You should prepare a physical or virtual system to install Security Compliance Manager on. In addition, you should complete the previous recipe Preparing for the creation of a compliance baseline before starting the installation.
Prepare an account that has administrative privileges on the system where Security Compliance Manager will be installed
Ensure you have access to Group Policy Management Console and read-access to AD
Ensure you have a compatible operating system; at the time of writing, a client system with Windows 7, Windows 8 and later, or a server system with Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 2012, is sufficient
Install the prerequisites as follows:
Windows Installer 4.5 (already included in Windows 8 and Windows 2012).
Microsoft .NET Framework 4; ensure...