Go back to Creating a Dev Environment Install SPS 2013

  1. First run the prerequisite installer. Nowadays, during SharePoint 2013 installation, you really want your server to have an internet connection. For a development environment, a permanent was is just as handy!
  2. Use the wizard to install features for now.
  3. It doesn't hurt to create a default site collection now. Be sure to create one at the root level, because Apps will get their resources from there.

Resolve Prerequisites Error

 It's possible that you get an error message similar to this: "Prerequisites keeps trying to start and failing to do so, fails start "Launch SharePoint preparation tool" "E:\prerequisiteinstaller.exe"   /continue"

  1. Prevent startup by going to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
  2. Delete SharePointServerPreparationToolStartup_0FF1CE14-0000-0000-0000-000000000000.cmd