This tutorial will show you how to install SharePoint 2019. It is for SharePoint administrators. Disclaimer : It is not following best practices to design a farm, it is just to test the preview version ! (Example : the mysite host should be in a separated web application)
It assumes :
- you have the windows virtual machine ready with 16GB ram and 4CPU
- you have installed SQL Server separately with a dedicated SQL Instance
What you will see :
- The configuration that is needed to be done to get the SharePoint Home page, communication sites, team sites and one drive. I found this missing from the Microsoft documentation.
It will not show you how to configure hybrid scenario such as search, power apps or flow.
It shall take you 2hours to set this up with this tutorial.
I still have issues with one drive configuration (the synchronization button do not open one drive), so I’ll update the article in future once it works.
Prequisite – Download the Installation binaries (iso)
Installation Documentation reference
Hardware & software pre requisites for SharePoint 2019 Preview and installation guide : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/install/install-for-sharepoint-server-2019
Installation guide for a evaluation mono-server environment : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/install/install-sharepoint-server-2016-on-one-server
What you need for SQL : Supported SQL versions
One of the following:
- Microsoft SQL Server 2016 RTM
- Microsoft SQL Server 2017 RTM for Windows
What you need for Windows : Supported Windows Version
One of the following operating systems:
- Windows Server 2016 Standard or Datacenter
- Windows Server 2019 Standard or Datacenter
Configuration done for SQL Server 2016
- Configure a domain account as local administrator
- Created an SQL Instance for this installation.
Configuration done for Windows Server 2016 : SharePoint 2019 Pre requisites
Run the prerequisite.exe from the .iso
To install the pre-requisite ensure you have internet Access or you’ll have to download manually each pre requisites files (IIS modules, sql modules, .NET framework etc)
Reboot and restart the pre
Database server : \
Username : domain\
Run as admin the app from start menu
I faced this error during the wizard
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPAdminConfigUtil.GetConfigData(Page page)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationPages.AdminConfigServices.BtnOk_Click(Object sender, EventArgs args)
atincludeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint)
Decided to create the services one by one Go to service application
- Create managed metadata
- Create App Management Service Application
- Create secure store service
- Create search service, note there is a way to connect to O365 Search
- Create User Profile Service, note there is a way to integrate with yammer directly
Create a site collection
Choose team site (modern UI team site)
Note that you can create classic site
Et voila modern UI on SharePoint 2019 on premise
Access from your computer
Add to your host file
Login with : domain\username
Create my site host, to have sharepoint home page
Create it on the :80 web application as root
Navigating to the http://xxxx url will show the mysite, if you allow self site creation, it enables one drive and redirect them to one drive.
Click on the APP LAUNCHER and click sharepoint to view sharepoint landing page.
The search must run a full crawl to show the web site on this page.
Allow end user to create sites (team site / comm site) from sharepoint landing page & use ONE DRIVE
Central Admin > select the web application > Self site service creation.
You can choose under which site collection path or web apps those site shall be created
Your user will then see Create Site Under the SharePoint landing page
Navigating to one drive still shows this page
To fix it follow those Additional configs for One drive
- Central admin > click the web application 80 > Permission policy > create a new one with Create subsites permission
- Central admin > click the web application 80 > User policy > Add everyone Create subsites permissions
- Central admin > Web application > Click the web application 80 > Create the explicit managed path “personal”
- With a user, go to your profile, edit your profile
- Then go to one drive, it shall display the documents
I was not able to synch documents user One drive Client, an error showed
What i noticed, hybrid wizard from central admin
Reference: Angama, J (2018). Install and Configure SharePoint 2019 Public Preview – For SharePoint Administrators. Available at: https://jeffangama.wordpress.com/2018/08/05/install-and-configure-sharepoint-2019-public-preview-for-sharepoint-administrators/ [Accessed 15 August 2018]