SharePoint 2013 RTM on Windows Server 2012: Virtual Machine Download

UPDATE: I have created a new VM with SharePoint 2013 SP1 and SQL Server 2014 on Windows Server 2012 R2. This updated VM is available on my blog at: https://gauravmahajan.net/2014/08/17/sharepoint-server-2013-sp1-virtual-machine-download/. The licenses on VM available through the blog below have expired and I’ll recommend getting the new VM from the above link. Thanks for all your feedback and comments!

Since the time I created this SharePoint 2013 Virtual machine using the preview version on Windows Server ’08 quite a few enthusiasts have asked if I could upload one with SharePoint 2013 RTM and Win Server 2012. So I spent some time these holidays to create and upload one. Here it goes…

  1. The VM was created using the VMWare Player version 6 which can be downloaded as a free download from the VMWare site.
  2. It was created using the 180 day evaluation versions Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012 (see below) and the SharePoint 2013. If you’d like to, you can enter your own keys to activate the trial/ evaluation versions.
  3. It consists of 6 hard drives and a VMWare virtual machine configuration (.vmx) file. Both the configuration file and hard drives are part of self-extracting .rar files (with the actual total current size at about 35 GBs) which can be downloaded from the download links below.
  4. It has 8 GBs of RAM allocated to it by default (controlled by the settings in the “.vmx” file or via the virtual machine settings in the VMWare player )
  5. It has the Classic Shell start menu installed from http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/ so you can get the old Windows start menu in addition to the new Windows “Start screen”. This also results in Windows booting up to the desktop instead of the new Windows start screen. Although, if you’d like to, you can get to the Start screen by clicking the Shift+Windows button combination. You can also configure Classic Shell so Windows boots up to the start screen instead, if you so desire.
  6. It has the start-up type for a few non-necessary Windows and SQL services changed to “Manual” or “Delayed start” to conserve overall and start-up resources. This includes services for the SQL Server 2012 SSAS, SSIS and SSRS features which I installed just in case anyone needs them.
  7. Has the Apps service configured to use the URL apps.sp2013.gauravmahajan.net
  8. Once you fire up the Virtual machine, Windows will auto login to the Administrator’s  account. The “sp20130\administrator” account is the account used to install SharePoint and should be used to access central admin.
  9. The virtual machine additionally has the following accounts:
    sp_adminuser: This is a regular user account I created to be added as a site collection admin. This account has site collection admin privileges on the default site collection on the port 80 Web App
    sp_apppool_content: This is the app pool account for web applications
    sp_apppool_service: This could be used as the app pool account for the service apps that you may configure
    sp_cache_supperreader and sp-cache_superuser: The object cache access user accounts
    sp_farm: The farm account that is configured while installing SharePoint
    sp_search: The search service account
    sp_searchcrawl: The search crawl account
    sp_service: This account is used for various service applications
    sqladmin: This is the SQL server service account
  10. All accounts in the VM share the same password which is part of the ReadMe file accompanying the downloads.

Finally, all the files, including the ReadMe.txt are uploaded to the Google Drive folder at the following link: http://goo.gl/klswrr

To download the files, you can go with either of the following options:

  1. Add the folder to your Google Drive and then use the Google Drive Desktop Client to sync the files to your local computer (also recommended) OR
  2. Download the files directly by using the browser “Save target as…” functionality (least recommended)

Instructions for extracting the VM: You will need to download all the .rar and .exe files to your machine and then run the “SP2013.exe” executable to unpack the virtual machine hard drives. After ensuring that you have the latest version of the VMWare Player installed, you can then double-click the “SP2013.vmx” file to run the virtual machine.

