It’s been ages since I’ve updated this blog. So let’s start the year with some install tips for one of the most exciting products coming out this year from Microsoft – SharePoint 2010.
If’ you haven’t got it yet, head over and download the SharePoint 2010 beta. If you are planning to install it for testing on a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 machine here are some small install tips for you that’ll take some small irritations away from installing the beta.
- Download the Pre-Requisites for SharePoint 2010 beforehand and install them yourself. You can get a list of direct downloads for these at http://blogs.msdn.com/opal/archive/2009/10/25/sharepoint-2010-pre-requisites-download-links.aspx
- Make sure you’ve promoted the machine to a Domain Controller
- Once the install phase of the SharePoint setup is complete, do NOT start the SharePoint 2010 Product Configuration Wizard automatically. Instead, install the very important hotfix for .NET Framework 3.5SP1. Reboot after the install.
Complete the install using the configuration wizard and you should be up and running with SharePoint 2010 easily enough.
- In case you did start the config wizard, you’d most probably have gotten an error on Step 5 while installing services. Quit the wizard and install the hotfix above.
- Reboot the machine and open up RegEdit and search and delete all of the following (whichever you can find)
- HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\WSS\Services\Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchWebServiceManagerService
- HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\WSS\ServiceProxies\Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchWebServiceManagerServiceProxy
- HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\WSS\Services\Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchService
- HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\WSS\Services\Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Administration.SPSearchService