How To Configure SharePoint 2010

In the last couple of posts I have taken a look at installing the SharePoint prerequisites and SharePoint itself and in this one I’ll be taking a look at configuring the new SharePoint installation.

I do need to give the warning I gave in the last post; I am not a SharePoint consultant, so please do not follow these posts to install SharePoint as a live system. I was installing it just to see if I could install it, if it would work and, ultimately, so I could install Business Portal for a demo.

This post picks up where the previous ended with the Configuration Wizard being launched. To proceed, click through the Configuration Wizard, click Next:

Welcome to SharePoint Products

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How to Install SharePoint 2010

In the last post I took a look at installing the SharePoint prerequisites so in this one I’ll be taking a look at installing SharePoint itself.

I do need to give the warning I gave in the last post; I am not a SharePoint consultant, so please do not follow these posts to install SharePoint as a live system. I was installing it just to see if I could install it and see if it would work.

To install SharePoint, start the installer and select Install SharePoint Server:

SharePoint Server 2010

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How to Install SharePoint 2010 – The Prerequisites

I was having a fiddle around a while ago, after I built my new home server, with SharePoint and thought I’d post a short series of posts up to remind myself of how to do the install again.

I don’t typically work with SharePoint as that is in the purview of other consultants at work, but I do need to interact with it for items such as Business Portal. Which is why I decided to have a go at installing it. Before anyone says, I know there is a new version of SharePoint now, but this is the version I had available to me when I did the install and I’m about to move house so don;t have everything setup at home to do a SharePoint 2013 install.

If you do follow these posts and install SharePoint, please don’t do so on a live system. Only use the resulting SharePoint for GP/other demos.

First step, is to install the prerequisites (very easy if you have an Internet connection):

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

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