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Install and configure a virtual environment for SharePoint 2013

Published: July 16, 2012

Summary: Learn about permissions, accounts, security settings, and what you have to do to prepare your Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V environment for SharePoint 2013.

Applies to:  SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013 

The following downloadable resources, articles on TechNet, and related resources provide information about how to prepare Hyper-V to support a SharePoint 2013 virtual farm.

Articles about SharePoint 2013 virtualization with Hyper-V

TechNet articles about SharePoint 2013 virtualization with Hyper-V

The following articles about virtualization in SharePoint 2013 are available to view online. Writers update articles on a continuing basis as new information becomes available and as users provide feedback.

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Building blocks

Use best practice configurations for the SharePoint 2013 virtual machines and Hyper-V environment

Provides best practice guidance to install and configure virtual machines for a SharePoint 2013 farm and the Hyper-V virtualization host computer.

Resources about Hyper-V installation and initial configuration

The following resources about Hyper-V are available from other subject matter experts.

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Getting Business Done With Virtualization

Visit the TechCenter to access videos, community sites, documentation, and more.

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Virtualization: Prepare to Virtualize

This TechNet Magazine article provides an overview of the preparation required to shift applications to a virtual environment.

Resources about about SharePoint 2013 farms hosted on Windows Azure

The following articles about how to deploy SharePoint 2013 on Windows Azure virtual machines are available to view online. Writers update articles on a continuing basis as new information becomes available and as users provide feedback.

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Content on MSDN

MSDN
  • Provides guidance to install and configure a SharePoint 2013 farm in a Windows Azure environment.

  • This tutorial provides step by step instructions to create an Azure environment and then deploy a SharePoint farm on Azure virtual machines.

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