Instructions to activate the licenses on the VM with SQL 2012: The evaluation versions of the OS, SharePoint Server and SQL Server 2012 that the earlier virtual machine was running on have expired. Here’s how you can bypass the issue and activate the licenses for those who would still like to use the VM with SQL 2012 (please note that I have also provided above a link for an alternate VM with SQL 2014 that does not need the licenses to be activated yet):

  1. For the OS (Windows Server 2012): You can either:
    1. Rearm the evaluation version by running he following command from the command prompt: slmgr /rearm. This will extend the OS evaluation for another 180 days. Note that you will be able to do 4 more such rearms before having to convert the license to retail
    2. Convert to a retail license: You can view the instructions to do so in the comments below here  and in the corresponding TechNet article here
  2. For SQL Server 2012: Unfortunately there’s no way to rearm a SQL Server Evaluation license. You will have to convert it to a retail license. The way to do that is to:
    1. Run the SQL Server setup
    2. Click on the maintenance tab
    3. Click on “Edition upgrade”
    4. Follow the steps till you reach the product key screen and enter your product key (usually pre-filled if a licensed installation media is used)
    5. You can read a good set of instructions for converting your eval license to a full license here: http://www.mssqlgirl.com/upgrading-from-sql-server-2012-evaluation-edition.html
  3. For SharePoint Server 2013:
    1. Browse to Central Admin –> Upgrade and Migration –> Convert farm license type
    2. On the Convert License Type page, in the Enter the Product Key box, type the new product key and then click OK.
    3. Verify that the license is upgraded by going back to the page

As mentioned above, I am working on uploading an updated image of the VM and I highly appreciate your patience while I work on it.

Hope you will find the VM useful and will share any feedback that you may have! Happy SharePointing! 🙂

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276 Responses to SharePoint 2013 RTM on Windows Server 2012: Virtual Machine Download

  1. HRK says:

    Thanks for this new compilation…downloading now! I downloaded your old one last week and the evaluation version expiration prompts got very annoying…this one came just in time! Much appreciated!

    • Thank you for appreciating HRK! DO let me know if you face any issues or if I can be of further help!

      • shashi says:

        HI gaurav,
        thanks for the vm . is it possible to join my company domain with this virtual machine?

      • Hello Shashi

        Thanks for appreciating. Yes, you should be able to join this VM to your domain. You may however need to demote this VM from being a dc (although I am not entirely sure if you will absolutely need to do this) and make related changes.
        Thanks
        Gaurav

  2. Vel says:

    Gr8 work..saved our efforts.

  3. skyflash says:

    thanks man..I know its HARD work

  4. adicodes says:

    You are rocking dude, thanks for the link 🙂

  5. Adi says:

    Does it require 8 gb RAM? My laptop has only 8 gb RAM and I suppose it will die if I allocate all the memory to VM. Any suggestions please?

    • Hi Adi,
      8 GB is the minimum recommended. However if you have 8 GB overall in your laptop, you may be able to work by allocating lower RAM (4-6 GB) to the VM by stopping a few additional services in the guest OS. I was able to work by allocating 4 GB to the VM on my other laptop that has 8GB of total RAM (like yours) but only by stopping these few services. I know that the search service, for example, can eat up the RAM pretty fast so that may be something you’d like to look at. Having said that, I’d definitely recommend upgrading the RAM if you can.
      HTH

  6. Johan says:

    This is awesome, downloading it now 🙂

  7. Does it have working Workflow service for SP 2013? and search service configured?

  8. Nice work Gaurav, i’m sure a lot of devs were waiting for something like this! Just a quick note, for the love of Gandalf i can’t find the SP2013.vmx setup file! I extracted through the executable zips 1 to 8…

    • Hey thanks @JaumeOuYea! Also, I just verified. The .vmx is part of the SP2013.part08.rar file. You can also verify it if you directly open this rar file without running the executable.

  9. mcygnet says:

    Thanks for the share, quite useful

  10. mcygnet says:

    Thanks for the share gaurav, quite useful

    Cheers!

  11. dhartford says:

    This is excellent resource, thank you for your time and effort!

    Question that may be pretty sophisticated, from what I understand the CMIS support that previously was in Sharepoint 2010 by installing the admin-toolkit is now ‘built in’ to Sharepoint 2013….however I’m lost on how to enable CMIS support. If someone knows, please share.

