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Install SharePoint 2010 with PowerShell

Plan and Install your
SharePoint 2010 Environments

Combined in 1 package:
Planning, Preparation, Installation & Configuration and how you can apply it to your requirements now.

The Exact same Steps I use for my Customers.


1. Missing important planning & preparation steps...

...lets the initial installation and configuration fail. Problem research and solving leads to time delay and missed milestones.

2. Wrong configuration ends in a new installation...

...due to an unstable farm. Usually a configuration problem leads to a security and permission problem which leads to little manual (unsupported) changes on servers and in databases. No documentation results in an unknown and unstable state.

3. Manually doing the same work again and again for different environments...

...instead of using accurate, simple and easy to understand scripts.

4. Using & combining resources, solutions and tips from many different places.

"Time is always limited. Pressure is on independent of your role in your company.
And that’s why there's one Toolset so you don’t have to struggle with the same things I did. It took me weeks to find, understand, learn and test everything."

How Some Of Our Clients Are Using The Material

  •  Large Organizations use the Tools to automate the creation of all their simple & complex farms
  •  Small and medium businesses use the Toolset to cover their needs without an expensive external consultant
  •  Startups are concentrating on their own work without struggling with the installation
  •  Service Provider are using the Tools to plan & install SharePoint for their own customers
  •  Developers are using the Tools to create a clean working environment

Successfully install SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010 n-tier farms, least privileges farms, production, staging, test or development environments:

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Last Updated: Nov. 2013 (The installation material is updated constantly.)


  • Hardware Requirements, Software Requirements
  • Administrative and Service Accounts
    • Installation Accounts
    • Web Applications and Service Applications
      • Application Pool Accounts for Web Applications
      • Service Application Accounts


  • Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Installation
    • Updates
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 - Roles and Features
    • Active Directory
    • Application Server and Web Server (IIS)
    • Important Hot Fixes
    • SMTP
    • Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE)
  • Administrative and Service Accounts
    • Installation Accounts
    • Assign Permission
      • SQL Server Service Account
      • SharePoint Setup Administrator
      • SharePoint Farm Account
    • Web Applications and Service Applications
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
    • Software Requirements
    • Installation
    • Configuration
      • Assign Permission
      • Configure Networking
      • SQL Server Alias
  • SharePoint 2010 Installation Media
  • Scripted Installation
    • Active Directory
      • Installation
      • Account Creation
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 - Roles and Features
      • Join Domain
      • Assign Permission
      • Configure Roles and Features
    • SQL Server 2008 R2
      • Installation
      • Assign Permission


  • SharePoint 2010
    • Pre-requisites
    • Installation
    • Service Packs and Updates
    • Create a New Server Farm
    • Connect to an Existing Server Farm
  • Scripted Installation
    • Prerequisites
    • Installation
    • Farm Creation
  • Troubleshooting


  • SharePoint 2010
    • Initial Configuration
    • Farm Administrators Group
  • Scripted Configuration
    • SharePoint 2010 - Services
    • Description
    • Declaration
    • SharePoint Foundation Search
  • SharePoint 2010 - Service Applications
    • Managed Accounts
    • Access Services, Business Data Connectivity Service, Excel Services Application, Managed Metadata Service, PerformancePoint Service Application, Search Service Application, Secure Store Service, State Service Application, Usage and Health Data Collection, User Profile Service Application, Visio Graphics Service, Web Analytics Service Application, Word Automation Services

This Toolset vs. AutoSPInstaller

Features & BenefitsThis ToolsetAutoSPInstaller
80+ p. Documentation  
Assisted, step-by-step PowerShell scripts  
Troubleshooting Tips & Help  
Preparation Checklist  

AutoSPInstaller is a good tool but lacks a thorough documentation, including planning, preparing, installing and configuring a SharePoint farm.

It's missing a step-by-step assistance for PowerShell scripts, which is required by a lot of beginners and intermediates.

Additionally, SharePoint specific Troubleshooting help and a 30 points preparation checklist are missing too which helps to prevent problems and to quickly find solutions if you're stuck.

