I installed SharePoint 2013 with SP1 and it didn't ask me for any database access accounts.

After the configuration wizard finished, I tried running it again but it didn't show the dialog where I could modify said settings.

It went straight to the configuration steps. I fear I installed the wrong version of SharePoint or something.

Can anybody help me with this?

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This may occur in case, You have select Standalone Server Type Instead of Complete Server Type during the installation phase.

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So the Specifying configuration Database and database server dialog and Pass Phrase will be skipped.

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The limitation of Standalone Server Type

  • You cannot extend the farm to add a new server, it's only standalone server.
  • No domain service, no domain accounts, only local accounts.
  • You can't configure User Profile service.
  • Because you are using SQL Server Express edition, so each database will be limited to only 10 GB.
  • The standalone server type usually used for learning purpose.
  • You will not be able to specify the configuration Database and database server.(your situation)
  • No need for Pass Phrase because you will not be able to extend your farm.
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    thanks for the answer. I ended up uninstalling and installing SharePoint again. luckily it's just a dev box and I didn't have any sites configured yet. Jul 21, 2017 at 13:34

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