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AutoSPInstaller for SharePoint 201x

Rating:        Based on 68 ratings
Reviewed:  57 reviews
Downloads: 134601
Change Set: 117940
Released: Nov 8, 2016
Updated: Nov 9, 2016 by brianlala
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

Package consisting of AutoSPInstaller (v3.x) files. The SharePoint / CodePlex community as always deserves big thanks for support, input and contributions! This release is stable for SharePoint 2010, 2013 and SharePoint 2016 (including Feature Pack 1), and supports the latest service packs available for each (currently SP2 for 2010 and SP1 for 2013).

Please see the Changesets for a history of changes up to and including the latest release, as well as the FAQ.

Also, have a read through the Known Issues and the News on, particularly if you are going to take advantage of things like the new v3 remote functionality and support for SharePoint 2016.

Reviews for this release

Pretty good if you want to plan your deployment steps. Instead of running AutoSPInstaller in one shot. I have broken it down to smaller functions. I then updated the functions for my deployment needs (ex: HSNC). And, I ran those individual functions one at a time. But, I do not recommend running AutoSPInstaller on a production environment without first understanding how it works.
by HosseinAarabi on Oct 4, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Great tool and great help by the community. Makes life much easier :-)
by BennySkogberg on Oct 10, 2013 at 5:24 PM
It is the best and I mean it is "THE BEST" SP installation tool ever created. When installing new farm almost every week, it's essential tool for SP administrators.
by The_Drunky_King on Jan 27, 2016 at 8:04 AM
This is the perfect tool to understand the automatic installation. It's definitely a best to have ! Do not run in production without test it in other environment., of course :)
by Luigilink on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:17 AM
In response to vladimirm's message below about SP2 support- I don't believe that's correct about SP 2010 + SP2 on Server 2012. There is a fix included with SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 2, which is a currently viable service pack- however there is currently no slipstreamed version of SP 2010 + Service Pack 2. Since main bug is in the install itself, normal slipstream as with SP1 won't work. :(
by KeithITGroove on Sep 26, 2013 at 11:58 PM
Works great. Saves every SharePoint admin A LOT of work, especially setting up larger serverfarms. Thanks guys!
by jsiegmund on Oct 24, 2012 at 3:33 PM
You guys have done a fantasic job with this, I can't rate this highly enough. For one particular customer site e.g. heavily regulated and requirying three identical farms this script is invaluable. Well done and thanks.
by Fadious on Oct 11, 2012 at 5:20 AM
I have been building Powershell scripts for years and after discovering this tool, I am happy to move toward using this tool as my primary tool for installations. One other point I would like to mention about SPAutoInstaller is that it is a great reference for learning how to do some nifty things in Powershell. MyProjectExpert / Michael Wharton, MVP Project
by mwharton on Apr 12, 2016 at 5:17 AM
Please please let's keep the downloadable app. I've been running into the most bizarre bug with the website one. - Applying object cache accounts to "http://WINDOWS-2012-R2:80"... - Granting i:0#.w|DREAMREPORT\SP_CacheSuperUser Full Control to http://portal.dreamreport.local:85/... - Granting i:0#.w|DREAMREPORT\SP_CacheSuperReader Full Read to http://portal.dreamreport.local:85/... - Done applying object cache accounts to "http://WINDOWS-2012-R2:80" - Checking for Site Collection "http://WINDOWS-2012-R2"... - Creating Site Collection "http://WINDOWS-2012-R2"... ------------------------------------------------------------- - Script halted! xception : Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPCmdletPipeBindException: Cannot find an SPWebApplication object that contains the following Name, Id, or Url: http://WINDOWS-2012-R2. at Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPWebApplicationPipeBind.Read(Boolean exactUrl)
by svanschalkwyk on Sep 7, 2015 at 5:19 AM
One of the best work on SharePoint.
by samarsalica on Mar 27, 2015 at 1:44 AM
Must have tool!
by jxs0900 on Dec 12, 2014 at 4:06 PM
Smooth as silk! At the end of the install I had the cleanest, best-tuned SharePoint 2013 farm I'd ever built by a wide margin. I'd also recommend both the associated projects for best results: AutoSPSourceBuilder to get your source media ducks in a row, and AuoSPInstallerGUI to handle your configuration changes for you.
by seansageek on Sep 17, 2014 at 4:14 PM
