Feb 3, 2014

Problems configuring SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012

Problems I ran into configuring SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012:

1. Prequisite installer gets stuck in reboot loop configuring the server roles

 Solution: Install the prerequisites manually.  Note that AppFabric must be specially installed and configured by the prerequisites installer.
 http://blogs.technet.com/b/meamcs/archive/2012/12/26/install-and-download-sharepoint-2013-prerequisites-offline-manually.aspx

2. An app won't deploy from Visual Studio 2013

  Solution: Configure everything necesarry for local app deployment, including an entry in your DNS or hosts file for "apps.mydomain.local".
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp179923(v=office.15).aspx#SP15appdevonprem_bk_configure

3. Deploying sandbox features with activation events gives error "An unknown exception occurred while executing a sandboxed code solution request in the worker process."

  Solution: Don't install SharePoint 2013 on a domain controller.  If you must because you have an all-in-one dev box, activate Verbose trace log level for the SharePoint Foundation > Sandboxed Code Service, restart IIS and the  SharePoint User Code Host service.  Problem solved.

http://spvee.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/sandboxed-solution-on-sharepoint-2013-with-domain-controller-worked/