Installing SharePoint Server 2010 on a development system. Part 2.

This is the 2nd part of my post on Installing SharePoint Server 2010 on a development system.

Now it’s time to run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard.

Welcome to SharePoint Products

Click Next.

Ok to restart services?

You will be asked if it is ok to restart certain services during the wizard. Click Yes.

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Since we will creating a new server farm, select that option and click Next.

Database settings

Specify your SQL Server name, the config database name, and the username/password used to connect to the SQL Server. Click Next.

Now, if you don’t have updated your SQL Server 2008 to the latest service pack and/or CU, you will get this error, which leads you to this KB article

Unsupported version

In my case, I had SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 installed, but needed the cumulative update package 2.  I applied the CU and Ok.

Set passphrase

Enter the far passphrase and click Next.

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In this step you set the port number used by the Central Administration Web Application. If you don’t have any specific needs, leave it with the default value. You also set whether the authentication provider should be NTLM or Kerberos. Click Next.

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Click Next and the Wizard will start its processing.

SharePoint products are configured

SharePoint Configuration Successful

Click Finish.

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations, your SharePoint Server is installed and configured.

Installing SharePoint Server 2010 on a development system. Part 1

Installing SharePoint Server 2010 on a development system. Part 1

In this post I will guide you through the process of setting up a SharePoint Server 2010 development server. The platform I will cover here will be Windows Server 2008 (R2) and not Windows 7. (Which is, in contrast to SharePoint Server 2007, is both doable and supported). Also, I will not cover installing an instance of SQL Server 2008.

When we first insert the media (either a DVD or if you have mounted a downloaded .iso file), you will be greeted by this splash screen:

SharePoint 2010 setup splash screen

We will start by clicking the Install software prerequisites. This handy utility will install and configure all the features, components and updates before running the actual SharePoint Server installation.

Preparation tool welcome screen

Click Next to continue

 

Accepting the License Agreementt(s)

Check to accept and click Next.

Installing prerequisites

When the preparation tool has finished, you will need to restart your system.

Finish screen

Click Finish to do so.

After the re-boot, the prerequisites are all installed and enabled.

Installtion complete

Click Finish to continue. You will then have to re-start the SharePoint setup by starting the Splash.hta executable. This time we are ready to install SharePoint by clicking on “Install SharePoint Server”.

Start the SharePoint Server installation

Enter product key

Enter your product key and click Continue.

Accept the terms

Accept the terms and click Continue.

Choose Server Farm

Since we will be running the SQL Server on a separate system, we select the Server Farm option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose Complete

Select the Complete option and click Install Now.

Installation progress

After the installation has completed, you will have the option to run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard:

Run Configuration Wizard

Leave it selected and click Close.

How to install Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Download the installation media from Microsoft, or use your supplied DVD media. I recommend you to apply the latest service pack 2 to the media files. Unfortunately, at this time of writing, there are no slipstreamed Service Pack 2 media, but you can follow this guide to make your own.

Start the setup.

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Select Complete.

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Select Create a new server farm.

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Enter the database server name and the Database Access Account

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Select the default values.

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How to install Windows SharePoint Services v3.0

These are the steps for how to install Windows SharePoint Services v3.0

Download Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with Service Pack 2, either 32bit or 64bit.

Startup the setup executable.

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Click Continue.

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For this example I will setup my SharePoint as a standalone server with a dedicated SQL Server instance (not SQL Server Express),

so I select Advanced.

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Because I don’t want to use SQL Server Express, I select the “Web Front End” option. Yes, it sounds odd, but the other option would install and user SQL Server Express, which I don’t want in this case.

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Since I will install MOSS right after this step, I choose to un-check the checkbox and click Ok.

Installing SQL Server 2008 on Windows Server 2008 R2

Before you install SQL Server 2008, read this post about installing the pre-requisites on Windows Server 2008 R2. Here’s the guide to installing SQL Server 2008 on Windows Server 2008 R2.

In this example I have also prepared a special SQL Service account named DBService.

Start the setup program.

Screenshot of the SQL Server Installation Center

Select Installation.

Screenshot of selecting the New SQL Server installation

Select the New SQL Server stand-alone installation.

Screenshot of the Setup rules

When the Setup Support Rules has identified all the rules, click Ok.

Screenshot of the Product Key dialog

Enter your product key and click Next.

