SQL standard and SharePoint 2019 setup question

Susan Dodds 186 Reputation points
2022-05-03T23:29:36.97+00:00

Looking to setup SharePoint 2019 and SQL 2016 standard with SP3 but would like to ask questions first.

I have previously setup SharePoint 2013 foundation with SQL express.

Are there any major differences between setting up SharePoint 2013 foundation and 2019? 2019 will be a major financial investment and don't want to get hung up on something during setup.

SharePoint will be a virtual machine on a server 2016 hyper-v host.

I have never setup SQL standard before. Are there any major settings that will need to be set?

I have access to SQL 2016. Is the eventual upgrade to 2019 anything major or just a prompt in the setup menu.

Will there be a significant difference in CPU usage between SP 2013 foundation and SP 2019 with SQL standard?

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  1. Olaf Helper 43,166 Reputation points
    2022-05-04T05:28:05.317+00:00

    I have never setup SQL standard before. Are there any major settings that will need to be set?

    The setup is for all SQL Server Editions the same.

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  2. Emily Du-MSFT 44,071 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-05-04T07:28:55.573+00:00

    @Susan Dodds

    1.To install SharePoint 2019 in the Hyper-V, you should install and configure Hyper-V, Windows Server 2019, Active Directory Domain Services, SQL Server 2016 and SharePoint 2019.

    Reference:
    How to Install SharePoint 2019 step by step on Hyper-V

    2.In the step of install and configure SQL Server 2016, you should select features you want and set administration account.

    Reference:
    https://sharepoint.handsontek.net/2019/06/09/how-to-install-sharepoint-2019-step-by-step-on-hyper-v-part-4-of-5/

    3.No need to upgrade SQL Server 2016 to SQL Server 2019.

    4.Yes, SharePoint 2019 has more services than SharePoint 2013 Foundation, may take more CPU.

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  3. Bjoern Peters 8,856 Reputation points
    2022-05-04T13:18:59.853+00:00
    • I have never setup SQL standard before. Are there any major settings that will need to be set? *

    as Olaf already stated... setup is the same for all SQL Server editions.
    You should install your SQL Server according to the documentation
    install-sql-server-from-the-installation-wizard-setup

    • I have access to SQL 2016. Is the eventual upgrade to 2019 anything major or just a prompt in the setup menu. *

    You should prefer to use SQL Server 2019 over 2016, and the upgrade is "just" executing the setup and choosing upgrade instead of install.
    and better setup a fresh SQL Server instance as Sharepoint has some "special" configuration requirements to improve performance

    best-practices-for-sql-server-in-a-sharepoint-server-farm

    • Will there be a significant difference in CPU usage between SP 2013 foundation and SP 2019 with SQL standard? *

    Compared and regarding your SQL Server with your actual Express edition? YES
    The Express edition has limitations in resource usage, which the Standard edition does not have! so your new Standard edition should be much faster.
    about SP... I can't tell you

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