Install SharePoint 2013 - The Complete E-Book

Step by Step or Automated

"I highly recommend this guide! It will save you so much time and headache whether you're building a development or production environment."
(Johnny Brunson - InfoReliance)

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Avoid the Top Installation Mistakes:

 Missing important installation & preparation steps
(Put an error message into Google... you'll find 100s of possible solutions)

 Doing a wrong configuration leading to a new installation
(Do the right configuration steps based on your needs)

 Doing every step manually for different environments
(You'll easily lose 10+ hrs and may forget important steps)

 No planning before doing the installation
(Don't take different + outdated blog posts to match your needs)

Save 10+ Hours & Headaches:

 Clear step-by-step guide
(You can install simple & complex Production, Staging or Test environments)

 Detailed but also comprehensive
(You can easily adapt all steps to your own requirements)

(Free updates based on your feedback)

"He really covers it all, even the PowerShell scripts are included and I learned a thing or two from his code as well." (Johnny Brunson - InfoReliance)

Never again Configuration Problems:

1. Pick a script
(You can prepare servers, install or configure SharePoint based on your needs)

2. Enter your own parameters
(You can set e.g. your domain, account names, database names, folders, ...)

3. Run it

"His PowerShell scripts are accurate, easy to read, and assisted me in not only implementing configurations but also learning and understanding PowerShell features and capabilities." (Daryl Sharpe - CEO of TEDI-Inc)

This Material is for you if...'re an Administrator:

  • install simple & complex environments like Test, Staging, Production
  • install different environments
  • automate the entire process're a Service Provider:

  • plan & install SharePoint for your own clients
  • easily and quickly deploy any type of requested solution

2 Solutions for all your Installation & Configuration Scenarios:

How to Install SharePoint 2013 E-Book

Planning (PDF)

  • Up-to-date Software requirements, Versions, Patches, Dependencies and Pre-requisites (Windows Server, SQL Server)
  • Hardware requirements
  • Plan Installation Accounts
  • Plan Service Accounts

Preparation (PDF)

  • Assign Permissions
  • Enable Application Server & Web Server (Roles, Role Services and Features)
  • Windows Server
  • SQL Server
  • Patches & Hot fixes

25 Steps Checklist

  • Verify all preparation steps with this handy checklist

Installation (PDF)

  • Pre-requisites configuration
  • Least Privileges installation
  • N-Tier installation
  • Offline installation
  • Patches & Hot fixes
  • Create a SharePoint Farm
  • Join Servers to a Farm

Configuration (PDF)

  • Initial Configuration
  • Step-by-step configuration for "User Profiles Service Application"
  • Step-by-step configuration for "SharePoint Apps"
  • Automated PowerShell configuration for all other Service Applications

Simple automation with 57 PowerShell Scripts

  • Automate all steps from the PDFs
  • Save time with accurate, assisted, easy to use scripts
  • Automate exactly the steps you need
  • No mass activation of things you don't need

Install SharePoint 2013 for Developers

Develoment Virtualization (PDF)

  • Development Virtualization with Hyper-V, VMware
  • Virtual Machine, Active Directory and Network Setup

Develoment Installation (PDF)

  • Development Installation
  • Tips & Best Practices
  • Step-by-step or PowerShell automated installation

Troubleshooting Tips

  • 9 solutions for the 4 most common problems

Just look at the results people got with my guides...

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About the author

Hi, my name is Andreas and I'm the author.

Back in 2007 SharePoint was released without a lot of documentation. The community had to evolve. Microsoft's marketing division was on steroids. And we had a lot of orders.

I had to redo my first installations and wasted days of doing the same steps again and again.

That's why I created installation guides for SharePoint 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007.

I analyzed the installation process step by step, wrote down information and techniques I used, and checked 100s of Google search results for solutions to specific problems...

You can benefit from 8+ years of installation experience, 100+ installed, configured & reviewed environments, SWISS Top 500 companies and 100+ hours of refinement.

And: 206+ companies around the world used my SharePoint 2016 installation material (January 2017).

*Please note that not every person who wrote a review wanted his / her name also be mentioned.

Willem de Vries - Hobéon Management Consult

What were your needs?

We were investigating a SharePoint system to use for knowledge management.

How did the material solve your needs?

It helped us greatly in getting an on-premise installation up and running.

What results did you get?

Thanks to your documentation we could compare our on-premise SharePoint system with Microsoft's SharePoint online. We decided that Microsoft's offering had a lot of advantages for us (financially, technically) and the disadvantages didn't outweigh them. So we've switched to SharePoint Online. We made an informed decision, thanks to you.

Khotso Charles

What were your needs?

My need was to fully configure a professional Test, Development environment and do it very quickly and automated.

How did the material solve your needs?

The material was clear, precise and easy to use and the automation part was beneficial

What results did you get?

As it was promised everything worked as expected.

Dale Moore

What were your needs?

I needed to install SP Server for the first time and wanted a simple guide with screenshot based instructions.

How did the material solve your needs?

It provided exactly that!

What results did you get?

A clean, seamless and easy to follow guide for someone with limited technical know-how, such as me!

Mike Bunyan

What were your needs?

Learning installation techniques using manual method and PowerShell.

How did the material solve your needs?

Detailed walk through and well documented scripts help better understanding of instalation process and running.

What results did you get?

Working farm using Hyper-V on test environment. Permissions model took a bit of time to unravel. It works fine using best practices, just seems overly complex. Seems Microsoft could do better on this aspect.

Sandeep Nakarmi

What were your needs?

To understand, practice and setup SharePoint 2013 environments.

How did the material solve your needs?

The material served as a guidance for entire SharePoint installation process. The PowerShell scripts were flawless and made my life lot easier. I was able to perform guided and scripted installation without much hassle.

What results did you get?

Great.. I successfully performed two SharePoint 2013 installations,one for dev / test environment and other minimal Production environment. I used the scripted powershell scripts which ran like a charm and often referred to well documented manuals. Elated that I have this material.

John Morris

What were your needs?

Setup sharepoint 2013 server.

How did the material solve your needs?

The material was so helpful I was able to setup a Sharepoint dev and production invironment with less time.

What results did you get?

Setup a Sharepoint Production environment.


What were your needs?

I was to install SharePoint 2013 and didn't have a clue on how to go about the installation and configuration.

How did the material solve your needs?

With the material i was able to install and configure our new SharePoint 2013 farm.

What results did you get?


Anonymous review*

What were your needs?

Working as a Systems Engineer, I needed detailed documentation to quickly deploy many different type of SharePoint deployment.

How did the material solve your needs?

With this documentation, I can follow easily and quickly to deploy any type of solution requested.

What results did you get?

On the first try, I was able to quickly deploy a sandbox solution and a personal lab. The scripts worked particularly well and stopped me from spending hours of troubleshooting and research.

Juergen Pflug

What were your needs?

Multiserver environment installation with PowerShell

How did the material solve your needs?

It has provided me with the ideas and the basic framework to realize this with PowerShell

What results did you get?

After minimal adaptations and translations the environment (3 servers) was installed

Hans Kristian

What were your needs?

Needed some guidance on installing SP2013

How did the material solve your needs?

It provided clear instructions and good scripts

What results did you get?

Several farms

Anonymous review*

What were your needs?

Scripts to install SharePoint 2013 from scratch

How did the material solve your needs?

Provided me with the knowledge of PowerShell in a simplified way

What results did you get?

Though I had to change the scripts as per my needs the scripts were working just perfect to suit my requirement

Anonymous review*

What were your needs?

Using Host-named Site Collection farm and wanted complete scripting control over installation and configuration.

How did the material solve your needs?

Gave us the ability to implement functions and features as required in a controlled manner - especially the ability to name databases when creating service applications.

What results did you get?

Good results and a consistent environment.

Anonymous review*

What were your needs?

A good step-by-step guide for installing SP2013.

How did the material solve your needs?

It help me both by pictures and text not only to follow along but also understand the process.

What results did you get?

Several farms, both dev and production farms.


All future updates are of course free for every customer.


  • September: Added SharePoint 2013 offline installation details & scripts
  • April: Added SharePoint 2013 Updates to March 2015 CU
  • January: Added detailed SQL Server collation settings guide


  • September: Added step-by-step User Profile Service Application configuration guide
  • September: Added step-by-step Development Virtualization with Hyper-V or VMware guide
  • April: Updated software requirements
  • July: Added Cumulative Updates and installation notes
  • July: Updated Service Application Accounts & Software requirements
  • April: Added preparation checklist
  • March: Enhanced some PowerShell scripts


I have a specific scenario, does it help me?

Yes! And here's why: Each part of the document is modular. If you just need a Windows Server and SharePoint that's ok. If you also need accounts planning, SQL Server and several SharePoint servers just add the parts to your individual installation process.

I'm a beginner and very new to SharePoint, is the book for me?

Yes. You'll get clear, easy to follow steps and lots of pictures starting with preparation and ending with a successful installation.

I'm experienced with SharePoint, is the book for me?

I've written the book with experienced SharePoint administrators and developers in mind too. There are lots of topics including script automation or accounts and permission planning for Web and Service Applications.

Doesn't a book go out of date as soon as it's published?

This is part of the reason why I made the book digital instead of hard-copy. I plan to update the eBook every few months so that you always have the most up to date information.

Does this material include Scripts for creating Service Applications?

Yes! There are scripts to create every Service Application like e.g. User Profiles and Search except Office Web Apps and PowerPivot.

Does this material cover high availability?

Although you can install multiple Web- and Application Server it doesn't discuss high availability or multiple SQL Server (clustering or mirroring).

Does this material cover Kerberos and SPNs?


I still have a question...

Sure just write me an eMail with your question and I will answer as soon as possible.

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30 Day Money-Back Guarantee

"If I don't like the material can I get a refund?"

If the material isn't helpful to you and you don't get the desired results within 30 days of purchase just send me a message and I'll refund your money, no questions asked.