SharePoint Server 2016 Installation step by step

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SharePoint Server 2016 Preview has been released earlier today, check my previous post for Download and Product Key details, installation media is available for a trial period of 180 days.

I have completed a Single-Server installation of SharePoint Server 2016 with Database server on a separate machine. I am sharing the installation details here which can be helpful for many who are new to SharePoint. The installation is similar to the older versions of SharePoint except MinRoleTopolgy which is introduced for the first time in SharePoint 2016.

System Requirement

I have used the below hardware and software configuration form my current installation.

Hardware Requirement

Scenario Processor RAM Hard disk
Database Server 64-bit, 4 cores 8-24 GB 80 GB for system drive100 GB for second drive and additional drives
SharePoint Server 64-bit, 4 cores 8-12 GB 80 GB for system drive80 GB for second drive

Software Details:

Server OS Installation media
Database Server Windows Server 2012 R2 – with latest updates SQL Server 2014 with SP1 – x64
SharePoint Server Windows Server 2012 R2 – with latest updates SharePoint Server 2016 Preview

 SharePoint Server 2016 Preview installer

Open the SharePoint Server 2016 Preview installer file from SharePoint 2016 setup which will look like the below:

 

 

Prerequisites Installation

You need to install software prerequisites first before the installation of SharePoint Server 2016, the prerequisites installation can ask for restart multiple time. Start the prerequisites installation as shown below:

Prerequisites Installation

You need to install software prerequisites first before the installation of SharePoint Server 2016, the prerequisites installation can ask for restart multiple time. Start the prerequisites installation as shown below:

SharePoint Server 2016 - Preparation Tool

On next page, you can view the license agreement which you have to accept if you want install, you have to accept it as you having no other choice. Prerequisites installation will take some and will also ask for restart. After restart, re-run the installer file and run prerequisites, this will again ask for agree on terms. Again continue it and wait for the installer to complete prerequisites.

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