SharePoint 2013 PowerPivot Install Issue: “Please install SharePoint before you install PowerPivot for SharePoint”
October 27, 2012 2 Comments
I wanted to try out the latest stack of SharePoint software from Microsoft, so I downloaded:
- Windows Server 2012 Essentials (for Domain Controller)
- Windows Server 2012 Standard
- SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
- SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise
I installed SharePoint Server 2013 first, and then Installed the PowerPivot SQL Server option. I soon discovered an error in that SQL Server was looking for SharePoint 2010 as an installation check:
“Rule “SharePoint installation requirements for PowerPivot for SharePoint” failed. SharePoint Server 2010 is not installed on this computer. Please install SharePoint before you install PowerPivot for SharePoint”
- Disclaimer:The following Registry hack will likely result in an UNSUPPORTED installation of Microsoft SharePoint 2013. I publish it solely for use in your development environment. If you need to install a Production environment, then I suggest waiting for a fix from Microsoft.
I found a way past this with help from @spjeff :
However I still had an install issue:
Since @SPJeff was installing a preview version, I also had a look at Process Monitor from SysInternals and discovered:
So there were lots of prerequisites missing from my registry.
I went to an another server that had SharePoint 2010 Enterprise installed and exported the following keys:
|[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\WSS]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\Secure]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\WSS\InstalledProducts]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\Secure\ConfigDB]
I the ran the REG files back on my SharePoint 2013 machine, and it all began to work:
The actual Registry files I used are embedded in the document below.
(Please note that this fix probably doesn’t need all of these Registry entries, however I just grabbed everything to get around this quickly. You can probably delete after you have installed SharePoint 2013)