Hello and welcome to my ongoing video tutorial series. My name is James Olorunosebi, and I will be your guide for this video tutorial on Installing SharePoint 2013. Microsoft SharePoint 2013 installation will succeed if certain prerequisite files are installed. And these prerequisite files can be download from the Microsoft website. First among these, and quite a few of them is, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, Windows Management Framework 3.0, Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client, Windows Identity Foundation (KB974405), Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 SP1 (x64), Microsoft Windows Server AppFabric, Microsoft Windows Identity Extensions, Microsoft Information Protection and Control Client (MSIPC), Microsoft WCF Data Services 5.0, Cumulative Update 1 for AppFabric 1.1 (KB2671763) for Windows Server. The installation of the prerequisite files is quite straightforward and simple like any other installation. But for the Windows Server AppFabric we need to tell the SharePoint Pre-installer to actually configure that for our use, because there are a few things that are involved.

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To do this, we launch the PowerShell command as an administrator. You can see that it is currently showing the path of the currently logged on user. What we going to do is to change this from the currently logged on user and indicate that it should run from where the prerequisite file installer file is located. As you can see, the prerequisite installer file is located in the SharePoint 2013 folder. So what am going to do is I am going to copy the SharePoint 2013 folder path, and then go back to the PowerShell, and then we tell it change directory “CD” and paste the location, hit ENTER, and we are in the location where the prerequisite file installer is.

I am going to open a text file, just right over here, this text file contains the command line syntax to use to do the prerequisite file installation. Now all I’m going to do is copy this and paste into PowerShell, but I won’t do that right away. There is a little problem. You see this path where the AppFabric setup file is located, is by default not the trusted location for PowerShell. So what I am going to do is I am going to tell PowerShell, I’ll say look, I want you to trust this location where I am going to be running this installation from, and to do that I simply put a dot and a slash. So with the dot and backslash already added it will make the installation to sail through, otherwise there will be problems, it will throw an error.

So with that being said I am going to just select all and copy all of this, and paste it into PowerShell, right over here, and hit the ENTER key, and now it says welcome to the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products Preparation Tool. So this tool is going to go ahead and install the AppFabric application that SharePoint 2013 needs for a successful installation. What we do now, we click NEXT, and we accept the license agreement, click NEXT, and we will wait for the installation to complete.

Now let me just say this very quickly before this installation completes. The other prerequisite files for SharePoint will install quite easily, straightforward. AppFabric is one of those that if you do not use the product Preparation Tool to install it, much later on when the product preparation tool runs to install SharePoint, it will find the AppFabric missing. It will attempt to download it, the download will return an error, even though it’s already installed, but it just wouldn’t go past that stage, so that’s why it’s really important to use PowerShell to run the product preparation tool to install AppFabric.

AppFabric like many other Microsoft product comes with updates. So after this completes we’ll need to install the cumulative updates for AppFabric that has been released. It’s important to always install the cumulative updates using PowerShell as I have we have done so far. You can see here it says we need to restart. We click FINISH, and save whatever else I have on the screen, and we let the restart continue its process, and when the system comes back up we’ll continue with this installation.

Okay, now we are back, let’s navigate to where we have the setup file for SharePoint 2013. We run the SETUP.EXE file. We wait for it to come up. We provide the PRODUCT KEY: NQTMW-K63MQ-39G6H-B2CH9-FRDWJ (180 Days product Evaluation Key). Click CONTINUE. Then we accept the license terms, and click CONTINUE again. At this time we choose the COMPLETE option in the Server Type page, and click INSTALL NOW, and the installation commences. Now in real life this will actually take a very long time, but it’s been shortened here.

This is not the wizard for the proper configuration, it is just the wizard for the installation configuration to successfully complete. So we click CLOSE. Now it tells us we are Welcome to SharePoint Product. We click NEXT and it tells us that we need to turn some services for the installation to proceed. We agree to it by clicking YES to turn off those services. At this page Connect to a Server Farm, we are going to tell the configuration wizard to Create a New Server Farm, and we click NEXT. And on this page this is where we have to specify the database backend. I’m just going to type in the name of the database server SPS-SQLDB, that’s the database. Now this database server is actually hosted on this same machine itself. Then over on this side I’m going to type in the credentials, preferably a domain credential. I am just going to type TESTLAB\Administrator, and provide the password. This is where we connect to the database server, and SharePoint after this stage is good to go. Click NEXT.

Now there is an error message that is showing here. I deliberately put this here in case you run into this error message, this is because you are running SQL Server R2 Service Pack 2, you should update to R2 Service Pack 3. So after bumping up you can continue with the installation as I have previously shown.

Having provided the credentials, we click NEXT, and on the next page we are going to be presented with an option to specify a passphrase. This passphrase is used to secure farm configuration data, and is required for each server that joins the farm. It is important not to use your regular password that you use as an administrator but this is a special password passphrase that you are to use. Something different that you have never used before, and don’t forget it either as well. Click NEXT. At this point it is going to create the Central Administration web application. It has already provided a port number, but I don’t want to use that port number, so am just going to type in 2015 into it because this is the year 2015. Actually you can use any port number. 2015 is just easier for me to remember. And am going to set the Configure Security Settings to use NTLM authentication. We going to click NEXT. And on this page it shows me a summary of all the configurations I have made so far. And I’m going to click NEXT. It’s going to begin configuring. And on the successful configuration of this we would have completed the successful installation of SharePoint.

Now SharePoint has finished installing. You can see it on the screen, Configuration Successful, and the summary page displayed as well. And what we are going to do just now is to just look around and see if we can view the Central Administration in a web browser, in Internet Explorer. As we clicked FINISH, it has sent a request to the Central Administration via Internet Explorer, and Internet Explorer has thrown a challenge asking for credentials to access the Central Administration website. So we provide domain credentials TESTLAB\Administrator, and then we are going to set the option to remember my credentials, this is really not going to stick but it’s good to do it. And then because Internet Explorer is coming up for the very first time, so it’s asking us a few options to configure, and we do that, and we click CLOSE, and voila we have Central Administration up and running. So this is a successful installation of SharePoint 2013. So once again, thank you for watching this video. See you in the next series.