Software requirements for SharePoint Servers for SharePoint Server Subscription Edition

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Operating systems

SharePoint Server supports the following operating systems:

SharePoint Server Subscription Edition supports the following Windows Server installation options:

  • Server with Desktop Experience
  • Server Core


Microsoft does not support installing Microsoft Office and SharePoint Server Subscription Edition on the same computer.


The minimum Microsoft Office version supported with SharePoint Server Subscription Edition is Microsoft Office 2013.


SharePoint Server Subscription Edition requires additional software prerequisites. Those prerequisites can be installed through the prerequisiteinstaller.exe tool on the SharePoint Server Subscription Edition installation disc, or manually as described below.

Software prerequisites

The SharePoint Server Subscription Edition prerequisite installer (prerequisiteinstaller.exe) installs the following software if they haven't already been installed on the target server. The software is installed in the following order:

  1. Web Server (IIS) Role

  2. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8

  3. Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2015-2019


    SharePoint Server Subscription Edition will require the Visual C++ 2015-2022 Redistributable (x64) as a software prerequisite starting with SharePoint Server Subscription Edition Version 23H1. This new software prerequisite replaces the Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2015-2019. This new software prerequisite will not be installed by the prerequisiteinstaller.exe tool, but will be installed by the SharePoint Server Subscription Edition Version 23H1 feature update if it isn't already installed. To download and install it separately, see Visual C++ 2015-2022 Redistributable (x64).

Prerequisite installer operation and command-line options

You can run prerequisiteinstaller.exe with no parameters or at a command prompt with the following optional parameters. When you run prerequisiteinstaller.exe, you might be asked to restart the server one or more times during the software installation process. If you're running it at a command prompt, you should continue the prerequisite installation by running prerequisiteinstaller.exe with the /continue parameter after restarting.

  • /? This displays command-line options.

  • /continue This is used to tell the installer that it is continuing from a restart.

  • /unattended This indicates the installer should run with no user interaction. This is typically used when scripting the installation.

The prerequisite installer installs software from the file that you specify in the command-line options described in the following list. In this list, <file> signifies the file from which you want to install and <path> signifies the directory from which you want to install. If you do not specify the <file> or <path> options, the installer downloads the file from the Internet and installs it. If the option does not apply to the current operating system, it is ignored.

  • /WindowsSource:<path> Install any "Features on Demand (FOD)" Windows features from <path> instead of downloading them from Windows Update. Use this parameter if the computer doesn't have access to Windows Update. The <path> is typically the \sources\sxs folder on the Windows Server installation media.

  • /DotNet48:<file> Install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 from <file>.

  • /MSVCRT142:<file> Install Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2015-2019 from <file>.

The prerequisite installer creates log files at %TEMP%\prerequisiteinstaller.<date>.<time>.log. You can check these log files for specific details about all changes the installer makes to the target computer.

Manually configure Windows Server Roles and Features

To manually configure the required Windows Server Roles and Features, you can use one of two methods:

  1. Server Manager

  2. Microsoft PowerShell

To configure by using Server Manager, see Install or Uninstall Roles, Role Services, or Features.

To configure by using PowerShell, from a PowerShell command prompt window, type:

Install-WindowsFeature NET-WCF-Pipe-Activation45,NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45,NET-WCF-TCP-Activation45,Web-Server,Web-WebServer,Web-Common-Http,Web-Static-Content,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Dir-Browsing,Web-Http-Errors,Web-App-Dev,Web-Asp-Net45,Web-Net-Ext45,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Health,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Log-Libraries,Web-Request-Monitor,Web-Http-Tracing,Web-Security,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Filtering,Web-Performance,Web-Stat-Compression,Web-Dyn-Compression,WAS,WAS-Process-Model,WAS-Config-APIs -IncludeManagementTools


Some Windows features may be "Features on Demand (FOD)", which are downloaded from Windows Update. If the computer doesn't have access to Windows Update, you can specify local installation files by adding the Source parameter to the Install-WindowsFeature PowerShell command and pointing to the \sources\sxs folder on the Windows Server installation media.

For example: -Source D:\sources\sxs