Sunday, 28 February 2010

First install of SharePoint 2010


Deployed W2k8 R2 onto 2 virtual servers on the same LAN both with Internet connectivity

Server 1 will be the DC

Server 2 will be the SharePoint Server

Server 1 had 1GB RAM and 2 had 2Gb RAM (Install failed at Creating Sample Data in the PSConfig Wizard when it only had 1GB RAM – recommended is 4GB RAM)

Server 1 and 2 have 20GB disk space (After installed SharePoint on Server2 I immediately had a low disk space warning even though there was still 6GB on the drive. The warning was – Availabe disk space is less than 5 times the value of Physical memory. This does not provide enough room for a full memory dump with continued operation. It could also cause problems with the Virtual Memory swap file). Recommended is 40GB

Ran Windows Updates on both

Required permissions:

In order to install SharePoint Server 2010, the logon account that you are using on the virtual machine must be a member of:

• The local Administrators group on the virtual machine

• The SQL Server dbcreator fixed server role

• The SQL Server securityadmin server role

On Server 1 – run DCpromo and create a new domain

On Server 2 – join to domain

You can install SharePoint on a DC but some extra config is required:

Start Windows PowerShell with the Run as administrator option and run the following commands to enable deployment on a domain controller:

$acl = Get-Acl HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\ComputerName

$person = [System.Security.Principal.NTAccount]"Users"

$access = [System.Security.AccessControl.RegistryRights]::FullControl

$inheritance = [System.Security.AccessControl.InheritanceFlags]"ContainerInherit, ObjectInherit"

$propagation = [System.Security.AccessControl.PropagationFlags]::None

$type = [System.Security.AccessControl.AccessControlType]::Allow

$rule = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.RegistryAccessRule($person, $access, $inheritance, $propagation, $type)


Set-Acl HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\ComputerName $acl

On the virtualization server, create an installation point that contains the SharePoint Server software or provide media, such as an ISO image, that can be accessed from the virtual machine.

On Server 2 – run the SharePoint.exe and run the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products Preparation Tool. This tool checks for required products and updates. (Must have internet connection for this to succeed)

Run the Setup Wizard

Interestingly when the Wizard closes the Template Selection Page opens (_layouts/templatepick.aspx) prompting you to create a site in the default SharePoint Web App

From the Start menu - browse to Central Admin.


If you are prompted for your user name and password, perform the following procedures:

• Add the SharePoint Central Administration Web site to the list of trusted sites

• Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security settings

If you receive a proxy server error message, perform the following procedure:

• Configure proxy server settings to bypass the proxy server for local addresses

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