I am mainly from a developer background. I used AutoSPInstaller v3.96 along with AutoSPSourceBuilder and AutoSPInstallerGUI to install a new SP 2013 farm on Windows server 2008 R2 with a WFE and a APP server and a separate SQL 2012 server. The task was daunting initially but in hind sight becomes much easier for the future by using these tools. I found about 5 documentation sources online - some were slightly out of date or no longer relevant due to my use of all 3 tools, but I was able to pull it together in the end and the install ran almost perfectly the first time, including cumulative updates and using the OfflineInstall option, etc. Minor issues I found had answers on the web. There is no substitute for actually doing it - you will learn and become confident in these tools. THANK YOU to Brian and crew for putting this tool together. I will keep using it. Well done!
by Macrel on Jul 2, 2014 at 4:23 PM
You should be taking donations. This is has saved me so much time. Just awesomeness in a script!!! Props for using PowerShell too (it still has not caught on full).
by Kosher on Jun 15, 2014 at 2:04 AM
I had previous retained several Powershell scripts to accomplish what this does simply. Thank You, Thank You.
by chrisstanga on May 21, 2014 at 9:15 PM
thank you for this! worked very good to provision a dev box repeatably.
by _tomdaly_ on May 1, 2014 at 6:40 PM
Takes a while to figure it out and get it up and running but once fired up it runs perfectly every time. Also a big thank you to all those who submit their work and help to, it's your sustained efforts which make my work much easier.
by RobinMcM on Apr 18, 2014 at 4:11 PM
Great Project
by underwmd on Mar 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Awesome scripting!
by andrereivax on Feb 21, 2014 at 2:43 PM
Excellent solution. Still not clear for how to install on the farm at the first time
by sps2010 on Feb 18, 2014 at 2:19 AM
Great tool!
by sharepointbloke on Jan 7, 2014 at 9:22 AM
Just can´t state often enough how helpful this project is. Especially when you have to set-up three farms (Prod/stage/test) in a consistent manner. *tripplelike* v3.86 = still flawless after installing 10+ Servers
by tradmancp on Apr 14, 2013 at 9:09 AM
My installation worked very well with SP2013 and the creation of most common services like UserProfile, Search and Managed MetaData. I recently added the March CU to my installation and this also worked well despite some minor warnings durin installation. Great stuff this tool! Thanks alot!
by eXXL on Mar 16, 2013 at 9:30 PM
Gets you 99% of the way on most installs. You spend a bit more time prepping, but the installs can occur in minutes.
by BroMarduk on Mar 16, 2013 at 6:29 AM
Mandatory in all SharePoint toolkit. Thank you so much.
by _francois on Jan 16, 2013 at 9:35 AM
Awesome scripting!
by DaveRuijter on Dec 24, 2012 at 8:15 AM
Great tool, thanks for all the work! If you intend to install SP more than once, and most of us unfortunately have to, it is a MUST.
by lgadola on Dec 3, 2012 at 4:17 PM
Really Great tool, especially the lates version is outstanding for large farm deployment. Hopefully they will introduce Project Server instalation too. I recomend you use AutoSPInstallerGUI its more handy and can save you from making errors filling in the XML template. Thank You!
by x3style on Nov 19, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Guys, this is one of the best Projects within CodePlex (and I think there are a couple of excellent). Well, I think even five stars aren't enough... Fantastic ! Saves me lot of time and adds really value to the SharePoint Consultant Business. Thanks a lot ! Martin
by IMconsult on Nov 13, 2012 at 5:33 PM
Great tool! Thanks for doing all the heavy lifting.
by bobbhansen on Jul 24, 2012 at 3:14 PM
Really good allowed me to set up a wife and app server with the bare minimum of manual intervention A truly agile piece of work!
by hittoday on Jul 19, 2012 at 12:43 AM
A real "must-have" for any SharePoint admin. Saves tons of time especially if you are the one who is updating the servers...
by battie85 on Jul 18, 2012 at 6:29 AM
This was very helpful and saved me alot of time. Easy to follow and well documented
by vmichael on Jul 16, 2012 at 7:51 PM
This is a must-have for any SharePoint administrator. What better way to document your systems while at the same time creating a key element of your DR toolset.
by bobchauvin on Jun 21, 2012 at 4:35 PM
I am very new to SharePoint in general. I was very happy with this utility and my understanding of the installation process was greatly improved from using it. Excellent work I appreciate all the hard work that was put into this utility. I have never installed SharePoint before By the end of the day we had SharePoint installed and did not have to use the MS Wizard. Awesome!
by Grantdev on Apr 17, 2012 at 1:21 AM
Being new to Sharepoint Server, and only ever having done one installation of Sharepoint Services 2007, I was rather new. I went through the installation of Sharepoint Server 2010 Enterprise (alone!) and found many things that did not get started right. After doing it the hard way, I decided to try AutoSPInstaller - that was the right choice! So I add my five stars to the other 22. Thank you!