    Otherwise, great resource, thank you!!

  12. Bill says:

    Sorry if i’ve missed something simple, this is my first Sharepoint installation ever. When i try to go to the SharePoint Central Admin, I get “Sorry, this site hasn’t been shared with you.” I’ve tried running as administrator and no luck. I can go to localhost and it works just fine. Would you have any clue as to what may be going on?

    • Hey Bill! Did you login to the central admin site as the “administrator” user? It might have logged you in as the “admin_user” user instead and that’s the reason why you may be getting the message. Let me know if that helps. Thanks!

      • Bill says:

        That exactly was it. I realized it just after you responded. Thank you for the quick reply and a wonderful image to start learning SharePoint 2013 from. Sooner or later, I’ll try tackling the installation and configuration myself!

        Thank you for the launch pad for learning this product.

      • Sure. Glad to be of help!

  13. Nitin says:

    Hi Gaurav,

    For some reason I am not able to download the files from skydrive. Is there anything you can help me out to download the files. Appreciate your good work !

    • Thanks Nitin! Could you please let me know what issue you are facing? Unfortunately, as of now, I don’t have any option other than hosting the files on skydrive but I will be happy to post them to another location if you have one.

      • Nitin says:

        Never mind Gaurav, was able to download the files. Was trying to download all the files at once which didn’t work. Had to download them one by one. Thanks again for the VM. Saved so much time. Keep up the good work….

      • Thanks Nitin! Glad to know you were able to download the files and able to make it work…

  14. Osama Bahgat says:

    Great work, thanks a lot.
    just one request, if possible since downloading from msn skydrive is very slow, can you please upload it somewhere else, may be google drive is a good option.

    thank you for your support.

    • Hello Osama,
      My humble apologies. I have run out of space on my google drive and there are not a lot many places where I can upload such large files and that also provide the ease of download to the users that skydrive and google drive do. I am working on finding better hostage solutions that don’t cost as much but in the meantime this is the only solution I could find that balances both the upload and download requirements.
      Also, I personally have tried the file downloads from other places and have found the download speeds of skydrive comparable. Although, the large file sizes may be a possible reason for the slow downloads, no matter whether we upload them to skydrive, google drive or any other file hosting service.
      My sincere apologies again for not being able to be of much help.
      Thanks
      Gaurav

  15. dhartford says:

    Thank you for your CMIS hint, that got me through the last hurdle I had in using this setup to go to the next level of evaluating Sharepoint 2013 as a CMIS repo…info here http://dhartford.blogspot.com/2013/01/sharepoint-2013-w-apache-chemistry-cmis.html
    Again, thanks, saved enormous amount of time by having this infrastructure already setup in a VMware image!

  16. Lynas says:

    This is just a continuation of the discussion you can find here:
    https://gauravmahajan.net/2012/07/22/sharepoint-2013-virtual-machine/comment-page-1/#comment-153

    Guarav, thank you for the kind offer to provide a VM with apps enabled. I am not sure what I am doing wrong here. Using the “administrator” account still resulted in an access denied error.

  17. Said says:

    Thank you for your nice SharePointing. 🙂

  18. Lynas says:

    Guarav, I would be very much interested to understand the steps you took to activate the apps marketplace. Maybe you could share these in a separate blog post?

    • Hello Lynas,
      Thanks for following up. Sorry, I haven’t been able to get to it yet. I should be able to finish it in a day or two. I shall update you as soon as possible.
      Thanks
      Gaurav

  19. I’ve just completed the download and setup of the VM, but i’m receiving a message that the evaluation license has expired. As a result, the server shuts itself down every hour. Is anyone else experiencing this? I can’t apply one of my MSDN licenses to it, because it’s an eval version – is there a way for me to get another eval key, or extend this one?

