Certain Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 installation scenarios are not supported

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013

Summary


This article describes Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 installation scenarios that are not supported.

For information about best practices for using SharePoint 2013 in a virtual configuration, see Use best practice configurations for the SharePoint 2013 virtual machines and Hyper-V environment.

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • You have SharePoint 2013 installed on a domain controller.
  • You can successfully start Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Sandboxed Code Service in the following folder:
    Central Administration > System Settings > Services on Server
  • When this service starts, the Services snap-in shows that SharePoint User Code Host is running, and Task Manager shows that SPUCHostService.exe is running.
In this scenario, the following symptoms occur:
  • Instances of SPUCWorkerProcessProxy.exe are continuously created until server memory runs out or you stop SharePoint Foundation Sandboxed Code Service through SharePoint Central Administration.
  • For every instance of SPUCWorkerProcessProxy.exe, an instance of SPUCWorkerProcess.exe starts and then stops immediately. Therefore, SPUCWorkerProcess.exe never runs.
Additionally, if you create a simple Visual Studio workflow solution, for example, and then you try to attach the workflow to the process, you receive the following error message:

Unable to attach. Process 'SPUCWORKERPROCESS.exe' is not running on 'SPDEVSERVER'.

More Information


The following SharePoint Server 2013 installation scenarios are not supported:
  • You try to install SharePoint Server 2013 on a drive that is formatted by using Resilient File System (ReFS).

    Note In this scenario, the installation fails, and the following error message is logged in the Setup log file:

    datetime::[940] Catalyst file system check failed: The path root D:\ is not NTFS
    datetime::[940] Showing message Title: 'Setup Warning', Message: 'The install location must be on a drive formatted with NTFS. Select another drive.'
    datetime::[940] Message returned: 1
  • You install SharePoint Server 2013 in a workgroup.
  • You install SharePoint Server 2013 on a domain controller.

    Note This scenario is supported only for development configurations and not for production configurations.

  • You install SharePoint Server 2013 on Windows Web Server.
  • You install SharePoint Server 2013 on a virtual machine (VM) that uses the Microsoft Hyper-V Dynamic Memory feature.
  • You disable Distributed Cache in a farm configuration.