The prerequisites for installing Sitecore 9 using SIF are technically detailed in the installation guide. However it’s a bit obscure. Here’s a summarised list of additional packages that need to be installed to run the SIF installation tool for Sitecore 9.
You’ll need a server running Windows Server, ideally 2016+ but 2012 R2 will work if you have Powershell 5+ installed. IIS will need to be installed as well.
- Microsoft ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server
- Microsoft Command Line Utilities 11 for SQL Server
- SQL Server Data Tools in Visual Studio 2015
- Web Platform Installer
- After installing Web Platform Installer, the following packages will need to be installed: UrlRewrite2, DACFX, WDeploy36PS, SQLDOM. This command will run the installation for you.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Web Platform Installer\WebpiCmd-x64.exe /Install /Products:UrlRewrite2,DACFX,WDeploy36PS,SQLDOM,SMO_11_0 /AcceptEula