SharePoint Server 2019 Preview is available and it requires newer OS

Hi everyone!

Big news from MS – as announced some time ago, SharePoint Server 2019 Preview is here.
I didn’t have a chance yet to try it out, but had a quick look on the requirements to have it installed.

Long story short – you will not be able to use your old Windows Server 2012 R2 playground to install it. Now there is a requirement for more modern software platform.


Here is the quick comparison of software requirements for SharePoint Server 2016 vs 2019:

SharePoint Server

2016

SharePoint Server

2019

Preview

Windows Server 2012 R2 Yes No
Windows Server 2016 Yes Yes
Windows Server 2019 No Yes
MS SQL Server 2014 SP1 Yes No
MS SQL Server 2016 RTM Yes Yes
MS SQL Server 2017 RTM for Windows Yes Yes

Software prerequisites list has also changed:

SharePoint Server 2016

SharePoint Server 2019

Preview

Web Server (IIS) role Web Server (IIS) role
Application Server role Application Server role
Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.6 UpdatedMicrosoft .NET Framework version 4.7.2
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Native Client UpdatedMicrosoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 Native Client
Microsoft WCF Data Services 5.6 Microsoft WCF Data Services 5.6
Microsoft Identity Extensions Microsoft Identity Extensions
Microsoft Information Protection and Control Client (MSIPC) Microsoft Information Protection and Control Client (MSIPC)
Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 SP1 (x64) Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 SP1 (x64)
Windows Server AppFabric 1.1 Windows Server AppFabric 1.1
Cumulative Update Package 7 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server (KB 3092423) Cumulative Update Package 7 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server (KB 3092423)
Microsoft ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server UpdatedNo requirements for ODBC driver
Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2012 Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2012
Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2015 UpdatedVisual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2017

However, hardware requirements are still the same, which means you will not need more resources if you replace your SP2016 playground with SP2019 Preview.

You can read more about SharePoint 2019 features from official source: Welcome to SharePoint Server 2019, a modern platform for choice and flexibility

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