Recently I was working in an environment and came across an interesting experience, we were seeing some unusual behavior after a base install of SharePoint and Project Server. Some notes of what we were seeing:
1. .NET 3.5 was struggling to install
2. The SharePoint 2013 pre-register would not install but could be installed manually
3. Workflow Manager would not register and prompted with a 404 or 403 error when browsing to end points
On further investigation it was identified that in the environment Server 2012 r2 was installed. Currently, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 is not supported for installation on computers running the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system. Installing SharePoint Server 2013 on a computer that is running Windows Server 2012 R2 could lead to unexpected behavior, therefore, Microsoft does not support SharePoint Server 2013 in Windows Server 2012 R2.
Currently SharePoint and therefore Project Sever supports installing 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter or the 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter but will not support the latest release of Windows Server 2012 r2.
Microsoft have noted that SharePoint Server 2013 with Service Pack 1 and SharePoint Foundation 2013 with Service Pack 1 will offer support for Windows Server 2012 R2. The release date for Service Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Foundation 2013 is to be determined.
Please reference for further information http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2891274
Please note it does currently support SQL 2012.
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