Prepare for installation of SharePoint 2013

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Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2016-12-16

Summary: Learn about permissions, accounts, security settings, and what you have to do to prepare your environment for SharePoint 2013.

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Initial deployment administrative and service accounts in SharePoint 2013

Provides information about the administrative and service accounts that are required for an initial SharePoint 2013 installation.

Account permissions and security settings in SharePoint 2013

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.

Configure SQL Server security for SharePoint 2013 environments

Learn how to harden SQL Server for SharePoint 2013 environments by using SQL Server tools and Windows Firewall.

Install prerequisites for SharePoint 2013 from a network share

Describes how to install SharePoint 2013 prerequisites from an offline shared network location using the prerequisite installer (PrerequisiteInstaller.exe) tool.

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