SharePoint 2019 September 2019 Updates

The SharePoint 2019 September 2019 Updates have been released.

Product KB Article
SharePoint Server 2019 (sts-x-none) https://support.microsoft.com/help/4475596
SharePoint Server 2019 (wssmui) https://support.microsoft.com/help/4464557
Office Updates https://support.microsoft.com/help/4517986

For all SharePoint updates, visit SharePoint Updates.

SharePoint 2016 September 2019 Updates

The SharePoint 2016 September 2019 Updates have been released.

Product KB Article
SharePoint Server 2016 (sts-x-none) https://support.microsoft.com/help/4475590
SharePoint Server 2016 (wssmui) https://support.microsoft.com/help/4475594
Office Updates https://support.microsoft.com/help/4517986

For all SharePoint updates, visit SharePoint Updates.

Farm Deployment Experiment - Farm Launch

In SharePoint Server 2016, I saw a reference to a class named SPFarmInitialization. That piqued my interest and I have previously blogged about it. I decided to take that project one step further and build a PoC on what could be done with this. Turns out, it would be a neat way to build a farm, if you could build a complete farm.

This method uses an unattended.txt file to build a farm. However, there was more to the creation of the farm than simply dropping in a file and running the Config Wizard. Instead, using a NamedDataSlot one could run an application to initialize the build of the farm. Presumably this is done to pull secrets from a centralized location that itself is secure.

Farm Launch is a project I created to execute this process. You’ll note that it uses hardcoded usernames, passwords, and other values in both the code as well as the supplied unattended.txt file that you will need to adjust should you want to try this on a test server. Because of this, I’m not providing a binary – you will have to edit and compile it yourself.

This solution does not support adding additional farm members and the SPFarmInitialization class does not support provisioning most services, making it’s current implementation only useful in scenarios where a new farm would be consuming services from another farm for Managed Metadata, Search, and the User Profile Service.

Ultimately, this is a thought experiment, but something I can only hope that the product group investigates for future versions of SharePoint Server.

SharePoint 2019 August 2019 Updates

The SharePoint 2019 August 2019 Updates have been released.

Product KB Article
SharePoint Server 2019 (sts-x-none) https://support.microsoft.com/help/4475555
SharePoint Server 2019 (wssmui) N/A - Use April 2019 PU
Office Online Server https://support.microsoft.com/help/4475528
Office Updates https://support.microsoft.com/help/4514418

For all SharePoint updates, visit SharePoint Updates.

SharePoint 2016 August 2019 Updates

The SharePoint 2016 August 2019 Updates have been released.

Product KB Article
SharePoint Server 2016 (sts-x-none) https://support.microsoft.com/help/4475549
SharePoint Server 2016 (wssmui) https://support.microsoft.com/help/4464553
Office Online Server https://support.microsoft.com/help/4475528
Office Updates https://support.microsoft.com/help/4514418

For all SharePoint updates, visit SharePoint Updates.