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20 Nov 2013

Installing SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM. Bad Idea so far.

Right, here is my warning: You really don't want to install SP 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2. Install it on Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, but not on Windows Server 2012 R2. Mark my words. I've spent two last days struggling with a pile of problems installing and reinstalling OS, prerequisites, SQL, you name it.

  • SharePoint 2013 Prerequisites installer does not recognize Windows Server 2012 R2 as a supported OS
  • Mandatory SharePoint 2013 March Update takes ages to install. 
  • You'll have to download and install all prerequisites on your own. Good luck installing IIS Role and corresponding features correctly. 
  • During SharePoint Configuration Wizard I was receiving an ArgumentOutOfRange Exception when provisioning Central Administration Site. Nothing helped to resolve this one

I was using MSDN ISO images of Windows Server 2012 R2 and SharePoint Server 2013. I've just installed it on Windows Server 2008 R2 and received not a single error.

In case you really want to do it there is nothing better than these two articles:

If you need a SharePoint 2013 development environment better get Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012.

Looks like Office Web Apps 2013 Installer also has problems with Windows Server 2012 R2. It quits with an unknown error. Oh well..

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