This will be a basic walkthrough on installing SharePoint 2013. The TechNet documentation for the process is here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262957.aspx
Windows Server 2012 and SQL 2012 will be used. We already have an existing remote SQL 2012 server we will be using in this scenario.
Add all the SharePoint accounts to the SharePoint Admins group. Technically for lowest priv the ShptSvc account does not need to be a SharePoint admin – as setup will grant necessary permissions to the SharePoint servers and Databases, however this is done for simplicity in a lab environment.
Install a new Windows Server 2012 computer. Join it to a domain. Add the DOMAIN\SharePoint Admins global group to the Local Administrators group.
Log on to the SharePoint server as DOMAIN\shptsetup
ShptSetup account must have the following rights: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee662513.aspx
Run prerequisiteinstaller.exe from the SharePoint 2013 media.
This will install all the necessary pre-reqs needed for SharePoint 2013:
Once the prereqs are installed, reboot the server. When you log back in as DOMAIN\shptsetup, the installation of prereqs will complete.
Run setup.exe from the SharePoint 2013 media.
Input your product key.
Accept the license agreement
Click Install Now.
When complete – we can run the config wizard:
We want to create a new farm:
Provide a SQL server, and a SharePoint farm database access account:
The user account running setup needs access to the SQL server in order to create the SharePoint databases. The provided SharePoint Farm Account/Database Access account will get the required permissions automatically by setup.
Provide a passphrase:
Specify a port or accept the default:
Complete the wizard:
When complete – you should see:
This will kick off the central administration sire farm configuration wizard.
Answer the questions in the wizard, and create the first site collection.