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Check to be sure the preparation tool worked as it should, enabling IIS and installing
ware, updates, add-ins, and so on (check in Programs And Features in the Control Panel).
Add the SMTP server feature (open the Server Manager Console, choose Add Feature,
select SMTP Server, let it add the required role services, and go through the wizard). Make
sure that the Internet Information Services (IIS) manager console and IIS Manager 6.0
console are available and that the 6.0 console has SMTP running (if it doesn’t, start it; you can
set SMTP in the Services console from manual start to automatic so if the server reboots,
you don’t have to manually restart it).
Consider checking for updates in case any of the prerequisites are due. Also check the
Event Viewer for any hidden or unexpected issues.
The following prerequisites are installed for SharePoint:
Application Server role, Web Server (IIS) role
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client
Hotix for Microsoft Windows (KB976462 for Server 2008 R2 or KB976394 for Server 2008)
Windows Identity Foundation (KB974405)
Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 (x64)
Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Microsoft Filter Pack 2.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services ADOMD.NET
Microsoft Server Speech Platform Runtime (x64)
Microsoft Server Speech Recognition Language – TELE(en-US)
SQL 2008 R2 Reporting Services SharePoint 2010 Add-in
WHILE YOU’RE AT IT, SQL NEEDS LOVE, TOO
While you’re preparing for the SharePoint installation, you might want to consider any prerequisites
that the SQL database may need to complete before you use it for your SharePoint database.
The TechNet article “Hardware and Software Requirements (SharePoint Foundation 2010)” is the
link to the Service Packs and cumulative update (CU) packages needed by SQL to support the 2010
versions of SharePoint. (Go to TechNet, http://technet.microsoft.com, and search for the
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 needs CU 3, KB967909.
SQL Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 needs CU 2, KB970315.
As of the writing of this topic, SQL Server 2008 R2 doesn’t not require any updates, but that
could change, so check the TechNet article for more information.