Install SharePoint 2013

Installing SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 - Part 1: Software and Hardware Requirements

In order to install SharePoint 2013 you need to meet the following requirements. Please note that these numbers might change although they are taken from the official TechNet article when it was published.

Hardware Requirements

SQL Server

Please note that these numbers might change over time and individual requirements.

SQL Server Hardware requirements
ComponentRequirement
Processor 64 bit, 4 cores (small deployments)
8 cores (medium deployment)
RAM 8 GB (small deployments)
16 GB (medium deployment)
Hard Disk 80 GB
(+Storage depending on your Content requirements)

Development Environment:

I suggest at least 64 bit 4 cores and 8 GB RAM (12 are way better) for SQL Server, SharePoint App and Web Server on one machine.

Application Server + Web Server

Please note that these numbers might change over time and individual requirements.

SharePoint Server Hardware requirements
ComponentRequirement
Processor 64 bit, 4 cores
RAM 10 GB - SharePoint Foundation / Server (Development or evaluation, minimum)
24 GB - SharePoint Server (Development or evaluation, recommended)
12 GB - SharePoint Server (Pilot, user acceptance test, or production)
Hard Disk 80 GB
(+Storage depending on your Content requirements)

Software Requirements

SQL Server

SharePoint 2013 needs one of the following versions of SQL Server:

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, 64 bit
  • SQL Server 2012, 64 bit

Updated Service Packs: Meanwhile new Service Packs have been released for both versions.

Application Server + Web Server

SharePoint 2013 needs one of the following versions of Windows Server:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2012, 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2012 R2, 64 bit (requires SharePoint 2013 with SP1)

Next Step

Step 2: Active Directory Installation & Configuration

Resources

This is the source that I used:

Other resources

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