Step 2. Download the SharePoint Software - SharePoint Server on AWS

Step 2. Download the SharePoint Software

To access the SharePoint Server 2019 installation media, you need to place the contents of the SharePoint installation ISO file in a .zip file. When creating this .zip file, you have the option of “slip streaming” additional cumulative updates into the file, which means that these updates will be automatically installed when SharePoint is installed. This can help you deploy SharePoint to a specific update level when it is first installed. The following steps show you how to create the .zip file and upload it to Amazon S3.

  1. Download the evaluation edition from Microsoft Download Center.

    —or—

    Obtain the ISO file from MSDN, if you have an MSDN account with licenses for server software.

  2. Open the ISO file (in Windows, double-click the file to mount the ISO and open it), and copy the contents to a temporary location on your system.

  3. (Optional) To include any additional updates, use the slip-streaming option:

    1. Download the updates that you want to include.

    2. Open a command prompt, and change the current path to the folder where you downloaded the updates.

    3. To extract the updates to the updates folder in your installation media temporary folder, run the following command:

      UpdateFileName.exe /extract:PathToUpdatesFolder

      where:

      UpdateFileName is the name of the file you downloaded for the update (for example, sts2019-kb4464556-fullfile-x64-glb.exe).

      PathToUpdatesFolder is the path to the folder called Updates that exists in the installation media that you extracted in Step 2. For example, if you extracted the media to C:\SPInstall, the path is C:\SPInstall\Updates.

  4. Select all of the files and folders in the directory on your system to which you extracted the installation media, open the context (right-click) menu, and choose Send To, Compressed (zipped) folder. This creates a .zip file of your installation media that can be used for the installation.

  5. Sign in to your AWS account and open the https://console.aws.amazon.com/s3/.

  6. Choose Create Bucket.

  7. Complete the Create a Bucket dialog box:

    1. In the Bucket Name box, enter a globally unique name for the bucket (for example, your account name).

    2. In the Region list, select the AWS Region where you plan to launch the Quick Start.

    3. Choose Create.

    The console displays your new bucket in the Buckets pane.

  8. Choose the new bucket to navigate to it.

  9. Choose Upload.

  10. In the Upload — Select Files and Folders dialog box, choose Add Files.

  11. In the file selection dialog box, browse to the .zip file that you created earlier, and choose Open, Start Upload.

Make a note of the bucket name and the file name that you used for your zip file. You will use these later when you launch the SharePoint stack.