In this post we will discuss about SharePoint Server 2016 installation step by step. I have completed a Single-Server installation of SharePoint Server 2016 with Database server on a separate machine. I am sharing the installation details here which can be helpful for many who are new to SharePoint. The installation is similar to the older versions of SharePoint except MinRoleTopolgy which is introduced for the first time in SharePoint 2016.
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SharePoint 2016 Tutorial Contents
I have used the below hardware and software configuration form my current installation.
|Database Server||64-bit, 4 cores||8-24 GB||80 GB for system drive100 GB for second drive and additional drives|
|SharePoint Server||64-bit, 4 cores||8-12 GB||80 GB for system drive80 GB for second drive|
|Database Server||Windows Server 2012 R2 – with latest updates||SQL Server 2014 with SP1 – x64|
|SharePoint Server||Windows Server 2012 R2 – with latest updates||SharePoint Server 2016 Preview|
i. Download SharePoint server 2016 beta2 from this link and mount to server
ii. Go the directory where do you have your installation files. Then click on Install software prerequisites to start Prerequisite tools installer or you can find out the Prerequisite.exe file and run as run as Administrator.
iii. It will start product preparation tool do next and install this, once this will finish server will get restart.
iv. Go the directory where do you have your installation files. Find out the setup.exe file and run as Administrator. On the “Enter Your Product Key” screen, fill your product key then press “Continue” button (SharePoint Server 2016 Preview trial key NQTMW-K63MQ-39G6H-B2CH9-FRDWJ)
v. On the Choose a file location screen, verify the installation path that you want to store system files.
vi. Click Install to start installation progress.
vii. Once installation will finish don’t run the SharePoint 2016 Products and Configuration Wizard, Close wizard and run configuration wizard.
viii. Click “Yes” button on the warning box. Then On the following screen, check on “Create a new server farm” radio button then click “Next” button
ix. On the “Specify Configuration Database Settings” screen, fill corresponding “Database server” and “Database name” information. With the “Database Access Account”,
x. Fill “Passphrase” on the following screen, remember to note the “Passphrase” for using later
xi. On the Specify Server Role, select which kind of server role that you want to deploy this server to the farm. In this deployment, I would like to deploy as Single Server Farm for testing and development purpose. Select “Single-Server Farm” and click Next
xii. On the following screen, you can check on the “Specify port number” check box to specify the port number of the central admin site, if not, the port number will be a default number. Check on the “NTLM” radio button then click “Next” button to continue
xiii. Click Next to preview configuration summary.
xiv. Then, click next. The Configuration process will be progress.
xv. Checked from Database server, there are 2 databases created. Noted that in previous version, in this step only 1 Configuration database will be created. From SharePoint 2016,Another database name was created SharePoint_AdminContent_GUIID
xvi. Once installation will finish, Automatic Central admin site will get open as below.
xvii. Cancel Start wizard and click on central administrator.
Hope this will be helpful.