured for this site. It is recommended to only use HTTPS".

This error is expected and can be ignored.

 

Once the site is installed, you must configure its bindings. This is the addresses and ports for SoftwareCentral you want to use.

Follow the steps in the next guide Configure HTTPS.

 

 


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