SharePoint 2013 RTM Setup and Install

       Time to post a bit about SharePoint 2013 Winking smile

Since the RTM bits were already available from MSDN/TechNet download for subscribers, the first view of you may have already played around with it.
For general availability, there is currently no published date yet but should be soon announced.

So here is a brief summary for the “first try”:

  1. if you are a MSDN or TechNet subscriber, go to and sign-in for downloading SharePoint 2013 RTM
  2. You can also get a public Trial download available at :  Download Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  3. Next, get the Pre-Requisites for installing SharePoint 2013 RTM here: Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2013
  4. Download the Pre-Requisites for “Offline Installation”
  5. Plan, setup and configure:
  6. Related to AppFabric, aka. Disctributed Cache Service


Now that you’ve done a whole lot of stuff, hopefully all installed and setup successfully, start playing around with all the new things and verify the difference between SharePoint 2010 and 2013.

A short overview on some of the new features can be found as well on the Phased Rollout of SharePoint 2013 Preview from “The SharePoint Guys” by MCS UK.

See also here for a Brief Overview of benefits, requirements etc.:

What’s new in SharePoint 2013 SharePoint

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What’s new in web content management   clip_image001
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What’s new in eDiscovery   clip_image001


if you’re not sure on what build version you are or if you just want to check whether it’s RTM bits already or not, please use the below table to verify:

Build Version table:


Build #

available Languages


Beta 1 Preview 15.0.3612.1010 EN Only TAP, RDP, EAP
Beta 1 refresh 15.0.3919.1011 EN, ES, JP Only TAP, RDP, EAP
Beta 2 interim 15.0.4107.1000 EN, ES, JP Only TAP, RDP, EAP
Beta 2 public preview 15.0.4128.1014 EN, ES, JP Only TAP, RDP, EAP
Escrow / Release Candidate 15.0.4420.1006 EN, ES, JP Only TAP, RDP, EAP with additional sign-off
RTM 15.0.4420.1017 EN, ES, JP Full commercial support from 24th October 2012
(see here for the continued matrix)      

Latest published Updates for SharePoint and Office 2013:

Related posts and Links:
Phased Rollout of SharePoint 2013 Preview (The SharePoint Guys / MCS UK)
SharePoint 2013 Top 10 New Features (SharePoint Joel)
Localization and internationalization improvements in SharePoint 2013
Following in SharePoint 2013

TechNet resources:

MSDN resources:

SharePoint 2013 Technical Reference:

Other References:


Key SharePoint 2013 Training Resources:

IT Pro



Have fun,

Winking smile

6 thoughts on “SharePoint 2013 RTM Setup and Install

  1. In your list above you have a list of patches to be installed, but it's not clear on which server they should be installed, SQL? SP?


  2. Hello SP2013 Admin (?)
    If you mean the "Additional Fixes and Software" from section "Pre-requisites, well they are for SharePoint Servers unless they are especially emphasized to be installed on SQL or other servers. If you are confused because of the last few in the list, like the "Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client 64…" etc., these are client components that are required running on the SharePoint servers and not meanmt to be isntalled on SQL servers!
    All patches/hotfixes must be installed on every SharePoint server in farm equally to ensure consistent level across the farm.
    Even though SQL server is part of the SharePoiint farm, it is commonly considered as a "different" box, hence a typical SharePoint patch/hotfix is not considered to be installed on SQL unless its explicitly specified and told to do so!
    Hope that answers your Q  😉
    cheers, Steve


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