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Installing SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2 - Updated

After SharePoint 2010 hit RTM I checked my guide for installing SharePoint Server 2010 using Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2 and updated my installation guide where necessary. 

Legend:

  • Beta: … this applies to beta and has changed in RTM
  • RTM: … this is new in RTM

Part 1: Overview and hardware requirements

Processor  requirements

  • Beta: 64-bit, dual processor, 3 GHz
  • RTM: 64-bit, four cores

Part 2: Windows Server 2008 R2 software requirements

Software requirements

  • Beta: Microsoft "Geneva" Framework
    Geneva has to be uninstalled before WIF can be installed!
  • RTM: Windows Identity Foundation (WIF)
  • Beta: Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP3
  • RTM: Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • Beta: ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP2
  • RTM: ADO.NET Data Services Update for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Part 3: Windows Server 2008 R2 configuration

The changed software requirements from part 2 also apply here.

Part 4: Active Directory installation and configuration

Nothing changed.

Part 5: Administrative and service accounts

Accounts needed by SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Office Web Apps 2010 were added. Accounts needed by SharePoint Server 2010 as well as accounts for Search Server 2010 will follow in May 2010.

Part 6: SQL Server 2008 R2 software requirements

Database server 

  • Beta: SQL Server 2008 SP1 and Cumulative Update 2
  • RTM: SQL Server 2008 SP1 and Cumulative Update 2, CU 5 or later but NOT CU3 or CU4

Part 7: SQL Server 2008 R2 installation and configuration

Configure networking

  • Beta: TechNet says you need TCP/IP but you don’t need Named Pipes.
  • RTM: TechNet still says you need TCP/IP but you don’t need Named Pipes. From my experience you need Named Pipes.

Part 8: SharePoint Server 2010 installation

Nothing changed.

Part 9: SharePoint Server 2010 configuration

Nothing changed.