SharePoint 2013: Standalone Installation Issue
OK, so you’ve downloaded the SharePoint 2013 Preview and tried to do a standalone installation – and get an error “Failed to connect to the configuration database” and “Service running under Network Service account in workgroup environment is not supported”.
This is apparently to do with the the AppFrabic caching service. Well, “TomBlog””s already sorted the problem: http://tomblog.insomniacminds.com/2012/07/17/sharepoint-2013-standalone-installation-issue/comment-page-1/#comment-80831. Thanks – great work.