Sharepoint Server Product Key

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SharePoint 2019 also comes with the MinRole feature (SharePoint MinRole Explained) which configures a server for a specific role in a SharePoint topology like a Web Server or Application Server. SharePoint 2019 Installation. Start the installation of SharePoint Server 2019 and use one of the following trial product keys. Be careful that if you wan to test SharePoint Standard you'll need a purchased key as currently, Microsoft is only providing an Enterprise trial key (which is NQTMW-K63MQ-39G6H-B2CH9-FRDWJ) and no standard trial key. On the Convert License Type page, enter your SharePoint Server 2016 Product Key (it will be in the format: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX) and then click the OK button. Step 1: After Microsoft login on My Account page, you can get partial product key codes for Office installations. Nintex Form & Workflow for Office 365 Training, Microsoft Flow.

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APPLIES TO: 2013 2016 2019 SharePoint in Microsoft 365

You can install and configure SharePoint Servers 2016 or 2019 on a single server if you are hosting only a few sites for a limited number of users or if you want to create a trial or development environment. This configuration is also useful if you want to configure a farm to meet your needs first, and then add servers to the farm at a later stage.

Note

In previous versions of SharePoint, a single server installation automatically installed SQL Server Express. In SharePoint Servers 2016 and 2019, a single server installation contains only SharePoint. SQL Server can be installed on the same server or on a separate server; both scenarios are supported. For better performance we recommend installing SQL Server on a separate server.

Sharepoint Server Product Key

Overview

After you have completed setup and the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard, you will have installed binaries, configured security permissions, configured registry settings, configured the configuration database, configured the content database, and installed the SharePoint Central Administration web site. Next, you can choose to run the Farm Configuration Wizard to configure the farm, select the services that you want to use in the farm, and create the first site collection, or you can manually perform the farm configuration at your own pace.

Before you install SharePoint Servers 2016 or 2019 on a single server

Before you begin to install and configure SharePoint Servers 2016 or 2019, do the following:

  • For SharePoint Server 2016, ensure that you have met all hardware and software requirements. You must have a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2012 R2. To host SharePoint databases, you must also have a 64-bit version of SQL Server 2014 SP1. For more information about these requirements, such as specific updates that you must install, see Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint Server 2016.

  • For SharePoint Server 2019, ensure that you have met all hardware and software requirements. You must have a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2016. To host SharePoint databases, you must also have a 64-bit version of SQL Server 2016 or 2017. For more information about these requirements, such as specific updates that you must install, see Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint Server 2019.

  • Ensure that you perform a clean installation of SharePoint Servers 2016 or 2019.

  • Ensure that you are prepared to set up the required accounts by using appropriate permissions. For detailed information, see Initial deployment administrative and service accounts in SharePoint Server.

  • Ensure the Max degree of parallelism is set to 1. For additional information about max degree of parallelism see, Configure the max degree of parallelism Server Configuration Option.

Security note: As a security best practice, we recommend that you install SharePoint Servers 2016 or 2019 by using least-privilege administration.

Tip

If you decide to install prerequisites manually, you can still run the Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool to verify which prerequisites are required on each server.

Install SharePoint Servers 2016 or 2019 on a single server

To install and configure SharePoint Server 2016 or 2019 on a single server, you will follow these steps:

  1. Run the Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Preparation Tool, which installs all prerequisites to use SharePoint Server.

  2. Run Setup, which installs binaries, configures security permissions, and edits registry settings for SharePoint Servers 2016 or 2019.

  3. Run SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard, which installs and configures the configuration database, installs and configures the content database, and installs the SharePoint Central Administration web site.

  4. Configure browser settings.

  5. Run the Farm Configuration Wizard, which configures the farm, creates the first site collection, and selects the services that you want to use in the farm.

  6. Perform post-installation steps.

Important

To complete the following procedures, the account that you use must be a member of the Administrators group on the computer on which you are installing SharePoint Server. For information about user accounts, see Initial deployment administrative and service accounts in SharePoint Server.

Run the Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool

Because the prerequisite installer downloads components from the Microsoft Download Center, you must have Internet access on the computer on which you are running the installer. Use the following procedure to install software prerequisites for SharePoint Servers 2016 or 2019.

To run the Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool

  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is the farm administrator user account. For information about the farm administrator user account, see Initial deployment administrative and service accounts in SharePoint Server.

  2. In the SharePoint Server installation disc image software, mount the ISO file, and click the splash.hta file. The SharePoint Server splash screen is displayed.