by BGM on Mar 18, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Awesome! makes SharePoint installation a walk in the park. great documentation.
by PeterDavidMendez on Mar 9, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Phenomenal stuff. Makes installing SharePoint a pleasure rather than a nightmare. I've developed an Excel map of the Inputs XML file, that allows you to easily switch server names/accounts between Dev, Test, Staging and Prod environments that I'm hoping to be able to share soon. Would be great to be able to give something back to a project that has given us so much! Thanks again.
by foilage on Jan 15, 2012 at 10:02 PM
This kind of thing makes life so much easier.. thanks for your hard work and sharing! I was able to do a full multi server install with SP1 and Aug Cumm so much faster than the M$ way!
by ronafisher2 on Jan 4, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Amazing project. Allowed me to setup my production environment over the 2011 holiday season and still have time to spend with my family. I also learned a ton by reviewing the scripts to see how things were working under the covers.
by XPystchrisX on Dec 28, 2011 at 10:42 PM
This is such a valuable and awesome project - it allowed me to automate my SharePoint 2010 deployment and opened the door (and saved time) to new development techniques. The consistency attained from having a small number of config files to install SharePoint, Service packs, and OWA is invaluable!
by weberm on Dec 9, 2011 at 7:17 PM
This is a great project. I had help me with the installation of DEV TEST and PROD environments and compare with my initial installation for SharePoint 2010 it cut the work in half and most importantly it make it consistent across multiple computers. Thanks for the good work and keep it up you almost got the entire suite now.
by gmazza43 on Sep 23, 2011 at 3:45 PM
You absolute beauty. This is an amazing piece of work;
by n_tag on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:57 AM
Has saved me an immense amount of time and allowed me to run several iterations of my development farm deployment seamlessly. Thanks so much!
by dancolbert on Aug 11, 2011 at 3:40 PM
Awesome release, it took 58 minutes to install prerequisites, SharePoint binaries, SP1 and June 2011 CU on an i5 8GB RAM laptop with 3 vmware workstation VM's. UP Sync also works flawlessly with the newly introduced feature to script the connection creation.
by josephsaad on Jul 23, 2011 at 2:15 PM
Fantastic project - so simple to use, yet so powerful - I keep finding post-install config tasks that I don't actually need to do, because AutoSPInstaller did them for me!
by ee61re on Jul 23, 2011 at 8:29 AM
This is very very good. All the time and effort put into this has saved a lot for everyone else. Thank you.
by wanchoo on Jun 28, 2011 at 2:36 PM
Thank you so much !
by Nico33 on Jun 16, 2011 at 8:40 AM
Major time saver, although a little bit light on documentation.
by JeroenRitmeijer on Mar 16, 2011 at 12:34 PM
Repeatable processes, what a good thing! Very easy to configure, very flexible in what it can do. I especially like that I don't have those nasty GUID named databases.
by smushkat on Jan 26, 2011 at 2:27 PM
Very useful! Great source for repeatable deployments
by tignatov on Jan 20, 2011 at 11:18 PM
Great help for everybody who has to setup a 2010 server. Still some room for improvement, but nevertheless I wouldn't install SharePoint without it anymore!
by matein78 on Jan 4, 2011 at 2:46 PM
Using this script is a no-brainer, it is excellent for both single server and farm builds. Take care and time over the configuration files to ensure everything runs as expected.
by IanWoodgate on Dec 6, 2010 at 9:16 AM
Fantastic resource, now we have a scripted that will includes installing SharePoint, installing the prerequisits, setting up the services and web applications including the User Profile Service and Search. All running from a dedicated install account as per recommended best practice. Looking forward to using this script more, adding new features and feeding this back to the site.
by AndrewWoody on Sep 13, 2010 at 10:15 AM
did not work for me, as it is using ServerManagerCmd, which is not available on win 2012.
by pierrecoach on Dec 13, 2013 at 2:05 PM
Need support for SharePoint 2010 with SP2 on Server 2012. This is officially supported now, but AutoSPInstaller fails due to Powershell 3.0 issues
by vladimirm on Sep 9, 2013 at 9:54 PM
The Sp2010 Installation has many bugs, I am getting exceptions at configuring the service applications: ParameterArgumentValidationErrorEmptyStringNotAllowed,M icrosoft.PowerShell.Commands.ConvertToSecureStringComma nd
by Prabhat302 on Aug 6, 2013 at 5:40 PM