This post of is part of my Install SharePoint 2013 Three-tier Farm project.
This is a shortened version of my best practice for installing a SharePoint server.
Local user rights
Group Local Administrators members:
- User: Administrator (Built-In)
- Group: Domain\Domain Admins
- User: Domain\SP_Admin
- User: Domain\SP_Farm
- Installed PowerShell PowerUp
- Installed English Language Paket
- Disabled UAC
- Disabled Internet Explorer Enhanced Security
- Turn off Windows Firewall for Domain
- Update zone settings
To Install the prerquisisites you should use a PowerShell script from Technet http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/DownloadInstall-SharePoint-e6df9eb8
Install Microsoft Office Servers on a additional drive.
Don’t configure the SharePoint Farm with the built-in wizard.
I recommend to install the SharePoint Farm with PowerShell only.
The most popular PowerShell install solution for SharePoint is https://autospinstaller.codeplex.com/
AutoSPInstallation offers a lot features and takes a lot of time to configure it.
If it’s too much I’ve got another install solution for you https://gist.github.com/8862266
You can get the latest SharePoint 2013 Updates from this Microsoft site http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/jj891062.aspx