Monday, August 1, 2016

Installing SharePoint 2016 Server on Windows 2012 Server R2

In this post, we will go through the steps for installing and configuring SharePoint Server 2016 (Trial Version) on Windows Server 2012 R2 which has already SQL Server 2014 installed and configured.

Minimum hardware requirements
64 bit processor, 4 Core
12-16 GB RAM

Compatible OS
Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server Technical Preview
Note:- The SharePoint 2016 server cannot be installed on client OS like Windows 7 or Windows 10. 

Following are the steps
1) Installing software prerequisites
2) Installing SharePoint Server 2016 
3) Configuring SharePoint Server 2016

1) Installing software prerequisites
Run the setup and the following splash screen will pop up. Click on "Install software prerequisites" link.

All the prerequisites to be installed are listed

The prerequisites start getting configured.

The setup summarizes the installation components. Click finish once the prerequisites installation is complete and system gets restarted.

2) Installing SharePoint Server 2016 

Now click on "Install SharePoint Server" link in the splash screen.

The SharePoint Server 2016 setup wizard is launched. Enter the Product key.
Enterprise trial product key: NQGJR-63HC8-XCRQH-MYVCH-3J3QR
Standard trial product key: RTNGH-MQRV6-M3BWQ-DB748-VH7DM

Read the agreement and click "Continue" button.

The components start getting installed.

Once all the components are installed, tick the option for running configuration wizard and click on the close button.

3) Configuring SharePoint Server 2016 

The configuration wizard launches and guides you through the rest of the process.

Create a new farm

Enter the Database Server, Database Name and your database access credentials.

Enter a paraphrase. This is used to add servers to the farm at a later stage. So do remember it.

Enter a port number for the Central administration site.

Enter a port number for the Central administration site.

 The wizard summarizes the configuration details such creating server, content databases, site url etc.

 The wizard starts configuring the SharePoint components such creating content databases etc.

Click on the finish button to complete the SharePoint Server 2016 installation.

As the final step you will be redirected to the page where you can do the additional farm settings manually or through a wizard.

Select the appropriate service account and service applications.
In real time scenario, a different user should be used as service account. We are using the Administrator just for demo purpose.

Once the configuration is completed, you will be redirected to the Central Administration site.

Hope this post was helpful

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