  3. Click Install software prerequisites.

  4. On the Welcome to the SharePoint Products Preparation Tool page, click Next.

  5. On the License Terms for software products page, review the terms, select the I accept the terms of the License Agreement(s) check box, and then click Next.

  6. On the Your system needs to restart to continue page, click Finish to restart the computer.

  7. Repeat steps 2-4.

  8. On the Installation Complete page, click Finish.

Run Setup

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The following procedure installs binaries, configures security permissions, and edits registry settings for SharePoint Server. At the end of Setup, you can choose to start the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard, which is described later in this section.

To run Setup

  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is the farm administrator user account. For information about the farm administrator user account, see Initial deployment administrative and service accounts in SharePoint Server.

  2. On the SharePoint Server Start page, click Install SharePoint Server.

  3. On the Enter Your Product Key page, enter your product key, and then click Continue.

  4. On the Read the Microsoft Software License Terms page, review the terms, select the I accept the terms of this agreement check box, and then click Continue.

  5. Optional: To install SharePoint Server at a custom location, or to store search index files at a custom location, click the File Location tab, and then either type the custom location or click Browse to find the custom location.

    Note

    If you intend to use this computer as a search server, we recommend that you store the search index files on a separate storage volume or partition. Any other search data that needs to be stored is stored in the same location as the search index files. You can only set this location at installation time.

  6. Click Install Now.

  7. When Setup finishes, a dialog prompts you to complete the configuration of your server. Ensure that the Run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard now check box is selected.

  8. Click Close to start the configuration wizard.

Note

If Setup fails, check log files in the Temp folder of the user account you used to run Setup. Ensure that you are logged in using the same user account and then type %temp% in the location bar in Windows Explorer. If the path in Windows Explorer resolves to a location that ends in a '1' or '2', you have to navigate up one level to view the log files. The log file name is SharePoint Server Setup (< time stamp>).

Run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard

Use the following procedure to install and configure the configuration database and the content database, and to install the SharePoint Central Administration website.

To run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard

  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is the farm administrator user account. For information about the farm administrator user account, see Initial deployment administrative and service accounts in SharePoint Server.

  2. If you have closed the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard, you can access it by clicking Start, point to All Apps, click Microsoft SharePoint Products, and then click SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard. If the User Account Control dialog appears, click Continue.

  3. On the Welcome to SharePoint Products page, click Next.

  4. In the dialog that notifies you that some services might have to be restarted during configuration, click Yes.

  5. On the Connect to a server farm page, click Create a new server farm, and then click Next.

  6. On the Specify Configuration Database Settings page, do the following:

  7. In the Database server box, type the name of the computer that is running SQL Server.

  8. In the Database name box, type a name for your configuration database or use the default database name. The default name is SharePoint_Config.

  9. In the Username box, type the user name of the farm administrator service account. Ensure that you type the user name in the format DOMAINusername.

    Security note: The farm administrator service account is used to access your configuration database. It also acts as the application pool identity account for the SharePoint Central Administration application pool, and it is the account under which the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Timer service runs. The SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard adds this account to the SQL Server Login accounts, the SQL Server dbcreator server role, and the SQL Server securityadmin server role. The user account that you specify as the farm administrator service account has to be a domain user account. However, it does not have to be a member of any specific security group on your SharePoint servers or your database servers. We recommend that you follow the principle of least-privilege and specify a user account that is not a member of the Administrators group on your SharePoint servers or your database servers.

  10. In the Password box, type the user password.

  11. Click Next.

  12. On the Specify Farm Security Settings page, type a passphrase, and then click Next.

    Although a passphrase resembles a password, it is usually longer to improve security. It is used to encrypt credentials of accounts that are registered in SharePoint Server. For example, the SharePoint Server server farm administrator service account that you provide when you run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard. Ensure that you remember the passphrase, because you must use it every time that you add a server to the farm.

    Ensure that the passphrase meets the following criteria:

  • Contains at least eight characters

  • Contains at least three of the following four character groups:

  • English uppercase characters (from A through Z)

  • English lowercase characters (from a through z)

  • Numerals (from 0 through 9)

  • Nonalphabetic characters (such as !, $, #, %)

  1. On the Specify Server Role page, choose the appropriate role, click Next.

    Note

    For a single server farm, we recommend choosing the Single Server Farm role, although you can select a Custom role if you want to individually manage the services instances that run on the server. You can change the role of a server later if you change your mind or want to expand your farm by adding additional servers.

