Monday, November 19, 2012

SharePoint 2013 Foundation now available

SharePoint 2013 Foundation 2013 RTM is now available for download. You can do so from:

 

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35488

 

Here’s a walk through of the installation process

 

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Launch the downloaded file and it will expand files

 

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Next the splash screen will be displayed. Select Install software prerequisites.

 

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Click Next.

 

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Accept the terms of the License Agreement and press Next.

 

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The server will be configured, additional roles will be added.

 

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The first phase will complete and you will need to reboot.

 

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After you reboot and log back into the system the process will continue.

 

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Pre-requisite programs will be downloaded and installed.

 

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The next phase will complete and you will need to reboot again.

 

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After you reboot and login you will see the summary screen (above) detailing that everything is complete.

 

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Run the downloaded file again and this time select Install SharePoint Foundation.

 

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The process will commence.

 

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Accept the terms of the agreements and press Continue.

 

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Specify a location for search index files. Best bet is not to install these on a boot partition. Press Install Now when complete.

 

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The SharePoint binaries will now be installed.

 

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Leave the box checked to run the Products Configuration Wizard. Press Close to continue.

 

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Press Next to continue.

 

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Note, the process will start and stop IIS which may affect other users. Select Yes to continue.

 

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Select the option to Create a new server farm and press Next to continue.

 

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Enter the database details and login. Press Next to continue.

 

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Enter the farm passphrase (and don’t forget it!). Press Next to continue.

 

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Press Next to continue.

 

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Verify the details and press Next proceed.

 

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The wizard will now go through its 10 step configuration phase.

 

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When successfully complete you’ll see a summary page. Press Finish to complete.

 

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Select whether you wish to participate in the Customer Experience Program.

 

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Normally you don’t want to run the wizard here but for the sake of this walk through we will.

 

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Enter a service account and press Next.

 

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Enter the details for the site collection.

 

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Process is complete, press Finish.

 

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Interesting, Central Administration has a few more options.

 

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Open a new browser window and enter the URL of the site and in a few moments you should see SharePoint 2010 Foundation up and running.