Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a three-tier farm
**Summary: ** Learn how to install and configure SharePoint Server 2013 on multiple servers with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 by using the computers in the Base Configuration test lab.
This document is the Test Lab Guide version of the procedures that are described in Install SharePoint Server 2016 across multiple servers.
This document contains instructions for the following:
Configuring the Base Configuration test lab.
Installing and configuring a new server named SQL1.
Installing SQL Server 2012 on the SQL1 server.
Installing SharePoint Server 2013 on the APP1 server.
Installing and configuring a new server named WFE1.
Installing SharePoint Server 2013 on WFE1.
Demonstrating the facilities of the default Contoso team site on WFE1.
Watch the configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a three-tier farm test lab guide overview video
For information about how to configure this test lab in Hyper-V, see Hosting the SharePoint Server 2013 Three-Tier Test Lab with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.