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Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a three-tier farm

SharePoint 2013

Updated: July 30, 2013

Summary:  Learn how to install and configure SharePoint Server 2013 on multiple servers with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 by using the computers in the Base Configuration test lab.

Applies to:  SharePoint Server 2013 

This document is the Test Lab Guide version of the procedures that are described in Install SharePoint 2013 across multiple servers for a three-tier farm.

This document contains instructions for the following:

  1. Configuring the Base Configuration test lab.

  2. Installing and configuring a new server named SQL1.

  3. Installing SQL Server 2012 on the SQL1 server.

  4. Installing SharePoint Server 2013 on the APP1 server.

  5. Installing and configuring a new server named WFE1.

  6. Installing SharePoint Server 2013 on WFE1.

  7. Demonstrating the facilities of the default Contoso team site on WFE1.

Watch the configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a three-tier farm test lab guide overview video

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For information about how to configure this test lab in Hyper-V, see Hosting the SharePoint Server 2013 Three-Tier Test Lab with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.

Download the test lab guide

Change History

Date Description

July 30, 2013

Added a link the to Hyper-V configuration article for this test lab.

April 16, 2013

Added the test lab guide overview video.

July 16, 2012

Initial publication

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