Installed SharePoint 2013 on VM

After almost a day’s effort, successfully installed SharePoint 2013 on a Virtual Machine.

My environment is as follows
Approx 100 GB system drive
5.5 GB RAM
Windows Server 2012 Eval
SQL Server 2012
SharePoint 2013.

I did face some of the issues.

I purposely downloaded prerequisites individually and installed offline. Out of the prerequisites,

AppFabric is the one which gave some troubles.

Also workflow manager/SQL added an extra ” (quotes) in the PSModulePath in the Environment variables. This caused AppFabric to fail in installation. After resolving this AppFabric got installed successfully. Still SharePoint Setup didn’t recognize AppFabric. Found in a blog post and installed the AppFabric via Prerequisite Installer from the offline file.

Though slower, installation of SharePoint 2013 is successful. Installed a sample site collection with Developer Site template.

Need to try out different templates later. Especially need to try a SharePoint App. These days became App Enthusiast.

Go to Hardware and Software Requirements SharePoint 2013 – Links to applicable software. Wish it gave guidance for Windows 2012 also
1. The certificate for the signer of the message is invalid or not found
The above error when tried to install Windows Identity Framework. As Windows 2012 similar to Windows 8, WIF has to be enabled in Windows Feature.

The blog post here helped to resolve the issue.
2. PSModulePath quotes issue
Need to remove quotes in the PSModulePath in Environment Variables.

The msdn forum post here helped to resolve this.
3. AppFabric incorrect configuration Error
Need to install through Prerequisite Installer.

The blog post here helped to resolve the same.

Find the successful installation screenshot.


The blog post here gives you a glimpse of SharePoint2013 templates screenshots.


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