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TechEd New Zealand 2012

The most important Microsoft event of the year in New Zealand took place a couple of weeks ago.

The most important event of the year took place a couple of weeks ago.

                   

 

As usual the organisation of the event put lots of efforts to bring good content to the event.

Differently from last year where the organisation brought International speakers to the SharePoint track, it seems that this year the focus was not necessarily the Office, Office 365 & SharePoint track. Other tracks like Windows Azure and Windows 8 had more investment.

I believe because of the recent release of SharePoint 2013, few speakers were available to talk about SharePoint 2013. All session levels that I attended on this track were 200.

Apart from that, the event was really good for networking and checking other technologies that are not of your specialty.

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If you missed it, you can check the sessions on Channel9: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NewZealand/TechEd-New-Zealand-2012

Let's see next year!

Cheers,

Marcel Medina

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Appfabric installation failed because installer MSI returned with error code:1603

Appfabric installation failed because installer MSI returned with error code:1603

Hi folks,

When installing the SharePoint 2013 Preview Prerequisites you may get the error message "Appfabric installation failed because installer MSI returned with error code:1603". In my case it happened because I had uninstalled Appfabric and tried to install it again.

Solution

In order to eliminate this error, the Powershell path must be mapped to the Environment Variable PsModulesPath.

Add the following path:

%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\

Then you may proceed with the installation of the SharePoint 2013 Preview Prerequisites.

I hope it helps.

Cheers,

Marcel Medina

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Install SharePoint 2013 Preview Prerequisites Offline

Install SharePoint 2013 Preview Prerequisites Offline. This article shows where you can get the correct installers and how to proceed for an offline installation.

Hi folks,

I tried to install SharePoint 2013 Preview in a VM that didn’t have any connectivity to the internet, and you know what happened? I got errors that blocked the installation, resulting in an installation failure.

Then I decided to download the prerequisites manually as a workaround, which I recommend, specially if you are going to use AutoSPInstaller (there is no updated version of this installer for SharePoint 2013 at the moment, this is in progress).

Check the links below, they are valid for this Preview:

After downloading the installers above, I simply added them to the SharePoint prerequisiteinstallerfiles folder, then executed the SharePoint installer and again, an attempt to download the packages from the internet resulted in error. I was expecting the installer to pick the prerequisite installers automatically, but it didn’t happen.

Well, my choice was to install the packages using the command line for an offline installation.

In a nutshell, type the command line:

cmd
Figure 1 – Command Line

You will get the details for each prerequisite:

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Figure 2 – Prerequisiteinstaller Help

Pretty much you just need to pass the argument to the command for each prerequisite:

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Figure 3 – Command Line Argument Sample

Or you can create an arguments file and save it to the same directory where the prerequisiteinstaller.exe is (which is in the root of the SharePoint 2013 Preview image).

Check the article for more details: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff686793(v=office.15)

References:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff686793(v=office.15)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485(v=office.15)

Cheers,

Marcel Medina

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