Screenshot of the License Terms dialog

If you agree to the License Terms, check the box and click Next.

Screenshot of the Setup Support Files dialog

Click Install.

Screenshot of the Setup Support Files in Progress dialog

Screenshot of the Setup Support Rules dialog

You will probably get a warning for the Windows Firewall. That is because some ports needs to be opened if you plan to access your SQL Server installation from outside. Read more at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=94001

Screenshot of the Rule Check Result Dialog

Screenshot  of the Feature Selection dialog

In this example I will install all features of SQL Server, but for your needs you may select only the features you will need.

Screenshot of the Instance Configuration dialog

If you have no plans of changing the Instance name or the installation root directory, leave those as per default and click Next.

Screenshot of the Disk Space Requirements dialog

Click Next.

Screenshot of the Server Configuration dialog

For this example, I will use the same service account for all SQL Server services. So click on “User the same account for all SQL Server services”.

Screenshot of the user account selection dialog

Click Browse.

Screenshot of the user account selection dialog

Enter your SQL Service account and click “Check Names” and then click Ok.

Screenshot of the user account selection dialog

Click Ok.

Screenshot of the Server Configuration dialog

Click Next.

Screenshot of the Database Enginge Configuration dialog

Click Add Current User, click Add and enter the Administrators user group. Click Next.

Screenshot of the Analysis Services Configuration dialog

If you have selected the Analysis Services, click Add Current User and click Add.. and add the Administrators user group. Click Next.

Screenshot of the Reporting Services Configuration dialog

If you have selected the Reporting Services feature, choose which Reporting Services mode you want to use. In this example I will use the integrated mode. Click Next.

Screenshot of the Error and Usage Reporting dialog

If you want to participate in the error reporting or usage data program, put a checkbox on those. Click Next.

Screenshot of the Installation Rules dialog

Click Next.

Screenshot of the Ready to Install dialog

Click Install.

Screenshot of the Installation Progress dialog

Screenshot of the Installation Progress dialog

When the Setup Process has finished, click Next.

Screenshot of the Installation Completed dialgo

Finally, click Close.

If you plan to access your SQL Server from an external client, you will have to open some firewall ports.

Pre-requisites for installing of SQL Server 2008 on Windows Server 2008 R2

In order for you to begin installing SQL Server 2008 on Windows Server 2008 R2, you will need to add required Server Roles and Features.

 

First, add the .NET Framework v3.5.1 that SQL Server 2008 requires. Go to the Server Manager –> Features and select add features.

Select .NET Framework 3.5.1 Features in the Add Features dialog

Put a check in the .NET Framework 3.5.1. Features.”. That will pop up a new dialog that says that it will also install some additional roles and features, such as the Web Server (IIS). That is fine, since you will need them anyway.

Add the Required Role Services

Click “Add Required Role Services”.

.NET Framework 3.5.1 Features selected.

Click Next.

Introduction to Web Server (IIS)

Click Next.

Put a check in the Box Common HTTP Features, which will select :

  • Static Content
  • Default Document
  • Directory Browsing
  • HTTP Errors
  • HTTP Redirection

In the Application Development check the  following:

  • ASP.NET
  • .NET Extensibility
  • ISAPI Extensions
  • ISAPI Filters

In the Security, check these:

  • Basic Authentication (Optional)
  • Windows Authentication
  • Client Certificate Mapping Authentication (Optional)
  • IIS Client Certificate Mapping Authentication (Optional)
  • Request Filtering

In the Performance, check these:

  • Static Content Compression (Optional)
  • Dynamic Content Compression (Optional)

In the Management Tools, check the following:

  • IIS Management Console
  • IIS 6 Management Compatibility (Optional)
  • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility (Optional)
  • IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
  • IIS 6 Scripting Tools
  • IIS 6 Management Console

 

Web Server services part 1

Web Server services part 2

Click Next.

Confirm Installation screen

Click Install.

 

When finished

Installation Results screen

Click Close.

How to install MOSS on Windows Server 2008 R2

First a disclaimer. Microsoft doesn’t support this scenario, so you will be on your own.

When you try to install MOSS 2007 on Windows Server 2008 R2, you will be prompted by this error message:

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and you are stuck.

The only way to install MOSS 2007 on Windows Server 2008 R2 is to slipstream MOSS Service Pack 2 into the installation media. I will now run through the steps to do so.

