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Sharepoint 2016 Standard on Cloud

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Overview

SharePoint supports intranet, extranet and Internet applications from a single, integrated platform. The specific licenses you need depend on three factors: what capabilities are used, how SharePoint is deployed and where the system is hosted. The terms and conditions for how you can use the software are defined in the Product Terms document.

SharePoint Online is a collection of Web-based tools and technologies that help your organization store, share and manage digital information.

  • SharePoint Online is licensed on a per-user basis. You can purchase SharePoint Online as a standalone plan or include as part of Office 365 plans.
  • For On-PremisesFor On Premises, intranet sites are licensed using a Server/CAL (Client Access License) model. SharePoint Server 2016 is required for each running instance of the software and CALs are required for each person or device accessing a SharePoint Server.

SharePoint Standard CAL: the Standard CAL delivers the core capabilities of SharePoint.

  • Sites: a single infrastructure for all your business websites
  • Communities: an integrated collaboration platform
  • Content: enterprise content management (ECM) for the masses
  • Search: people and expertise search, visual previews, visual best bets.

SharePoint Server 2016 is a collaboration environment that organizations of all sizes can use to increase the efficiency of business processes.

SharePoint Server 2016 sites provide environments that administrators can configure to provide personalized access to documents and other information. Search features enable users to find content efficiently regardless of the physical location of data.

SharePoint is a collaboration environment that organizations of all sizes can use as a secure place to store, organize, share and access information from almost any device.

Cognosys Provides Hardened images of SharePoint on the cloud ( AWS marketplace, Azure and Google Cloud Platform).

Deploy SharePoint securely on cloud i.e. AWS marketplaceAzure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Sharepoint 2016 Standard on Cloud for AWS

 

 

 

Features

Major Features of Sharepoint 2016 Standard

  • Access Services: New Access features are available when you deploy Access Services in SharePoint Server 2016 .
  • Compliance features: New compliance features for SharePoint Server 2016 include the document deletion and in-place hold policies.
  • Customized web parts: The compile time for customized XSLT files used for Content Query, Summary Links and Table of Contents Web Parts is improved.
  • Document Library accessibility: SharePoint Server 2016 includes new document library accessibility features.
  • Durable links: Resource-based URLs now retain links when documents are renamed or moved in SharePoint.
  • Encrypted Connections: SharePoint Server 2016 supports TLS 1.2 connection encryption by default.
  • Fast Site Collection Creation: The Fast Site Collection Creation feature is a rapid method to create site collections and sites in SharePoint.
  • Mobile experience: SharePoint Server 2016 offers an improved mobile navigation experience.
  • Web Application Open Platform Interface Protocol (WOPI) : You can now rename files, create new files and share files from within the WOPI iframe on the browser page.
  • SharePoint Search: SharePoint Search Server Application has significant changes to its deployment.
  • Large file support: SharePoint Server 2016 now supports uploading and downloading files larger than 2,047 MB.
  • Sharing improvements: SharePoint Server 2016 has many new sharing improvements available.
  • Site Folders view: SharePoint Server 2016 provides a new Site Folders view that lets you access the document libraries in sites that you’re following.
  • Sites page pinning: This new feature helps you see and follow sites.
  • SMTP Connection Encryption: SharePoint Server 2016 supports sending email to SMTP servers that use STARTTLS connection encryption.
  • SMTP ports (non-default): SharePoint Server 2016 adds support for SMTP servers that use TCP ports other than the default port (25).
  • Image and video previews: You can now preview images and videos in SharePoint Server 2016 document libraries.
  • Information Rights Management: SharePoint Server 2016 provides Information Rights Management (IRM) capabilities to secure information by encrypting and securing information on SharePoint libraries with OneDrive for Business.

 

AWS

Installation Instructions for Windows

Step 1) RDP Connection: To connect to the deployed instance, Please follow Instructions to Connect to Windows  instance on AWS Cloud

Connect to virtual machine using following RDP credentials :

  • Hostname: PublicDNS  / IP of machine
  • Port : 3389

Username: To connect to the operating system, use RDP and the username is Administrator.
Password : Please Click here  to know how to  get password .

Step 2) Application Access Instructions:- 

Note : Users need to reach out to us for CAL license providing number of CAL required.
If you face any issue in running this image or activating license, Please reach out to support@secureanycloud.com.

  • Sharepoint Server has already been installed.
  • Sharepoint configuration should be completed by the user.
  • Please join a domain and have a SQL Server instance ready before starting the Sharepoint Configuration.

1. Default Login Credentials for SharePoint Access are same as your RDP Credentials, 

  • User Name: Administrator
  • Password:  Retrieved from Console

Step 3) Other Information:

  1. Default ports:
  • Windows Machines:  RDP Port – 3389
  • Http: 80
  • Https: 443

Configure custom inbound and outbound rules using this link

Installation Step by Step Screenshots

Step 1. Join the Computer to Active Directory and with Domain login open SharePoint Product configuration

Step 2.Welcome Page sharepoint

Step 3.Select Create a new server farm option from the next step as shown in below screen, if you are already have installed a new farm and doing a MinRole installation then select the first option to connect to an existing server farm.

