Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Standalone installation of SharePoint Foundation 2010

Here’s my walk through of installing SharePoint Foundation 2010 on a stand alone Windows Server.

Standalone installation of SharePoint Foundation 2010

 

Some points to note with this method:

 

1. There are not many prompts. All the defaults are taken.

 

2. New SharePoint site ends up on the default web site for the server on port 80.

 

3. You get a SharePoint Team template by default.

 

4. You get SQL Server 2008 Express installed which has a 4GB database limit.

 

5. You generally can’t expand this installation to allow multi server (i.e. a SharePoint farm)

 

This is really the most basic of SharePoint Foundation installs. Watch out for further installation examples, coming soon.