Building Microsoft SharePoint 2016

Last updated: 2020-07-02 18:00:37

    Overview

    This document introduces how to build Microsoft SharePoint 2016 on a CVM instance.

    Software Versions

    This document uses the CVM instance with the following hardware specification as an example:

    • vCPU: 4 cores
    • Memory: 8 GB

    This document uses the following software versions as an example:

    • Operating system: Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 64-bit (Chinese)
    • Database: SQL Server 2014

    Prerequisites

    You have purchased a Windows CVM. If you have not yet, see Customizing Windows CVM Configurations.

    Directions

    Step 1: logging in to the Windows instance

    You can either logging in to a Windows instance using the RDP file (recommended) or logging into a Windows instance via remote desktop.

    Step 2: adding AD, DHCP, DNS and IIS services

    1. On the desktop, click to open Server Manager.
    2. Select Local Server in the left sidebar, and locate IE Enhanced Security Configuration, as shown below:
    3. Disable IE Enhanced Security Configuration, as shown below:
    4. Select Dashboard in the left sidebar, and click Add roles and features.
    5. In the “Add Roles and Features Wizard” window, keep the default configurations and click Next 3 times.
    6. On the Server Roles page, select Active Directory Domain Services, DHCP Server, DNS Server, Web Server (IIS), and click Add Features in the pop-up window, as shown below:
    7. Click Next.
    8. On the Features page, select .NET Framework 3.5 Features to add features, as shown below:
    9. Keep the default configurations and click Next until the Confirmation page appears.
    10. Confirm the installation, and click Install.
    11. After the installation is complete, restart the CVM.
    12. On the desktop, click to open *Server Manager.
    13. Click and select Promote this server to a domain controller, as shown below:
    14. In the Active Directory Domain Services Configuration Wizard window, select Add a new forest, enter a domain name in the Root domain name field, and click Next.
    15. Under Type the Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) password, set the password, and click Next.
    16. Keep the default configurations and click Next until the configuration is complete.
    17. Click Install.
    18. On the desktop, click to open Server Manager.
    19. Click and select Complete DHCP configuration, as shown below:
    20. In the DHCP Post-Install configuration wizard window, click Next.
    21. Keep the default configurations and click Commit to complete the installation.
    22. Click Close.

    Step 3: installing SQL Server 2014 database

    1. Open the browser on CVM and download the SQL Server 2014 installation package from the SQL Server 2014 official site.

      You may also obtain the SQL Server 2014 installation package from a third-party website or other valid channels.

    2. Double click the “Setup.exe” file to start the installation wizard, as shown below:
    3. Select New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation.
    4. On the Product Key page, enter the product key and click Next.
    5. Select I accept the license terms, and click Next.
    6. Keep the default configurations, and click Next.
    7. After the installation check is complete, click Next.
    8. Keep the default configurations, and click Next.
    9. On the Feature Selection page, click Select All to select all features, and click Next.
    10. On the Instance Configuration page, select Default instance, and click Next.
    11. On the Server Configuration -> Service Accounts page, configure the account and password for SQL Server Database Engine and SQL Server Analysis Services, and click Next.
      • Set the account name of SQL Server Database Engine to “NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE”.
      • Set the account name and password of SQL Server Analysis Services to the domain name and password configured in 14 to 15 in Step 2: adding AD, DHCP, DNS, and IIS services.
    12. On the Database Engine Configuration -> Server Configuration page, select Add Current User to use the current account as the administrator account of SQL Server, and click Next.
    13. On the Analysis Services Configuration -> Account Provisioning page, select Add Current User to grant the current account with administrator permissions for Analysis Services, and click Next.
    14. Keep the default configurations, and click Next.
    15. On the Distributed Replay Controller page, click Add Current User to grant the current account with access permissions for the Distributed Replay controller service.
    16. Keep the default configurations, and click Next.
    17. Confirm the SQL Server configurations, and click Install.
    18. After the installation is complete, click Close.

    Step 4: installing SharePoint 2016

    1. Open the browser on CVM and download the Microsoft SharePoint 2016 installation package from the Microsoft SharePoint 2016 official site.
    2. Open the “Microsoft SharePoint 2016” image file, double-click the executable file prerequisiteinstaller.exe of the preparation tool to install the Microsoft SharePoint 2016 Preparation Tool, as shown below:
    3. Open the installation wizard of the Microsoft SharePoint 2016 Preparation Tool and click Next.
    4. Select I accept the terms of the License Agreement(s), and click Next.
    5. After the preparation tool is installed, click Finish to restart the CVM.
    6. Open the “Microsoft SharePoint 2016” image file, double-click the installation file setup.exe to install Microsoft SharePoint 2016.
    7. Enter the product key, and click Continue.
    8. Select I accept the terms of this agreement, and click Continue.
    9. Select the installation directory (this example keeps the default configuration but you can specify a directory as needed), and click Install Now.
    10. When the installation is complete, select Run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard now, and click Close.

    Step 5: configuring SharePoint 2016

    1. In the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard window, click Next.
    2. Click Yes in the pop-up dialog box to allow service restart during the configuration.
    3. Select Create a new server farm, and click Next.
    4. On the Specify Configuration Database Settings page, set the configuration database and the access account.
      The SharePoint database is on the local host, so you need to enter the local database and account. Then, click Next.
    5. Enter the password of the server farm and click Next.
    6. Select Front-end for “Multiple-Server Farm” and click Next.
    7. Specify the port number of SharePoint Central Administration Web Application (this example uses “10000” but you can configure the number as needed), and click Next.
    8. Confirm the SharePoint configurations, and click Next.
    9. After the configuration is complete, click Finish.

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