Clean installation of Windows 2016 Server Preview 3, SharePoint 2016 IT Preview, SQL Server 2014….
Running setup.exe ….
So it looks like, as the error states, SharePoint is deployed using MSI technology, while office is deployed using the Click-To-Run technology and the two don't get along at all. Hmm.
The obviously solution is to install Office 2016 via the MSI technology… However that's not available, but it may be later in the month with the volume licensing sku of Office 2016
So some research has turned up this:
Solution Attempt #1 – Office 2016 Deployment Tool - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49117
Ohh this looks interesting!
So following through to the clicks, we discover the /packager switch which states:
Hmmm, OK so in this instance, remove means uninstall and /packager is for creating an App-V installation of Office 2016.. Cool but not suited for us in this situation. Hmmmm.
So for now, it looks like I need to hold off install Office 2016 release on my SharePoint 2016 server… everything else tho.. well that *should* work!
^ Looks cool, its about time we seen some innovation here (apparently in the next build of Windows Server 2016.. the Environment variables has also been changed / modernised for the first time since.. well hmmm, Windows 95?? XP??? lol! Apparently it now treats the path variable as a cluster of directories, rather than a single string, with resizing abilities!
Office 2016 has been released!
I've been playing on and off with Office 2016 and developing for the new Office UI Fabric and its pretty cool!
I'm looking forward to getting stuck into some real development of it to provide a single user experience to a whole bunch of things which previously where only possible the hard way with office, let alone Office 265, the ipad or the web! (and also Windows 10 ecosystem apps)
You can see more about Office 2016 at – https://blogs.office.com/2015/09/22/thenewoffice/
SharePoint note: No word on anything more than Q1 of 2016 for the release of SharePoint 2016…. However as more releases of SharePoint 2016 are release, this blog will be updated!
It appears that using the following PowerShell prior to running the SharePoint 2016 IT Preview installer, gets over the inability of the installer to install and configure the web role on Windows Server 2016 IT Preview 3!
Install-WindowsFeature Net-Framework-Core –source "<PATH TO MEDIA SOURCE FOLDER>"
No prizes for guessing what it is installing J
Check out the SharePoint 2016 IT Preview known issues here - https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt346109(v=office.16).aspx
Another installation completed J
Thats right, Welcome to SharePoint 2016 Preview using SQL Server 2014, running on Windows Server 2016 Preview 3!