  2. On the Configure SharePoint Central Administration Web Application page, do the following:

  • Either select the Specify port number check box and type the port number that you want the SharePoint Central Administration web application to use, or leave the Specify port number check box cleared if you want to use the default port number.

  • Click either NTLM or Negotiate (Kerberos).

  1. Click Next.

  2. On the Completing the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard page, review your configuration settings to verify that they are correct, and then click Next.

    Note

    The Advanced Settings option is not available in SharePoint Servers 2016 and 2019.

  3. On the Configuration Successful page, click Finish. When the wizard closes, setup opens the web browser and connects to Central Administration.

    If the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard fails, check the PSCDiagnostics log files, which are located on the drive on which SharePoint Servers 2016 and 2019 are installed, in the %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%Microsoft SharedWeb Server Extensions16LOGS folder.

    If you are prompted for your user name and password, you might have to add the SharePoint Central Administration web site to the list of trusted sites and configure user authentication settings in Internet Explorer. You might also want to disable the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security settings. If you see a proxy server error message, you might have to configure proxy server settings so that local addresses bypass the proxy server. Instructions for configuring proxy server settings are provided in the following section. For more information about how to configure browser and proxy settings, see Configure browser settings.

Configure browser settings

After you run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard, you should confirm that SharePoint Server works correctly by configuring additional settings in Internet Explorer.

If you are not using Internet Explorer, you might have to configure additional settings for your browser. For information about supported browsers, see Plan browser support in SharePoint Servers 2016 and 2019.

To confirm that you have configured browser settings correctly, log on to the server by using an account that has local administrative credentials. Next, connect to the SharePoint Central Administration web site. If you are prompted for your user name and password when you connect, perform the following procedures:

  • Add the SharePoint Central Administration website to the list of trusted sites

  • Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security settings

If you receive a proxy server error message, perform the following procedure:

  • Configure proxy server settings to bypass the proxy server for local addresses

To add the SharePoint Central Administration website to the list of trusted sites

  1. Verify that the user account that completes this procedure has the following credentials:
  • The user account is a member of the Administrators group on the computer on which you are performing the procedure.
  1. In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.

  2. On the Security tab, in the Select a zone to view or change security settings area, click Trusted Sites, and then click Sites.

  3. Clear the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box.

  4. In the Add this web site to the zone box, type the URL to your site, and then click Add.

  5. Click Close to close the Trusted Sites dialog.

  6. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog.

To disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security settings

  1. Verify that the user account that completes this procedure has the following credentials:
  • The user account is a member of the Administrators group on the computer on which you are performing the procedure.
  1. Click Start, point to All Apps, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  2. In Server Manager, select the root of Server Manager.

  3. In the Security Information section, click Configure IE ESC.

    The Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration dialog appears.

  4. In the Administrators section, click Off to disable the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security settings, and then click OK.

To configure proxy server settings to bypass the proxy server for local addresses

  1. Verify that the user account that completes this procedure has the following credentials:
  • The user account is a member of the Administrators group on the computer on which you are performing the procedure.
  1. In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.

  2. On the Connections tab, in the Local Area Network (LAN) settings area, click LAN Settings.

  3. In the Automatic configuration area, clear the Automatically detect settings check box.

  4. In the Proxy Server area, click the Use a proxy server for your LAN check box.

  5. Type the address of the proxy server in the Address box.

  6. Type the port number of the proxy server in the Port box.

  7. Select the Bypass proxy server for local addresses check box.

  8. Click OK to close the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings dialog.

  9. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog.

Run the Farm Configuration Wizard

You have now completed setup and the initial configuration of SharePoint Server. You have created the SharePoint Central Administration web site. You can now configure your farm and sites, and you can select services by using the Farm Configuration Wizard.

To run the Farm Configuration Wizard

  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is the farm administrator user account. For information about the farm administrator user account, see Initial deployment administrative and service accounts in SharePoint Server.

  2. On the SharePoint Central Administration home page, on the Quick Launch, click Configuration Wizards, and then click Launch the Farm Configuration Wizard.

  3. On the Help Make SharePoint Better page, click one of the following options, and then click OK:

  • Yes, I am willing to participate (Recommended.)

  • No, I don't want to participate.

  1. On the Configure your SharePoint farm page, next to Yes, walk me through the configuration of my farm using this wizard, click Start the Wizard.

