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Building a SharePoint 2019 MinRole Environment in Microsoft Azure – Build SharePoint Server Virtual Machine

Now that the Domain Controller along with Active Directory and DNS is implemented we can move on to the SharePoint servers.  As I had stated before, this environment will be a full MinRole farm.  It won’t be a high availability farm, though I will likely build that out in a future set of posts.  The SharePoint component of this environment will consist of a single web front end, application server, search server, and distributed cache server.  In this post, we will prepare the servers before creating the configuration file for SharePoint 2019.

This is a multi-part series.  You can see what is coming and review other posts in the series by clicking one of the following links:

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Building a SharePoint 2019 MinRole Environment in Microsoft Azure – Configuring DNS and Active Directory

With a prepared server to act as a domain controller, the next step is configuring DNS and Active Directory on the server to be used for the SharePoint 2019 farm we are deploying in Microsoft Azure.

This is a multi-part series.  You can see what is coming and review other posts in the series by clicking one of the following links:

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Building a SharePoint 2019 MinRole Environment in Microsoft Azure – Configuring the Domain Controller Network

Previously we implemented a new server to act as the Active Directory Domain Controller for our farm.  Before it can do that we need to configure the network settings within the DC, setup DNS and then configure Active Directory.  To accomplish this I will be configuring the domain controller network to prepare it for handling the active directory needs of our environment.

This is a multi-part series.  You can see what is coming and review other posts in the series by clicking one of the following links:

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Building a SharePoint 2019 MinRole Environment in Microsoft Azure – Creating the Domain Controller

The next step in our journey to an Azure SharePoint 2019 environment is to build Active Directory. You actually have a couple of options here in that you could integrate directly with Azure Active Directory or you can build a domain controller and create your active directory that way.  Because my end state for this environment is to actually build a hybrid environment I want to build a full domain controller.  This means we are going to provision a VM, install Windows Server 2016 and create an active directory.

This is a multi-part series.  You can see what is coming and review other posts in the series by clicking one of the following links:

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Building a SharePoint 2019 MinRole Environment in Microsoft Azure – Build Storage Resources for Azure SharePoint 2019

Moving on to the next step in building out a Microsoft Azure-based SharePoint 2019 environment.  In this post, we are going to build storage resources for Azure SharePoint 2019.  In order to allow your VMs to do anything you are going to need something to store the data, apps, and OS on.  For this, we need to deploy some storage resources to the environment.  What is great compared to my previous series is, in this case, we can build multiple disks to pull from.  The data isn’t going to reside on just a single disk as it did then.  Each of the three main components should have their own account (AD, SharePoint, SQL).

This is a multi-part series.  You can see what is coming and review other posts in the series by clicking one of the following links:

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