Wednesday 12 October 2016

System Center Service Provider Foundation - SPF Installation - Part 3

Hello Everyone,

In this post, I will show the installation steps for SPF and post configurations to be done after installation.

To see SPF introduction with prerequisites, Click Here!

To see SPF Prerequisites installation, Click Here!

Let's start step by step...

SCSPF (System Center Service Provider Foundation) INSTALLATION: 

NOTE: SPF is available in System Center Orchestration (SCO) Setup so You must have SCO Setup.

Run the setup with Administrations rights:

Click on Service Provider Foundation Link:

Click on Install:

Click Next:

You can see if any prerequisites is missing in this step. If missed any then You can install that and re-run the prerequisites check. Click Next once all prerequisites are completed:


Give the SPF Database details:

NOTE: if SPF is installed on Local/remote machine with "named instance" then give name in format:



Make sure SQL Service is configured with 1433 port. For this open SQL Server Configuration Manager Console, Expand SQL Server Network Configuration, Right Click on TCP/IP and then Click on Properties:

Click on IPAddress Tab and IPALL should be TCP with 1433 port as shown below (if configured with dynamic port by default then delete that port & add 1433 port to TCP. Once done restart all SQL services.):

Click Next:

Now You have to configure individual services of SPF with respective accounts. As mentioned in previous post, below accounts are required for SPF Services which will be used for individual services:

  • SPF-ADMIN - Used for System Center Administration Web Service
  • SPF-VMM - Used for System Center Virtual Machine Manager Web Service
  • SPF-PROVIDER - Used for System Center Provider Web Service
  • SPF-UWS - Used for System Center Usage Web Service
  • SPF-SVC - SPF Service Account

Provide SPF-Admin user and Click Next:

Provide SPF-Provider user & Click Next:

Provide SPF-VMM User & Click Next:

Provide SPF-UWS user & Click Next:

Click Next:

Click Install:

Click Close once done:


Open IIS Manager and see if SPF Site is created, Click on Browse Link:

Click on Continue to this website link:

You will see all services site link, Close the browser:

You must check the same site with SPF Server FQDN Name & SPF Machine name:




Add above created local user in SPF to the 4 Groups created after SPF installation in Local User & Group console:


If You didn't added the account in this group then You will not be able to register SPF machine on WAP Portal. Also, You can not complete successful integration between SPF, SCVMM with WAP Portal with domain account. SPF must be registered with SPF Local User account only on WAP Machine.

SPF Series is completed here.

Next, I will show You Microsoft Private Cloud (WAP) installation process.

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