SharePoint 2016 Preview Hardware and Software Requirements

Operating System Requirements

SharePoint Server 2016 Preview is supported on Windows Server 2012 R2 and the Windows Server Technical Preview “Threshold”.

Windows Server 2012 R2
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2012-r2

Windows Server Technical Preview
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-technical-preview

SharePoint Database Server Requirements

SharePoint Server 2016 Preview is supported SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server 2016. You can download evaluation copies of both database servers from the TechNet Evaluation Center.

SQL Server from the TechNet Evaluation Center at http://www. microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-sql-server-2014.

.NET Framework requirement

The required version of .NET Framework is different for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server Technical Preview “Threshold”.

Windows Server 2012 R2: SharePoint 16 requires .NET Framework 4.5.2
Windows Server Technical Preview “Threshold”: SharePoint 16 requires .NET Framework 4.6 Preview, which comes with Windows Server Technical Preview “Threshold”.

Starting January 13, 2016, .NET Framework 4.5.2 will be the minimum version of .NET Framework 4.x supported by Microsoft.
See the Microsoft .NET Framework Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ at http://support.microsoft.com/gp/Framework_FAQ for more information.

SharePoint 2016 IT Preview Now Available

SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Now Available

Download SharePoint Server 2016 Preview
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48712

Get up and running quickly with SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview with the new Quick Start Guide >
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48714

Learn more about SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview with the new Datasheet >
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48715

Learn more about SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview with the new Reviewer’s Guide >
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48713

SharePoint Workflow Configuration Common Issues

  • Unable to connect to the remote service

PS C:\Users\mossadm> Register-SPWorkflowService  -SPSite “http://www.contoso.com” -W
orkflowHostUri http://wfm.contoso.com:12291 -AllowOAuthHttp
Register-SPWorkflowService : Unable to connect to the remote service at
http://wfm.contoso.com:12291/SharePoint/. See InnerException for more details. Client
ActivityId : e592f590-80d3-4f43-9118-39e526e3c5ff.
At line:1 char:1
+ Register-SPWorkflowService  -SPSite “http://www.contoso.com” -WorkflowHostUri
http:/ …
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~
+ CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (Microsoft.Share…WorkflowService:
RegisterSPWorkflowService) [Register-SPWorkflowService], WorkflowEndpointN
otFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowServices.PowerShell
.RegisterSPWorkflowService

In here ; SharePoint is telling you that it cannot find the Workflow Manager service endpoint at this address
– Check for the Firewall and possible networking issues.
– Make a browser test that you can browse the workflow host uri
-Check the WFM IIS for the bindings of the Workflow Manager Site
-Check that the workflow manager  IIS to make sure that the Workflow Manager Front End is running on correct port !.

  • When you try to publish a workflow you may face following issues.

Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: App Management Shared Service Proxy is not installed.
at Microsoft.SharePoint.AppRegistration.GetProxy(SPServiceContext serviceContext)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.AppRegistration.AddOrUpdateAppNoPermissionCheck(SPAppPrincipalInfo appInfo)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPAppPrincipalManager.RegisterWithInternalDirectory(SPAppPrincipalIdentityProvider identityProvider, String nameIdentifier, String displayName, List`1 appEndpointAuthorities, List`1 redirectAddr

You can face this  because App Management Service application is not provisioned or the App Management Service is not running or the App Management Service Proxy is not added to the default proxy group.
-Check the app management service from CA -> Application Management -> Manage Service Application . If it is not provisioned , provision it.

Then if you face this ;
Microsoft.SharePoint.SPEndpointAddressNotFoundException: There are no addresses available for this application.
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPRoundRobinServiceLoadBalancer.BeginOperation()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPServiceApplicationProxyBase`1.ExecuteOnChannel(Boolean requireDelegation, Action`1 codeBlock)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.AppManagement.AppManagementServiceApplicationProxy.GetScaleOutDatabaseMap()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPScaleOutDatabaseMap.GetMapCacheEntries

-Dont forget to start App Management Service from CA-> Services on Server -> App Management Service
Make an IISReset

  • When you try to run a SP 2013 workflow, you get a ‘suspended’ error message, and the error states;
    RequestorId: <Guid>. Details: RequestorId: <Guid>. Details: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the workflow instance. Exception details: System.ApplicationException: HTTP 401 {“error_description”:”The server was unable to process the request due to an internal error.

The reason may the security service application is unable to identify the user id from the user claim

-Open IIS Manager, navigatred to Application Pools > Click on the app pool named “Security Token Serice Application Pool”
-Click Advanced settings
-Modified the value for the property named “Load User Profile” from FALSE to TRUE
-Perform an IISRESET /noforce