SharePoint Server 2016 Hardware and Software Requirements

SharePoint Server 2016 release candidate patch has been released few days back which need to be applied on SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2. In this post I just summarized the hardware & software requirements and Installation prerequisites which are already listed on different sites, at the end of this article you can the listing of few important links which give you more details on below listed information and also helpful how you can apply Release Candidate patch on SharePoint Server Beta 2.

Operating System

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4

Software Requirements:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1– (64-Bit)
  • SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2
  • SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate Patch

Hardware Requirements:

Below table shows the standard hardware requirement for Single Server installation or Multi-server installation.

SharePoint Server 2016 Hardware Requirements

SharePoint Server 2016 Hardware Requirements

Deployment Type:

  1. Two computer farm with:
  •      One SharePoint server that uses the Single-Server role.
  •      One SQL Server
  1. Four or five computer farm with:
  •      One SQL Server
  •      One Front-end web server.
  •      One Application server.
  •      One Distributed Cache server.
  •      One Search server.

SharePoint Server 2016 installation Pprerequisites

  • Windows Identity Foundation
  • SQL Client
  • Microsoft Identity Extension
  • Microsoft Sync Framework 1.0 SP1
  • Windows Server App Fabric
  • AppFabric 1.1 Cummulative Update
  • Active Directory Rights Management Services Client 2.1
  • Windows Communications Framework Data Services 5.6.0
  • .NET Framework 4.6
  • Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package
  • Security Update for .NET 4.5.2

Some important links are listed below:

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Adnan Amin
Adnan is an active SharePoint MVP and having over 11 years of extensive experience with major expertise on SharePoint Server, office 365, .Net Platform and Microsoft BI, Adnan is currently working as SharePoint Architect at FMT Consultants. He is MCT Regional Lead for Pakistan Chapter since 2012. He is working on SharePoint for past seven years and worked on different intranet/intranet solutions for private & govt. sector majorly in United States and Gulf region, which include OOB and customized solutions. He is a trainer, technology evangelist and also speaks in community forums.

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