Tuesday, October 5, 2010

SharePoint 2010 Installation

  • must be installed on 64-bit operating system.
  • must be installed on Windows 2008 SP2 or R2, or later
  • requires 64-bit version of SQL 2005 SP2 or 2008, or later
  • reprequisite installer will download and install all required software, configure IIS and other components
  • requires a farm passwphrase; needed to add or remove server from farm. Also used for encryption between farm members.
  • AD Group Policy Objects can be used to block installation
  • stsadm -o preupgradecheck; interrogates sp2007 content databases and alerts of potential roadblocks
    • server
    • amount of content
    • search configuration
    • features
    • solutions
    • site definitions
    • alternate access mappings
    • langage packs
    • large lists
    • orphaned data
    • view and content types that use CAML
    • database with modified schemas
  • the check is read-only; makes no changes to any database
  • powershell cmdlet test-SPContentDatabase

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