Category Archives: SharePoint

Installing SharePoint 2013

If you are familiar with installing SharePoint 2010, quite honestly not much has really changed. There is more functionality obviously but at the core most of the steps are the same.

First, I will list the minimum hardware and software requirements.

Hardware for Web Front End and Application servers:

  • Disk: 80 gigs on system or more
  • Processor: 64 bit and 4 cores
  • Ram: 4 for development and 8 for production (minimum)

Hardware for SQL:

  • Disk: 80 gigs on system or more
  • Processor: 64 bit and 4 cores for development, 8 cores or more for production
  • Ram: 8 gigs for development and 16 for production

Software requirements that get installed by the prerequisites tool:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
  • Windows Management Framework 3.0 CTP2
  • Application Server role Web Server (IIS) role
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Native Client
  • Windows Identity Foundation (KB974405)
  • Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 SP1 (x64)
  • Windows Server AppFabric
  • Microsoft Identity Extensions
  • Microsoft Information Protection and Control Client
  • Microsoft WCF Data Services 5.0
  • CU Package 1 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1. for WIndows Server (KB2671763)

Installation Process:

It is simple and pretty like installing SharePoint 2010. I will describe it screen shots as it will be easier.

The Key available on the MSFT download site is: 6RNT8-XV26M-GWH36-VMGQH-94MMH

Then you will specify the configuration database settings, farm security settings, and SharePoint central administration web application.


Changing Domain Name for SharePoint 2010 Server Farm

If you are planning to change the local domain name of your SharePoint servers (web, application, and DB) don’t be afraid, the process is very easy but you have to migrate the Active Directory first from the old domain to the new one with the same user names and passwords.

In my case, the environment was hosted by Hyper-V  technology, and the following procedure taken:

  1. Prepare the new domain
  2. Migrate the domain controller / AD from old domain to the new one
  3. Change the domain name for Physical server that is hosting the Hyper-Vs (Joined it to the new domain) and then restart
  4. Shut down all Hyper-V machines
  5. Start the DB server and change the domain name, then restart it and keep it running
  6. Do the previous step for the Application server and Web Front End server in order
  7. After that the SharePoint environment will be running successfully on the new domain without any damage