I am trying to install Sharepoint Foundation 2013,launching the setup only causes opening a splash.txt file

I am using windows server 2012 standard édtion, SQL Server 2014

What am I missing here ??

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After choosing install sharepoint foundation I got this,no option to choose wether standalone or complete installation!! Any suggestion Plz enter image description here

  • Thanks a lot it helped me but there is no tab for choosing installation type !
    – user30117
    Sep 17, 2014 at 11:57
  • At what step you are facing issue?
    – Aanchal
    Sep 17, 2014 at 11:59
  • after choosing install sharepoint foundation i click accept then i have to choose a File location the server type is missing
    – user30117
    Sep 17, 2014 at 12:05

1 Answer 1


I was seeing the same behavior (I hardly ever install Foundation), found this link (http://sharepoint-tutorial.net/post/2012/07/18/install-sharepoint-2013-domain-controller.aspx) which indicates the tab is missing because installing SPF on a DC isn't supported:

"Are you missing the server type selection screen? Then you're probably trying to install SharePoint 2013 on a Domain Controller where you don't have this screen available."

Are you attempting to install on a DC?


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