SharePoint Server 2016 Installation Step by Step guide

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Here we will discuss SharePoint server 2016 installation step by step. Here I am trying to install SharePoint 2016 in a Windows Server 2012 R2 64 bit machine. I have installed SQL Server 2014 Service Pack-1 which is also 64-bit. You can see step by step SQL server 2014 installation guide.

First of all download SharePoint Server 2016 from MSDN Site.

I will personally suggest you download using IE browser. I have faced one issue when I downloaded using Google Chrome browser. It gave me an error like SharePoint Server 2016 installation error Setup cannot find or validate an installation file and I have solved by using this article.

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Once you download the setup file (.ico), you can extract it and put it inside a folder.

You can also check the Hardware and Software Requirements for SharePoint 2016 as well as the browsers supported for SharePoint 2016.

Prerequisites Required:
Before installing SharePoint 2016 we need to install few prerequisites which are necessary for SharePoint 2016. In the installation folder, SharePoint provides a prerequisiteinstaller.exe which will install all the necessary prerequisites.

Open the folder and click on prerequisiteinstaller.exe. You can see the required prerequisites like below:

microsoft sharepoint 2016 step by step pdf free download
microsoft sharepoint 2016 step by step pdf free download

Once you click on Next, in the next screen it will ask you to accept the terms. Accept the terms and click on Next as shown in the fig below:

SharePoint 2016 installation steps
SharePoint 2016 installation steps

Then you can see you will start on the prerequisites, first, it will configure Application server role, web server role like below:

SharePoint 2016 installation steps
SharePoint 2016 installation steps

You can also see it will try to install .Net framework 4.6 like below:

SharePoint 2016 installation steps
SharePoint 2016 installation steps

Once the prerequisites installed successfully, it may ask you to restart the machine, after restart also it may do some configuration if it was not fully completed before installation.

SharePoint 2016 installation steps
SharePoint 2016 installation steps

Once the prerequisites installed successfully it will display an Installation Complete message like the below. Make sure that it should not have any error before running the setup file.

microsoft sharepoint 2016 installation
microsoft sharepoint 2016 installation

After this we can run the setup file. Double click on the setup file, then it will prepare necessary files like below:

install sharepoint 2016 step by step tutorial
install sharepoint 2016 step by step tutorial

Then it will ask you the product key. Below are the two trial product keys provided by Microsoft. Put one like below:

Enterprise trial product key: NQGJR-63HC8-XCRQH-MYVCH-3J3QR
Standard trial product key: RTNGH-MQRV6-M3BWQ-DB748-VH7DM

microsoft sharepoint 2016 installation guide
microsoft sharepoint 2016 installation guide

Then accept the terms like below and click on Continue.

sharepoint 2016 standalone installation
sharepoint 2016 standalone installation

Then it will ask you to Choose a file location, by default it will be appear like below, You can change if it required.

sharepoint 2016 installation step by step pdf
sharepoint 2016 installation step by step pdf

Then the installation will start like below, it will take some time.

installing sharepoint 2016 step by step
installing sharepoint 2016 step by step

Once the installation over, it will ask you to Run Configuration Wizard like below, Select the check box and click on Close.

sharepoint 2016 multi server farm installation
sharepoint 2016 multi server farm installation

Once it will start the Configuration wizard it will show to keep database name and database server and the username and password like below:

sharepoint 2016 standalone installation
sharepoint 2016 standalone installation

This it will show a warning message that below services may be restarted.
– Internet Information Services
– SharePoint Administration Service
– SharePoint Timer Service

sharepoint 2016 standalone installation
sharepoint 2016 standalone installation

Then it will ask you to connect to an existing server farm or to create a new server farm. Here we will try to create a new server farm.

sharepoint 2016 single server installation
sharepoint 2016 single server installation

This step is really important here. We need to give the database server name, database name (automatically it takes as SharePoint_Config). Then we need to give a username and password which will have below access to the database server:

– dbcreator
– public
– securityadmin

While installing SharePoint 2016 one time I got an error which says the rpc server is unavailable and you can see the solution.

Also if you will not choose a domain account you might see issues like below:

The username is invalid. The account must be a valid domain account.

sharepoint 2016 installation requirements
sharepoint 2016 installation requirements

Then we need to provide a Passphrase which is required to secure farm configuration data and is required for each server that joins the farm.

sharepoint 2016 installation guide
sharepoint 2016 installation guide

This is one of the new features known as MinRole which came in SharePoint 2016. It provides various roles for the server like below:

Front-end
Application
Distributed Cache
Search
Custom
Single-Server Farm

We are choosing here Single-Server Farm.

sharepoint 2016 installation step by step
sharepoint 2016 installation step by step

Then it will display the port number which has been taken, you can check the check box to give your own port number.
And the choose the authentication provider as NTLM. Click on Next.

sharepoint 2016 standalone installation
sharepoint 2016 standalone installation

Then it will display the details configuration settings like configuration database server, database name, central administraion url, authentication provider, local server role etc.

 installing sharepoint 2016 step by step

installing sharepoint 2016 step by step

Then it will start the 10 step process like below:

sharepoint 2016 on windows server 2016
sharepoint 2016 on windows server 2016

It will go on like below:

install sharepoint 2016 on windows server 2016
install sharepoint 2016 on windows server 2016

Once the installation over it will show a configuration successful message like below:

sharepoint 2016 installation step by step pdf
sharepoint 2016 installation step by step pdf

Once the installation over, it will open the central administration wizard. There click on Configuration Wizards. Then click on Start the Wizard like below:

install sharepoint 2016
install sharepoint 2016

Then either use an existing managed account or you can create a new managed account. Then check the check boxes the services you want to configure. This will take some time to process.

install sharepoint 2016 step by step tutorial
install sharepoint 2016 step by step tutorial

Once it is successful your farm is ready to use. You can create a web application and site collection to use.

If you get any time out an error you can rerun the configuration wizard again and if can also check Operations started by an earlier run of the Farm Configuration Wizard are still in progress error while rerunning the wizard.

Hope this will be helpful.

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About Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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