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March 21
SharePoint 2010 Install Guidance

In the last week I’ve been asked for this information a few times, so I decided to go ahead and blog it. I’ve been hesitant to put out an official blog post on this, because I don’t think it’s ready for prime time. But, it keeps coming up, so here it is, the steps I follow when I install SharePoint 2010.

Before we get into the actual steps, let me tell you about a couple of caveats. First, this list is NOT comprehensive. There are a lot of pieces that aren’t in this list. I started this list to keep me from forgetting steps, or from doing steps out of order. Steps that I don’t normally forget, or don’t benefit from being done in a specific order, aren’t on the list. It doesn’t mean they aren’t necessary, they just aren’t on this guy’s list. Second, I link to a lot of PowerShell in these steps. PLEASE, PLEASE look over every single script before you run it on your server. There are some bad scripts in there. Some have passwords and app pools hard coded in them. Really, really bad ideas. They were written for use in my VMs, so I took some shortcuts. Before you run any of these scripts, read them from top to bottom to make sure they’ll work in your environment. I can’t stress that enough, I write some really terrible PowerShell scripts. They’re awful.

Also, I don’t use either of the wizards when I build a farm. Step 7 explains how I build the farm without the Configuration Wizard. Steps 10 – 23 or so cover the tasks the Farm Configuration Wizard would do. If either wizard tries to run, cancel them.

Here’s the list:

  1. Confirm Service Accounts
  2. Slipstream SharePoint install up to at least SP1, maybe December 2011 CU
  3. Install Prereqs
  4. Install ADO.net patch if necessary
  5. Install SharePoint 2010
  6. Start-Transcript
  7. Create Farm
  8. Install OWA if they're available
  9. Install any CUs if they were not slipstreamed in
  10. Create managed accounts
  11. Create content web app
  12. Create mysite web app
  13. Create Mysite host site collection
  14. Add SharePoint web apps to Hosts file
  15. Create State Service
  16. Create Usage Service app
  17. Create Managed Metadata Service
  18. Start MMS service instance
  19. Create Search Service app
  20. Add PDF Icon & iFilter
  21. Run a full crawl to verify everything works
  22. Create User Profile Service app
  23. Create other service applications as needed
    • Web Analytics
    • Secure Store
  24. Config Blobcache
  25. Gpupdate /force & reboot
  26. Run all Health Analyzer rules

As I expect there will be some feedback to this I will probably edit it to refine the steps. If you have questions or suggestions, leave me a comment.

tk

Edit 3/22 to break slipstreaming out as its own step and add the paragraph about the wizards

Comments

Thanks!

This is a great resource.
 on 12/20/2012 12:41 PM

A question regarding search

Todd,

In your check list you have included configruating Search Service Application. How about SharePoint Foundation Search? Do we need to configure it if we are using SharePoint Server 2010?

Thanks
 on 5/1/2013 2:27 PM

A question regarding search

Todd,

In your check list you have included configruating Search Service Application. How about SharePoint Foundation Search? Do we need to configure it if we are using SharePoint Server 2010?

Thanks
 on 5/1/2013 2:38 PM

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