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.


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.


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.


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.



Select Complete.






Select Create a new server farm.


Enter the database server name and the Database Access Account


Select the default values.