  2. On the Service Applications and Services page, in the Service Account section, click the service account option that you want to use to configure your services.

    Security note: For security reasons, we recommend that you use a different account from the farm administrator account to configure services in the farm.

    If you decide to use an existing managed account — that is, an account of which SharePoint Server 2016 is aware — make sure that you click that option before you continue.

  3. In the Services section, review the services that you want to use in the farm, and then click Next.

  4. On the Create Site Collection page, do the following:

  5. In the Title and Description section, in the Title box, type the name of your new site.

  6. Optional: In the Description box, type a description of what the site contains.

  7. In the Web Site Address section, select a URL path for the site.

  8. In the Template Selection section, in the Select a template list, select the template that you want to use for the top-level site in the site collection.

    Note

    To view a template or a description of a template, click any template in the Select a template list.

  9. Click OK.

  10. On the Configure your SharePoint farm page, review the summary of the farm configuration, and then click Finish.

Post-installation steps

After you install and configure SharePoint Server, your browser window opens to the Central Administration web site of your new SharePoint site. Although you can start adding content to the site or customizing the site, we recommend that you first perform the following administrative tasks.

  • Configure usage and health data collection You can configure usage and health data collection in your server farm. The system writes usage and health data to the logging folder and to the logging database.

  • Configure diagnostic logging You can configure diagnostic logging that might be required after initial installation or upgrade. The default settings are sufficient for most situations. Depending upon the business needs and life-cycle of the farm, you might want to change these settings.

  • Configure incoming e-mail You can configure incoming e-mail so that SharePoint sites accept and archive incoming e-mail. You can also configure incoming e-mail so that SharePoint sites can archive e-mail discussions as they occur, save e-mailed documents, and show e-mailed meetings on site calendars. In addition, you can configure the SharePoint Directory Management Service to provide support for e-mail distribution list creation and administration.

  • Configure outgoing email You can configure outgoing email so that your Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server sends email alerts to site users and notifications to site administrators. You can configure both the 'From' email address and the 'Reply' email address that appear in outgoing alerts.

  • Configure Search settings You can configure Search settings to crawl the content in SharePoint Server.

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APPLIES TO: 2013 2016 2019 SharePoint in Microsoft 365

The deployment sequence and configurations that are described in this article are based on recommended best practices. While the farm configuration is not complex, it provides a fundamental infrastructure to implement a SharePoint Server solution on similar — or more complex farms.

Overview

The basic steps in this deployment are as follows:

  • Ensure that you have done all the planning and preparatory work, such as verifying hardware and software requirements.

  • Install the required software updates on all servers that will be part of the farm.

  • Install the SharePoint Server prerequisites on SharePoint servers.

  • Install SharePoint Server on the SharePoint servers.

  • Create and configure the SharePoint farm.

  • Provision services.

  • Complete post-deployment tasks as required.

Topology overview

SharePoint Servers 2016 and 2019 support a new farm topology design called MinRole. This article will describe a simple multi-server farm topology with one server assigned to each MinRole server role. However, to take advantage of zero downtime patching, your farm topology must support high availability (HA) by having multiple servers assigned to each MinRole server role.

For additional information about MinRole, see Overview of MinRole Server Roles in SharePoint Servers 2016 and 2019.

Before you install SharePoint Server on multiple servers

Before you begin to install and configure SharePoint Servers 2016 or 2019, do the following:

  • Ensure that you are familiar with the operating-system guidelines described in Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2012 R2.

  • Ensure that you have met all hardware and software requirements. For more information about these requirements, such as specific updates that you must install, see Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint Server 2016. For SharePoint Server 2019, see Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint Server 2019.

  • Ensure that you perform a clean installation of SharePoint Server.

  • Ensure that you are prepared to set up the required accounts by using appropriate permissions. For detailed information, see Initial deployment administrative and service accounts in SharePoint Server.

Using the Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool

The Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool checks for the presence of prerequisites, and installs and configures all required programs. The Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool requires an Internet connection to download and configure SharePoint Server prerequisites.

Database server

Ensure that SQL Server is updated to the required level and the TCP/IP protocol is enabled for the network configuration.

Organizations whose database administrators operate independently from SharePoint admins will have to make sure that the correct version of SQL Server is available and updated to the required level. In addition, you will have to request a DBA-created database.

For additional information about DBA databases, see Database types and descriptions in SharePoint Server, Storage and SQL Server capacity planning and configuration (SharePoint Server).

