SharePoint 2016 Installation – Part 2 Farm config

This post is part of a LIVE series I’m writing on SharePoint 2016 installation and what’s new in general

See Part 1 – Install

Step 23 (Continuing from previous phase): Ok, did a couple of pre reqs in the meantime. Created myself some AD Service accounts and setup a new SQL Instance.
Step 24 Add Install account as local admin and added Install as SysAdmin on SQL Box. (Yes I know.. that’s not best practice)
Step 25 Ran SharePoint Products and configuration wizard.
Step 26 So far it looks same as SP2013. I entered Database stuff and service account details
Step 27 OK, encountered the first thing that’s different from previous versions. Screenshot below: (It’s called the Specify Server Role screen) More info on it here: MinRole

SP2016 Specify Server role

Step 28 I selected Single server farm and continued. The rest of the wizard is standard as per SP2013. I just clicked Next Next

Step 29 Farm install and config done. The installer launched the SharePoint Farm Config wizard which looks almost the same as 2013 except for that ugly black ribbon on top which looks like the Office 365 one. Screenshot below (Click for large)

SP2016 Farm Config Wizard


Step 30 I’ve selected to use the Farm Config wizard and selected only the core things I need. This looks exactly the same as SP2013

Step 31 The more things change, the more they stay the same:

Working on it

Step 32: Ok, all done there.I’m now being prompted to create a initial Site collection.

Step 33: Got presented with the below:


Step 34: Yay. We Gots SharePoint 2016! This is what it looks like:


SP2016 Team Site


  1. Pingback: SharePoint 2016 – Billion Bits

    • Wicusv

      Hey Thulani. So far, it’s much the same, but I’m busy with a blog on what’s really new. The one thing that i can definitely point out as a game chaner will be powerapps:
      It’s not released yet, but sounds very promising.

    • Wicusv

      Hey Simba. Apologies for the delay. Downer under is great mate 🙂 Really can’t complain.
      Yeah, so you need to run through all the windows updates and subsequent reboots before the installation will run. Cheers

Leave Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *