Tag: SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 Best Practices Notes

After completed the MVA Course SharePoint 2013 Best Practices, I made the following notes and would like to share to whom it may concerned.


Best practices are patterns, implementations, and configurations that have repeatedly proven themselves as the best way to achieve a high quality and reliable solution.

1. Planning for SharePoint

Naming Convention
+ Consistency throughout entire farm
+ Use complete names, not abbreviations
+ Avoid spaces to limit population of %20

2. Capacity Planning

Four Fundamentals of Performance
a. Latency – Time b/w initiating action and last byte received
b. Throughput – Number of concurrent requests server can process
c. Data Scale – Content size and data corpus the server can host
d. Reliability – Ability of the system to meet the latency and throughput

+ Capacity management and sizing overview for SharePoint Server 2013

+ Technical diagrams for SharePoint 2013

3. Training – Key to Success

4. Installing SharePoint

5. Microsoft Updates

+ Critical On Demand (COD)
– a specific fix provided to a small number of customers affected by a critical problem
+ Public Update (PU)
– includes security fixes and fixes for problems that affect a broad number of customers
+ Cumulative Update (CU)
– includes fixes for problems reported through support cases
+ Service Pack (SP)
– Accumulation of CUs, PUs, earlier SPs, and may include new fixes and new functionality

+ SharePoint Updates

6. Optimization and Troubleshooting

+ Monitoring and maintaining SharePoint Server 2013

+ Manage search components in SharePoint Server 2013

+ Analyzing SharePoint Logs using ULS Viewer

+ Analyzing IIS Logs using Log Parser Studio

+ Claims authentication does not validate user

+ Community Best Practices for SharePoint 2013

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Install SharePoint Foundation 2013 for Production

1. Download SharePoint Foundation 2013

2. Create a Service Account (Setup User Account) in Domain

3. Add the Service Account to Local Administrators Group of the server

4. Remote Desktop to the server using the Service Account created

5. Double-click the SharePoint installer

6. Click Install software prerequisites

SharePoint Foundation 2013 Installer
SharePoint Foundation 2013 Installer

7. Click Next

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products Preparation Tool
Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products Preparation Tool

8. Accept the License Agreement(s), click Next

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products Preparation Tool
Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products Preparation Tool

9. Restart the server

10. Download KB2554876, KB2708075, KB2759112, KB2765317

11. Install KB2554876, KB2708075, KB2759112, KB2765317

12. Restart the server

13. Double-click the SharePoint installer

SharePoint Foundation 2013 Installer
SharePoint Foundation 2013 Installer

14. Accept the agreement, click Continue

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013

15. For production environment, select Complete, click Install Now

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013

16. Run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard, click Close

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013

17. Click Next

SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard
SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard

18. Restart the services, click Yes

SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard
SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard

19. Create a new server farm, click Next

SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard
SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard

20. Input the database settings, click Next

SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard
SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard

21. Input Passphrase, click Next

SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard
SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard

22. Click Next

SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard
SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard

23. Complete the configuration

24. Click Start > Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products > SharePoint 2013 Central Administration

25. The Central Administration website opened

26. Installation Completed!

Reference

Hardware & Software Requirements for SharePoint 2013

I’m planning to install SharePoint Foundation 2013 in a single server with a built-in database for development and evaluation installation of SharePoint Foundation 2013 running Visual Studio 2013.

Hardware Requirements

  • RAM: 10 GB
  • Processor: 64-bit, 4 cores
  • Hard disk space: 80GB for system drive

Software Requirements

  • 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter or 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 – Express Edition

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