Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dive into SharePoint 2010

Install a SharePoint 2010 Sandbox VM
View the Microsoft Documentation on:,printer).aspx

My Hardware: I used a VMWare Workstation to create a new Virtual Machine on my Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop.
XenServer or Virtual PC will also work.
The important thing to remember is that SP2010 only runs on 64bit operating systems.
If your host is 32bit OS you will have problems to install a 64bit VM. You will need to enable Virtualization Technology in the System Bios.
Check this article for tips.

Please allocate enough system resources to the VM. SP2010 is a hungry BEAST, so allocate 50gb virtual hdd space and at least 6GB ram.
6gb ram is ok but in a production environment will you need at least 8gb!!

Ok...ready to install the software...

My Software:
Windows 2008 64 bit mode.
Download and Install the following software:

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP1
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP3

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition Service Pack 1
Microsoft "Geneva" Framework
Microsoft Sync Framework v1.0
Microsoft Filter Pack 2.0
Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP3
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services ADOMD.NET
Microsoft Silverlight 3.0
ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP2 for Windows Server 2008 SP2
ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP2 for Windows Server 2008 R2

Okey.,... everything should now be in place !!!!

The first encounter with SP2010 is when you run the install wizard... and I was already impressed with the SP2010 Preparation Toolwhich show you if you had missed installation of any of the required software. (or if you have the wrong version in place)

Make use of the resources included in the "Prepare" section of the install wizard to ensure you familiarize yourself with the technical know-hows...

The installation Wizard will take you through a series of steps required to install .. please stick to "Single Server" installation and allow the configuration wizard to execute as normal.

After the install ...the Central Admin will open and allow you to create your first web app.
....after completing that step... you will have ... drums rolling...your first SP2010 Central Admin site up and running !!! Cool Bananas !

From here you can create new web apps, site collections and sites....

Enjoy !


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