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I work on a lot of legacy application migrations. I'm particularly interested in how new technologies can help companies realize their business goals. I also like to keep detailed records of when I try new installations of software and applications. I find it helpful in case something goes wrong. I like to share this back with the larger community (since I often borrow from those who also shared).

SharePoint 2013 Installation: Part 1 of 2

I decided to try and install SharePoint 2013 Preview on a VM on my laptop. Doing it yourself is still the best way to learn. It’s even better to make a record of what you did. You may want to read through both posts quickly before you start with the first one. It may help you identify what to do and not to do.

I suspect that I’m not going to apply or follow every best practice this time. One reason that I am taking this approach is that it may be somewhat similar to what will be encountered at client sites. There are times when I am completely impressed how clients apply best practices. Other times I wonder how I will dig myself out of what I see.

I will start with describing the hardware and VM that I have available. Then I will list the hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2013. Then I will install!

Note: I completed a three server installation for SharePoint 2013. The links to the blog posts are below.

Installing and Configuring a Three-Server SharePoint 2013 Environment: Part 1 of 4
Installing and Configuring the Windows Domain Controller: Part 2 of 4
Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2012: Part 3 of 4
Installing and Configuring SharePoint 2013: Part 4 of 4

My Laptop

My laptop is a Dell Latitude E6400.

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It has two 128GB solid state drives. The second drive is used exclusively for virtual machine images. I use various USB drives for storing software installation files.

My Virtual Machine

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise VM image available. It should be a clean image. I have not done a lot of configuration on it.

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Server Manager: Installed Features

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Task Manager

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I probably need more memory; but it is what it is. (And I increase it to 4GB later)

40GB HDD

TCP/IP Properties

TCP/IP Settings

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I used Magic Disc 2.7.106 to map the img file to a drive letter.

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I shared the drive as a folder within the VM

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Requirements

Hardware Requirements

Web & Application Servers | Single Server Farms

Component

SP2010 Minimum

SharePoint 15 Minimum

Processor

64-bit 4 cores

64-bit 4 cores

RAM

8GB production use

4GB developer / evaluation use

8GB production use

4GB developer / evaluation use

Hard Disk

80GB

80GB

Database Servers | Single Server Farms

Component

SP2010 Minimum

SharePoint 15 Minimum

Processor

64-bit 4 cores for small deployment

64-bit 8 cores for small deployment

64-bit 4 cores for small deployment

64-bit 8 cores for small deployment

RAM

8GB for small deployment

16GB for medium deployment

8GB for small deployment

16GB for medium deployment

Hard Disk

80GB

80GB

Software Requirements

Web & Application Servers | Single Server Farms

Component

SP2010 Minimum

SharePoint 15 Minimum

Operating System

 

64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard, Enterprise, Data Center, or Web Server

Database Servers | Single Server Farms

Component

SP2010 Minimum

SharePoint 15 Minimum

Database Server

64-bit edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP3

64-bit edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP1 and Cumulative Update 2

64-bit edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

64-bit edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

64-bit edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 RTM (not Release Candidate 0)

Operating System

64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 SP2

64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2

64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard, Enterprise, Data Center, or Web Server

Preparation tool installs the following prerequisites

Web Server (IIS) role

Application Server role(s)

.NET 4 DGR Update KB 2468871

Information Protection & Control Client (MSIPC)

Windows Identity Foundation (WIF 1.0 and 1.1)

SQL Server 2008 R2 Native Client

Sync Framework RunTime v1.0 (x64)

.Net Framework version 4.0

Open Data Library (ODataLib)

Windows PowerShell 3.0

Software Installation

Now begins the software installation! Be aware that I will note everything that I do (including things that I could have done right earlier). Seriously, I intentionally did a few things in the wrong order just to see what would happen. I would rather try it now than at a client site.

I start the VM and log in as SPadmin.

I start the setup application …

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User Account Control window appears. I click [Yes]

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I immediately received an error.

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I go to the Windows Update site to download and install updates.

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I click on [Install updates]

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I click on [Restart Now]

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After rebooting completes

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Then another reboot occurs

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Windows Server 2008 starts up with the alert below displayed. I click [Close]

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I start the setup application (again) …

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User Account Control window appears. I click [Yes]

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Setup Errors are reported

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I run the prerequisiteinstaller application

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Another User Account Control message. I click [Yes]

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The Preview Products Preparation Tool screen appears. Click [Next] to continue.

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The License Terms appear. Click on “I accept …” and click [Next] to continue.

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The installation begins

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After finishing, the screen is updated. I click [Finish to continue.

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The system restarts

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The User Account Control message appears again. I click Yes to continue.

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Installation continues

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Installation of prerequisites completed successfully. I click [Finish]

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I restart the server

More features are installed now

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I run setup again. I click [Yes] on User Account Control again. The License Terms window appears.

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I click on “I accept …” and click on [Continue]

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I enter a Data Location for search index files. I created a new folder named “Search Index Files”.

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I click on [Install Now] and continue

Installation starts

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Installation completes

The Run Configuration Wizard screen asks if I want to run the Configuration Wizard. I leave the checkbox checked and click [Close] to continue.

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The Welcome to SharePoint Products window appears. I click [Next] to continue.

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A warning message appears that services may be started or reset during configuration. I click [Yes] to continue.

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The Connect to a server farm screen is displayed. I select “Create a new server farm” and click [Next] to continue.

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The Specify Configuration Database Settings screen is displayed. I did not install a database server beforehand. I’m assuming that SQL Server Express will be installed.

I enter the values below and click [Next]

Database server

local

Database name

SharePoint_Config_15

Username

sqlSvcAcc

Password

pass@word1

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It does not accept “local”

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I click on the Help icon and see why.

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I need to install SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1. I should also increase the VM’s memory by 1GB to be safe.

I cancel out of the installation by clicking on [Cancel]. The Wizard warns me about exiting. I click [Yes].

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I shut down the VM, add 1GB of memory, and map a drive to the SQL Server Standard 2008 R2 installation ISO image. I can move the SP1 executable to a shared folder.

More memory!

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Published Friday, August 03, 2012 2:47 PM by rhrempel
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About rhrempel

I have worked with Microsoft and IBM technologies for 20 years. I look for ways to keep things simple for business users. I like to see the value in making changes and help projects be successful. I really believe in clear and consistent communication as part of any planning and implementation. (so I have a lot of details and screenshots in my blogs) I left EMC Consulting in July, 2013 to join Dell. LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/randyrempel/ Twitter: @rhrempel Migration Blog: http://rhrempel.wordpress.com/
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