SharePoint Server Configuration

For configuring SharePoint you need the following

  1. Set up the server for Active Directory with ADDS role (or join it to a existing domain controller if you have it in same VPN)
  2. Install a SQL server on the same VM or on LAN (It should also be part of the domain)
  3. Complete the SharePoint configuration wizard with your domain account.

You can use a script like below with your values to install ADDS (You will need to reboot the machine in this installation)

Install AD Server with PowerShell commands
Step 1: Install Active Directory Domain Service.

C:\> Install-windowsfeature AD-domain-services

Step 2: Import ADDSDeployment Module.

C:\> Import-Module ADDSDeployment

Step 3: Configure First Domain Controller in Forest.

C:\> Install-ADDSForest `
-CreateDnsDelegation:$false `
-DatabasePath “C:\Windows\NTDS” `
-DomainMode “Default” `
-DomainName “” `
-DomainNetbiosName “YOURHOSTNAME” `
-ForestMode “Default” `
-InstallDns:$true `
-LogPath “C:\Windows\NTDS” `
-NoRebootOnCompletion:$false `
-SysvolPath “C:\Windows\SYSVOL” `

Note: For the error “set a strong password for the local Administrator account before you create the new domain.” use this command on administrator prompt: net user Administrator *

Step 4: Provide the DSRM password.

You will be prompted to provide the DSRM (Directory Services Restore Mode) password and finish the configuration of the active directory domain services

Next Install SQL server on another computer (or the same one if using for Stand alone testing)

You can install SQL server (with existing license or evaluation if you are trying out) on the same instance or provision another SQL server

SQL Server Standard

SQL Server Enterprise

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SharePoint Server Configuration