Prerequisites:

  • MOSS 2007 installation media. (Either the .iso file from MSDN, or the DVD)
  • WSS 3.0 Service Pack 2 (Remember to get the x64 version, since Windows 2008 R2 is 64bit only)
  • MOSS 2007 Service Pack 2 (Remember to get the x64 version, since Windows 2008 R2 is 64bit only)

First, extract the contents of your MOSS 2007 media .iso file (or simply copy the files if you are using the DVD) to a temporary installation folder. In my case this will be H:\MOSS Installation Media. There is an TechNet article on how to slipstream updates into MOSS, but I will go through the steps here also.

Open a command prompt and change directory to where you have the service pack files. Extract the contents to the Updates folder of your installation folder.

First the WSS Service Pack files:


Then the MOSS 2007 service pack files:

 


 

Now, you will need to delete the file wsssetup.dll from the Updated folder, otherwise it will only install the WSS SP2.

You can now install WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 SP2 using set setup.cmd found in the installation folder.

How to install the Microsoft Loopback adapter in Windows 7

Microsoft Loopback adapter

For some reason, the Add New Hardware wizard is missing the Microsoft Loopback adapter in the Control Panel in the Beta build of Windows 7 (build 7000). That makes it rather hard to install the loopback adapter. However, you can actually still start the wizard following these instructions.

Click on the Windows Orb (The old Start button) or press the WIN key.

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Type hdwwiz.

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Click Next

Screenshot Microsoft Loopback adapter

Select the Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced) option and click Next.

 

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Select Network Adapters and click Next

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Select Microsoft and the Microsoft Loopback Adapter and click Next.

Screenshot adapter

Click Next and you are done.

IIs requirements for installing SQL Server 2005/8 on Windows Vista or Windows 7

In order to install SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008, some IIs features must be installed on Windows Vista.

First, install IIs 7 using the following steps:

  1. Start
  2. Control Panel
  3. Programs
  4. Programs and Features
  5. Turn Windows features on or off
  6. Enable <Internet Information services>

Select these features:

  • Web management tools:
    — IIS 6 Management Compatibility
    —- IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
    —- IIS Metabase and IIS 6 configuration compatibility
  • World Wide Web Services
    — Application Development Features
    — ASP.NET
    — ISAPI Extensions
    — ISAPI Filters
  • Common Http Features
    — Default Document
    — Directory Browsing
    — HTTP Redirection
    — Static Content
  • Security
    — Windows Authentication

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CATALYST install manager has stopped working

CATALYST install manager has stopped working

On my desktop PC, I have an ATI graphics card and Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit. For the good part of the last 12 months of new ATI drivers, this error: CATALYST install manager has stopped working,  has plagued me when I have tried to install new updated drivers.

I have finally found a solution to get rid of this error. Here are the steps:

Warning! Do this at your own risk, I can’t held responsible for if this works on your PC or not, nor if something screws up.

  1. Start the Task Manager and kill all processes that has the name of ATI*
  2. Go to Control Panel – Device Manager and expand the Display adapters node. Right click the RADEON* item and select Uninstall. Be sure to select the “Delete the driver software for this device”.
  3. Uninstall all ATI drivers and Control Center entries in the Control Panel –> Program and features.
  4. Install the Microsoft Installer Cleanup Utility. After the software is installed, start it from C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Installer Clean Up\msicuu.exe.Find and select all entries that has the name of “ATI” and “Catalyst Control Center” and select Remove.
  5. Install the CCleaner utility. Start it and clear any entries that has the name of “ATI” or “Catalyst Control Center”.
  6. Open a Command Prompt as an Administrator. Change directory to C:\Windows and delete all ATI*.dll>Del ati*.cll /s
  7. Start Regedit, find all things named “ATI” and delete those entries.
  8. Reboot.
  9. Execute your downloaded ATI drivers/Control Center package. When the first dialog appears, click Cancel.
  10. Open a Command Prompt as an Administrator. Go to the location of where the files where extracted and find ATISETUP.EXE. (in my case C:\ATI\SUPPORT\8-12_vista64_dd_ccc_wdm_enu_72276\Driver\Bin64)
  11. Start the ATISETUP.EXE software with the following arguments: >ATISetup.EXE –install –output SCREEN
  12. Wait for it to finish and then reboot.

Now your system should of the latest Catalyst drivers and utilities installed. Good luck.