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Prepare Windows Server 2008 for SharePoint

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Before you can use Server 2008 (r1 or r2) as a Web Front End in your SharePoint farm, you'll need to enable some new roles.

 

 

 

With a new release of Server, and a new release of SharePoint on their way, I will have many posts up here regarding installations, so for the sake of normalization, I'll post a guide to adding these roles here, and refer to this post in future articles.

 

 

 

When you first start your Server 2008 box, you should get a panel for 'Initial Configuration Tasks'. You may choose to 'Add Roles' from here, or launch Server Manager and add roles from there.

 

 

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You'll get the 'Add Roles Wizard', and you'll need to choose 'Web Server (IIS)'

 

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Accept the prompts for prerequisites:

 

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Add 'ASP.Net' and 'Windows Authentication' and accept prerequisites prompts again:

 

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Finish the wizard, and you should get an 'Installation Succeeded' display:

 

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Congratulations, you now have IIS and ASP.net working, so you can install SharePoint.

 

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Great Demo of windows server 2008 for sharepoint.

I like it.

Thanks for great sharing.

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There is another thing which must me done (at least at installation time), if you want to install (without problems) different custom made features:

 

you need to Disable "User Account Control: run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode" local policy:

 

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Regards :rolleyes:

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1. Service Accounts is most critical ... Do not ever use Domain Admin, Local Administrator accounts. Create a Service account as a Domain user, Enable the account to have Local Administrator rights on the SP box and then log on as the account and setup sharepoint. Use a different account for Farm.

 

If you wanna quickly prepare all the right roles instead of going into Server Manager, browse to the SP media and kick start the Prerequisite installer. If your SP box isnt connected to the Web, it wont download the softwares, but will setup Application and IIS roles perfectly onto the server, without you having to tick all the boxes within Server Manager. If your box has Internet connection then, it will download all the prerequisite software and have them installed as well.

 

If you built lot of SP boxes lets say for developers, you can create a server template with SharePoint Binaries already installed onto it as a template.

 

The only step that needs to be started every time on the issued box will be installing Central Admin and that step onwards .. which can be powershelled

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