Ensure the Max degree of parallelism is set to 1. For additional information about max degree of parallelism see, Configure the max degree of parallelism Server Configuration Option.

Public updates and hotfix packages

Ensure that public updates and the required hotfix packages are installed for the operating system, SQL Server, and SharePoint Server.

Prepare the farm servers

Before you install SharePoint Server, you must check for and install all the prerequisites on the SharePoint servers by using the Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool.

Tip

If you decide to install prerequisites manually, you can still run the Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool to verify which prerequisites are required on each server.

Use the following procedure to install prerequisites on each server in the farm.

To run the Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool

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  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is the Setup user account. For information about the Setup user account, see Initial deployment administrative and service accounts in SharePoint Server.

  2. In the SharePoint Server installation disc image, mount the ISO file, and then select the splash.hta file. The SharePoint Server 2016 splash screen is displayed..

  3. Select Install software prerequisites.

  4. On the Welcome to the SharePoint 2016 Products Preparation Tool page, select Next.

    Note

    The preparation tool may have to restart the local server to complete the installation of some prerequisites. The installer will continue to run after the server is restarted without manual intervention. However, you will have to log on to the server again.

  5. On the License Terms for software products page, review the terms, select the I accept the terms of the License Agreement(s) check box, and then select Next.

  6. If you see the Your system needs to restart to continue page, select Finish to restart the computer, and then repeat Steps 2-4.

Install SharePoint Server 2016 on the farm servers

After the prerequisites are installed, follow these steps to install SharePoint Server 2016 on each farm server.

The following procedure installs binaries, configures security permissions, and edits registry settings for SharePoint Server 2016. At the end of Setup, you can choose to start the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard, which is described later in this article.

To run Setup

  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is the Setup user account. For information about the Setup user account, see Initial deployment administrative and service accounts in SharePoint Server.

  2. On the SharePoint Server Start page, select Install SharePoint Server.

  3. On the Enter Your Product Key page, enter your product key, and then select Continue.

  4. On the Read the Microsoft Software License Terms page, review the terms, select the I accept the terms of this agreement check box, and then select Continue.

  5. Optional: To install SharePoint Server at a custom location, or to store search index files at a custom location, select the File Location tab, and then either enter the custom location, or to find the custom location, select Browse.

    Note

    As a best practice, we recommend that you install SharePoint Server on a non-system drive. > If you intend to use this computer as a search server, we recommend that you store the search index files on a separate storage volume or partition. Any other search data that needs to be stored, is stored in the same location as the search index files. You can only set this location at installation time.

  6. Select Install Now.

  7. When the Setup program is finished, a dialog box prompts you to complete the configuration of your server. Clear the Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard now check box.

    Note

    For consistency of approach, we recommend that you do not run the configuration wizard until you have installed SharePoint Server 2016 on all SharePoint servers that will participate in the server farm.

  8. To finish Setup, select Close.

Create and configure the farm

To configure the farm, you run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard. This wizard automates several configuration tasks, such as creating the configuration database, installing services, and creating the Central Administration website. We recommend that you run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard on the server that will host the SharePoint Central Administration website before you run the wizard on the other servers in the farm.

To run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard and configure the farm

  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is the Setup user account. For information about the Setup user account, see Initial deployment administrative and service accounts in SharePoint Server.

  2. On the server that will host Central Administration (the application server), select Start, point to All Apps, and then select Microsoft SharePoint Products, and then select SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, select Continue.

  3. On the Welcome to SharePoint Products page, select Next.

  4. In the dialog that notifies you that some services might have to be restarted during configuration, select Yes.

  5. On the Connect to a server farm page, select Create a new server farm, and then select Next.

  6. On the Specify Configuration Database Settings page, do the following:

  7. In the Database server box, type the name of the computer that is running SQL Server.

  8. In the Database name box, type a name for your configuration database, or use the default database name. The default name is SharePoint_Config.

  9. In the Username box, type the user name of the server farm account in DOMAINuser name format.

    Important

    The server farm account is used to access your configuration database. It also acts as the application pool identity account for the SharePoint Central Administration application pool, and it is the account under which the SharePoint Timer service runs. The SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard adds this account to the SQL Server Login accounts, the SQL Server dbcreator server role, and the SQL Server securityadmin server role. The user account that you specify as the server farm account has to be a domain user account. However, it does not have to be a member of any specific security group on your SharePoint servers or your database servers. We recommend that you follow the principle of least-privilege, and specify a user account that is not a member of the Administrators group on your SharePoint servers or your database servers.

