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When SharePoint is done adding updates, it will promptly move to configuration. As I
mentioned earlier, the installation of SharePoint comes in two parts: first installing the necessary
files and services and then configuring SharePoint to operate.
There are times when you might want to stop the installation at this point and configure later,
but for this installation, we don’t need to do so. Since configuration doesn’t require any assistance
from you, it doesn’t hurt to just get to it so you can finish the installation and see what happens.
1. On the installation screen, which is now prompting you to run the configuration wizard,
make certain the Run The SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard Now box is selected
(Figure 2.31), and click the Close button. This will trigger the configuration wizard to begin.
FIGURE 2.31
The prompt to
start the
configuration wizard
2. After a moment the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard will open. Click Next to
continue.
3. At this point, a dialog box will open with a warning that certain SharePoint services may
have to be restarted during configuration. Since the services aren’t actually doing
anything right now (because SharePoint isn’t configured), click Yes to continue (Figure 2.32).
The configuration wizard will then start in earnest (Figure 2.33), performing various
configuration tasks (10 in all).
Some tasks will zip by, and others will take a while (such as creating the
configuration database, securing resources, configuring and registering search, provisioning the
Central Administration site, creating sample data, and so on). All configuration tasks will
occur without prompting you for any assistance. This part may take a while, depending
on your system’s hardware.
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