Thursday, November 22, 2012

SharePoint Foundation 2013 setups

The previous blog post I did on setting up SharePoint Foundation 2013 I will admit to cheating a little. There is did the installation completely on a single windows 2012 Server that I had converted to a Domain Controller (DC).

 

Now, technically that isn’t supported, so here are some other ways you can attempt to install it.

 

If you simply try and install it on a stand alone server that is not part of a domain you’ll see

 

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If you select stand alone and follow it through you’ll end up with the following error during the configuration wizard:

 

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which is the same sort of error I received when testing the beta.

 

If you instead try and do a complete install you end up at:

 

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So as:

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2764086/en-us

 

notes, SharePoint 2013 is NOT supported unless it is on a domain connected server, only then will you see:

 

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and the ultimate end results you are after

 

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When you use the GUI installation method.