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Sharepoint 2019 on Cloud

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Overview

Microsoft SharePoint 2019 makes it easier for people to work together. Using SharePoint 2019, you and your team can set up websites to share information with others, manage documents from start to finish, and publish reports to help everyone make better decisions. SharePoint
2019 is a platform for hosting shared activities over the web, manage documents from start to finish, and publish reports to help everyone make better decisions.

  • SharePoint allows you and your team to store files in a shared team space so that everyone has access to the latest versions.
  • It can store copies of earlier versions so you never have to worry about loosing earlier work
  • SharePoint is a collaboration tool. By sharing documents, you can also collaborate on work.
  • Depending on how your site is setup, you can check documents in and out for editing.
  • SharePoint seamlessly integrates with Office applications such as Word, Excel, and Access.
  • SharePoint also provides a search tool for finding information on your site.

SharePoint offers your team full security over your site. Security settings are managed within your team by site owners.There’s much more you can do with SharePoint including sharing Calendars, team directories, task lists, and so forth.

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)S

Features

Major Features of Sharepoint 2019 Enterprise

  • Access ServicesAccess Services allows you to easily publish Microsoft Access 2019 databases to your existing SharePoint site. Now you have a site that hosts all of your Access databases and stores all database objects in a list within that site.Excel ServicesUsing Excel Services allows you to create and publish Excel workbooks directly from the browser. You can also create interactive reports and dashboards that can be displayed directly from your browser, using SharePoint. Not only can you view Excel workbooks in the browser, but you can also create and modify them with no need for the client to be installed on your workstation.PerformancePoint ServicesPerformancePoint Services is BI’s best friend. This lets you utilize KPI’s to create reports and dashboards, allowing you to effectively monitor all aspects of your business. If business analysis is essential to your company, you’ll want to use PerformancePoint Services.InfoPath Forms ServicesInfoPath Forms is a great tool for creating forms and uploading them to your SharePoint site. For example, are you tired of manually filling out expense reports and faxing them to your Human Resource department? Creating an InfoPath form will allow your employees to simply fill out an expense report directly from your SharePoint site and submit them to HR immediately. In other words, any paper form can easily be converted to an electronic form using InfoPath services.Enhanced Search CapabilitiesIf you are using SharePoint 2019 Enterprise edition, you have the ability to provision FAST Search. FAST Search turns your SharePoint search results into Google-esque (err…Bing-esque) search results.  Below are features (provided by Microsoft) that primarily only come with FAST Search:
    1. Advanced Content Processing
    2. Advanced Sorting
    3. Contextual Search
    4. Deep Refinement
    5. Extensible Search Platform
    6. Extreme Scale Search
    7. Rich Web Indexing
    8. Similar Results
    9. Thumbnails and Previews
    10. Visual Best Bets

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

1) 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 installation path: will be in your root folder “C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\14\BIN”
2.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. Open SharePoint 2019  Application using desktop icon

Step 2.Welcome Page sharepoint. Click on Next to Create a new server farm

Step 3. Select Create a new server farm option from the given options, if you are already have installed a new farm and doing a MinRole installation then select the first option to connect an existing server farm.

Step 4.Enter the database server details and database access account details, use a separate user for this but we are 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 problem in connecting SQL Server then make sure TCP/IP is enabled in SQL Server Configuration Manager. If you are still getting an error then turn off the firewall in 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
2019 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 MinRoles topology. 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. we have never used the default port, we 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. 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
2019 and SharePoint 2013 or even with SharePoint Foundation which is no more part of SharePoint 2016.

Step 11. The wizard would take some time and if you get some error 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 we 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 us and now we are ready to use SharePoint.

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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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