SharePoint 2016 Installation Troubleshot

 

Whether you are SharePoint veteran or new I think it’s always worth to have installation problem and how to troubleshot. Below are my troubleshot collection when I install SharePoint 2016 preview.

Lab configuration:

  1. Svr01
    1. OS : Windows Server 2016 CTP 4
    2. Active Directory, with Windows 2016 forest mode
  2. Svc02
    1. OS: Windows Server 2016 CTP4
    2. SQL Server 2016 RC1
    3. SharePoint Server 2016 RC March 07, 2016

 

Problem #1: Wait on database engine recovery handle failed.

Resolution:

According to Stackoverflow (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19538089/wait-on-the-database-engine-recovery-handle-failed-check-the-sql-server-error-l) we need to change the service account to NT Authority\NETWORK SERVICE .

But I prefer to use MSA (Managed Service Account) https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd560633(v=ws.10).aspx

 

Problem #2: ..and error occurred during the pre-login handshake

Resolution:

Register SQL Server Database service SPN , the format is MSSQLSvc/[SERVER:Instance]. Register all possible combination of database service call from client.

 

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