So I got my hands on the SharePoint 2013 w/ SP1 ISO as well as a shiny new Windows Server 2012 R2 ISO and decided to give it a go! I installed Server 2012 R2 (Return of the shiny “start” button in the lower left), then installed SQL 2012 w/ SP1, and then moved on to SharePoint 2013 SP1. I fired up the splash screen and chose to install the Prerequisites…Good news is IIS installed/configured on the first attempt. In Server 2012 RTM there was a bug where sometimes IIS would fail to configure and you would have to install IIS manually and then let the prerequisite installer configure it appropriately. I DID get an install error though! This time the culprit is the Microsoft Information Protection and Control Client. I tried rebooting a few different times and could not get it to install so I decided to give an offline install a whirl.
You can download the install file for the Protections and Control Client here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=219568
After downloading setup_msipc_x64.msi save it somewhere on the SharePoint server.
Then open CMD and type the following commands (If the CD drive is different than D change the directory to that drive letter):
After this you will be all set!
Also, my last post talked about installing SP1 after installing RTM + March 2013 PU…I did find one other difference with the ISO. The yellow bar at the top for Yammer/Office 365 is green if you install with the SP2013 SP1 Iso! Check it out: