Automating Sharepoint Foundation 2013 Installation and Deployment of Project

Topics: General Questions
Oct 24, 2014 at 1:52 PM
Hi all,

I'm a long time software developer with absolutely no experience in Sharepoint.

I have just joined a new company and I was asked by the team leader to create an installer for Sharepoint Foundation 2013 and a working Sharepoint solution made by the company, preferably using HTA.

I have experimented installing it manually and deploying the solution, however, what's the best method to automate these two steps?

I was thinking of something like AutoSPInstaller, and after the end of the installation, I would run Add-SPSolution and Install-SPSolution commands for deploying the solution.

What do you think?
Oct 29, 2014 at 3:42 AM
As you may have seen from the FAQ, AutoSPInstaller doesn't support Foundation, and there are no plans to support it. However several folks (if you search the threads) have had some luck with their own customized scripts for Foundation installations. And for installing solutions you can (as you noted) quickly and fairly easily write a small function to add & install solutions.