After seeing Adam Gross’ very interesting content on CM TechPreview’s new AdminService
feature, I immediately started to wonder how I could go about using it in place of remote WMI Operations.
So I connected to my stale Tech Preview Environment (it was TP 1806, lol!) and found it had expired 😢.
After googling for 14 seconds, I found no one had made a completely slap-dash guide to deploying the current version of CM Tech preview complete with all of the links you’ll need, so I decided to do that here.
note: I am assuming you’ve installed ConfigMgr **a lot of times** before this, so I won’t go too in-depth into what you need to do for each step. Where relevant I provide a link to a post with the exact step you need to do, in case you’re not sure.
Have an AD domain
You must have a domain to setup ConfigMgr. Womp womp. If you need a domain controller, make a new Server 2019 VM and follow this blog post for a one-click domain controller install.
Make a Service Account
You don’t want to be stuck doing this when you get to the SQL Install step so do it now. Make a new account and set it to never expire and give it limited perms.
Do not place it in Domain Admins or Enterprise Admins