SharePoint 2013 Support for Windows Server 2012 R2

Summary

Currently, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 is not supported for installation on computers running the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system.   Installing SharePoint Server 2013 on a computer that is running Windows Server 2012 R2 could lead to unexpected behavior, therefore, Microsoft does not support SharePoint Server 2013 in Windows Server 2012 R2.

SharePoint Server 2013 with Service Pack 1 and SharePoint Foundation 2013 with Service Pack 1 will offer support for Windows Server 2012 R2. The release date for Service Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Foundation 2013 is to be determined. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

More Information

Issue # 1

Running the Prerequisite Installer results in error:

Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role:
configuration error

Error Details

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Created thread for installer

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“C:Windowssystem32ServerManagerCmd.exe” -inputpath
“C:Users<user>AppDataLocalTempPreAC72.tmp.XML”

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Error: Unable to install (2)

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Error: [In HRESULT format] (-2147024894)

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Last return code (2)

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Reading the following DWORD value/name…

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Flags

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from the following registry location…

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SOFTWAREMicrosoftUpdatesUpdateExeVolatile

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Reading the following string value/name…

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PendingFileRenameOperations

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from the following registry location…

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SYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession Manager

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Reading the following registry location…

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SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionWindowsUpdateAuto
UpdateRebootRequired

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Error: The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS)
Role.

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Last return code (2)

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Options for further diagnostics: 1. Look up the return code value 2. Download
the prerequisite manually and verify size downloaded by the prerequisite
installer. 3. Install the prerequisite manually from the given location without
any command line options.

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Cannot retry

Applies To

Applies to SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013

SharePoint Conferences, Looking Back…

With SharePoint Conference 2014 registration now open, it seems appropriate to look back and provide just a little historical SPC information.

There have been 5 previous SharePoint Conferences.

2006

The inaugural SharePoint Conference, SharePoint Conference 2006 was held in Bellevue, Washington on May 15th, 2006 at the Meydenbauer Convention Center with the keynote delivered by Bill Gates.  The theme…”Connecting People, Process, and Information”.

2008

The second SharePoint Conference was held in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Trade and Convention Center on March 4th, 2008 with the keynote delivered by Kurt Delbene and Bill Gates.

2009

18 months passed prior to the next SharePoint Conference in 2009 which is also the first time the conference was not held in Washington.  SharePoint Conference 2009 was held in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 12th, 2009 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.  The keynote was delivered by Steve Ballmer and the attendee party featured Huey Lewis and the News.

2011

The next conference was held on October 3rd, 2011 in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center.  The SharePoint Conference 2011 keynote was delivered by Kurt Delbene and Jeff Teper.  The attendee party was held at Disneyland Resort in California.

2012

The next SharePoint Conference was held in 2012, returning to Las Vegas, Nevada and the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.  The keynote was delivered by Jeff Teper, Scott Guthrie, and Jared Spataro.  The attendee party featured Bon Jovi.

2014

We’re returning to Las Vegas, Nevada, but now at The Venetian Las Vegas on March 3rd, 2014.  Register today and become part of SharePoint history…

 

For more SharePoint Conference history see also http://www.sharepointconference.com/conference/history.

SharePoint Server 2013 Trial in Windows Azure [Updated]

An updated SharePoint Server 2013 Trial image is available in the Windows Azure Platform Gallery.  The image is based on the current Windows Server 2012 Datacenter release and includes a complete installation of SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise Trial patched with the March Public and August Cumulative Updates.

NOTE

Additional configuration is required to use the SharePoint Server 2013 Trial image include 1) a database server running SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2012 2) a server running AD DS.

The current SharePoint Server 2013 Trial image will expire on March 17, 2014 unless activated using the appropriate product key.  See also http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263204(v=office.14).aspx.

Resources

SharePoint Deployment on Windows Azure Virtual Machines
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34598

SharePoint 2013 on Windows Azure Infrastructure
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/dn275958.aspx

Installing SharePoint 2013 on Windows Azure Infrastructure Services
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/dn275959.aspx

Automate Windows Azure SharePoint Deployments
https://github.com/WindowsAzure/azure-sdk-tools-samples/wiki/Automated-Deployment-of-SharePoint-2013-with-Windows-Azure-PowerShell

SharePoint and Windows Azure Development Kit
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24398

 

 

Overview of Shredded Storage in SharePoint 2013

Shredded Storage is a new storage model implementation in SharePoint Server 2013 used to provide smoother I/O patterns, improve data transfer performance, and reduce storage utilization when using historical versions with SharePoint.

This whitepaper provides a background of SharePoint products storage evolution and the implementation specifics and benefits of Shredded Storage in SharePoint 2013.

Download:  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39719