Installing and Configuring SharePoint 2013: Running Setup

10/1/2013 3:23:09 AM

1. Adding Forgotten Patches

As great as the prerequisite installer is, ensure that you install any appropriate additional patches, depending on your OS. Hopefully, in the near future such patches will be rolled out as Windows Updates, but currently you need to handle this yourself.

Windows Server 2008 R2

If you are using Windows Server 2008 R2, not Windows Server 2012, you need to manually request, register, download, and install the following patches:

  • KB 2554876 at
  • KB 2708075 at
  • KB 2759112 at

Windows Server 2012

For those of you using Windows Server 2012, Microsoft didn’t leave you out of the fun:

  • KB 2765317 at

2. Running Setup

Now that your environment is primed and ready to go, you can use the following steps to install SharePoint:

1. Remote desktop into the SharePoint server as your install account — Contoso\sp_install for this example. See the earlier section, “Preparing the Environment,” if you need a reminder about what permissions this account needs.

2. From the folder in which the SharePoint files are mounted, run setup.exe.

3. At this point, SharePoint will confirm you have installed all the prerequisites and that there are no pending reboots. If you get any setup error message here, then you need to either reboot or note which prerequisite you did not install. Assuming you did everything correctly, you will see the Enter your Product Key dialog. Enter your key and click Continue. Remember that if you use the trial key, it is valid for 180 days only. Also, if you are having a hard time finding the trial key, it is located at the bottom of the page on which you started the process of downloading the trial version, in a very light font.

4. Read the license terms (don’t you always?), select “I accept the terms of this agreement,” and click Continue.

5. Stop! When people screw up installs, this is where it happens most frequently. When the dialog shown in Figure 1 appears, choose Complete! If you choose Stand-alone, then SharePoint will automatically install SQL Express on this machine and configure everything with a bunch of crazy defaults. Don’t do it.



After choosing Complete, click Install Now. If you want to change the default file locations you can, but note that this doesn’t install all of the SharePoint files to that new location. You will still have the files in the c:\program files\common files\Microsoft shared\web server extensions\ folder no matter what. You need at least 100GB of space for your C: drive. Even if you accept the default for the Search files location when you configure the search service application, you can still specify the location of those Search files.

6. When setup finishes, the Run Configuration Wizard window will appear. SharePoint is offering to kick off the wizard to help you create or join a farm. Say, “No thank you!” by deselecting “Run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard now.” Then click Close.

You don’t want to run the configuration wizard because it is recommended that you do some of the initial configuration steps using PowerShell in order to avoid having the Central Administration content database created with a GUID in its name.

3. Automating Setup

If the preceding steps seem too complicated or you build so many SharePoint farms that you would like to automate that process, SharePoint provides that capability through the use of a config.xml file. If you look in the folder where you mounted the SharePoint install files, you will see a folder called files. This folder contains several other folders, each of which contains a different config.xml preconfigured to its scenario; and because it is just an XML file you can make changes as necessary.

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