Installing SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2 - Part 6: SQL Server 2008 R2 software requirements

This article describes the software requirements regarding SQL Server 2008 required for deploying SharePoint Server 2010.

Software requirements for database server

You need to meet the following requirements if you want to install SharePoint Server 2010 without the built-in database:


  • Setup doesn’t check your SQL Server edition. It is checked by the SharePoint Product and Technologies Configuration Wizard after setup.
  • If you install SQL Server 2008 RTM on Windows Server 2008 R2 you need to apply SP1 for SQL Server 2008 after installation.

You need to install SQL Server 2008 with SP1 if you want to run it on Windows Server 2008 R2. 

Next Step

Step 7: SQL Server 2008 R2 installation and configuration


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