    • Hello Justin
      Thank you for downloading the VMs and posting your issue here. It is odd that the license expired for you since it was only created in January 2013 and the evaluation license is valid for 180 days. My copy of the VM is still showing me 157 days validity for the license. Would you mind running the following command at an elevated command prompt and sending me the results: “slmgr /dlv”? This command gives you the details of the current license. It should give you the following partial product key: “GJCP9”. It should additionally give you the number of days to license expiration. You can try to extend the evaluation by using the slmgr /rearm option. If however, you’d like to convert the evaluation to a full retail version, you can get the details of doing so in the following TechNet article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj574204.aspx
      HTH
      Gaurav

      • Great work! Sadly i think converting this VM to a full retail version is next to impossible

        “If the server is a domain controller, you cannot convert it to a retail version.”

      • Hello Ole,
        Thank You for bringing this up for everyone’s benefit. Let me spend some time to see if there’s a solution/ workaround and I’ll get back to you…

      • OK… so I was able to successfully activate Windows on the VM. The way to do that is to download and install a retail version and select the option to upgrade Windows during the installation process. I did face an issue after the installation in that the Security Token Service Application started logging certificate errors. I was however able to easily resolve it by re-provisioning the service application using the following PowerShell commands:
        $stsApp = Get-SPServiceApplication | ?{$_ -match “Security”}
        $stsApp.Provision()
        Thanks again for bringing this up and hope the above steps are of help.

  20. Harsh,
    As of now, I don’t intend to do that. 🙂 If you’d like to use the VM after that, you should be able to:
    a. Activate the licenses or
    b. “Rearm” the evaluation version as explained in my response to Justin’s message (see above)
    Thanks!

  21. cchitsiang says:

    Hi, Seem like I cant find part08.rar in skydrive? Any helps? thanks.

  22. Max says:

    Second link is down!

  23. Max says:

    Sorry, it seems docs.google is blocked in our company, but SkyDrive works.

  24. Simon Ovens says:

    Awesome job mate!! saved me doing all the hard work 🙂

    One Problem: I uploaded a OOTB “Hello User” app from VS2012 and it is showing up as “Sorry, Something went wrong with the app. Click to retry”. clicking retry does nothing.
    I setup the app and subscription services following you instructions here https://gauravmahajan.net/2013/01/30/configuring-apps-for-sharepoint/

    Please help!

    • Hello Simon.
      Thank you for your kind words. Regarding the app, the first thing you would want to verify is if the services have been configured correctly. You can do so by simply browsing to the app store from your site collection and installing in one of your site collections, a simple app such as the Bamboo “World Clock and Weather” app or the one of the free news apps. That will tell you if the apps have been configured correctly
      If the above steps succeeds, you will want to look at the SharePoint log files to see the error details.
      I can also try and help you if you can email me the error log and all the more better: the code for the app
      Thanks

      • Simon Ovens says:

        Thanks Gaurav, the call for help was more out of share frustration in getting the app store to accept a simple Microsoft templated app from Visual Studio. I spent too many hours looking at this issue, as I had it in a previous VM before getting yours.

        I have since changed tack and I am now deploying to o365 developer site which the same app that errored in the VM’s worked first time in o365.
        So that means something is not quite right in my setup but I am happy to build apps in o365 for now and will use your awesome VM for all other dev tasks.

        Thanks again!

      • Hey Thanks for the update Simon! I do understand that it can become frustrating when things are supposed to work a certain way and they don’t. I will also try at my end over the weekend and update you if I find something different!

  25. Anonymous says:

    Hi Guarav,
    Many Thanks for your efforts in building this VM – and very generous to share!
    I have a problem creating a new Web App – I get a database error, doing this as SP2013\Administrator.
    “CREATE FILE encountered operating system error 5(Access is denied.) while attempting to open or create the physical file ‘F:\Data\WSS_Content_my.mdf’.
    CREATE DATABASE failed. Some file names listed could not be created. Check related errors.”
    Any ideas??
    I’ll post back if I find the solution!

