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SharePoint Installation is much easier NOW than anytime in previous but still it is struggling for the new people or sometime it is bit Tricky in Production Installation. Here I am trying cover every possible steps that you require during in Installation and Configuration. Expert people follow the Text only otherwise you might get boring to see many screen shot(s).

Run splash (find in the installer copy) to start Installation Process. Before starting installation SharePoint Server, need to install software prerequisites. Click on “Install software prerequisites” in Welcome Screen.

Step 1: Prerequisite Installation

    1. Required Internet connection to download updates from Microsoft Download Center.
    2. Click on Install software prerequisites and Click Next
    3. Checked Accept the terms of the license agreement(s) and Click Next
    4. Now Downloading and Installing…
    5. When Installation is Complete, Click on “Finish” Button and Re-Start the Computer.

Always move from left to(->) right to(–> )Down-Left to(->) Down-Right follow screen shot.

imageInstalling Prerequisites …


Step 1: Prerequisite Installation Complete!!

Step 2: SharePoint Server Installation

    1. Once installation of Prerequisite is done. Click on Install SharePoint Server.
    2. Enter the product key and press Continue
    3. Then Accept the terms of the license agreement(s) and press Continue.
    4. Always Choose Complete if you have SQL Server Installed separately even in the single server farm. Means you will only choose Stand-alone when You are installing SharePoint in single Server and you have not installed SQL Server separately. Stand-alone installation will install SQL Server Express automatically during Installation.




Keep Path of Server as it is and click on Install Now. (You can also change to different Path if it is mandatory for the company). This will install SharePoint Server on your machine.



Step 2: SharePoint Server or Foundation Installation Complete!!

Step 3: Run SharePoint Configuration Wizard

Next step is to Run the SharePoint Configuration Wizard. By clicking on Close button, Wizard will run automatically. If you want to run it later you can find it in start menu.

  1. Click on Next.
  2. then Click on Yes.



Select Create a new server farm. and click Next and Provide Database Information


Database Information

  1. Enter Database server name (Server name on which SQL Server is installed).
  2. Enter SharePoint Config Database Name (Default is SharePoint_Config, Keep default)
  3. Username : [domain]\SPFarm (which I’ve created in Active Directory) This Service Account will have full access on
  4. Password : (Password set for SPFarm account)

(Note: You must create 3 accounts(SPAdmin, SPFarm, SPService) in Active Directory before you start in SharePoint Installation)

Assuming You have already created the following Accounts

  • SharePoint Admin: SPAdmin
  • Farm Admin: SPFarm
  • Service Account: SPService (To run all SharePoint Service)

Now you might get the following Error due to Firewall Issue. Or skip this if there is no error.

Firewall Error




To open a port in the Windows firewall for TCP access

  1. On the Start menu, click Run, type WF.msc, and then click OK.
  2. In the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, in the left pane, right-click Inbound Rules, and then click New Rule in the action pane.
  3. In the Rule Type dialog box, select Port, and then click Next.
  4. In the Protocol and Ports dialog box, select TCP. Select Specific local ports, and then type the port number of the instance of the Database Engine, such as 1433 for the default instance. Click Next.
  5. In the Action dialog box, select Allow the connection, and then click Next.
  6. In the Profile dialog box, select any profiles that describe the computer connection environment when you want to connect to the Database Engine, and then click Next.
  7. In the Name dialog box, type a name and description for this rule, and then click Finish.

  1. Next you will ask for Passphrase and remember this password and write it somewhere. It will ask in future to Re-Configure SharePoint Configuration Wizard.
  2. Specify Port in the Next Window and Click Next
  3. Now It will perform 10 Configuration Task automatically and wait for that
  4. Next you will get Configuration Successful Screen and Click Finish.



Step 3: Configuration Complete!

Step 4: Farm Settings

Next you will prompt in a Browser to Initial Farm Administration Configuration. Just do the following to complete it.



“Start The Wizard” will ask for Service account. You can use SPFarm if you create 2 account other wise use SPService as service account.

After that Central Administration Interface will show for Site Creation and So on…


You SharePoint Installation Completed!!

Hope It will help you to install SharePoint 2013 in Server.

Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2013 6:35 PM SharePoint 2010 , SharePoint 2013 , SharePoint , Installation , SharePoint Installation , Configuration | Back to top

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