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  • SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview VM is now on Azure!!! Too soon huh! .. Now since the SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Virtual Machine is available in Azure, you can simply auto-provision the VM and add it to your Virtual Network. Here is the 3-tier farm configuration. with SharePoint 2016 Preview on Windows Server 2012. Check out the post @ here
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SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview VM is now on Azure

In the earlier posts we Created a two-tier SharePoint 2016 farm in Azure where we provisioned a Virtual network, with Active Directory, Domain Controller, SQL Server 2014 SP1 VM and a copy of SharePoint Server 2016 Preview downloaded and installed in the first VM.

Now since the SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Virtual Machine is available in Azure, you can simply auto-provision the VM and add it to your Virtual Network.

In this quick post we will look how to provision a SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview VM and add it to our Virtual Network (VM1 : Active Directory + Domain Controller VM and VM2 : SQL Server 2014 SP1 server VM in Azure). This will be VM3.

3-tier topology :

SharePoint 2016 Farm (3-tier)

Steps :

1. Login to your Azure Portal and then Select New at the bottom and then navigate to Compute -> Virtual Machine -> From Gallery.

Create Virtual Machine from gallery in Azure

2. Create a SharePoint 2016 IT Preview VM. This is provisioned on Windows Server 2012 R2.

Create a SharePoint 2016 VM

In VM Configuration, select Name, specifications and username pass.

Create a SharePoint 2016 VM Configuration

Select the new Cloud Service and Virtual Network this server is suppose to be a part of.
Create a SharePoint 2016 VM Configuration Settings

Finally, Install the Agent.
Create a SharePoint 2016 Install Agent

3. Once you have the server provisioned, connect to the VM to add the domain settings.

Add a domain to make this server as a part of the virtual network. Navigate to Workgroup and then Change the domain to the domain we setup in our previous posts.

Add Domain to SharePoint 2016 server

Add Domain

Next after the welcome message and restart, add the service account to the Local Administrators group.

We have already setup a sp16_setup service account in our Domain Controller VM in Azure.

Add Service Account to SharePoint 2016


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