Gaurav Mahajan


Gaurav is a SharePoint Architect and Microsoft vTSP with over 14 years of proven success in designing, developing and testing of robust Web-based and client-server software solutions, with expertise in Microsoft SharePoint. Gaurav regularly speaks at user groups, Microsoft events, delivers webinars and blogs on all things SharePoint

Unattended Single Click Installation of a SharePoint 2013 VM from Scratch

Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at 1:30 pm in

Get ready to create your own SharePoint 2013 VM from scratch using a single click PowerShell script that employs industry defined best practices to not only install SharePoint but also prepare the environment by installing & configuring the necessary pre-requisites like ADDS, SQL, service accounts, all through a single click! In this deep dive session, we will:
1. Review the steps of creating a new Win Server 2012 R2 VM with the goal of installing SQL and SharePoint on it.
2. Do a walk-through of the single click script and package that will:
a. Prepare the VM for the installations
b. Configure a local Active Directory on the VM
c. Install and prepare SQL server 2012/ 2014 for SharePoint 2013 installation
d. Install and configure SharePoint 2013 on it
3. As a bonus, based on interest & time permitting, we will also set up a fresh Win Server 2012 R2 VM from scratch. Optionally, a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM with a 180 day trial license will also be available for download through the speakers blog.
Upfront software and script download information, script samples and steps will be provided on the speaker’s blog at: http://gauravmahajan.net/ so you can follow along and create your own ready to click SharePoint installation package.
While for beginners, the session will provide an opportunity to learn how to create their own SharePoint 2013 VMs, for advanced IT Pros, it will provide an opportunity to learn how to create repetitive single click installation PoSH scripts to automate creation of multiple environments with ease. While the scripts and demo will revolve around SharePoint 2013, they will work equally well with SharePoint 2010.
Finally, help will be available after the session as well in case you’d like to start your SharePoint installation while at the event and subsequently walk away with your very own copy of a VM with SharePoint installed and operational on it.