Thursday, May 9, 2013

Installing SharePoint 2013 on Windows 2012 – Lessons learned

I have recently installed and configured a 3 server SP 2013 farm in in azure cloud. Like to share some lessons that I learned  (Note: The issues might be fixed post Mar-2013 releases of SP 2013 and Autospinstaller)
The key lessons learned
1. AutoSPSourceBuilder should not be used for SP 2013 to prepare the binaries (slipstreamed). It caused issues both in win 2013 and win 2008 R2 env with SP 2013. So manually copy the SP 2013 files to the SharePoint folder (and do not include cu Dec 2012, you can install later)
2. AutoSPinstaller on win 2012 doesn't install the required pre-requisites and configure the server properly, instead (I am going to test with) use the scripts from here first and then run AutoSPinstaller