Step by Step: Install SharePoint Foundation 2013 Preview

Written by Denis Stadler on . Posted in SharePoint 2013

Yesterday was a good day with important news from Microsoft. They announced the launch of the Office 2013 Customer Preview.

What happened in terms of Office Server a.k.a SharePoint? The answer is simple an it can be seen at the following links:

Before starting to watch the presentations, what I tried to do was to install SP 2013 Foundation Preview on a Windows 2012 Server RC Virtual Machine.


The first step was to download SharePoint 2013 Foundation and because I’m using a Hyper-V virtual machine, to change the extension of the downloaded file – SharePointFoundation_en-us_x64.img to .iso.

Before going further, I read the Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2013 Preview. What caught my attention is the following line: Development or evaluation installation of SharePoint Server 2013 Preview – 24 GB. Is this a mistake? Anyway I decided to go on with the installation on my virtual machine, which currently has 2GB of RAM. :)

So, let’s get started. My machine currently is in the default state (there are no roles and features installed on it).


First step is to install the software prerequisites. Click the Install software prerequisites link and then, in the newly opened window, the Next button.