    • Hi!
      Thank you very much for your kind words and my apologies that you are facing the issue. I think I may know the reason for the problem: The underlying cause is that, for some reason, the SQL server installation did not configure permissions correctly on the “Data” directory. This results in a failure when SharePoint tries to create the database for the service application. To overcome the issue you will need to manually grant the “SQLServerMSASUser$SP2013$MSSQLSERVER” Read and Write access to the data directory. You can also read about it in a related blog post here: https://gauravmahajan.net/2013/01/30/configuring-apps-for-sharepoint/. Strangely enough, I did not receive this error while creating the web app on port 80. Anyway, I’ll request you to let me know if this solves your issue so I can update the blog post for others benefit too.

  26. RuthJ says:

    Hi Guarav,
    Thank you so much for the VM. Greatly appreciated

  27. TJA says:

    Guarav,
    I get Internal Error when starting the VM in a (official) VMWare 7 workstation. Any ideas?

    • Hello TJA,
      The Windows Server 2012 guest OS is supported VMWare Workstation 9 and above and VMWare player 5.0 and above only
      Thanks!

      • Anonymous says:

        Of course, should have known. It does work now. I’ll upgrade to VM9 asap. Great work.

      • Sounds great… Please do let me know if I can be of further help!

      • Thierry Janssens says:

        Gaurav,Thanks for you quick feedback.Tomorrow I will convert it with our Regional Settings & Keyboard (yes there are still people with AZERTY :-)). I’ll also try to arm it with an official key (MSDN), do you think this will work? Thierry

        Thierry Janssens

        Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:50:54 +0000 To: tjanssens@hotmail.com

      • My pleasure Thierry. Yes. It will work just fine (I recently verified it in my environment). For converting the WIndows Server from evaluation to though, you have to run the Windows set up (see my response to the query by Ole Kristian Mørch-Storstein) above. Good luck!

  28. Jamil says:

    Is this enterprise version of SharePoint 2013?

  29. pornjeds says:

    Reblogged this on Pornjed's Blog and commented:
    SharePoint 2013 VM, Great work. Save my time a lot.

  30. wonderful job. to those having issues with getting Apps working.. one thing is the failure of starting the subscriptions setting in powershell.
    if you get the error of the kind
    “New-SPSubscriptionSettingsServiceApplication : CREATE FILE encountered operating system error 5(Access is denied.) while … create the physical file ‘F:\Data\SettingsServiceDB.mdf’.
    a quick workaround is to grant to EVERYONE on the F:\Data folder..
    obviously not a viable approach for a production machine 😉

  31. mb says:

    hello
    i need password for local administrator to access recovery option coz have a problem..thank you

    • Hi,
      The password is sp13123!@#. Its also included in the Readme.txt file which is part of the downloads
      Thanks

      • mb says:

        Thank you for answer..but this password not found in readme.txt and the one you mean is sp123!@# ..so when i using sp13123!@# i get incorrect password for local user administrator in system recovery option coz system didnt boot normal

      • Hi, Sorry that you are facing these issues. Just so I am sure we are talking about the same thing, this is the readme.txt file that is uploaded to google docs as part of the second link to the files in the blog post. Just to be sure, the URL to the readme.txt file is: https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B9wZANcWVSfDWml2ZDktMksyNk0/edit?pli=1&docId=0B9wZANcWVSfDZllYckRlNlhxbTA
        Bullet point #7 mentions:
        7. Has sp13123!@# as the password for all the accounts
        That is very much the password that has been used for all the accounts and pass phrases for the VM and I have not used sp123!@# anywhere. One of the reasons though that I have seen when the VM does not start is if all the files have not been downloaded or have been partially downloaded. Were you able to start the VM before? If not, I will recommend verifying that the files have been correctly downloaded and optionally re-download any files that you suspect to be corrupt or incomplete.
        Thanks

  32. Amit says:

    It says sql server is expired so we lost 20+ gb of data downloading this vhd. Please guide how to use this vhd.

