SharePoint foundation 2013 Offline Installation

I was trying today to install SharePoint foundation 2013. The Prerequisites Installer could not download the dependencies, i did not search why and i wanted to perform an offline installation.

Solution :

  1. Download all the prerequisites.
  2. Extract the sharepoint installer :¬†sharepoint.exe /extract:”C:\SharePoint2013\prerequisiteinstallerfiles”
  3. Copy the downloaded prerequisites to “C:\SharePoint2013\”
  4. Run again the prerequisiteinstaller.


Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

(Full Stand alone package)
Windows Management Framework 3.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client
Windows Identity Foundation (KB974405)
Windows Identity Extensions
Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 SP1 (x64)
Windows Server AppFabric



Microsoft Information Protection and Control Client
Microsoft WCF Data Services 5.0
Cumulative Update Package 1 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server (KB2671763




SharePoint does not overwrite documents with the same name, he creates a new one!

I always thought that SharePoint overwrites files with the same name(of course when you check this checkbox).

Unfortunately it is not the case, SharePoint does not “overwrites” it, he deletes the documents and creates a new one while keeping the name.

Who says a new item, says a new ID….The problem is if you have an application who is based on the document’s IDs…

The solution is to change your code and use the document URL(FileLeafRef Property) instead of the ID.