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Install SharePoint 2013 Three-tier Farm – Installing and Configuring Office Web Apps Server

This post of is part of my Install SharePoint 2013 Three-tier Farm project.

With Windows Server 2012 the deployment of Offic Web Apps Server got a lot easier.


First install the prerequisites.

Add-WindowsFeature Web-Server,Web-Mgmt-Tools,Web-Mgmt-Console,Web-WebServer,Web-Common-Http,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Static-Content,Web-Performance,Web-Stat-Compression,Web-Dyn-Compression,Web-Security,Web-Filtering,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-App-Dev,Web-Net-Ext45,Web-Asp-Net45,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Includes,InkandHandwritingServices,NET-Framework-Features,NET-Framework-Core

Download the Office Web Apps Server Installer from

And install the Office Web Apps Server

Deploy a new Web Apps Server Farm with PowerShell.

New-OfficeWebAppsFarm -InternalUrl "" -ExternalUrl "" -EditingEnabled -AllowHttp:$true


In order to update a Office Web Apps Server installation you have to remove the existing Office Web Apps Farm.


Now you can install the required updates.

If the installation has been finished create the Office Web Apps Farm again according to your settings.

New-OfficeWebAppsFarm -InternalUrl "" -ExternalUrl "" -EditingEnabled -AllowHttp:$true

The check wether Office Web Apps are running open your browser on:


Microsoft Technet: Deploy Office Web Apps Server
Update Office Web Apps Server 2013

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