On-premises Installation of SharePoint 2016

SharePoint 2016 has a lot of great new features. This course gives you the knowledge and skills to get a SharePoint 2016 farm up and running in an on-premises environment so you can start using all the new features of SharePoint 2016 without delay.
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(43)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 27, 2016
Duration
2h 55m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(43)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 27, 2016
Duration
2h 55m
Description

SharePoint 2016 is new and has a lot to offer, but first you have to learn how to get it up and running. This course, On-premises Installation of SharePoint 2016, will do just that by teaching you how to do a basic on-premises installation of SharePoint 2016. First, you will learn how to install and prepare SQL Server 2014 for use with SharePoint, creating SQL permissions and what to do about MAXDOP. Next, you'll install SharePoint 2016, create the SharePoint farm, and join all of your servers to the farm for a full MinRole deployment. Finally, you'll observe how to manage your servers in Central Administration and how to upgrade them and change a server role. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to perform an on-premises installation of SharePoint 2016 with SQL Server 2014, using the MinRole topology, preparing you to create your own SharePoint environment.

About the author
About the author

Bill Kulterman is an educator, author, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). Bill has been a trainer for more than a dozen years, educating students in Excel, Visio and a bevy of additional solutions. In recent years he has focused solely on SharePoint and SharePoint Online through Office 365. When he's not creating courses, he can usually be found riding his bike or relaxing near his Koi pond.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Bill Kulterman and welcome to my course On Premises Installatoin of SharePoint 2016. I am author here at Pluralsight and I've been working with SharePoint and creating courses on it for many years. In this course, like the title says, we are going to learn how to perform an on-prem installation of SharePoint 2016 with the new MinRole topology. The first step in using SharePoint is learning how to get it up and running. In this course we'll do exactly that. We'll also learn to get SQL Server installed and how to prepare it for use with SharePoint 2016. Some of the major topics we will cover include SharePoint 2016 hardware, software, and topologies; installing the SharePoint prerequisites, both online and offline; and creating the SharePoint farm using the wizard and, again, with PowerShell. by the end of this course you'll have a working multi-tier SharePoint farm complete with SQL Server up and running and ready to configure for your business needs. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Windows Server, Active Directory, and PowerShell. I hope you'll join me on this journey as we learn how to install SharePoint 2016 in an on-premises environment and create a fully working multi-tier SharePoint MinRole farm.

SharePoint 2016 Farm Topologies
Hi welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Bill and this module is SharePoint 2016 Farm Topologies. In this module we're going to start by taking a look at our tradition topologies. We'll take a quick look at how we used to do things in 2007 through 2013, then we're going to go ahead and take a look at the new topologies for 2016, and this, of course, involves MinRole. Now if you haven't heard the term MinRole before, get used to it because it's here to stay, at least throughout this version of SharePoint. MinRole is what we're using to describe the new SharePoint topology and the new way that we set up our farms. And we're going to learn a lot about that throughout this entire course. So lots of good stuff to look forward to. And we'll also see that we still have support for our legacy topologies, so we can still use SharePoint the way we always have. We've got a lot of great things in store, so why don't we go ahead and let's get started.

SharePoint 2016 Requirements
Hi welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Bill and this module is SharePoint 2016 Requirements. Let's go ahead and let's take a look at what we're going to talk about throughout this module. We'll start by going over the hardware requirements for an evaluation/development deployment. In this most likely we're talking about our single server role or a small legacy 2-tier deployment, again, evaluation, development, and testing. Then we'll take a look at the production requirements, which of course will be for all of our servers under the MinRole deployment, and remember these are all the minimum requirements as set forth by Microsoft. We all know that sometimes the minimum might not be enough, depending on how truly big our deployment is. Next we'll look at the software requirements. We'll start by looking at which operating systems you can run SharePoint on, then we'll take a look at the needs for the SQL Server and all of the prerequisite software. So a lot of great stuff in store, why don't we go ahead and let's get started.

