SharePoint 2013 Preview Deployment – Failed to create the configuration database

On deploying 2013 on SQL Server 2012, you might get an error when running the configuration wizard to create the SharePoint farm: “Configuration Failed.” “Failed to create the configuration database” “An exception was thrown: This SQL Server instance does not have the required “maxdegree of parallelism” setting of 1”   This can be resolved as…


SharePoint 2010 Capacity Management: Disk Space Requirements

To be able to estimate the total disk space required by aSharePoint 2010 farm, you need to estimate the sizes of the following: System & Log Files This is the direct attached storage (DAS) required on each server for its operating system, 14 hive, IIS Logs, SharePoint Logs and any other temporary storage. The common…


SharePoint 2010 Capacity Management: Farm Design Considerations

While designing large SharePoint farms, many considerations need to be assessed. Below are some decisions that have implications on the farm logical architecture: Should content be served from one SharePoint farm or multiple SharePoint farms? A SharePoint farm can publish many different vanity URLs each having its own web applications, so different URLs and even…