Installing Microsoft SharePoint Foundation
1. Hardware and Software requirements
4. Post Setup Configuration
1. Hardware and Software requirements
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation (MSF) can be only installed on a 64-bit hardware and Microsoft provides the detailed hardware and software requirements in the following TechNet article.This is the new name for Windows SharePoint Services V4.
In this release Microsoft has included a Prerequisite Installer (Preparation Tool) which will take care of all the pre-requisites which are required to setup a SharePoint Server.The tool would connect to Internet to download and install any prerequisites as well as enabling and configuring any Windows features and roles required by setup. Also the administrator can override this if the necessary software is already present in the hard disk or in a network location.
The Preparation Tool executable, Prerequisiteinstaller.exe, is located at the root of the setup folder. It can also be launched from the setup splash screen.When you run the Prerequisiteinstaller.exe /? , the following screen is shown which will list the command-line parameters that can be used with this executable.
You can also install the pre-requisite from a folder if it is already downloaded from the internet and the SharePoint server doesn’t have internet access.
It is possible to include multiple file location parameters for the different components. In the following example, we've also added local file location parameter for both the IDFX and Sync framework:
C:\setup\prerequinstaller.exe /IDFX:c:\GenevaFramework.amd64.msi /SYNC c:\sync.msi
To install the Pre-requisites, run the prerequisiteinstaller.exe in the installation media of SharePoint or run the Splash which will provide you the following screen.
Click on the “Install Software prerequisites” option which will start the installation of the necessary pre-requisites.
You can get the download link for each of the required product when you click Learn more about these prerequisites in the above screen.
Click Next will start the download and installation of pre-requisites from the internet.
Accept the EULA and click Next and this will start the installation of the required product.
Some of them may require a Restart and the pre-requisite installer will continue once the system is restarted.
There is a link called “Review the log file” in the above screen which will help to find out any issue with the installation of the Pre-requisites.Once the installation is complete, you will see the following screen and it means that all the required Pre-requisites are installed and configured on the server and you can start the installation of SharePoint.
Installation of SharePoint Server 2010
When installing SharePoint Foundation, there are primarily three setup options.Following is a short description of each type of installation:
SQL Server 2008 Express Edition is the database type automatically installed (instead of Windows Internal Database/SQL Server 2005 Embedded Edition used in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0). This is almost a “one-click” installation, no questions are asked during setup or during Post Setup Configuration Wizard (PSConfig)
A Web application and team site collection are automatically created in the newly created farm. The search service is started automatically.
Cannot add servers to join a farm.
When the installation is complete, the browser opens taking you to a newly created site collection. Installer is not prompted for farm passphrase, it is automatically generated.
Standalone Same as Basic installation, except it allows changing installation directory location. Complete SQL Server 2005 SP2/SQL Server 2008 is the database type, not installed by setup.
Administrator can pick whether or not to create a site and the site template to use.
Prompted for farm passphrase during PSConfig phase of installation. The farm passphrase will be discussed later in this document.
To run setup you must at minimum be a local administrator on the computer where SharePoint Server 2010 is installed.
Run the Splash from the setup media which will show the above screen and click on “Install SharePoint Foundation” which will start the installation process.