Published: July 16, 2012
Summary: Learn about permissions, accounts, security settings, and what you have to do to prepare your environment for SharePoint 2013.
Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013
The following downloadable resources, articles on TechNet, video recordings, and related resources provide information about how to prepare for SharePoint 2013 installation and initial configuration.
TechNet articles about how to prepare for SharePoint 2013 installation and initial configuration
The following articles about how to prepare for SharePoint 2013 installation and initial configuration are available to view online. Writers update articles on a continuing basis as new information becomes available and as users provide feedback.
Provides information about the administrative and service accounts that are required for an initial SharePoint 2013 installation.
Describes SharePoint 2013 administrative and services account permissions. This article discusses the following areas: Microsoft SQL Server, the file system, file shares, and registry entries.
Learn how to harden SQL Server for SharePoint 2013 environments by using SQL Server tools and Windows Firewall.
Describes how to install SharePoint 2013 prerequisites from an offline shared network location using the prerequisite installer (PrerequisiteInstaller.exe) tool.
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