Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 (continuing from the installation article)

Blog Post created by SungHoon_Kim Employee on Oct 14, 2015

This is a follow up article from Installing SharePoint Server 2013 on Windows 2008 R2

Before we continue, if the system memory is less than 4GB, it is highly advisable to increase it to minimum of 4GB and reboot. 10GB Recommended if at all possible.

Otherwise it would be too slow. (Even with 4GB is way below recommendation and you will experience very frequent CPU spike, even when you are not doing anything, not to mention when you are actually trying to do something)



Click on "Start" button and

Click on "SharePoint 2013 Products Configuration Wizard"

Click "Next".

Click "Yes".

Click on "Finish".

You will experience high CPU for a while as a default sharepoint server instance is configured.

Once the instance is configured, IE will open and challenge you to login.

Now, this SharePoint, although it has joined the domain, only the local Administrator is the Admin for this instance.

You can see from above, that it is showing "Domain: SECURE". So, when you enter "Administrator" it is actually SECURE\Administrator.

You will need to enter "<HOSTNAME>\Administrator" to login as local Administrator.

Close this browser (as the credential is now cached) and open http://sharepoint/ from a new browser session.

This time,enter "SHAREPOINT\Administrator".

You will now logon to sharepoint and following will be displayed.

And from above, you will see that the format of username is now different from earlier version of sharepoint. It now shows "0#.w|sharepoint\administrator".

This format will actually give you more hints from which user directory this user is from.

Select the default "Team Site" and click "OK" button to continue.

It won't take long but you will see the system is actually lack of resource.

By default, it says "Use an existing group".

You can actually create new groups, you need be prepared to give the group names and members.

I will select the default. Click "OK".

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To give users access to this site, click on "SHARE" button.

Add in the name of the users.

If you click on the "SHOW OPTIONS", you can actually choose whether they will be Members or Owners.

Select "Owners" and in the input box enter first or last name to get suggestions.

My name appeared so I will choose me to make me one of the Owners.

Click on "Share" to update the ownership.



Logout Administrator and try logging on as me.


Open a new browser and goto http://sharepoint/


Login as me.

If you logon as a user who is not part of Visitor, Member or Owners, you will get following message.



Next following article will be about creating a new site(Web Application)