Installation Of SharePoint 2016 Server

The IT preview of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 has been hooked up on the internet since August 2015 and everybody has been digging into its features ever since.

The IT preview of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 has been hooked up on the internet since August 2015 and everybody has been digging into its features ever since then. For those who weren’t able to install the application, our Offshore SharePoint developers have written a comprehensive article oninstalling the SharePoint 2016 Server.
 
This article mainly describes the steps for installing the stand-alone SharePoint 2016 server without a domain controller.
 
Note
These steps are only for configuring SharePoint 2016 environment for development or learning purposes.
 
Before installing, make sure you have Windows Server 2012 R2 (Standard or Datacenter) edition installed as Operating System and SharePoint 2016 prerequisites and SQL Server 2014 SP1 are successfully installed as well.

Go through this article for installing SQL Server 2014 in your environment.

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Installation of SQL Server 2014 SP1

 
Please follow this article for installing SharePoint 2016 prerequisites.
 
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Prerequisites of SharePoint 2016 Installation

 
After successful installation of both SQL Server 2014 sp1 and SharePoint 2016 prerequisites, go through the following steps…
 
Please locate the setup.exe file from SP2016 software packages.
 
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Enter the product key for SharePoint 2016 server. If you want to install the trial or evaluation version then please find the key from
Microsoft sites.
 
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Please accept the license agreement.
 
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Select the path where you want to have this software installed. Then press “Install Now”,
 
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Now, it will ask for “Run Configuration Wizard”,
 
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Once the SharePoint configuration wizard window appears then press “Next”,
 
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Please press “Yes”,
 
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Now make sure “Create a new server farm” is selected/enabled.
 
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Please provide the database server name. Here I have installed the database in the same server where SharePoint 2016 is installing. If this is the case, then provide “localhost”.

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Now you can provide the farm account details which is “Administrator” in my case.

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Now you will see this below mentioned screen with an error message. This will only happen if your account is not an AD account.
 
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To overcome this issue, please open SharePoint 2016 Management Shell as “Run as administrator”. Copy the below-mentioned command and paste it on your management shell. Then you need to provide the database server name and Passphrase name. Now execute this command from this management shell.

Note
Never forget your passphrase details as this is required when you try to connect to your existing SharePoint 2016 farm.

New-SPConfigurationDatabase –DatabaseName SharePoint_Config –DatabaseServer <provide database server name> –AdministrationContentDatabaseName SharePoint_Content –Passphrase (ConvertTo-SecureString SharePoint2016 –AsPlaintext –Force) –FarmCredentials (Get-Credential) -localserverrole SingleServerFarm
 
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Now it will ask for the credentials. Please provide the credentials details in form of “computername\Administrator” and then enter the correct password.
 
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Please select “Yes”.
 
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Now you can see the details as its shown below. Please make sure “Do not disconnect from this server farm” is selected. Then press “Next”.
 
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Please provide the port number for the central administration web application. Then, press “Next”.
 
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Please verify the details about your configuration as its shown below. If everything is correct then press “Next”.
 
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Now “Configuration SharePoint Products” will try to install all respective components.
 
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If everything goes well then you will get the “Configuration Successful” message as its shown below. Now click on “Finish”,
 
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Now it will prompt for configuring your SharePoint farm. If you want to configure it right away then click on “Start the Wizard”.
 
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Please select “Use existing managed account” and click on the Ok/Finish button.

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Now, your SharePoint farm has successfully configured and you can open the Central Administration to verify things.

Hope this article helps you in installing the SharePoint 2016 standalone environment without an AD or domain controller account for development purposes.