This guide helps you to install SharePoint 2010.
The installation process itself is straight forward. Anyway due to the huge amount of different and complex environments SharePoint needs to support there are challenges you need to solve during the installation of SharePoint.
The important thing is a good preparation using the right accounts. With the step by step guide you can successfully install SharePoint.
We are going to setup a SharePoint 2010 environment containing two servers. The first server is an Active Directory server which is already created. The second server contains SQL Server 2008 and SharePoint 2010 which will be done now:
Windows Server 2008 R2
Add the Application Server role in your server manager. Add the required features if prompted.
Add the Web Server (IIS) role in your server manager.
Add the following role services to the Application Server role:
Add the following role services to the Web Server (IIS) role:
Note: The ASP and CGI role services are added if you use the pre-requisites installer to configure Windows Server. I don’t know why they are needed.
Administrative and Service Accounts
You need at least the following domain accounts to install SharePoint 2010:
Basic Installation Accounts
|SQL Server Service Account
|SharePoint Setup Administrator
|SharePoint Farm Account
For a development environment I suggest to set the following properties in Active Directory:
- User cannot change password
- Password never expires
Add the setupAdmin to the administrators group on the server where you want to install SharePoint:
SQL Server 2008 R2
Install SQL Server using at least the following features:
Now you need to use the SQL Server Service Account (sqlSvcAcc):
After you have installed SQL Server 2008 you need to assign permission to the setupAdmin account:
Note: You need to assign ‘dbcreator’ and ‘securityadmin’. ‘Sysadmin’ is only assigned since I use this account to manage SQL Server too.
Enable TCP/IP if it’s not yet enabled:
Install SharePoint 2010
Install the remaining software pre-requisites:
Install SharePoint 2010 using a complete server farm installation:
If the installation wizard has finished create a new server farm:
Now you need to use the SharePoint 2010 Farm Account (spFarmAcc):
Complete the configuration and Central Administration will open: