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Install FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

FAST Search Server 2010
 

Applies to: FAST Search Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-11-02

This article describes how to install Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint and the required software prerequisites. As part of this process, you will also download the installation package, enable Windows PowerShell scripts to run and set up permissions for Microsoft SQL Server.

Before you start the installation, make sure that the system meets the requirements in Review hardware and software requirements (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint) and Install Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint).

In this article:

  1. Download the installation package

  2. Open the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Start page

  3. Install prerequisites

  4. Enable Windows PowerShell scripts to run

  5. Install FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

  6. Install updates

  7. Set up permissions for Microsoft SQL Server

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Perform the steps in the following sections as a user who is a member of the local Administrators group.

Log in to MSDN Subscriber Downloads, expand the Servers menu, and then click FAST Search Server 2010 to download FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. The installation package contains a self-extracting exe file that will open a Start page (splash.hta) and extract the installation files to the following folder: \Program Files (x86)\MSECache\FastSearchServer2010\

(Disregard the fact that the files are extracted to Program Files (x86). FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is still a 64 bit system.)

When you download the installation package, the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Start page opens automatically. The Start page provides links to product documentation and to the installation wizards.

However, after any restarts of the server during the installation process, the Start page does not open automatically. Double-click the splash.hta to reopen the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Start page.

The Prerequisite Installer checks your server for required components and updates, and then downloads and installs the required components and updates if they are not already present on the system. Which prerequisites are required depends on your operating system.

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To run the Prerequisite Installer
  1. On the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Start page, click Install software prerequisites.

  2. On the Welcome to the FAST Search for SharePoint prerequisite installer page, click Next.

  3. On the License page, verify that you accept the license terms and then click Next.

    The prerequisites are installed.

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    The Prerequisite Installer may require restarting the server during installation.
  4. On the Installation Complete page, click Finish.

  5. Restart the server.

For a multiple server deployment, repeat the procedure for all servers that will run FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

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The Prerequisite Installer adds the Web Server (IIS) role to the server, but without the IIS Management Console service. To make system management easier, we recommend that you enable the IIS Management Console in Server Manager.

After the server restart in the previous procedure, change the policy for running Windows PowerShell scripts remotely (execution policy). The post-setup configuration wizard that you will run later must be able to run scripts during configuration.

To enable the scripts to run:

  1. From the Start menu, search for Windows PowerShell.

  2. Right-click the Windows PowerShell icon (do not use the one with x86) and select Run as administrator.

  3. At the command prompt, type the following command to enable scripts to run:

    Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

    Answer Yes if you are asked whether you want to change the policy.

For a multiple server deployment, repeat the procedure for all servers that will run FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

This procedure describes how to install FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint by running the installation wizard.

Before you run the installation wizard, the Prerequisite Installer must be completed.

To install FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint
  1. Go to \Program Files (x86)\MSECache\FASTSearchServer2010 and double-click the splash.hta to reopen the Start page after the server restart.

  2. On the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Start page, click Install FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

  3. On the Welcome page, click Next.

  4. On the License Terms page, accept the license and then click Next.

  5. On the Destination Folder page, select the folder where you want to install FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

    Click Next.

  6. On the Ready to install page, click Install.

  7. On the page that says that the wizard is completed, click Finish.

For a multiple server deployment, repeat the procedure for all servers that will run FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

After you have run the installation wizard, make sure that the product is up to date:

  1. On the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Start page, click Visit Windows update.

  2. Download and install all relevant updates.

For a multiple server deployment, repeat the procedure for all servers that will run FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

You must install SQL Server 2008 before you install FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. When you run the post-setup configuration wizard to configure the server(s), FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint creates a database in SQL Server and needs access to the database server. Therefore, before you run the post-setup configuration wizard, make sure that the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint user (the user who is entered in the wizard) has permissions to create the database.

To set up permissions for SQL Server:

  1. If you have installed SharePoint Server in stand-alone mode, you must install SQL Server Management Studio. For more information, see http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/ms365247.aspx

  2. In the SQL Server Installation Center, click Installation, and then click New SQL Server standalone installation or add features to an existing installation. Installation type is Perform a new installation of SQL Server 2008.

  3. On the server where SQL Server is installed, open SQL Server Management Studio.

  4. In the Object Explorer, move to Security. Right-click Logins and select New Login…

  5. In the Login – New dialog box, on the General page, enter the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint user as the Login name.

  6. In the Select a page pane, select Server Roles

  7. Select the DBCreator role.

  8. Click OK.

After you have run the post-setup configuration wizard, you can remove the DBCreator role. However, make sure that the FAST Search user can still read and write to the database that was created.

In SQL Server Configuration Manager, also follow these steps:

  1. Verify that the main SQL Server service and the SQL Server Browser service are running.

    If the services are not running, start them by using Control Panel. Click Turn Windows features on or off, click Configuration, and then click Services.

  2. In SQL Server Network Configuration, click Protocols for <instance name>, and verify that TCP/IP is enabled.

  3. Follow the steps in: How to: Configure a Server to Listen to a Specific TCP Port.

When you have performed the tasks in this article, you must configure either a stand-alone deployment (single server deployment) or a multiple server deployment. Follow the steps in Configure a stand-alone deployment or a multiple server deployment (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint).

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