Installing SharePoint Server 2016 step by step

In this article, I am gonna install SharePoint Server 2016 by doing the following :

  1. Download SharePoint Server 2016.
  2. Identify System Requirments.
  3. Identify Deployment Scenarios.
  4. Identify Operating System Requirments.
  5. Identify .Net Framework.
  6. Identify SharePoint Database Server Requirements.
  7. Identify SharePoint Prerequisite.
  8. Demonstrate SharePoint Installation Steps.

Note: The installation is similar to the older versions of SharePoint except MinRole Topology which is introduced for the first time in SharePoint 2016.

  • Download SharePoint Server 2016.
    • You can download SharePoint Server 2016 from here.
  • Minimum System Requirments.
    • Database server running a single SQL instance.
      • Processor:64-bit, 4 cores.
      • RAM :12-24 GB.
      • HardDisk : 80 GB for system drive, 100 GB for second drive.
    • Web server or application server in a three-tier farm.
      • Processor:64-bit, 4 cores.
      • RAM :8-16 GB.
      • HardDisk : 80 GB for system drive, 100 GB for second drive.
  • Deployment Scenarios.
    • Workgroup: Unsupported.
    • Domain Controller: Developer Installation.
    • Client OS: Unsupported.
    • Dynamic Memory: Unsupported.
    • Windows Web Server: Unsupported
  • Operating System Requirements.
  • .NET Framework.
    • Windows Server 2012 R2: SharePoint 16 requires .NET Framework 4.5.2
    • Windows Server Technical Preview “Threshold”: SharePoint 16 requires .NET Framework 4.6.
  • SharePoint Database Server Requirements.
    • SharePoint Server 2016 requires SQL Server 2014 for its databases. You can download SQL Server from the TechNet Evaluation Center.
    • In addition SharePoint Server 2016 will support SQL Server 2016.  For additional information on SQL Server 2016 click here.
  • SharePoint Prerequisite.
  • SharePoint Installation Steps:
    • Double click on SharePoint 2016 Preview installer,SharePoint-Server-2016-Installation-Screen
    • Click Install software prerequisites to install all prerequisites component online.SharePoint-Server-2016-Preparation-Tool
    • Accept Licence Agreement and Next to show the progress of the installation.SharePoint-Server-2016-Preparation-Tool-install-wizard
    • Restart your server.SharePoint-Server-2016-Preparation-Tool-restart
    • Note: After restart may be facing the following error “Microsoft .NET Framework to disable RC4 in Transport Layer Security, you need to install the security update for .net framework”, So you can download the security patch from Microsoft Download Center.
    • Run the Prerequisites again so you can see the problem is resolved the installation completed.SharePoint-Server-2016-Preparation-Tool-installation-complete
    • Now from the first window select Install SharePoint Server,When prompted, use the following product key: NQTMW-K63MQ-39G6H-B2CH9-FRDWJ.SharePoint-Server-2016-Product-Key
    • Again accept the license agreement.SharePoint-Server-2016-License-Terms
    • Choose the file location for SharePoint server and search server files. Search index files need sufficient free space.then click install now.SharePoint-Server-2016-File-Location
    • After install run configuration wizard and click close.SharePoint-Server-2016-Installation-Wizard-completed
    • Click Next.SharePoint-Server-2016-Configuration-Wizard-Started
    • Select Create a new server farm.SharePoint-Server-2016-Configuration-Wizard-Connect-Server-Farm
    • Enter the database server and database access account with (Dbcreator,SecurityAdmin,SysAdmin).then press Next.SharePoint-Server-2016-Configuration-Wizard-Database-Settings
    • Type the passphrase,click Next.SharePoint-Server-2016-Configuration-Wizard-Passphrase
    • You should be now see a new screen that not found in all previous SharePoint versions. It’s a Minrole feature.
      • MinRole provides an out-of-the-box experience that provides topology recommendations, simplifies on-premises server farm deployments, and reduces the unit of scale to simplify capacity planning while providing predictable performance characteristics through enabling selective provisioning of SharePoint server roles based on position and function within a topology.
      • A predefined server role is configured and optimized for its intended purpose provisioning the expected services designed to support its function within a server farm environment.
      • MinRole enables an administrator to select the appropriate server role for a specific server when provisioning SharePoint Server 2016 based on five (5) predefined configurations:
        • Special Load :Reserved for services to be isolated from other services, I.e. 3rd party, PerformancePoint, etc.
        • Web Front End : Services end user requests, optimized for low latency.
        • Single Server Farm :Provisions all services on the server for a single server deployment.  This role is provided for evaluation and development purposes.
        • Search :Reserved for Search services.
        • Application:Services the backend jobs or the requests triggered by backend jobs, optimized for high throughput.
        • Distributed Cache:Services distributed cache for the farm. Optionally, the server assigned to this role can load balance end user requests among the web front ends.
    • In this article, I will use a single-server farm installation so I will go with the last option.Click Next.SharePoint-Server-2016-Configuration-Wizard-MinRoles
    • Specify the port for Central Admin or can use the default,Click Next.SharePoint-Server-2016-Configuration-Central-Administration
    • Review the settings and Click Next.SharePoint-Server-2016-Configuration-Wizard-CompletedSharePoint-Server-2016-Configuration-Product-WizardSharePoint-Server-2016-Product-Configuration-Successful

Enjoy 🙂
Reference :Bill Baer,mstechtalk

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4 thoughts on “Installing SharePoint Server 2016 step by step

    1. you should read more about the new feature “Main Role”
      MinRole provides an out-of-the-box experience that provides topology recommendations, simplifies on-premises server farm deployments, and reduces the unit of scale to simplify capacity planning while providing predictable performance characteristics through enabling selective provisioning of SharePoint server roles based on position and function within a topology.
      A predefined server role is configured and optimized for its intended purpose provisioning the expected services designed to support its function within a server farm environment.
      MinRole enables an administrator to select the appropriate server role for a specific server when provisioning SharePoint Server 2016 based on five (5) predefined configurations:
      Special Load :Reserved for services to be isolated from other services, I.e. 3rd party, PerformancePoint, etc.
      Web Front End : Services end user requests, optimized for low latency.
      Single Server Farm :Provisions all services on the server for a single server deployment. This role is provided for evaluation and development purposes.
      Search :Reserved for Search services.
      Application:Services the backend jobs or the requests triggered by backend jobs, optimized for high throughput.
      Distributed Cache:Services distributed cache for the farm. Optionally, the server assigned to this role can load balance end user requests among the web front ends.

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