Ok, there are some fabulous blog-posts out there on how to install SharePoint 2013 (preview). One thing most of them are missing though: the fact that your (production) servers don't have internet connection. Articles from Microsoft like these Link are helpful but not complete. To reflect this situation I decided to create a VM with no internet connection and install SharePoint 2013.
This changes the game a bit; I recommend putting on some nice relaxed music like EC 'Old Love' Link which gives you about 8:45 minutes & read trough this blog post to prevent some hassles.
Step 1; download SharePoint 2013
(2.2 GB of binaries but NO PREREQUISITES !!!)
Step 2: Write down the product key:
Step 3: This is a .img file, my Oracle Virtual Box can't read these.
Solution, using Virtual Clone Drive to mount the .img & then add a virtual drive to the virtual clone drive drive in virtual box, giving the VM access to the SharePoint 2013 goodies.
Step 4: Download the prerequisites.
A nice overview can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ocarpen/archive/2012/07/31/sharepoint-2013-preview-pre-requisites-download-links.aspx?CommentPosted=true#commentmessage
Step 5: Deal with the prerequisites issues.
First I thought I could just run each .msi / .exe by hand.. this does not work.
You will have to run the prerequisites installer from the (admin) command prompt to install all prerequisites step by step:
1) Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
2) Windows Management Framework 3.0 (CTP2)
3) Microsoft SQL Server 2008 r2 Native Client
4) Windows Identity Foundation (KB974405)
5) Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 SP1 (x64)
6) Windows Server AppFabric
7) CU Package 1 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server (KB2671763)
Manually installed (executed .exe)
8) Windows Identity Extensions
9) Microsoft Information Protection and Control Client
10) Microsoft WCF Data Services 5.0
You have to run: the trusted root certificate update program before this step; then execute the install
Before Installing, Update for Root Certificates For Windows Server 2008 [April 2012] (KB931125)
The WcfDDataServices comes with it's own problem. It needs a trusted root certificate which the installer can't download from the web. So you need to do it for it.
This can be done by doing a 'search' on 'root update' at the Microsoft update center:
There you can download the Update for Root Certificates For Windows Server 2008 [April 2012] (KB931125).
Install the file (it doesn't give you any clue if it succeeded), after that you can run the prerequisiteinstaller.exe /WCFDataServices:WcfDataServices.exe command and this install will succeed.
Step 7: Download Service Pack 1 For SQL Server 2008R2
Yep, it's time to upgrade that SQL !
Step 8: Ready to install!!
Yep, now you're all ready & set to install the actual SharePoint 2013 binaries !
You can follow some setup guidance available by great other bloggers like:
Step 9: Oh, it seems there are some more prerequisites to install, to prevent problems with your Search Service Application later