I am trying to create a VM for SharePoint 2016. Can I have both SQL and SharePoint installed on the same machine?

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Yes its possible to have a single server SharePoint 2016 development Farm.

The machine needs to have atleast 16 GB RAM available. The processor should be 64 bit and 4 cores. Also there needs to be 80 GB space available for system drive and 100 GB for second drive.

Step by step guide - Single server 2016 installation & configuration

Install SP 2016


Yes, in a development environment it's quite common.

But in acceptance test and production environment it's not recommended.

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    looks like we were typing at the same time :) Commented Feb 23, 2017 at 8:13
  • @GautamSheth Yep - you beat me to it though, with a few seconds :)
    – Benny Skogberg
    Commented Feb 23, 2017 at 8:15

Yes, you can. But this is not recommended on production environment.


Yes, but it can be very hard to setup all the prerequisites correctly.

I would strongly recommend you read Sahil Malik's book SharePoint 2013 Development Machine. Although the book is a version behind, I believe you will find his advice on using an SSD, setting up Active Directory, configuring SQL for SharePoint, disabling the loopback check, setting up networking, etc. to be very helpful.

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