Step 4.Enter the database server details and database access account details, use a separate user for this but I am using the same SPAdmin user for the preview installation. I have assigned it below rights in DB server:

  • Dbcreator
  • SecurityAdmin
  • SysAdmin

Step 5.If you are facing issues in connecting to SQL Server then make sure TCP/IP is enabled in SQL Server Configuration Manager. If you still getting the error then turn off the firewall on SQL server machine.

Step 6. After completing the database settings, press next which will take to you on Farm security settings page. Enter passphrase here which is required to secure the farm configuration data and is required for each server that joins the farm.

Step 7. Server Roles or the MinRoletopology

Here comes the MinRoles, SharePoint Server 2016 has six types of server roles:

  • Front-end
  • Application
  • Distributed Cache
  • Search
  • Custom
  • Single-Server Farm

You can either select single-server farm or can do a multi-server installation using MinRolestopology. If you have selected Single-Server Farm then you cannot extend to Multi-Server environment, so if you plan to extend to multi-Server farm in future then select the Custom MinRole or Application.

I am using single-server farm installation so will go with the last option.

Step 8.On next screen, you can specify port for Central Admin or can use the default which is selected randomly. I have never used the default port, I always an easy one which I can remember like 5555. Select NTLM installation mode at this phase and press next.

Step 9. Verify the settings in configuration wizar, press next to start the wizard. Advance option is not enabled for Single-Server installation.

Step 10. Press Next button, it will start the configuration of SharePoint farm. This is similar to what we do in past with MOSS 2007, SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 or even with SharePoint Foundation which is no more part of SharePoint 2016.

Step 11. The wizard can take some time and if you get some errors then you have to verify the roles of the user in SQL Server.

Step 12. After the installation, run the services wizard from Central Administration, setup will take you to the service configuration wizard page, you can either configure them through wizard and can also configure them manually.

Step 13.As this is test environment, so I will prefer configuring services using wizard. We can define a separate account for services but I am using the same SharePoint Admin account for all services.

Step 14.This will complete the services wizard for me and now I am ready to explore SharePoint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Google

Installation Instructions for Windows

Step 1) VM Creation:

  1. Click the Launch on Compute Engine button to choose the hardware and network settings.

2.You can see at this page, an overview of Cognosys Image as well as some estimated costs of VM.

3.In the settings page, you can choose the number of CPUs and amount of RAM, the disk size and type etc.

Step 2) Application Access Instructions:- 

Click the Windows “Start” button and select “All Programs” and search for Sharepoint

Step 3) Other Information:
1.Default ports:

  • Windows Machines:  RDP Port – 3389
  • Http: 80
  • Https: 443

Installation Step by Step Screenshots

Step 1. Join the Computer to Active Directory and with Domain login open SharePoint Product Configuration

 

Step 2.Welcome Page SharePoint

 

Step 3.Select Create a new server farm option from the next step as shown in below screen if you are already have installed a new farm and doing a MinRole installation then select the first option to connect to an existing server farm.

 

Step 4.Enter the database server details and database access account details, use a separate user for this but I am using the same SPAdmin user for the preview installation. I have assigned it below rights in DB server:

  • Dbcreator
  • SecurityAdmin
  • SysAdmin

 

 

Step 5.If you are facing issues in connecting to SQL Server then make sure TCP/IP is enabled in SQL Server Configuration Manager. If you still getting the error then turn off the firewall on SQL server machine.

 

 

Step 6. After completing the database settings, press next which will take to you on Farm security settings page. Enter passphrase here which is required to secure the farm configuration data and is required for each server that joins the farm.

Step 7. Server Roles or the MinRoletopology

Here comes the MinRoles, SharePoint Server 2016 has six types of server roles:

  • Front-end
  • Application
  • Distributed Cache
  • Search
  • Custom
  • Single-Server Farm

You can either select single-server farm or can do a multi-server installation using MinRolestopology. If you have selected Single-Server Farm then you cannot extend to Multi-Server environment, so if you plan to extend to multi-Server farm in future then select the Custom MinRole or Application.

I am using single-server farm installation so will go with the last option.

 

 

 

Step 8.On next screen, you can specify the port for Central Admin or can use the default which is selected randomly. I have never used the default port, I always use an easy one which I can remember like 5555. Select NTLM installation mode at this phase and press next.

 

 

Step 9. Verify the settings in configuration wizard, press next to start the wizard. The advance option is not enabled for Single-Server installation.

 

Step 10. Press Next button, it will start the configuration of SharePoint farm. This is similar to what we do in past with MOSS 2007, SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 or even with SharePoint Foundation which is no more part of SharePoint 2016.

 

 

Step 11. The wizard can take some time and if you get some errors then you have to verify the roles of the user

Step 12. After the installation, run the services wizard from Central Administration, setup will take you to the service configuration wizard page, you can either configure them through the wizard or you can also configure them manually.

Step 13.As this is test environment, so I will prefer configuring services using the wizard. We can define a separate account for services but I am using the same SharePoint Admin account for all services.

Step 14.This will complete the services wizard for me and now I am ready to explore SharePoint.

 

 

 

 

 

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