Install for SharePoint 2013

Summary: Introduces articles that describe how to install SharePoint 2013 in various topologies, on both physical and virtual environments.

Testing and implementing SharePoint 2013 solutions at different stages of the deployment life cycle requires deployments in various topologies.

The following articles provide information about how to deploy SharePoint 2013 on one or more servers to create different topologies that you can use for testing and implementing SharePoint 2013 solutions at different stages of the deployment life cycle.

Content Description
Install SharePoint 2013 on a single server with a built-in database
Explains how to install SharePoint 2013 on a single server. This deployment uses SQL Server Express and is typically used for evaluating SharePoint 2013.
Install SharePoint 2013 on a single server with SQL Server
Describes how to install SharePoint 2013 on a single server. This deployment uses SQL Server and can easily be scaled out to create two- and three-tier farm topologies.
Install SharePoint 2013 across multiple servers for a three-tier farm
Describes how to install SharePoint 2013 on multiple servers. This deployment uses SQL Server and the resulting three-tier topology provides the foundation for implementing any solution.
Install and configure a virtual environment for SharePoint 2013
This article describes how to use PowerShell to install SharePoint 2013 in a Hyper-V environment.
Install or uninstall language packs for SharePoint 2013
Describes language packs and how to download, install, and uninstall them.
Add web or application servers to farms in SharePoint 2013
Explains how to add a web or application server to a farm. The procedures in this article apply to a SharePoint 2013 farm that consists of at least two tiers. They should not be used for converting a single server deployment to a multiple server farm.
Add a database server to an existing farm in SharePoint 2013
Provides information about how to add a new database server to an existing SharePoint 2013 farm.
Remove a server from a farm in SharePoint 2013
Describes how to remove a web server, application server, or a database server from a SharePoint 2013 farm.
Uninstall SharePoint 2013
Describes how to remove SharePoint 2013 from a computer.
Install and configure a virtual environment for SharePoint 2013
Learn about permissions, accounts, security settings, and what you have to do to prepare your Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V environment for SharePoint 2013.
SharePoint 2013 dev/test environments in Azure
Learn how to use Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates to create a basic or high-availability SharePoint 2013 dev/test farm in Microsoft Azure infrastructure services.