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December 23
How to Set Up SQL Server 2012 as a SharePoint 2013 Database Server

I do a lot of sessions on how to install and configure SharePoint 2013, and for the most part they go over pretty well. I recently did that talk in Sweden at SEF and was asked by a member of the audience what I had done to get my SQL server ready for SharePoint. I thought that would make an outstanding blog post. Thanks anonymous SEF attendee! Smile  As I started putting pen to paper and scribbling this out I realized it was going to be quite long. After I got it finished it was too long for a blog post. It looked more like…a magazine article. I reached out to my friend Caroline Marwitz (Twitter) over at SharePoint Pro Magazine to see if it was something she was interested in. She was! It’s a Christmas miracle!

Last week she published the first installment of the series. I went above on and beyond for her. Not only did a write an excellent article (well, as excellent as I can) but I also recorded a video of me walking through the same process. You can read the article, watch the video, or both! What a country! So head on over to my article at SharePointProMag.com and see what all the fuss is about. If you like it, leave a comment so Caroline will let me publish more stuff in the future. Smile

There will be a part 2, and maybe even a part 3, so bookmark the article so you can rush back to it to see how the story ends.

tk

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/SetUpSQL2013Pt1

Comments

Windows Authentication question

Hi Todd,
First of all, thank you for all of the great SP content you put out there.  I am a SP newbie and it is like a gold mine for me. 

So I followed your article/video to a T to get SQL Server 2012 installed but was having absolutely no luck with Windows Authentication.  After banging my head on a wall for a day and a half, finally got it to work by logging in using SQL authentication and running a create login [<domain>\<username>] within SQL Now I can connect using Win Auth domain/sqluser no issues .  Any ideas about why I had to do this?  It is driving me crazy!
 on 4/2/2014 6:32 AM

Instance Install Directory

I have always been told to keep the Instance Directory away from the same Volume as the OS.  I don't know if this helps to prevent SQL Injection issues or just a space consideration for the OS drive.

As always, GREAT content!  Looking forward to Parts 2 & 3.
 on 2/26/2015 9:45 AM

There's nothing here

Where's the article?  Am I completely missing it? 
 on 10/10/2017 10:50 AM

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