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If you try to install SP2013 on a standalone (i.e. not joined to a domain controller), you will eventually get an error.

"Service running under Network Service account in workgroup environment is not supported."

To avoid this error, create the configuration database after the main setup before you run the “Configuring SharePoint Products” wizard.

Open Powershell, add the usual snapin if necessary (depends on what you do when I say “Open Powershell”!), ignore the warning about missing implementingType for education.institution.dll, and then do a

New-SPConfigurationDatabase

That’s it! Now you can run the Config wizard, and everything should be ok. Well, things were ok on the three servers I’ve tried it on so far. 

Note: Do not do this if you ever intend to do any workflow stuff. Things will not work.

Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 9:44 PM | Back to top


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Thanks, this will save some time.
Left by paulsur on Jul 26, 2012 10:46 PM

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The article is very good
Left by Vikings Jersey on Jul 28, 2012 3:51 AM

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What do you mean by "the usual snapin"?
Left by User on Sep 01, 2012 1:12 AM

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I always use Powershell ISE - so I always have to
"Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.Powershell"

If you use the SharePoint powershell command window, it is preloaded.
Left by Norgean on Sep 02, 2012 1:15 PM

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Great post. Thanks for sharing. Very helpful!
Left by Megan on Jan 16, 2013 8:30 AM

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