    • Hello Amit,

      I had created this VM in the 1st week of January. The trial versions are valid for 180 days so I don’t know why it should give you that error. I verified with my copy of the Virtual Machine and am getting no such errors. Could you provide me with some more details – when do you receive the error any screenshots etc.? Odd as it may sound, sometimes this can happen when the files do not get downloaded correctly or are corrupt. Some of the options you can try are:
      1. Rearm the VM by running the following command from an elevated command prompt: slmgr /rearm
      2. Run the SQL server installation and enter the license key when prompted.

      Although, as mentioned above, you should not really have received the error since the evaluation is still valid till at least June 2013.

      Hope the above was of some help to you
      Thanks
      Gaurav

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  34. Ishwar says:

    Hi Gaurav,
    This link is not working
    http://tinyurl.com/aknrwr8. Can you please check and update.
    Thanks in advance.

  35. Luis says:

    Hello

    Apparently I cant install vmware player on a computer with hyper-v, any recommendation?
    I have win8 pro and I cant uninstall hyper v

    • Hi Luis,
      You don’t need to uninstall hyper-v. The way to switch between using hyper-v and VMware is the following:
      Open an elevated command prompt on your Win-8 machine. When you want to use VMware, just run the following command and reboot: “bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off”
      Once you are done using VMware and would like to use Hyper-V again, run the following command and reboot: “bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto”. That way you will be able to switch between using hyper v and VMware.
      The other option that you have is to convert the .vmdk files to vhds’ and then open them in Hyper-V. There are various tools and utilities available to do so.

      Hope that helps.

  36. Masti Conti says:

    Hallo Gaurav,
    I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Because you spend a part your holiday doing this great peace of work I had a great weekend. Thank you very much. Internet Needs guys like you. Best of luck.
    mastcont

  37. Markus says:

    for some reason I get a download error from skydrive. it says I can only download 4gb at once…

    • Hello Markus,
      My apologies for the late response. Hope you have been able to download the VM by now. I just tried downloading all 7 files in parallel and the downloads worked just fine. It could have been due to transient issues and hope its not a problem for you now.
      Thanks!

  38. Peter B says:

    THanks very much for putting this together … the first link is currently downloading no problem, However, the second link has a redirect loop. It might be a temporary glitch, but just so you know. I will try again in a few hours and let you know if I succeed.

    Here’s the error from Google:

    This webpage has a redirect loop
    The webpage at https://doc-04-64-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/3sefmd5vm9k02t30rpg55e8tmu8fe0mf/cnb83blqg5q7lumd4daqb8dbqp6mors6/1365840000000/10137902443526338720/17503364717712924292/0B9wZANcWVSfDUk5WWGdKR0VmVG8?e=download&hash=ktcnldpfeif9du6j9cb1crkadqnf6bs7&nonce=ovucvssvso43q&user=17503364717712924292 has resulted in too many redirects. Clearing your cookies for this site or allowing third-party cookies may fix the problem. If not, it is possibly a server configuration issue and not a problem with your computer.
    Here are some suggestions:
    Reload this webpage later.
    Learn more about this problem.

  39. Test_n_Dev says:

    Hi,
    The link http://goo.gl/ffTcK goes to a Google error do yo know if the is a problem with the desination URL?
    Thanks

  40. Peter B says:

    Just following up. The error in my previous post was due to third party cookies being turned off in my version of Chrome. Thanks again for this

  41. Uli says:

    I have also the 500 error

  42. Vinay says:

    Hi Gaurav, I still have a problem with accessing 2nd URL i.e. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B9wZANcWVSfDdHNzMGx3c01VUWc&usp=sharing. The server is returning 500 error.

    Can you please help? Thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    Vinay

  43. Anonymous says:

    Hi Gaurav,

    The google drive URL giving me 500 error also. Please help.

    Thanks you so much,
    Nuttapat

  44. For those who are getting a 500 error when accessing the second link:
    Google Drive seems to be having an internment issue where the publicly shared folders are not accessible: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/drive/s3cKirEuDYs
    The workaround is to use this link in the meantime: https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B9wZANcWVSfDdHNzMGx3c01VUWc/edit

    Thanks to Test_n_Dev, Peter B, Uli, Vinay and Nuttapat for reporting the issue!

  45. Anonymous says:

    Dear Gaurav,

    I can download sucessfully the remaining file sp2013-part08.rar as your updated link but I’m not sure that this is a correct file becasue the first 7 files was modified on 31/3/2013 but the last file (part08) is previous version that modified since Jan.4, 2013.

    When I try to extrace those file (1-8) then I got the error messeage on the last file is corrupted, please advice. Thank you so much

    Regards,
    Nuttapat

  46. Khue says:

    Hi,
    When trying to unpack the rar files with WinRar 4.2 I got the errror “SP2013.part08.rar: CRC failed in SP2013\SP2013.vmdk. The file is corrupt”. Nobody here seemed to have any problerms unpacking the files,

  47. Chris says:

    Hi,
    Thanks for creating this, Im a total sharepoint Newbie, its been a great help.

    If your using this in the UK, the server is setup with an American Keyboard so if you’re using an English UK Keyboard and cant login remember the @ symbol is “Shift+2” and the # symbol is “Shift+3”

    • Hi Chris,
      Thank you for your kind words and sorry that you are facing this issue. Unfortunately this is not something I’ve dealt with and will have to research a little bit before I can respond. I’ll request you to bear with me while I do that and will also request you to post a reply if you find something yourself
      Thanks and I will try and get back to you on this

      • Chris says:

        Hi Gaurav,
        Its an easy fix. You just have to change the keyboard to UK in the regional settings. Just thought I’d post my issue just incase someone form the UK cant login to the server. If they have issues they can just use the “@ symbol is “Shift+2″ and the # symbol is “Shift+3″ fix I mentioned above.

        Thanks again for creating this VM.

        Do you know if its possible to stream “flat file” videos from NAS/DFS instead of storing them in the sharepoint blobs?

      • Hello Chris,
        Thank You for sharing the fix. I am sure it will benefit others as well.
        Regarding the video streaming, unfortunately, I am not aware of anything out of the box but I’d start looking at any .net based non-SharePoint solutions to begin with. If there’s a way to do it that way, I am sure, we can port it into SharePoint. It will be interesting to see though what kind of solutions are out there and it will be great if you can share any findings that you come across..
        Cheers!

  48. Sharma says:

    can you share VM link please

  49. Ananda says:

    Hi Gaurav,
    I’m getting the below error while running the VM,
    Can you please advice..
    —————————
    VMware Player
    —————————
    Error while powering on: Unable to open file “C:\SP-20013\SP2013\SP2013-Data.vmdk”:

    One of the disks in this virtual machine is already in use by a virtual machine or by a snapshot.
    —————————
    OK
    —————————
    Thanks
    Ananda

    • Ananda says:

      Hi Gaurav,
      Just to add in my earlier comments, I’m doing this on Windows 7.
      Can you please help.
      Thanks
      Ananda

      • Hello Ananda,

        Sorry you are facing the issue. Unfortunately this is the first time I am seeing such an issue or that someone has mentioned this to me but we’ll try and resolve it. There are a couple of reasons that I can think of but the most common one that I could find by searching online was the fact that VMWare may have placed a lock on the file that did not get released. To get rid of the problem, people have recommended deleting any “.lck” files that may be present in your virtual machine folder(s). It will also help going through the vmware.log files to see if the actual problem is detailed there.
        Another thing that I can think of is to try extracting the files again in another folder. So I can better help you with this, could you please also let me know the VMWare tool that you are using to launch the VM and also its version?
        Thanks!

      • Ananda says:

        Hi Gaurav
        Thanks for the reply. I’m using VMware-player-5.0.1-894247, I’ve checked there is no .lck file in the folder, I’ll try the other option you have recommended, and will post you.
        Thanks again for your help.
        Ananda

  50. weikee says:

    Hi Gaurav Mahajan,

    Thank you for the great contribution. Download and able to run on the VMWare player. But I try to move it to ESXi, and it fail to boot up. Any idea?

    Regards,

    Wei Kee

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