This eight-part series of blog articles will detail out the steps necessary to complete the installation of a 100% fully featured SharePoint 2013 virtual machine. The steps range from the installation of Windows Server 2012 and configuration of the Domain Controller and DNS, SQL Server 2012 setup, and SharePoint 2013 installation. This blog post is very similar to a SharePoint 2010 lab build dating back to early 2010.
Each blog article covers a different portion or logical component of the lab itself, starting with downloading all of the necessary files. While useful information is presented in each part, the intention is for the sections to be completed in order.
Ulysses Ludwig is a SharePoint architect with over 16 years in the IT and computer industry. Ulysses' primary focus is SharePoint but he dabbles in the latest web technologies and likes to develop software in his spare time.