I have an on-premise installation of SharePoint 2013. I need to create a new farm (Using either SharePoint Configuration Wizard or Powershell) in SQL Azure.

Using Configuration Wizard, it keeps telling me that it needs a valid domain account in order to proceed and it does not accept my SQL Azure credentials.

Using Powershell (New-SPConfigurationDatabase) ,it goes a little further and asks for a passphrase, but immediately giving an error containing no useful information.

I was wondering if any of you has ever created a SharePoint Farm in SQL Azure.


  • Clarify what you mean be SQL Azure, do you mean a SQL Server running in Azure, or the Azure SQL as a Service (the latter is not supported as per a MS PFE). – Eric Alexander Aug 14 '15 at 17:12
  • @EricAlexander, I meant "SQL Databases" that you see in your "Azure Portal". I'm not aware of the classification you've mentioned – Pouyan Aug 14 '15 at 17:24
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    I believe that is the SQL as a service which isn't supported. You would need to have a virtual SQL server in Azure. – Eric Alexander Aug 14 '15 at 18:31

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