Installing SQL Server for SharePoint
Hi welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Bill and this module is SQL Server Installation for SharePoint. In this module we're going to start by talking about service accounts. The first thing we need to do is create some service accounts for our installation. So we're going to start by taking a look at what service accounts are needed and what service accounts are. Then we're going to go ahead and move to the demo, we're actually going to configure those service accounts in Active Directory. Then we're going to get to installing SQL. It's pretty simple straightforward demo, we'll get SQL all up and running and then there's going to be a few post installation activities that we're going to have to do. We're going to have to deal with MAXDOP and we'll talk about that when we get there. We're going to have to set up some SQL permissions and we're going to have to do a little fancy work with our Windows firewall. So lots of great stuff in store, why don't we go ahead and let's get started.

Installing the SharePoint 2016 Prerequisites
Hi welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Bill and this module is Installing the SharePoint 2016 Prerequisites. Now this is going to be a fun module. We are going to, as the title says, install the prerequisites for SharePoint 2016 on our servers. Now we're only going to put it on two, you don't have to sit there and watch me do it on every single one of them, but there are two ways to go about this. One is online, so the server that we're going to install this on will be on the internet with the Prerequisite Installer. We'll use the Prerequisite Installer that comes on our SharePoint media, it will connect with Microsoft and download all of the files that we need and do the installation for us, it's pretty quick and easy, and in fact, if this was the only way to do this, this module would be about 3 minutes long. But we are also going to then do an offline installation of our prerequisites using the Prerequisite Installer. Now you're probably saying, wait a minute Bill, we're going to do it the same way? Not quite. We are going to still use the Prerequisite Installer, but we are going to have to gather the files first that we need and then we're going to use a little bit of PowerShell to help us install them all. It's going to be a lot of fun, you learn a lot of great things in this module, so why don't we go ahead and let's get started.

Installing SharePoint and Creating the Farm
Hi welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Bill and this module is Installing SharePoint and Creating the Farm. We're going to start this module by installing SharePoint 2016. I know, I know, that's kind of been the point of this whole course. But this time we're actually going to do it, we're actually going to get our hands on our SharePoint servers and start that installation going. Doing that is also going to create our SharePoint Farm for us and we do that using the Products Configuration Wizard. That will go ahead and create our databases in SQL for us and when those are done we'll go and take a look at SQL and examine those databases and make sure they are exactly what we're looking for. Then we will go and add our Servers to the Farm, our Application Server is where we're going to start. We'll add our Front-End Server, our Distributed Cache Server, and our Search Server. Alright, sounds like a lot of fun, doesn't it? Well it's going to be, so why don't we go ahead and let's get started.

Creating the Farm Using PowerShell
Hi welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Bill and this module is Create the Farm Using Powershell. Okay, we saw in our last module when we used the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard to create our farm, it also created our databases, but it did not give us the opportunity to name the database for central administration. It used the default and added that GUID at the end, that was that long string of numbers and letters. And we already said that can be bad, especially if you're using any 3rd party software. A lot of your SQL administrators are going to tell you never create a database with a GUID. So what we're going to do in this module is create the farm and those databases using PowerShell. We're going to start this module by taking a look at those PowerShell commands. We're going to look at those so that we can see how we go ahead naming the databases with PowerShell. We can name that central administration database whatever we want and it will not have that GUID. Then we're going to create the databases by running those PowerShell commands. Then we'll go ahead, we'll move on and finish the installation using the Products Configuration Wizard. This is pretty much going to be the exact same process that we saw in the previous module, and then the last thing we'll do is add an additional server, we'll add our front-end server, join them to the farm, again, using the Products Configuration Wizard. It's going to be a lot of fun, a lot of really great stuff, so why don't we go ahead and let's get started.

Managing Servers in Central Administration
Hi welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Bill and this module is Managing Servers in Central Administration. In this module we're going to take a look at Central Administration and show you how you can, like the title says, manage your servers in there. We'll take a close look at the server roles and the services running on our individual servers. Then we're going to take a real close look at the server status because we're going to have some problems there, we're going to see some big red text warning us that an upgrade is required, and we'll deal with that, we'll talk about why we need it and how to go ahead and do it, and that's the next section. We will upgrade a server using not PowerShell, but actually from the command line, pretty simple and basic. Then the last thing we're going to do is take a look at changing a server role, a very, very cool new feature in SharePoint 2016, and that is done from Central Administration. Alright sounds like a lot fun, there's going to be some great things ahead in this module, so why don't we go ahead and let's get started.