Installing and Configuring Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Farm on Windows Server 2008 R2

Posted by: Pravinkumar Dabade , on 1/5/2013, in Category SharePoint
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Abstract: In this article, we will see how to install and configure Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Step-By-Step guidance

In this article, we will see how to install and configure Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Step-By-Step guidance. I am assuming that

  • You already have preconfigured Active Directory Domain Service.
  • You already have installed SQL Server 2008 R2.

To install Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 on Windows Server 2008 R2, you must first install Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. You can download this Service Pack from here.

Once you have downloaded the Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, start installing the same on your server which has Windows Server 2008 R2  -

 

installsrvpack

Once you have finished the installation of Service Pack 1, reboot your machine. Now open SharePoint Server 2013 setup folder and click on the Splash file in your setup, which will look similar to the following -

splash

Once the Splash screen opens, you will find an "Install Software prerequisites" link. Clicking on that link brings up a list of all software to be installed as prerequisites -

prerequisit

Click on "Next" button and accept the agreement. This will start installing the prerequisites. You will get the following confirmation screen once you finish installing all the prerequisites -

prerequisitinstallcomplete

Now restart your server. After this, go to the Installation folder of SharePoint Server 2013 and rerun the Splash screen. Click on "Install SharePoint Server" as shown below -

installsps2013

The installer now asks you enter the Product key. Enter the product key and click on continue as shown below -

enterprodkey

Now accept the agreement and go to the next step. Here the setup asks you if you want to do a -

1. Complete Installation.

2. Stand-alone Installation.

I have chosen a "Complete" installation. Now click on "Install" button which will start the installation.

installstandalone

Once the installation is complete, you will now need to run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard.  Make sure you have the check box "Run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard now" checked and click on the "Close" button as shown below -

runwizard

As soon as you click on "Close" button, SharePoint Product configuration wizard will show the welcome page as shown below -

welcomeconfigwizard

Click on the "Next" button and a warning dialog box appears as shown below -

warningbox

Click on "Yes" again.

Now it is asking you to "Connect to an existing Server farm" or "Create a new server farm". Let's make a choice of "Create a new server farm" and click Next as shown below -

newsrvfarm

The Wizard will ask for the database server name and it will provide the default configuration database name. It will also ask you to specify the database access account. Provide the appropriate information by keeping the database name default "SharePoint_Config" as shown below -

configsettings

Click on the "Next" button. If SQL Server 2008 SP1 is not installed, you will see a dialog box with an error -

configerror

To resolve this error, we need to install "SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1". To download SP1, use the following link -

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=26727

After downloading SP1, start the installation process.

sqlr2sp1

Click on the "Next" button and accept the agreement. I have already made a choice of the instance on which I would like to apply SP1 -

applysp1

In the next step, the wizard will check whether files are in use. Once the installation is completed, click on the "Next" button which brings up a complete "Summary". Let's click on "Update" button and start the update process.

Once the installation is successful, you will see the following message -

spcompleted

Let's start the "SharePoint 2013 Products Configuration Wizard" and run the same with the following specifications -

configsettings

In our next step, we will have to specify farm security. Enter the password and click on "Button" as shown below -

farmsecurity

Now provide the configuration settings for "SharePoint Central Administration Web Application" as shown below - [I am using the default settings]

configureca

The next step shows details of our configuration which we did so far  -

finalconfigdetails

Now click on "Next" button to apply the configuration setting. Once the configuration is completed, your will get a message as shown below -

configurationcompleted

Click on "Finish" button and it will start the SharePoint Central Administration website as shown below -

ca

 

Configure SharePoint 2013 Farm

Now it's time to configure our SharePoint 2013 Farm. Start the "Farm configuring Wizard" as shown below -

startwizard

Launch the Farm Configuration Wizard and click on "Start the Wizard" button. The first step is to configure the services needed to use in the farm. Enter the User Name and Password. Also make the choice of services which you want include, as shown below, and click on "Next" button -

step1

The second step is to create a site collection. I am planning to create a site collection with "Business Intelligence" template as shown below -

step2

Now click on the "OK" button. That's it! The configuration wizard will complete by creating a site. Click on "Finish" button to complete the wizard.

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Pravinkumar, works as a freelance trainer and consultant on Microsoft Technologies. He is having over 10 years of experience in IT and is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer(MCT). He has conducted various corporate trainings on all versions of .NET Technologies including .NET, SharePoint Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Silverlight, ASP.NET, Microsoft PerformancePoint Server 2007 (Monitoring). He is passionate about learning new technologies from Microsoft. You can contact Pravinkumar at dabade[dot]pravinkumar [attherate] gmail[dot]com


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Comment posted by Matthew on Friday, January 11, 2013 7:12 PM
Any best practices while installing a web part across a farm?
Comment posted by Ryan on Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:12 PM
you can package it into .wsp package and install using stsadm. This ensures that data is stored in the configuration database populates correctly if new servers are added to a farm.
Comment posted by anuj on Saturday, February 2, 2013 4:42 AM
We are trying to install Sharepoint 2013 on Windows server 2008 R2 with SP1 and also sql server 2008 R2 SP1
While downloading and installing Prerequisite, It is prompting for Restart
This has occurred more than 50 times.
If we run directly the setup-file It is show a link for hardware/software requirement.
so Can you explain the reason/solution.
Comment posted by Seena Khan on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 5:45 AM
Its so helpful thank you so much...
Comment posted by Abu Shaeeb on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:55 AM
Hie, can you please give some description about the Second option i.e using an Existing farm Server. Actually I am not able to create Applications Locally . it's getting existing server address.
Comment posted by abc on Thursday, May 30, 2013 5:56 AM
Nice Article
Comment posted by PraveenKumarReddyChinta on Thursday, May 30, 2013 5:57 AM
Great article to install share point server. Keep writing this kind of articles which are very helpful for us
Comment posted by Muhammad Amjad on Monday, July 15, 2013 8:47 AM
Excellent post...keep continue to share such knowledgeable and practical experiences.
Comment posted by Jaishankar on Thursday, July 18, 2013 2:06 AM
Hi
I have installed SQL Server 2012 SP1 and Sharepoint 2013, i followed the some installation document from internet. I have successfully installed
all the steps. I want my SSRS reports to be deployed on to Sharepoint 2013. Now, my problem is, When i depoy the reports to sharepoint reporting services,  it is repeately asking for User login and password, and even i give the valid user login and password, it is not accepting.
Can you please suggest me where i have done the mistake.
Comment posted by Jaishankar on Thursday, July 18, 2013 2:06 AM
Hi
I have installed SQL Server 2012 SP1 and Sharepoint 2013, i followed the some installation document from internet. I have successfully installed
all the steps. I want my SSRS reports to be deployed on to Sharepoint 2013. Now, my problem is, When i depoy the reports to sharepoint reporting services,  it is repeately asking for User login and password, and even i give the valid user login and password, it is not accepting.
Can you please suggest me where i have done the mistake.
Comment posted by INDER on Saturday, August 17, 2013 3:16 AM
this information is very help full for us

thanks
Comment posted by Mukund Lahane on Monday, November 25, 2013 11:29 PM
Thanks your post resolved SQL server 2008 R2 10.50.1600.1 installing SharePoint 2013
Comment posted by Rameshrao Nikam on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5:41 AM
Any special care while installing SQl Server for SP2013?

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