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Installing SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2 - Part 2: Windows Server 2008 R2 software requirements

This article describes the software requirements regarding Windows Server 2008 required for deploying SharePoint Server 2010. In general you need the Web Server (IIS) role and the Application Server role including .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.

Hardware requirements

You shouldn't mess with the hardware requirements of SharePoint in general and SharePoint 2010 in detail.

Recommendations by Microsoft needs to be respected.

This part is very short since it applies to

  • a single server with built-in database and
  • server farm installations including a single server or multiple servers.

So according to Microsoft TechNet [1] you need:

  • Processor
    Beta:
    64-bit, dual processor, 3 GHz
    RTM:
    64-bit, four cores
  • RAM
    4 GB for stand-alone or evaluation installation and 8 GB for single server and multiple server farm installation for production use
  • Hard disk
    80 GB
  • Other
    DVD drive

Software requirements for application and front-end Web server

The software requirements [1] apply to

  • a single server with built-in database and
  • server farm installations including a single server or multiple servers.

Windows Server 2008

Your operation system needs to meet the following requirements:

Remarks:

  • The second update isn’t available while writing the article. 
  • The Beta version of the Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies 2010 Preparation Tool does not install the mentioned updates.
  • If you use Windows Server 2008 with SP1 then the SharePoint Products and Technologies 2010 Preparation Tool will install SP2.

Windows Server 2008 – Roles and features

Furthermore you need to enable the following features and roles in your operating system which is described later in detail:

  • Web Server (IIS) role
  • Application Server role including .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Remaining software requirements

The remaining software requirements can be installed by using the SharePoint Products and Technologies 2010 Preparation Tool.

  • Beta: Microsoft "Geneva" Framework
    RTM: Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) - Geneva has to be uninstalled before WIF can be installed!
  • Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 (x64)
  • Microsoft Filter Pack 2.0
  • Microsoft Chart Controls for the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • Beta: Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP3
    RTM: Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • SQL Server 2008 Native Client
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services ADOMD.NET
  • Beta: ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP2
    RTM: ADO.NET Data Services Update for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Next Step

Step 3: Windows Server 2008 R2 configuration

Resources

Here are the resources used in this article: