SharePoint 2019/2016/2013 Hardware and Software Requirements

This SharePoint tutorial explains SharePoint hardware and software requirements. We will see various hardware and software requirements for installing SharePoint 2019/2016/2013.

Microsoft has already released SharePoint 2019 for production use and lots of organizations started using SharePoint 2019.

If you are still using an older version, then have a look at the below article:

If your organization wants to have SharePoint on-premise environment, then it is necessary to know the installation requirement of SharePoint 2019/2016/2013 like hardware and software requirements.

Before starting the installation, make sure you will have the required hardware and software.

SharePoint 2019 Hardware and Software Installation Requirements

Below are the hardware and software requirements we should follow before installing the SharePoint server 2019.

Based on your requirement there can be various installation scenarios, so make sure you should have the below guidelines for your web servers or application servers.

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Installation scenarioDeployment type and scale      RAM   ProcessorHard disk space
Single server role that uses SQL ServerDevelopment or evaluation installation of SharePoint Server 2019 Public Preview with the minimum recommended services for development environments. Use the Single-Server farm role that will let you choose which service applications to provision. For additional information on Single-Server farm role.   16 GB  64-bit, 4 cores80 GB for system drive
100 GB for the second drive
Single server role that uses SQL ServerPilot or user acceptance test installation of SharePoint Server 2019 Public Preview running all available services for development environments.     24 GB64-bit, 4 cores80 GB for system drive
100 GB for the second drive and additional drives
Web server or application server in a three-tier farmDevelopment or evaluation installation of SharePoint Server 2019 Public Preview with a minimum number of services.     12 GB    64-bit, 4 cores80 GB for system drive
80 GB for the second drive
Web server or application server in a three-tier farmPilot, user acceptance test, or production deployment of SharePoint Server 2019 Public Preview running all available services.     16 GB   64-bit, 4 cores80 GB for system drive
80 GB for the second drive and additional drives

Operating System Requirement:
SharePoint Server 2019 will be supported any one of the following operating systems:

Database Requirements:
SharePoint Server 2019 Preview requires any one of the below SQL servers:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 RTM
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 RTM for Windows

SharePoint 2016 Hardware and Software Installation Requirements

Below are few hardware and software requirements for installing SharePoint server 2016.

Based on your requirement there can be various installation scenarios for SharePoint 2016, so make sure you should have the below guidelines for your web servers or application servers.

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ScenarioDeployment typeProcessorRAMHard disk
Database server running a single SQL instanceDevelopment64-bit, 4 cores12-16 GB80GB
Database server running a single SQL instanceQA/Production64-bit, 4 cores16-24 GB80GB
Web server or application server in a three-tier farmDevelopment64-bit, 4 cores12-16 GB80GB
Web server or application server in a three-tier farmQA/Production64-bit, 4 cores16-24 GB80GB

Prerequisites for SharePoint 2016:

Below are the prerequisites required to install SharePoint 2016. Like SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016 has a Prerequisite Installer (prerequisiteinstaller.exe) which will install the required components.

  • Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client
  • Microsoft ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server
  • Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 SP1 (x64)
  • Windows Server AppFabric 1.1
  • Cumulative Update Package 1 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server (KB2671763)
  • Microsoft Identity Extensions
  • Microsoft Information Protection and Control Client
  • Microsoft WCF Data Services 5.0
  • Microsoft WCF Data Services 5.6
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2
  • Update for Microsoft .NET Framework to disable RC4 in Transport Layer Security (KB2898850)
  • Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2013

Operating System Requirement:
SharePoint Server 2016 will be supported any one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2016 Standard or Datacenter

.Net Framework:
Windows Server 2012 R2: SharePoint 2016 requires .NET Framework 4.5.2
Windows Server Technical Preview “Threshold”: SharePoint 16 requires .NET Framework 4.6 Preview, which comes with Windows Server Technical Preview “Threshold”.

Database Requirements:
SharePoint Server 2016 requires any one of the below SQL servers:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 RTM
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 RTM for Windows

You can follow this msdn article.

SharePoint 2013 Hardware and Software Installation Requirements

Below are the installation (hardware and software) requirements for SharePoint 2013.

Installation ScenarioDeployment typeRAMProcessorHard disk space
Single server with a built-in database or single server that uses SQL ServerDevelopment or evaluation installation of SharePoint Server 2013 or SharePoint Foundation 2013 with the minimum recommended services for development environments.8 GB64-bit, 4 cores80 GB
Single server with a built-in database or single server that uses SQL ServerDevelopment or evaluation installation of SharePoint Server 2013 or SharePoint Foundation 2013 running Visual Studio 2012 and the minimum recommended services for development environments.10 GB64-bit, 4 cores80 GB
Single server with a built-in database or single server that uses SQL ServerDevelopment or evaluation installation of SharePoint Server 2013 running all available services24 GB64-bit, 4 cores80 GB
Web server or application server in a three-tier farmUser acceptance test, or production deployment of SharePoint Server 2013 or SharePoint Foundation 2013.12 GB64-bit, 4 cores80 GB
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter [64 Bit]
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter [64 Bit]
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 [64 Bit]
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 [64 Bit]
  • Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5

Prerequisites for SharePoint 2013:

Below are the Prerequisites for SharePoint 2013.

  • Web Server (IIS) role
  • Application Server role
  • Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client
  • Microsoft WCF Data Services 5.0
  • Microsoft Information Protection and Control Client (MSIPC)
  • Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 SP1 (x64)
  • Windows Management Framework 3.0 which includes Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) 1.0 and Microsoft Identity Extensions (previously named WIF 1.1)
  • Windows Server AppFabric
  • Cumulative Update Package 1 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server (KB 2671763)

You can check more on this MSDN article.

I hope this SharePoint tutorial helps to know more about hardware and software requirements for installing SharePoint 2019/2016/2013.

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