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SharePoint 2016 RTM Fails to find binaries

Topics: Support
Apr 14, 2016 at 6:54 PM
I built the folder structure as outlined and when I try and run the script using the installer input XML file I get an error message telling me that the application cannot find the SharePoint 2016 binaries.

Changed the AutoSPInstaller.xml file to meet one of the parameters in the launch.bat script and no matter how I name the input file (AutoSPInstallerInput-%COMPUTERNAME%, AutoSPInstallerInput-%Domain%) it will not detect the version or find/run the binaries.

If I right click the batch file and Run as Administrator the application detects the AutoSPInstallerInput.XML file, correctly detects the SharePoint version and attempts to run but obviously doesn't have the service accounts and configuration info I need.

May 5, 2016 at 4:46 AM
First, validate your XML input file at to make sure it doesn't contain any syntax errors etc. Then, you can simply drag your input XML file (whatever it's called) onto the batch file - it will automatically use it and self-elevate to run as administrator.