SharePoint Server 2016 installation step by step (Download FREE PDF Guide)

In this tutorial, we will discuss the SharePoint server 2016 installation step by step in windows server 2016. And also, we will see what are the SharePoint 2016 installation requirements.

You can also check out SharePoint Server 2016 new features and browsers supported in SharePoint 2016.

Download SharePoint Server 2016

First, download SharePoint Server 2016 from this Microsoft URL.

SharePoint 2016 Product Keys

Microsoft provides 180 trial of SharePoint server for both the standard and enterprise versions. Below are the Product keys:

  • SharePoint Server 2016 Enterprise trial product key: NQGJR-63HC8-XCRQH-MYVCH-3J3QR
  • SharePoint Server 2016 Standard trial product key: RTNGH-MQRV6-M3BWQ-DB748-VH7DM

Note: You must use an Enterprise product key for SharePoint to enable Project Server 2016.

Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint Server 2016

Below are the hardware and software requirements we should follow before installing the SharePoint server 2016.

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.

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.

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

Operating System Requirement:

SharePoint Server 2016 will be supported any one of the below operating system:

  • 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 server:

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

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

SharePoint Server 2016 installation steps

The complete process is a 3 steps process.

  • Install Prerequisite
  • Install SharePoint Server 2016
  • Configure SharePoint Server 2016

SharePoint 2016 prerequisites installation

Before installing SharePoint server 2016, we need to install prerequisites.

Step-1:
Extract the setup file to folder and click on prerequisiteinstaller.exe file as shown in the below figure. This will install all the required prerequisites required for SharePoint Server 2016.

sharepoint 2016 prerequisites
sharepoint 2016 prerequisites

Step-2: After clicking the prerequisite installer, a Microsoft SharePoint 2016 product preparation Tool welcome screen is appearing which will display all the prerequisite names. Then click on next as shown in the figure.

install sharepoint 2016 prerequisites
install sharepoint 2016 prerequisites

Step-3: After clicking next, a Microsoft software license terms will come. Here select “I accept the terms of the License Agreement(s)” and click to next.

install sharepoint 2016 prerequisites offline
install sharepoint 2016 prerequisites offline

Then it will start the prerequisites installation.

Step-4: All the prerequisites will get installed.

sharepoint 2016 installation prerequisites
sharepoint 2016 installation prerequisites

Once the installation over, you can see all the prerequsites status should be successful. You can see the Installation Complete screen like below:

installing sharepoint 2016 step by step
installing sharepoint 2016 step by step

Note: If any one the prerequisites are fail, then resolve that before proceeding for SharePoint server 2016 installation process.

SharePoint Server 2016 Installation

Once the prerequisites installation over, we can install SharePoint server 2016.

Step-1: Now go to the folder again and click on setup.exe file.

sharepoint server 2016 installation
sharepoint server 2016 installation

Step-2: Then it will ask you to give enter your product key which is 25 characters and click on to continue. You can insert the trial version keys if you want.

sharepoint server 2016 installation step by step
sharepoint server 2016 installation step by step

Step-3: Read the Microsoft Software License Terms and select the check box of “I accept the terms of this agreement” and click on continue.

sharepoint 2016 standalone installation
sharepoint 2016 standalone installation

Step-4: In this “choose a file location”, no need to browse anything. So just go for ‘Install Now’ as below in the screenshot. If you want to change the installation location, you can change also.

sharepoint 2016 installation step by step pdf
sharepoint 2016 installation step by step pdf

Step-5: Then the installation will progress and in “installation progress” dialog box you can see. The installation will be running and it will take some time to complete the installation process.
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install sharepoint 2016 on windows server 2016
install sharepoint 2016 on windows server 2016

Configure SharePoint Server 2016

Once the installation over, we can start the SharePoint server 2016 configuration wizard.

Step-1: After installation complete, it will open the “Run Configuration Wizard” will come. To configure your server, just select the checkbox of ‘Run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard now’ and click to close as below screenshot.

sharepoint 2016 installation
sharepoint 2016 installation

Step-2: Then it will display the Welcome to SharePoint Products dialog box. Here it will ask to keep the Name of the databases server and database and also to keep the Username and password to access the database. Those things will required in the following screens.

sharepoint 2016 configuration step by step
sharepoint 2016 configuration step by step

Step-3: Once you click Next, it will show that the below services may be started or reset during installation.

  • Internet Information Services
  • SharePoint Administration Service
  • SharePoint Timer Service

Click on Yes like below:

install sharepoint 2016 on windows server 2016 step by step
install sharepoint 2016 on windows server 2016 step by step

Step-4: In this connect to a server farm, choose to “create a new server farm” and then click on next. If you want to connect to an existing farm, you can choose Connect to an existing server farm.

Installing SharePoint 2016
Installing SharePoint 2016

Step-5: In the “configuration database settings”, give the ‘database server’ and the ‘database name. Similarly in the “database access account”, give the ‘username’ and ‘password’ and click on next as shown in below screenshot.

how to install sharepoint server 2016
how to install sharepoint server 2016

Step-6: In “Farm Security Settings”, give the passphrase and confirm the passphrase and click on next.

sharepoint 2016 requirements
sharepoint 2016 requirements

Step-7: The below step is know an Min role which is a new feature in SharePoint 2016. Here we can define the role for the server. Since we are installing as a single server farm, select the ‘Single-Server Farm’ and click to next as below.

sharepoint 2016 installation requirements
sharepoint 2016 installation requirements

Apart from this, you can choose role as:

  • Front-end
  • Application
  • Distributed Cache
  • Search
  • Custom

Step-8: In this web application, specify your port number (by default it is there but if you want to change then you can change it), then select the NTLM and click on next.

sharepoint 2016 windows server 2016
sharepoint 2016 windows server 2016

Step-9: In this, just click to next for applying configuration settings.

SharePoint 2016 Installation And Configuration
SharePoint 2016 Installation And Configuration

Step-10: In “configuring share point products”, it will finalize the share point product configuration. So it will take some time.

Install SharePoint Server 2016 on one server
Install SharePoint Server 2016 on one server

Step-11: Once the Configuration over, it will display the Configuration Successful dialgo box like below, then click on Finish.

how to install sharepoint 2016
how to install sharepoint 2016

Step-12: It will show you for sign up and select the option as given below in the screenshot and click to ok.

install sharepoint 2016 on windows server 2016 offline
install sharepoint 2016 on windows server 2016 offline

Step-13: Then it will open the SharePoint server 2016 central administration Welcome page like below:

Sharepoint server 2016 central administration
SharePoint server 2016 central administration

Here you will be able to configure SharePoint farm. Just choose a managed account and then choose the Service Applications and click Next.

install sharepoint 2016 on windows server 2016
install sharepoint 2016 on windows server 2016

Download SharePoint 2016 Installation PDF Guide

You can also download SharePoint server 2016 installation PDF guide.

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Conclusion

I hope this will be helpful to install and configure SharePoint server 2016 on windows server 2016.

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