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Install SharePoint 2013, 2010 or 2007 - Step by Step

Don't make the mistake: Installing SharePoint isn't about starting the wizard and clicking next. Complete this task successfully using the steps below. It's easy and saves you a lot of time.

Install SharePoint 2013

Installing SharePoint 2013 is NOT about clicking the wizard:

  1. Install SharePoint 2013
  2. SharePoint 2013 Create Search Service Application with PowerShell
  3. SharePoint 2013 User Profile Synchronization with PowerShell
  4. Scripted Installation for SharePoint 2013 - Problems and Solutions

Install SharePoint 2010

This tutorial is designed to get you up and running with the basics of installing SharePoint in seven easy lessons.

  1. Install SharePoint 2010
  2. Install SharePoint Foundation 2010
  3. SharePoint 2010 installation requirements
  4. SharePoint 2010 installation best practices
  5. SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 - Part 1: Overview
  6. SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 - How to create a slipstream copy
  7. Install PowerPivot for SharePoint

Install SharePoint 2007

If you need to install SharePoint 2007 please rely on the following tutorial:

Install SharePoint 2007

How to do the installation of SharePoint is independent of its version an important task not only for IT professionals but also for developers. Imagine the following situation: You develop a SharePoint Web Part, a timer job or something else and it doesn't work after deployment.

If you have a poorly installed SharePoint environment it might happen that it's not the developers fault. Anyway it's not working and with a poor SharePoint deployment there are much more things to check in order to solve the problem resulting in loss of time and money. It's important how you install it...

Otherwise it's also possible that a SharePoint solution works on a development environment and not on a production environment. SharePoint production environments are deployed using best practices... e.g. regarding service accounts. If you use the farm account as the application pool account a Web Part can properly run within your development environment using elevated privileges. Within a production environment it can throw an error because of a different application pool account with different privileges. Again we see that we need to care about how we install it...

So setting up a good performing SharePoint environment is a task for a lot of people with different jobs. Even for a project manager it's important to understand that a proper installed SharePoint environment saves time and therefore money during development as well as during deployment to a test or production environment.

Here you will find all resources necessary.

Find more videos at my Youtube channel: SharePoint Tutorials.

Video Transcription

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Step 1: Verify that the SharePoint setup administrator is in the local administrators group.

Go to computer management of Windows Server and select local users and group.
Verifiy if the install administrator is member of the local administrators group.

Step 2: Configure Windows Server 2008 roles and role services.

Go to administrative tools and open the server manager.

Select the application server role and add required features.

Select the Web Server Internet Information Services role and click next.

Add the missing application server role service and required features if prompted.

Add the missing web server iis role service.

Start the installation process of Windows Server roles and wait until finished.

Step 3: Install SQL Server

Start the setup.exe and wait until the wizard has loaded.

Select new installation and wait until the support rules have been verified.

Select and accept the license.

Wait until the support files have been installed and the support rules have been checked.

Select a new SQL Server feature installation.
Select the Database Engine Service and the basic Management Tools.

Keep the default instance and check if enough disk space is available.

Enter the required SQL Server service account and password.

Chose the SQL Server administrator and use the current logged on account.

Start the installation process.
Close the wizard after the process has finished.

Step 4: SQL Server configuration

Open the SQL Server configuration manager.

Goto to Protocols and enable TCP/IP.
Restart the SQL Server service.

Open SQL Server Management Studio.

Give the SharePoint setup administrator the dbcreator and securityadmin role.

Step 5: SharePoint 2010 pre-requisites

Open the pre requisites installer and install the requirements.

Step 6: Install your copy of SharePoint

Open SharePoint setup and enter the product key.

Select a complete SharePoint server farm installation.
Start the process.

Close the setup and open the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard.

Step 7: SharePoint configuration

Select to create a new server farm.

Enter the database server name or alias.
Enter the required farm account and password.

Enter a passphrase e.g. to join additional SharePoint Server.

Specify a port number and start the installation process.
Close the install wizard after the process finished.

SharePoint Central Administration will open after succesfull installation.