SharePoint Server 2016 Installation step by step

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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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System Requirement:

I have used the below hardware and software configuration form my current installation.

Hardware Requirement:

Scenario Processor RAM Hard disk
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

Software Details:

Server OS Installation media
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

SharePoint Server 2016 Preview installer:

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.

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

iii. It will start product preparation tool do next and install this, once this will finish server will get restart.

sharepoint server 2016 installation
sharepoint server 2016 installation
sharepoint server 2016 installation guide
sharepoint server 2016 installation guide

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)


sharepoint 2016 standalone installation
sharepoint 2016 standalone installation

v. On the Choose a file location screen, verify the installation path that you want to store system files.

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

vi. Click Install to start installation progress.

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

vii. Once installation will finish don’t run the SharePoint 2016 Products and Configuration Wizard, Close wizard and run configuration wizard.

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

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

sharepoint 2016 server installation
sharepoint 2016 server installation

ix. On the “Specify Configuration Database Settings” screen, fill corresponding “Database server” and “Database name” information. With the “Database Access Account”,

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sharepoint 2016 installation step by step tutorial

x. Fill “Passphrase” on the following screen, remember to note the “Passphrase” for using later

sharepoint 2016 configuration step by step
sharepoint 2016 configuration step by step

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

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

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



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

xiii. Click Next to preview configuration summary.

sharepoint server 2016 installation
sharepoint server 2016 installation

xiv. Then, click next. The Configuration process will be progress.

sharepoint server 2016 installation guide
sharepoint server 2016 installation guide

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

sharepoint 2016 standalone installation
sharepoint 2016 standalone installation

xvi. Once installation will finish, Automatic Central admin site will get open as below.

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

xvii. Cancel Start wizard and click on central administrator.

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

Hope this will be helpful.


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