Friday, November 20, 2009

Step by step SharePoint Server 2010 Installation guide

Finally! my long waiting SharePoint Server 2010 beta ready for download… ( I installed successfully on VMWARE Workstation alternatively you can use VirtualBox.

Given below step by step Installation guide.

List of Prerequisites Software.

1. Windows server 2008 with SP 2 / Windows 7 / Vista (All OS must be 64bit)

2. Windows 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 KB971831

3. WCF Fix article for Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7  KB976462

4. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client

5. Microsoft "Geneva" Framework Runtime

6. Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 (x64)

7. Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

8. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services ADOMD.NET

9. PowerShell V2 RTM

10. SQL Server 2008 SP1

11. .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (Full Package) KB959209 KB967190

Installing Windows Server 2008 with SP2 on VMWARE Workstation 7.0 may prompt following error :

“you have configured this virtual machine as a 64-bit guest operating system…”


By default Lenovo T61 laptop’s ship with virtualization technology and set VT is disable.

In order to enable VT on laptop. Please Shutdown your laptop and go to BIOS setup > CPU > Virtualization technology > Enable and Press F10 to Save and Exit

Install Windows server 2008 with SP 2

Windows 2008 x64 Install

Download prerequisites software (if you need to Share your PC folder to access from VMWARE) enable Share folder option


Go to VM > Setting > Options > Shared Folder > Enable and Select your Pre-request software download folder.


Run > SharePoint Server 2010 Application file, System will extract files and show above screen, Under Install > Click Install Software prerequisites…



System will run for few mints and display following error message 


Install your prerequisites software that you downloaded one by one (possible follow the above order as show in error message)

Note : if you trying to install Hotfix’s from your Share Folder system may prompt “error code 0x80070003” please copy your hotfix files to Windows server and click Install.


Once you get above screen “Installation Complete” Click "Install SharePoint Server” link


SharePoint 2010 Installation screen prompt for Product Key get beta key from here 


Read your License terms and click I accept and start Installation


Select Standalone option, if you Installing with SQL Express 2008 server, if you are Installing SQL Server 2008 and SharePoint 2010 farm servers then select Server Farm option. Since i am using VMWARE installation i select Standalone option.


System will star Installation progress…


System would take several mints to complete installation and prompt for Configuration Wizard.


Run your Configuration wizard and click next >


Step 2 on Configuration wizard click “Yes” to start IIS and SharePoint Admin, Timer service.


Configuration wizard continue 2 of 10 task and if everything ok system will display following screen. (Please note that it will take several mints complete. Its not fast as SharePoint 2007 configuration wizard)

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Congratulations… you successfully Installed SharePoint 2010.

System will launch SharePoint 2010 Central Administration screen…  

SharePoint CA

Enjoy… and provide me your feedback…

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Download Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Betas

Download Office 2010 Applications, SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010 beta software from Microsoft website…

Get registration key by registering your information (Windows Live ID), I love Outlook 2010 features… its very cool.



Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Product Download links

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

MSDN Subscribers can download SharePoint 2010 Beta

Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 Beta now available for MSDN Subscribers

SharePoint Server 2010 Beta provides an extensible platform to rapidly build solutions using familiar tools such as Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Windows 7 Ultimate N not include windows media player

Today I installed Windows 7 Ultimate N, After installation understand that N version does not include media player, due to some reason Microsoft remove Windows media player, if you wish to Install windows media player you can download The Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and Windows 7 KN which will install Media Player and related technologies on a computer running Windows 7 N or Windows 7 KN edition. 

Please note that the file size is around  271 MB.

Windows 7 Preview in Sidebar

Today i install Windows 7, I love Preview in Sidebar feature which allow me to have a quick preview  of the file that selected in any folder. The File Preview feature on Windows 7 currently works for Audio, Video, Text and all document files.


What a Cool feature…

Thursday, November 5, 2009

SharePoint 2010 Products poster

On TechNet you find SharePoint 2010 Products poster documents in different formats including Microsoft Office Visio 2007 files (.vsd), PDF files, and XPS files.

This posters illustrate how you plan to incorporate Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products in your/customer environment.

You can find poster on following topics

  • Services in SharePoint 2010 Products
    Cross-farm Services in SharePoint 2010 Products
    Topologies for SharePoint Server 2010
    Hosting Environments in SharePoint 2010 Products
    Search Technologies for SharePoint 2010 Products
    Search Environment Planning for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
    Search Architectures for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
    Design Search Architectures for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
    Business Connectivity Services Model
    Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Upgrade Planning
    Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Upgrade Approaches
    Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 — Test Your Upgrade Process
    Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 — Services Upgrade
    Choose a tool for business intelligence in SharePoint Server 2010

Please note that This article is pre-release documentation and is subject to change in future releases.

To download go to