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I have a ISO with SharePoint 2013 Standard Edition and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and want to make a SharePoint environment with Active Directory on 3 virtual Machines (using Hyper-V).

Instead of install your SharePoint on your SQL server, as usual, I want to install everything separate. This means the Sharepoint 2013 on a own machine, MS SQL 2012 on a own machine and Active Directory on a own machine.

All machines are connected in a virtual LAN which allow them tho access together and to communicate.

My question is: How to do that? What are the steps to get a successful result

  1. Does every machine has to have the same Operation System?
  2. Should I first make a lan connection between the machines before I start to install the Server applications?
  3. How to config the connection/ access between them?
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If you want to use Active Directory for your accounts, then yes, you need to configure your machines on a virtual LAN and create an Active Directory domain. This is not a simple process and isn't really on topic for this site. You should be able to find tutorials on this process pretty easily using Google.

  1. Does every machine has to have the same Operation System?

No, the server running Active Directory can be any version of Windows that can act as a domain controller. The other servers need to meet the requirements of the specific applications.

  1. Should I first make a lan connetion between the machines before I start to install the Server applications?

Yes, all of the machines should be networked together and joined to the Active Directory domain before you install SQL Server and SharePoint.

How to config the connection/ access between them?

This is not really on topic for this site and it depends on the virtualization system that you are using. If you have questions about how to configure networking in a virtual environment in Hyper-V you might want to try Super User StackExchange.

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