Provisioning Central Admin on SharePoint 2016 with Powershell

The only difference between the powershell for 2013 and the powershell for 2016, when it comes to provisioning Central admin’s config database and the web application content database is one little parameter:




If you’ve patched the farm to November 2016 or higher you can choose ApplicationWithSearch, Application, or Custom


If you’re at a lower CU, then you can use Custom or Application for the local server role.


In this example below, I used custom to create a SharePoint 2016 farm’s Central admin content database and the 2016 Farm’s config db