SharePoint 2010 Virtual Machine (VM) – Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 – 2/4

We can select “Standard” and “Enterprise” flavor of Windows Server 2008 R2. Typically, “Standard” should be selected for developer VM.

Windows Server 2008 R2 installation will be started.

After the success full installation of Windows Server 2008 R2, “Initial Configuration Task” and “Server Manager” windows will appear, close these windows. The first step is to disable “Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration”.

1 Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration

“Administrative Tools” -> “Server Manager” -> “Configure IE ESC” (Security Information Area) -> Select “Off” for Administrators as well as users.



2 Activate Windows

Next step is to activate windows, type “Oobe.exe” in Run. “Initial Configuration Task” window will appear. Select “Activate Windows”, a new window will appear, enter key and click “Next”. This may take few minutes and prompted by “Activation was successful” message.




3 Change Machine Name

On “Initial Configuration Task” window, click on “Provide Computer Name and domain”. Click on “Change”, enter name of the machine and domain and click “OK”




4 Update Machine

On “Initial Configuration Task” window, select “Download and install Update”. “Windows Update” window will appear. Click on “Turn on automatic Updates”. Windows will search for update and bring updates needs to be installed. Click on “Install Update”, it will ask for license. Accept license and updated will be installed on your machine.





5 Server Role and Role Services

Click on “Add Roles” in “Initial Configuration Task”. “Add Roles Wizard” will appear. Click “Next” and select “Application Server”. A pop up window will appear requesting for “Add features required for Application Server”, click “Add Required Features”. Click “Next” and you will reach “Select Role Services” window.




On “Role Services” window, select

Net Framework 3.5.1

Web Server (IIS) Support

TCP Port Sharing

HTTP Activation

Named Pipe Activation

This will ask for “Add Features”. Click on Add “Required Features”.

Click “Next” and “Web Server IIS” window will appear. Click “Next” and “Role Services Window for IIS” will appear. Let the default options checked and click “Next”. A summary will appear, click “Install”.






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