I am working in SharePoint content publishing and branding. Now I am interested to learn more about central administration site , search and so on. I don't have full access in the office. So I decide to set-up share point environment in my laptop.

I installed VMware workstation 11 and have installed windows server 2012, I have also configure active directory for development environment now can anyone please suggest me what next??

I mean how to install MS SQL server and SharePoint server in VM...to run SharePoint 2013..I am sorry if I am not clear.

  • Have you tried google?
    – wjervis
    Jun 8, 2015 at 18:50
  • yes, I did..could not find it ..I am just missing the trick after configuration of AD..how to install SQL within VM in windows server..Do I need to add new VM? Jun 8, 2015 at 19:10

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This is learning VM so that it is ok having AD on same server where you have SharePoint.

after installation and Configuration of VM and OS. You need to do following steps

  • Configure Server

  • Install SQL Server 2012

  • Install SharePoint 2013

How to install it, please check blog for complete details/steps.http://www.jeanpaulva.com/index.php/2014/01/23/installing-sharepoint-2013-on-virtual-machine/

  • Hi Waqas..thanks for the post just wanted to ask, for the installation of SQL server and SharePoint server..I need to copy the installation file from shared folder or i can link through iso image file too.. and can I install everything on one virtual machine right? as I said this is for personal learning? Jun 8, 2015 at 19:15
  • for personal yes you can install it on single VM...You can isntall it via mounting the ISO as well as you can copy the files....if you have plenty space on drive then can copy.
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Jun 8, 2015 at 19:17
  • Hey Thanks a lot ..I don't know ..mounting ISO file was not working ..today I will try shared folder way ..thanks again :) just to confirm I have I5 with 12 gb ram ..Is it sufficient for me? Jun 8, 2015 at 19:20
  • for personal use, it is enogh...if you face any performance issue then after SharePoint configuration stop all the un necessary services...
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Jun 8, 2015 at 19:22
  • i am not sure what you asking.
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Jun 8, 2015 at 19:32

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