Configure SharePoint 2013 Using PowerShell

Configure SharePoint 2013 Using PowerShell from Scratch

About a few months ago I have heard of SharePoint but never really looked in to it. Then I saw a few job ads for SharePoint Administrators so I decided to learn SharePoint. I have been watching Video about SharePoint 2013 from Trainsignal. I was able to follow the video install SharePoint, Create Web Applications and Collection sites. This was a fun and cool however, I figured in order to be a SharePoint administrator one must know how to configure or set up SharePoint using PowerShell. Well guess what I did? So I decided to learn how to configure SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell.

I have searched online how to configure SharePoint with PowerShell and found bit and pieces all over. So I decided to also learn PowerShell to make that happen and I document what I am doing for myself and others that may want to know. I am sure there a number of SharePoint Administrator’s out there that may disagree with me but just remember I am still learning; if I am not doing it the right way, TEACH me.


So here it is; I installed SharePoint the same way and Decided to configure it with PowerShell.

My Configure SharePoint 2013 PowerShell Check List

  1. Create Database Configuration
  2. Create SharePoint Central Administration
  3. Install other services
  4. Create Web Application


This is the first half of my project.

# First Step Create the Database Configuration

New-SPDatabaseConfiguration -Databasename “NameOfDB” -DatabaseServer “NameofDBServer” -PassPhrase (ConvertTo-SecureString “PassPhrase” -AsPlainText -force) -FarmCredentials (Get-Credential)

# Step 2 create the SPCentralAdministration with any port number you want to use

New-SPCentralAdministration – Port 2013 -WindowsAuthProvider “NTLM”

Sharepoint 2013 Central Administration

#Step 3 install other services.

# Step 4 Create Web Application
New-SPWebApplication -Name “My Sites” -Port 80 -HostHeader -URL “http://” -ApplicationPool “MySitesAppPool” -ApplicationPoolAccount (Get-SpManagedAccount “domain\SPAccount”)



Sharepoint Web Application Powershell


As I configure more options on my SharePoint Server with Powershell I will post them. Ask Questions, leave Comments.

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