Installing SharePoint Server 2010 on a development system. Part 1

Installing SharePoint Server 2010 on a development system. Part 1

In this post I will guide you through the process of setting up a SharePoint Server 2010 development server. The platform I will cover here will be Windows Server 2008 (R2) and not Windows 7. (Which is, in contrast to SharePoint Server 2007, is both doable and supported). Also, I will not cover installing an instance of SQL Server 2008.

When we first insert the media (either a DVD or if you have mounted a downloaded .iso file), you will be greeted by this splash screen:

SharePoint 2010 setup splash screen

We will start by clicking the Install software prerequisites. This handy utility will install and configure all the features, components and updates before running the actual SharePoint Server installation.

Preparation tool welcome screen

Click Next to continue

Accepting the License Agreementt(s)

Check to accept and click Next.

Installing prerequisites

When the preparation tool has finished, you will need to restart your system.

Finish screen

Click Finish to do so.

After the re-boot, the prerequisites are all installed and enabled.

Installtion complete

Click Finish to continue. You will then have to re-start the SharePoint setup by starting the Splash.hta executable. This time we are ready to install SharePoint by clicking on “Install SharePoint Server”.

Start the SharePoint Server installation

Enter product key

Enter your product key and click Continue.

Accept the terms

Accept the terms and click Continue.

Choose Server Farm

Since we will be running the SQL Server on a separate system, we select the Server Farm option.

Choose Complete

Select the Complete option and click Install Now.

Installation progress

After the installation has completed, you will have the option to run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard:

Run Configuration Wizard

Leave it selected and click Close.

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