Configure the SharePoint Server

Dan Holme

by Dan Holme on 2/15/2014

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After installing the SharePoint binaries, you can configure the server and, in the process, create a SharePoint farm or add the server to an existing farm.

Configuration with the user interface is wizard-driven. As long as you know the configuration information presented earlier in this lesson, configuration is very straightforward.

  1. Log on as the setup user account—for example, SP_Admin.

  2. Start SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard, which you can find in the Microsoft SharePoint Products program group on the Start menu.

    The SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard opens.

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

    The SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard warning opens. It reminds you that IIS and SharePoint services will be restarted during configuration.

  4. Click Yes.

  5. On the Connect To A Server Farm page, click Create A New Server Farm, and then click Next.

    The Specify Configuration Database Settings page opens.

  6. In the Database Server box, type the name of the database server or use the syntax SERVER\instance if you are connecting to a specific instance of SQL Server.

  7. In the Database Name box, type the name for the SharePoint farm configuration database.

  8. Enter the user name and password of the farm account—for example, SP_Farm.

    The SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard will create the configuration database on the specified SQL Server and assign database and server roles to the farm account.

  9. Click Next.

  10. On the Specify Farm Security Settings page, in the Passphrase and Confirm Passphrase boxes, type the farm passphrase and then click Next.

  11. On the Configure SharePoint Central Administration Web Application page, enter the port number on which Central Administration will be hosted.

  12. On the same page, select an authentication provider: NTLM or Negotiate (Kerberos). NTLM is the default authentication provider. It allows Central Administration to use Active Directory as the authentication provider.

  13. Click Next.

  14. On the Completing The SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard page, review the configuration, and then click Next.     

    Configuration takes several minutes. When it is complete, the Configuration Successful page opens.

  15. Click Finish.

    Central Administration opens.

Topic: Deployment

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