System requirements for SharePoint 2013

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Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2016-12-16

Summary:Introduces articles that describe hardware, software, and other requirements for SharePoint 2013.

Before you install SharePoint 2013, you must make sure that you have installed all required hardware and software. To effectively plan your deployment, you must understand the level of support that is provided for the web browsers that you will be using in your environment and how support for IP versions 4 and 6 is implemented in SharePoint 2013. You must also understand the URL and path length restrictions in SharePoint 2013.

The following articles on TechNet help you prepare for the installation of SharePoint 2013 by providing information about the prerequisites that you must have in order to run SharePoint 2013.

The following articles about 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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Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2013

Describes the hardware and software requirements that you must meet to successfully install SharePoint 2013.

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Software requirements for business intelligence in SharePoint Server 2013

Lists the minimum software requirements to run Business Intelligence features in SharePoint Server 2013 including Power Pivot for SharePoint, SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services for SharePoint, Power View for SharePoint, Excel Services, PerformancePoint Services and Visio Services.

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Plan browser support in SharePoint 2013

Describes levels of support for web browsers to use with SharePoint 2013.

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IP support in SharePoint 2013

Describes SharePoint 2013 support for IP version 4 (IPv4) and IP version 6 (IPv6).

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Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013

This article provides a starting point for planning the performance and capacity of your SharePoint Server 2013 farm, and includes performance and capacity testing results and guidelines for acceptable performance.

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Capacity management and sizing overview for SharePoint Server 2013

This article walks you through the concepts involved in capacity management and sizing SharePoint Server 2013 farms, and provides an overview of the planning process.

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