Tuesday, May 7, 2013

SharePoint 2013 - Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 in Windows Azure VM

Following are the steps for Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 in Windows Azure VM

1) Login to your Windows Azure management portal.

2)  Select the SharePoint 2013 VM and click on the DASHBOARD tab to view the details of the VM. Click on the "CONNECT" button in the bottom. An "rdp" file will be download. Open this file and you will get the remote login screen.

3) Once you login, click on the "SharePoint 2013 Products Configuration Wizard" icon on the desktop. The SharePoint Configuration Wizard will be launched.

4) Select create a new server farm. If you an existing server farm, then you can connect to it using the first option.

5) Specify the Database Server and the User credentials for connecting to this database server.

6) Specify a passphrase which is a unique password for a user other than farm admin, for making changes in the server farm.

7) Specify the port number for Central Admin Site.

8) A summary of the configuration appears on the screen. You may go back and make changes if you wish. Otherwise click Next button.

9) The configuration is initiated which include connecting the database server, creating preliminary databases, Creating central admin site and other configurations.

10) Once the configurations are complete, again a summary of completed tasks will be shown. Click Finish.

10) Now click on the "SharePoint 2013 Central Administration" icon on the desktop. The Central Administration Site will be launched.

11) Also, when you login for the first time, you will be prompted to create a Service Account. Provide the necessary details of the user to be configured as Service Account.

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