SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack Installation

Log into the SharePoint Application and Web front ends as the SPAdmin account. User account details for SharePoint setup and Service accounts are listed in SharePoint Farm User Accounts.

To start, logon to the server using the SharePoint Admin account. Running the install and configuration wizard under this account will ensure the process provisions databases on SQL Server with the main SharePoint Admin account as the database DBO.

The major updates in Feature pack 2 is SharePoint Framework which was only available in SharePoint online, now you can use it in SharePoint Server 2016 with Feature Pack 2. The other updates with Feature Pack 2 include (also available in feature pack 1)

  • Administrative Actions Logging
  • MinRole enhancements
  • SharePoint Custom Tiles
  • Hybrid Auditing (preview)
  • Hybrid Taxonomy
  • OneDrive API for SharePoint on-premises
  • OneDrive for Business modern experience

In this blog post I am referring the installation of Feature Pack 2 which include all updates and enhancements of Feature Pack 1, you can check for latest updates from this link (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt715807(v=office.16).aspx#BKMK_2016)

  1. DO NOT Run the configuration wizard after the installation
  2. Download and Install Feature Pack 2 on all servers
  1. After Installation Restart all machines

Installation Screenshots

SharePoint 2016 Feature Pack 2

SharePoint 2016 Feature Pack 2 Installation

SharePoint 2016 Feature Pack 2 Installation Completed

Install SharePoint feature pack on all machines.

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Adnan Amin
Adnan is two time SharePoint MVP (Most Valuable Professional) with over 12 years of extensive experience with major expertise on SharePoint Server, Office 365, .Net Platform and Microsoft BI. He is currently working SharePoint Architect at FMT Consultants. He is MCT Regional Lead for Pakistan Chapter since 2012. He is working on SharePoint for past nine years and worked on different intranet/intranet solutions for private & govt. sector majorly in Gulf region, which include OOB and customized solutions. He is a trainer, technology evangelist and also speaks in community forums.

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