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Deploy a single server with a built-in database (SharePoint Server 2010)

Published: May 12, 2010

This article describes how to perform a clean installation of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 on a single server with a built-in database.

In this article:

Overview

You can quickly publish a SharePoint site by deploying SharePoint Server 2010 on a single server with a built-in database. This configuration is useful if you want to evaluate SharePoint Server 2010 features and capabilities, such as collaboration, document management, and search. This configuration is also useful if you are deploying a small number of Web sites and you want to minimize administrative overhead. When you deploy SharePoint Server 2010 on a single server with a built-in database by using the default settings, Setup installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express and the SharePoint product, and then the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard creates the configuration database and content database for your SharePoint sites. Additionally, the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard installs the SharePoint Central Administration Web site and creates your first SharePoint site collection.

note Note:

This article does not describe how to install SharePoint Server 2010 in a farm environment, or how to upgrade from previous releases of SharePoint Server. For more information about installing SharePoint Server 2010 on a single server farm, see Deploy a single server with SQL Server (SharePoint Server 2010). For more information about installing SharePoint Server 2010 on a multiple server farm, see Multiple servers for a three-tier farm (SharePoint Server 2010). For more information about upgrade, see Upgrading to SharePoint Server 2010.

Consider the following restrictions of this method of installation:

Before you begin

Before you begin deployment, ensure that you have met all hardware and software requirements. For more information, see Hardware and software requirements (SharePoint Server 2010). Also, ensure that you perform a clean installation of SharePoint Server 2010. You cannot install the released version of SharePoint Server 2010 without first removing the beta version of SharePoint Server 2010.

Install SharePoint Server 2010

To install and configure SharePoint Server 2010, follow these steps:

  1. Run the Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool.

  2. Run Setup, which installs SQL Server 2008 Express and the SharePoint product.

  3. Run SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard, which installs and configures the configuration database, the content database, and installs the SharePoint Central Administration Web site. This wizard also creates your first SharePoint site collection.

  4. Configure browser settings.

  5. Perform post-installation steps.

Important Important:

To complete the following procedures, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer.

Run the Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool

Use the following procedure to install software prerequisites for SharePoint Server 2010.

To run the Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool

  1. Insert your SharePoint Server 2010 installation disc.

  2. On the SharePoint Server 2010 Start page, click Install software prerequisites.

    note Note:

    Because the prerequisite installer downloads components from the Microsoft Download Center, you must have Internet access on the computer on which you are installing SharePoint Server.

  3. On the Welcome to the Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool page, click Next.

  4. On the Installation Complete page, click Finish.

Run Setup

The following procedure installs SQL Server 2008 Express and the SharePoint product. At the end of Setup, you can choose to start the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard, which is described later in this section.

To run Setup

  1. On the SharePoint Server 2010 Start page, click Install SharePoint Server.

  2. On the Read the Microsoft Software License Terms page, review the terms, select the I accept the terms of this agreement check box, and then click Continue.

  3. On the Choose the installation you want page, click Standalone.

  4. When Setup finishes, a dialog box prompts you to complete the configuration of your server. Ensure that the Run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard now check box is selected.

  5. Click Close to start the configuration wizard.

    note Note:

    If Setup fails, check log files in the Temp folder of the user who ran Setup. Ensure that you are logged in as the user who ran Setup, and then type %temp% in the location bar in Windows Explorer. If the path in Windows Explorer resolves to a location that ends in a "1" or "2", you will need to navigate up one level to view the log files. The log file name is SharePoint Server Setup (<timestamp>).

    Tip Tip:

    If you have closed the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard, you can access it by clicking Start, pointing to All Programs, and then clicking Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, click Continue.

Run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard

Use the following procedure to install and configure the configuration database and the content database, and install the SharePoint Central Administration Web site. This also creates your first SharePoint site collection.

To run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard

  1. On the Welcome to SharePoint Products page, click Next.

  2. In the dialog box that notifies you that some services might need to be restarted during configuration, click Yes.

  3. On the Configuration Successful page, click Finish.

    note Note:

    If the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard fails, check the PSCDiagnostics log files, which are located on the drive on which SharePoint Server is installed, in the %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\LOGS folder.

  4. On the Template Selection page, select one of the following options, and then click OK:

    • In the Template Selection section, click a predefined template.

    • In the Solutions Gallery section, click Solutions Gallery, and customize your own site template.

  5. On the Set Up Groups for this Site page, specify who should have access to your site, and then either create a new group or use an existing group for these users by doing one of the following:

    • To create a new group, click Create a new group, and then type the name of the group and the members you want to be part of this group.

