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Building Microsoft SharePoint 2016

Last updated: 2022-07-07 11:27:10

    Overview

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

    Software

    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 (English)
    • Database: SQL Server 2014

    Prerequisites

    Purchase a Windows CVM instance. See Customizing Windows CVM Configurations.

    Directions

    Step 1. Log in to the Windows instance

    You can either log in to the Windows instance by using RDP or a remote desktop.

    Step 2. Add AD, DHCP, DNS, and IIS services

    1. On the desktop, click to open Server Manager.
    2. On the left sidebar, select Local Server and find IE Enhanced Security Configuration.
    3. Disable IE Enhanced Security Configuration.
    4. On the left sidebar, select Dashboard and click Add roles and features.
    5. In the Add Roles and Features Wizard window, keep the default configurations and click Next for the current window and the next two windows.
    6. On the Select server roles page, select Active Directory Domain Services, DHCP Server, DNS Server, and Web Server (IIS) and click Add Feature in the pop-up window.
    7. Click Next.
    8. On the Features page, select .NET Framework 3.5 Features and click Add features in the pop-up window.
    9. Keep the default configuration and click Next for the current window and the next five windows.
    10. Confirm the installation and click Install.
    11. After the installation is complete, restart the CVM instance.

    Step 3. Configure the AD service

    1. On the desktop, click to open Server Manager.
    2. Click and select Promote this server to a domain controller.
    3. In the Active Directory Domain Services Configuration Wizard pop-up window, set Select the deployment operation to Add a new forest, enter the root domain name, and click Next.
    4. Set the Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) password and click Next.
    5. Keep the default configuration and click Next for the current window and the next three windows.
    6. Click Install.

    Step 4. Configure the DHCP service

    1. On the desktop, click to open Server Manager.
    2. Click and select Complete DHCP configuration.
    3. In the DHCP Post-Install configuration wizard pop-up window, click Next.
    4. Keep the default configurations and click Commit.
    5. Click Close.

    Step 5. Install the SQL Server 2014 database

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

      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 open the SQL Server installation wizard. On the SDL Server Installation Center, click New SDL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation.
    3. Enter the product key and click Next.
    4. Select I accept the license terms and click Next.
    5. Keep the default configuration and click Next.
    6. After the installation check is completed, click Next.
    7. Keep the default configuration and click Next.
    8. On the Feature Selection page, click Select All and click Next.
    9. On the Instance Configuration page, select Default instance and click Next.
    10. On the Server Configuration 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. Add AD, DHCP, DNS, and IIS services.
    1. On the Database Engine Configuration page, select Add Current User to use the current account as the admin account of SQL Server and click Next.
    2. On the Analysis Services Configuration page, select Add Current User to grant the current account the admin permission for Analysis Services and click Next.
    3. Keep the default configuration and click Next.
    4. On the Distributed Replay Controller page, click Add Current User to grant the current account the access permission of Distributed Replay Controller and click Next.
    5. Keep the default configuration and click Next until the installation is completed.

    Step 6. Install SharePoint 2016

    1. Open the browser in the CVM instance 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 prerequisiteinstaller.exe file of the preparation tool to install the Microsoft SharePoint 2016 Preparation Tool.
    3. Open the installation wizard of the Microsoft SharePoint 2016 Preparation Tool and click Next.
    4. Select I accept the terms in the license agreement. and click Next.
    5. After the required prerequisites are installed, click Finish to restart the CVM instance.
    6. Open the Microsoft SharePoint 2016 image file and double-click the setup.exe installation file to install Microsoft SharePoint 2016.
    7. Enter the product key and click Continue.
    8. Select I accept the terms of this agreement and click Next.
    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 completed, select Run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard now and click Close.

    Step 7. Configure SharePoint 2016

    1. In the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard window, click Next.
    2. Click Yes in the pop-up window to allow service restart during the configuration.
    3. Select Create a new server farm and click Next.
    4. Configure the database, specify the database access account, and click Next.
      The SharePoint database is on the local host, so you need to enter the local database and account.
    5. Enter the password of the server farm and click Next.
    6. Set Multiple-Server Farm to Front-end and click Next.
    7. Specify the port number of SharePoint Central Administration Web Application (this example uses 10000), and click Next.
    8. Confirm the SharePoint configuration and click Next.
    9. After the SharePoint configuration is completed, click Finish.
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