Join Spike Xavier for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing the Server 2012 OS, part of SharePoint 2013: Installing and Configuring a Test Environment.
- So I finished everything with the domain-controller and I shut it down, I didn't turn it off, I shut it down and I've gone ahead and done a complete installation of Server 2012 standard GUI edition on this SP machine. Now I didn't go through showing everything because up until the point of promoting it to a domain-controller all the steps were exactly the same. I inserted the media for the server operating system here and I started the machine, I chose a standard GUI install, next, next, next, made sure all my zones and everything were correct for my geographical location.
They all matched the domain-controller and then I just did a whole bunch of updates to get this to the point where it doesn't need any more updates. There's one last step I want to do to this machine before I join it to the domain and that is change the computer name. So that's where I'm at, I've turn the machine on and I've logged in as the local administrator. I'm gonna go ahead and click the Windows key here and I'm gonna right-click Computer and I'm going to say Properties down here, Properties.
And you can see here Computer name and it's got this automatically assigned name, I'm gonna click Change settings and here to rename this computer or change its domain or workgroup click Change. So first I'm gonna change the computer name itself, I'll click Change, I'm gonna change the computer name from that one to SP. Even though this is an SP SQL, I'm just gonna change it to SP. I'm gonna click OK and this is actually going to require a restart so I'll click OK here and Close and Restart Now.
And when the computer starts back up it should actually be named SP. So we'll come back when it's back in and named SP and we'll log in and take a look. Alright, let's take a look. I'm gonna hit Control + Alt + End, log in, and just to validate that everything worked I'm gonna go down to the PowerShell icon, right-click and say Run as administrator. If I don't see that, I'll go ahead and hit the Shift key and right-click Windows PowerShell and then say Run as administrator and I'm just gonna type the command hostname, one word and hit Enter, and I can see that this computer is now SP, which is fantastic.
So, I'm gonna go ahead and shut the computer down. I'll restore down here and click Action, Shut Down, and then what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna add the network adapter for the private network to this machine, configure its IP settings. I'm actually gonna take it off the external network 'cause at that point it really doesn't need to be on the external network because all of the updates are done, so I'm gonna, now that it's shut off, I'll click Settings.
Its Add Hardware is highlighted here, I'm gonna choose Network Adapter, I'll select the Private one and I'll click OK, and I'm gonna go back in here to Settings, make sure it shows up, yep there it is. Now I'm gonna go to External and I'm going to click Remove and I'm gonna click OK and just validate it again, make sure. So now I've got a private network adapter and no external network adapter, that's great. I'll click OK.
I'm going to start this SP virtual machine and I'm gonna be setting the IP address settings on the private network adapter as I planned in my installation notes. So let's take a look at those, just to review, it should be 192.168.25.20 so I'm gonna use that IP address for this machine. Log in as the local administrator, give it just a second to kinda get up to speed, go ahead and click the Windows key, get to the Desktop, and I'm gonna type in network, I'm gonna go ahead and click on Network, and I'm gonna right-click Network here and say Properties, I'm going to click Change adapter settings, I'm going to right-click my Ethernet 2 and say Properties, I'm going to click me IPv4 line there and click Properties, and I'm gonna change this to say, let me make sure my nums lock key is on 'cause it wasn't, 192.168.25.20 the Subnet mask is fine and the Default gateway I'll leave blank but for the DNS server I'm gonna use 192.168.25.10 which is my domain-controller, and I'll click OK, and I'll click Close and I'll close this and close this and close this.
I'm going to right-click my PowerShell icon and say Run as administrator and I'm going to do an ipconfig and just validate that indeed it took those settings. Yep, everything looks good. So I'm gonna shut this machine down. I'm gonna go over to my domain-controller, I'm not gonna turn it on yet, I'm gonna highlight it here and I'm gonna click Settings. I'm going to remove the external network adapter because all of the updates are done so I'm gonna highlight that and click Remove, and click OK, just gonna validate that that occurred.
I've now got one network adapter and it's private, that's fine. I'm gonna fire up the domain-controller. Now what I'm gonna do on this domain-controller is once it gets started I'm gonna go ahead and eject the operating system ISO and I'm actually gonna let it sit for a little while, I'm gonna let it sit at the Control + Alt + Delete screen for about five or maybe even 10 minutes. I'm not gonna have you watch me watch it for five or 10 minutes but I'm just gonna let it get up and running before I start my SharePoint machine, the machine that's gonna be my SharePoint SQL machine, my SP box.
I'm gonna let the domain-controller sit there, get up and running, make sure it's warmed up so to speak. Once that happens, I'll start up the SP box. I'm gonna wait til it gets to the Control+Alt+Delete screen. Alright, now that it's at Control + Alt + Delete, I'm going to go to Media, DVD Drive, Eject the operating system DVD. So I'll validate that that worked. Yep, it should be just grayed out Eject. I'll come back after it's been here like this for about five minutes.
- Reviewing the logical and physical architecture
- Preparing the host machine
- Configuring the domain-controller virtual machine
- Configuring a SharePoint and SQL machine
- Preparing and connecting the workflow farm
- Validating and testing the environment
- Building out the environment