SharePoint Server 2016 Hardware and Software Requirements


It has been confirmed that SharePoint 2016 Foundation will be not available; only SharePoint 2016 Server will be made available.


Below are the SharePoint 2016 System Requirements according to different scenarios –


SharePoint 2016 System Requirements


SharePoint 2016 Prerequisites :

Following are the prerequisites for installing SharePoint 2016. Similar to SharePoint 2013, the 2016 version of SharePoint includes a Prerequisite Installer (prerequisiteinstaller.exe) that will install all required components.


Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client Microsoft ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 SP1 (x64)
Windows Server AppFabric 1.1 Cumulative Update Package 1 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server (KB2671763)


Microsoft Identity Extensions Microsoft Information Protection and Control Client
Microsoft WCF Data Services 5.0 and 5.6 Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2013 Microsoft .NET Framework update for RC4 disabling in Transport Layer Security


Database Requirements :

SharePoint Server 2016 requires either of following –

  • SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2016

Operating System Requirement :

SharePoint Server 2016 is supported on Windows Server Technical Preview and Windows Server 2012 R2

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