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  •  is it possible to install SharePoint 2016 on Windows Server 2016 core? is it supported or recommended?

    Shahid Roofi

    Sunday, November 6, 2016 7:58 AM

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  • Hi Shahid,

    Server Core is a minimalist version of Windows Server with limited roles. It is not recommended to install SP 2016 in Server Core. Instead you can go ahead with :

    Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter
    Windows Server 2016 Standard or Datacenter



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    Sunday, November 6, 2016 11:16 AM
  • No, you cannot install SharePoint on a non-Full installation (Nano, Core, Minimal). SharePoint requires features only available on the full install of Windows Server.

    Trevor Seward

    Office Servers and Services MVP

    Author, Deploying SharePoint 2016

    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    Sunday, November 6, 2016 6:01 PM
  • Hi Shahid,

    Please check this:

    Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint Server 2016

    Best Regards,


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    Monday, November 7, 2016 2:09 AM