Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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installation is supported on the Standard, Enterprise, and Web editions of Windows
Server. It cannot be installed on a Server Core, and installing it on a domain controller is
not supported. (Although there are hacks to get it to work, doing so is not suggested.) Also,
SharePoint needs PowerShell 2.0 to install. (In the registry, search for powershell or
powershellversion , and you’ll see what version you have.) If you have version 1.0 installed (the
default for Server 2008), PowerShell 2.0 is backward compatible and will install to the same
folder. Note that if you are running Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), the SharePoint
installer will upgrade you to Service Pack 2, so be warned if anything else on the server
needs SP1 only.
Web Server/Application Server role, meaning Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0,
with 6.0 compatibility and ASP.NET enabled. The prerequisite installer will enable this
role for you if you don’t have it, as well as enable the settings and features that SharePoint
Foundation requires.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client.
The hotix for Microsoft Windows (KB976462 for Server 2008 R2 or KB976394 2008 SP2).
Windows Identity Foundation (WIF), which is considered a hotix (KB974405).
If you don’t have the Windows or WIF hotixes already on your server, be prepared for the server to
abruptly reboot after the prerequisites have installed. If you have anything else to do on the server
that’s not related to the installation, do it before you click Finish at the end of the prerequisite
Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 (x64).Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft
.NET Framework 3.5
Microsoft Filter Pack 2.0 (really called Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack)
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
All of these iddly bits will be installed for you if you choose to have the SharePoint
installer handle the prerequisites, as we’ll do later in this section. The only thing you
really need to set up on your own is SMTP if you want to enable incoming email for
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