SharePoint Foundation 2013 Install–Episode 1

With new version of Office available this also means a new version of SharePoint and SharePoint Foundation. Given that everyone is probably banging on about everything else I thought I’d start taking a look at SharePoint Foundation 2013.

 

My first attempt was to try and install it on a stand alone server box (i.e. workgroup) using the default options, which I have always done with previous versions.

 

Am am able to install SharePoint and then commence the configurations wizard but I get this nasty message:

 

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It kinda says “in a workgroup environment is not supported”.

 

Interesting, seems like you need to have the server as part of a domain to actually install now. That’s different.

 

I’m sure I can do it on a stand alone server via PowerShell but the first thing to note. No more default install onto a stand alone server.

 

Bummer!

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