    • To use an existing group, click Use an existing group, and then select the user group in the Item list.

  6. Click OK.

note Note:

If you are prompted for your user name and password, you might need to add the SharePoint Central Administration Web site to the list of trusted sites and configure user authentication settings in Internet Explorer. You might also want to disable the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security settings. Instructions for how to configure or disable these settings are provided in the following section.

Tip Tip:

If you see a proxy server error message, you might need to configure your proxy server settings so that local addresses bypass the proxy server. Instructions for configuring proxy server settings are provided in the following section.

Configure browser settings

After you run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard, you should ensure SharePoint Server 2010 works properly for local administrators in your environment by configuring additional settings in Internet Explorer.

note Note:

If local administrators are not using Internet Explorer, you might need to configure additional settings. For information about supported browsers, see Plan browser support (SharePoint Server 2010).

If you are prompted for your user name and password, perform the following procedures:

  • Add the SharePoint Central Administration Web site to the list of trusted sites

  • Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security settings

If you receive a proxy server error message, perform the following procedure:

  • Configure proxy server settings to bypass the proxy server for local addresses

For more information, see Getting Started with IEAK 8 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=151359).

To add the Central Administration Web site to the list of trusted sites

  1. In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.

  2. On the Security tab, in the Select a zone to view or change security settings area, click Trusted Sites, and then click Sites.

  3. Clear the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box.

  4. In the Add this Web site to the zone box, type the URL to your site, and then click Add.

  5. Click Close to close the Trusted Sites dialog box.

  6. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box.

To disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security settings

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  2. In Server Manager, select the root of Server Manager.

  3. In the Security Information section, click Configure IE ESC.

    The Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration dialog box opens.

  4. In the Administrators section, click Off to disable the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security settings, and then click OK.

To configure proxy server settings to bypass the proxy server for local addresses

  1. In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.

  2. On the Connections tab, in the Local Area Network (LAN) settings area, click LAN Settings.

  3. In the Automatic configuration area, clear the Automatically detect settings check box.

  4. In the Proxy Server area, select the Use a proxy server for your LAN check box.

  5. Type the address of the proxy server in the Address box.

  6. Type the port number of the proxy server in the Port box.

  7. Select the Bypass proxy server for local addresses check box.

  8. Click OK to close the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings dialog box.

  9. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box.

Post-installation steps

After you install SharePoint Server 2010, your browser window opens to the Central Administration Web site of your new SharePoint site. Although you can start adding content to the site or you can start customizing the site, we recommend that you first perform the following administrative tasks by using the SharePoint Central Administration Web site:

  • Configure usage and health data collection You can configure usage and health data collection in your server farm. The system writes usage and health data to the logging folder and to the logging database. For more information, see Configure usage and health data collection (SharePoint Server 2010).

  • Configure diagnostic logging You can configure diagnostic logging that might be required after initial deployment or upgrade. The default settings are sufficient for most situations, but depending upon the business needs and lifecycle of the farm, you might want to change these settings. For more information, see Configure diagnostic logging (SharePoint Server 2010).

  • Configure incoming e-mail   You can configure incoming e-mail so that SharePoint sites accept and archive incoming e-mail. You can also configure incoming e-mail so that SharePoint sites can archive e-mail discussions as they happen, save e-mailed documents, and show e-mailed meetings on site calendars. In addition, you can configure the SharePoint Directory Management Service to provide support for e-mail distribution list creation and management. For more information, see Configure incoming e-mail (SharePoint Server 2010).

  • Configure outgoing e-mail   You can configure outgoing e-mail so that your Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server sends e-mail alerts to site users and notifications to site administrators. You can configure both the "From" e-mail address and the "Reply" e-mail address that appear in outgoing alerts. For more information, see Configure outgoing e-mail (SharePoint Server 2010).

  • Configure a mobile account   You can configure a mobile account so that SharePoint sends text message (SMS) alerts to your, or site users', mobile phones. For more information, see Configure a mobile account (SharePoint Server 2010).

  • Install and configure Remote BLOB Storage   You can install and configure Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) for an instance of SQL Server 2008 that supports a SharePoint server farm. For more information, see Install and configure RBS (SharePoint Server 2010).

  • Configure search settings   You can configure search settings to crawl the content in SharePoint Server 2010. For more information, see Configure enterprise search (SharePoint Server 2010).

  • Configure and use the Exchange connector   You can create a crawl rule and add a content source for crawling Microsoft Exchange Server public folders. For more information, see Configure and use the Exchange connector (SharePoint Server 2010).

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