I finally got around to building an RTM SP2016 farm on Windows Server 2016 with SQL 2016. Since Feature Pack 1 has just been released, I wanted to save some install time, and slipstream it into my install bits. I hadn’t done this yet, and wanted to look into the process for 2016. It turns out, the process is the same as SharePoint 2010 and 2013. (Details here) Choose your month’s public updates, extract them, drop them into the updates folder, and install.
- Download FP1/November 2016 PU (or month/year PU)
- After downloading, extract each patch by running the following command. (alter each exe name)
- sts2016-kb3127940-fullfile-x64-glb.exe /extract:C:\destinationfolder\
- After doing this, copy the extracted files (MSP and XML) to the UPDATES folder of your SharePoint Server 2016 installation directory
- Install SharePoint Server 2016. At the end of the process, everything in the updates folder will get processed.
- Run PSConfig
A few colleagues gave me a heads up that there’s one small issue with this approach. The new OneDrive for Business experience is not configured by default. If you were to install FP1 on your farm, it gets configured automatically. Fortunately, it’s pretty simple to remedy this. Grab the PowerShell at the end of this KB article, and run it.
$Farm = Get-SPFarm $Farm.OneDriveUserExperienceVersion = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.OneDriveUserExperienceVersion]::Version2 $Farm.Update()