  10. In the Password box, type the user password.

  11. Select Next.

  12. On the Specify Farm Security Settings page, type a passphrase, and then select Next.

    Although a passphrase resembles a password, it is usually longer to improve security. It is used to encrypt credentials of accounts that are registered in SharePoint Servers 2016 or 2019. For example, the SharePoint Server server farm account that you provide when you run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard. Ensure that you remember the passphrase, because you must use it every time that you add a server to the farm.

    Ensure that the passphrase meets the following criteria:

  • Contains at least eight characters

  • Contains at least three of the following four character groups:

  • English uppercase characters (from A through Z)

  • English lowercase characters (from a through z)

  • Numerals (from 0 through 9)

  • Nonalphabetic characters (such as !, $, #, %)

  1. On the Configure SharePoint Central Administration Web Application page, do the following:

  2. Either select the Specify port number check box and type the port number that you want the SharePoint Central Administration web application to use, or leave the Specify port number check box cleared if you want to use the default port number.

  3. Select either NTLM or Negotiate (Kerberos).

  4. Select Next.

  5. On the Completing the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard page, review configuration settings, and then select Next.

  6. On the Configuration Successful page, select Finish.

    Note

    If the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard fails, check the log files on the drive on which SharePoint Server 2016 is installed, which are located in the %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%Microsoft SharedWeb Server Extensions16LOGS folder.

  7. The Central Administration website will open in a new browser window.

    On the Help Make SharePoint Better page, select one of the following options and then select OK.

  8. Yes, I am willing to participate (Recommended).

  9. No, I don't wish to participate.

  10. On the Initial Farm Configuration Wizard page, you have the option to use a wizard to configure services or you can decide to configure services manually. For the purpose of this article, we use the manual option. Select Cancel.

    We recommend waiting until your SharePoint farm has at least one of each type of server role joined to it before you run the Farm Configuration Wizard.

    Important

    The Farm Configuration Wizard can't be used with DBA-created databases because the Farm Configuration Wizard will try to create its own databases. If you're using DBA-created databases, you must create each service application and web application manually so that you can specify the DBA-created database it should connect to.

Add SharePoint servers to the farm

After you create the farm on the first server, you can add servers by following the same process described earlier in this topic for installing SharePoint Server on the server that hosts Central Administration. The only difference is that during the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard, you choose to join an existing farm. Follow the wizard steps to join the farm.

For your content farm to be MinRole complaint, at a minimum you want to have at least one of each type of server role in the farm: Application, Front-end, Distributed cache, and Search. The order in which these roles are created does not matter. You can also combined roles by using shared roles. If you want to take full advantage of zero down time patching, then you need to make sure high availability is configured.

For additional information about MinRole, see Overview of MinRole Server Roles in SharePoint Servers 2016 and 2019.

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If this farm is not hosting Search services, then the Search role is not needed.

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For additional information about how to add servers to a farm, see Add a server to a SharePoint Server 2016 or SharePoint Server 2019 farm. This article also provides detailed information for the steps in the following procedure.

Post-installation steps

After you install and configure SharePoint Server, your browser window opens to the Central Administration web site of your new SharePoint site. Although you can start adding content to the site or customizing the site, we recommend that you first perform the following administrative tasks.

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  • Configure usage and health data collection You can configure usage and health data collection in your server farm. The system writes usage and health data to the logging folder and to the logging database.

  • Configure diagnostic logging You can configure diagnostic logging that might be required after initial installation or upgrade. The default settings are sufficient for most situations. Depending upon the business needs and life-cycle of the farm, you might want to change these settings.

  • Configure incoming e-mail You can configure incoming e-mail so that SharePoint sites accept and archive incoming e-mail. You can also configure incoming e-mail so that SharePoint sites can archive e-mail discussions as they occur, save e-mailed documents, and show e-mailed meetings on site calendars. In addition, you can configure the SharePoint Directory Management Service to provide support for e-mail distribution list creation and administration.

  • Configure outgoing email You can configure outgoing email so that your Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server sends email alerts to site users and notifications to site administrators. You can configure both the 'From' email address and the 'Reply' email address that appear in outgoing alerts.

  • Configure Search settings You can configure Search settings to crawl the content in SharePoint Servers 2016 or 2019.