SharePoint Server 2013 Test Lab Guide stack refreshed

The SharePoint Server 2013 Test Lab Guide (TLG) stack has been refreshed for the released version of SharePoint Server 2013. Here is the current stack diagram (click on it for a larger version):

The updates include the following:

  • Additional links to software and hardware requirements for Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, and SharePoint Server 2013 so you can make better estimates of disk space and RAM for physical or virtual machine-based computers in the test lab.
  • Links to the released evaluation versions of SharePoint Server 2013 and Office Professional Plus 2013.
  • A new section that provides an overview of the TLG initiative, with the new TLG logo and a diagram showing the TLG stack on which the TLG in question depends.
  • New lab configuration diagrams. Here is an example:

The refreshed TLG content includes the following:

The additional mini-modules that you can use to create and test new configurations are the following:

For more information about the TLG initiative, see Test Lab Guides.

Stay tuned to this blog for additional TLGs for SharePoint Server 2013.

To get started with SharePoint Server 2013, see the following:



Joe Davies
Principal Writer

Comments (7)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Gokan,

    I used PowerPoint for the lab diagram, but you can also use Visio. See…/new-icon-set-for-the-latest-sharepoint-2013-tlgs-are-now-available.aspx for a PPT and a link to the Visio stencil containing the new icons.

    I also used PowerPoint for the stack diagram. See…/new-recommendations-for-tlg-stack-diagrams.aspx for a PPT to get you started.


  2. Anonymous says:

    Hi Abhishek, What you are looking for are TechNet virtual labs (…/bb512933.aspx). Labs for SharePoint 2013 are in progress and I will post to this blog when they become available. Thanks.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Heloo Joe,

    I wanted to know, I love your Diagram.. Can I know wich program you used to made this diagram?



  4. Anonymous says:

    Based on…/uag-2010-service-pack-3-is-in-the-works.aspx, you need to wait for UAG SP3 for support SharePoint 2013 publishing.

  5. UB says:

    Thanks Joe for the update, much appreciated. I have a question on the use of Forefront UAG to publish Sharepoint 2013, I understand that currently this scenario is not supported and that SP3 for UAG is on the way and that caters for Sharepoint 2013 publishing, is that still the case or can one now publish Sharepoint 2013 using UAG SP2 ?

  6. Abhishek says:

    Hi Joe, Thanks for sharing information, I want to know is there any test labs provided by Microsoft where we can go and practice all these steps rather doing on our machines.



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