Daryl Sharpe | CEO of Enterprise Project and IT Consulting (EPIC Inc) Daryl Sharpe

"I have been working in the SharePoint community for military, government, and commercial clients since the inception of MOSS 2007 performing advanced configurations, architecture, and .NET development.

During the early years of operating I was introduced to Andreas Glaser’s SharePoint material and have since relied on its accuracy and step by step displays to create both simple and complex SharePoint farms. His PowerShell scripts are accurate, easy to read, and assisted me in not only implementing configurations but also learning and understanding PowerShell features and capabilities.

Much of my evolution has been heavily influenced through the exposure of Glaser’s PowerShell which has allowed me to expand and grow into a more effective enterprise solution architect and .NET developer.

I consistently recommend these SharePoint tutorials to students, interns, and other resources that work with me in the SharePoint community. There is no other SharePoint resource I rely on more."

Darren Murphy Canada

Andreas, Your guides are amazing. I've used your 2010 install guide several times in different situations and its bang on. It's been awhile since I needed to do a 2007 install so this was huge. Thanks and keep the good blog rolling.

Mike M. United States

Awesome walk-through. I spent hours trying to use 'other sources' to get this set up going, to no avail. Your tutorial takes the cake on easy implementation.

Kevin O'Neil United States

Greetings sir! I'm fairly new to SharePoint and this is my first time installing SharePoint Server. This guide is beyond helpful!! Great job and thanks!!

Josh (e-mail) United States

I'm setting up a 3-tiered solution in the lab in preparation for production. These guides are excellent!

Ramanathan (e-mail) India

The knowledge the document imparts is amazing. Thanks so much for making our lives simple, easy and successful as well.

Thomas United States

Thanks Andreas!!! I'm taking a SharePoint class and the instructor really knows SharePoint but he doesn't know how to TEACH it..!

Luigi United States

I found 3 guides that are very good, personally i think yours is the best.

Umar United States of the best piece of information available out there. I appreciate your hard work.

Steve Gillot (e-mail) United Kingdom

I’d like to say how much I appreciate the time you spent putting the guide together.

Andreas Glaser implements since 2006 SharePoint solutions for governmental organizations, the insurance industry, financial service provider and other companies from the SWISS TOP 500.

People say that I break down the huge amount of complex information into simple, actionable steps helping to improve your SharePoint skills.

Benefit from 7 years of installation experience, 75+ installed, configured & reviewed environments, SWISS Top 500 companies and 100+ hours of refinement.

I have a specific scenario, does it help me?

Yes! And here's why: Each part of the document is modular. If you just need a Windows Server and SharePoint that's OK. If you also need accounts planning, SQL Server and several SharePoint servers just add the parts to your individual installation process.

I'm a beginner and very new to SharePoint, is the book for me?

Yes. You'll get clear, easy to follow steps and lots of pictures starting with preparation and ending with a successful installation.

I'm experienced with SharePoint, is the book for me too?

I've written the book with experienced SharePoint administrators and developers in mind too. There are lots of topics including PowerShell automation or accounts and permission planning for Web and Service Applications.


Doesn't a book go out of date as soon as it's published?

This is part of the reason why I made the book digital instead of hard-copy. I plan to update the eBook every few months so that you always have the most up to date information.

Does this material include Scripts for creating Service Applications?

Yes! There are scripts to create every Service Application like e.g. User Profiles and Search except Office Web Apps and PowerPivot.


Does this material cover high availability?

Although you can install multiple Web- and Application Server it doesn't discuss high availability or multiple SQL Server (clustering or mirroring).

Does this material cover Kerberos and SPNs?



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Book details

The ultimate resource for Beginner, Advanced, Administrators and Developers who want to install SharePoint 2010. Suitable for all levels, the book covers preparation, installation and configuration either step-by-step or using PowerShell.
Published by: Andreas Glaser
Date published: 03/01/2013
Edition: 1st Edition
Available in Ebook