Setup SharePoint 2016 Development Environment

This short article is showing you how to setup your own SharePoint 2016 Development Environment or some people will call it a development box.

There are other ways to do it of course but below is what I was doing.

1. Install Windows Server 2012 R2.

2. Install SQL Server 2014 with Service Pack 1.

3. Set a static IP v4 address.

4. Add Active Directory Domain Services role.

5. Run SharePoint 2016 PrerequisiteInstaller.exe.





6. Run SharePoint 2016 Setup.


7. Select the installation location. Click Install Now.




8. Check the Configuration Wizard then Close.


9. Click Next to start.


10 Choose Yes.


11. For me, everything is in a Box so Create a new server farm.


12. This is very important. SharePoint survivor is depending on the MS SQL Server. Type in all the right information before click Next.


13. You can type in any characters but do remember.


14. I only use one box so Single-Server Farm.


After this I will leave everything by default till the completion.







You have completed if you see the screen like the one below.


Now it is time to setup the default Site Collection. Click Start the Wizard.


Type in the Site name that you prefect then click Next.


One the Wizard is done then you can either choose Configure Hybrid Features or Finish. For me, I choose finish to end the setup.


You can now have your SharePoint 2016 running like the one below.


About chanmingman

Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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