Step by Step SharePoint Server 2013 Preview Installation

Step – 1 : Install Software Pr-requisite:

Please note that per-requisite installer requires internet connectivity because it will download most of these pre-requisites during the installation process. Alternatively, you can download all the pre-requisites, install them manually or create the per-requisite installer package as documented by Paul Stork –




































As described in TechNet article, Install 3 Patches for Windows Server 2008 R2. The SharePoint parsing process crashes in Windows Server 2008 R2 –

FIX: IIS 7.5 configurations are not updated when you use the Server Manager class to commit configuration changes –

You cannot customize some TCP configurations by using the netsh command in Windows Server 2008 R2        –

Run windows update until there are no more windows update requires before moving on next steps Reboot the machine before moving on next step

Install SharePoint 2013 Preview:

Run the SharePoint 2013 Preview.








Enter the key required by SharePoint 2013 Preview – 6RNT8-XV26M-GWH36-VMGQH-94MMH & click on Install Now. This should install all the bits including registry entries and registering services.









Accept License Terms









Choose installation type (standalone or server farm) or server type (complete or stand-alone) installation.

























Unchecked box and click close. Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration to configure the SharePoint 2013 environment.



















Create New Server Farm – Create a new Server Farm, Database Server Name and Account – Use the Administrator account , Farm Security Settings – Passphrase, Central Administration Web Site Settings, Authentication Provider – NTLM etc.
































































Additional Resources  – Installation Guides

Eric Harlan’s How to install SharePoint 2013 –

Installing SharePoint 2013 on Windows 2012 – 6 Steps Series –

Install SharePoint 2013 on AD Domain Controller – Single Server with AD, SQL, SharePoint –

Srini Sistla’s Step-by-Step Stand-Alone Installation of SharePoint Server 2013 (preview) on Windows Server 2012 / VMWare 8 –

Todd Klindt’s First Install –

Cloud Share’s SP2013 Preview installation –

George Khalil’s Installing SharePoint 2013 Preview on Windows 2012 Server with SQL 2012 – and

Doug Hemminger’s Installing SharePoint 2013 Preview in 3 Easy Steps –



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