Software Prerequisites

  • Wnidows Server 2008 R2 64bit with service pack or Wnidows Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2008R2 or SQL Server 2012 
  • Windows Identity Foundation v1.1 
  • Microsoft Information Protection and Control Client 
  • Microsoft WCF Data Services 
  • Windows Management Framework 3.0 
  • Application Server Role 
  • Web Server (IIS) Role 
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 
  • Update for the .NET Framework 4 (KB2468871) 
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client 
  • Windows Identity Foundation (KB974405) 
  • Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 (x64) 
  • Windows Server AppFabric

Download Location


1. Download and unzip the files ISO file the SharePoint Server 2013 setup

2. Way to install Prerequsit: Run the setup file and you will get a link 'Install Software Prerequisites '.Or you can click on Prerequsit icon within ISO file

3. Server will be restarted at the time of prerequisites installation . After intallation you will view below screen and click Finish.

4. After  prerequisites installation start the setup file again and Click on the 'install  SharePoint Server' .

 After that 'Enter your Product Key ' option will appear and click on Continue.


5. Now click on the check box to Accept Terms of agreement and click continue to move  on the next screen

6. Installation server type will be appear to you ,now have to chose one between installing either Completely or Stand-Alone. Select one of the types and click on Install Now.

7. Once the installation is complete, you can choose to run the Configuration Wizard as shown below. Now you Configuration Wizard screen will appaear, click Close to continue.

 8. Now welcome screen will be appear click next to continue

9.  After that an warning message may be viewable that make you update that at time of   configuration listed service will restart or not.

10. If you already have any server farm then click 'Connect to an existing server farm' or  click on 'Create a new server farm'

11.Specify your configuration database settings and enter the DOMAIN\sp_farm account credentials.
12  Specify the Farm Passphrase which was first introduced in SharePoint 2010. This passphrase is important and will be required for future installs of SharePoint 2013 when configured in the same farm.
13 Here I like to specify an alternate more memorable port number.

14. Now Click on next

15. Now this is were I ran into an issue. The configuration process began and it failed  at  step 3

Now this error indicate  SQL Server instance does not have the required ”max degree of parrallelism” setting of 1. We need to run the following script on our SQL 2012 server.

sp_configure 'show advanced options', 1; GO RECONFIGURE WITH OVERRIDE; GO sp_configure 'max degree of parallelism', 1; GO RECONFIGURE WITH OVERRIDE; GO

It's an important issue that SQL under databases that the SharePoint_Config database had been created. We need to delete the SharePoint_Config DB otherwise we would have to specify a new name when re-running the SharePoint Configuration Wizard.
After deleting the SharePoint_Config DB, re-run the SharePoint configuration Wizard.

16. This time is should go right through to the end without any errors and you will finally be greeted with the below successful screen.

17. Central Administration will launch automatically and you will be greeted with the Initial Farm Configuration page.

18. Now you can have option to start the wizard to configure the service applications or click cancel.  For configuring the service applications separately in future articles click cancle .

19. Finally now  we go to Central Administration :