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SharePoint 2010 PreRequisites Remote Install December 8, 2013

PowerShell remote session and PSExec. WUSA.exe.

Really good article that classifies the prerequisite downloads by the operating system that needs them.

Windows Server 2008 R2 only


PSExec and Hotfixes installed remotely. Batch.

Hardware and software requirements (SharePoint Server 2010)

In order to use Microsoft SQL Server 2012, you must also be running SharePoint Server 2010 SP1 or a later version of SharePoint Server 2010.

Single server with built-in database

The preparation tool installs the following prerequisites:

  • Web Server (IIS) role
  • Application Server role
  • Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.5 SP1
  • SQL Server 2008 Express with SP1
  • Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 (x64)
  • Microsoft Filter Pack 2.0
  • Microsoft Chart Controls for the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • SQL Server 2008 Native Client
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services ADOMD.NET
  • ADO.NET Data Services Update for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • A hotfix for the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 that provides a method to support token authentication without transport security or message encryption in WCF.
  • Windows Identity Foundation (WIF)

The preparation tool installs the following optional software:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies 2010 (SSRS) to use Access Services for SharePoint Server 2010. For the download, go to the Download Center(
  • Microsoft Server Speech Platform to make phonetic name matching work correctly for SharePoint Search 2010.

Start-Process “$folder\PrerequisiteInstaller.exe” -Wait -ArgumentList “/unattended `
/SQLNCli:`”$folder\PrerequisiteInstallerFiles\sqlncli.msi`” `

To get access of Prerequisite Installer logs, simply type cd %temp% and look for the PrerequisiteInstaller.*.log files. SharePoint spits out these logs at C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Local\Temp directory.

The .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installation includes .NET Framework 2.0, .NET Framework 3.0, and .NET Framework 3.5 installations. During the installation of .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, Windows Server 2008 adds its .NET Framework 3.0 Features component as a substitute for the default .NET Framework 3.0 installation. The Windows Server 2008 .NET Framework 3.0 Features component is required for all Office Communications Server 2007 R2 services and applications to function properly on Windows Server 2008.

Silverlight 3.0 download.


AutoSPInstaller Installation September 26, 2013

Filed under: AutoSPInstaller,Installation — sladescross @ 1:21 pm

Notes for SharePoint 2013 Installations

Make sure to update the default search index location when using AutoSPInstaller for SharePoint 2013. By default, the location is under the 14 subfolder of “c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers”.

That means that the index is placed in a custom location as far as the SP2013 setup is concerned. This results in an error being displayed stating “The filtering process has been terminated”. There seems to be an issue with permissions for the WSS_WPG group not being applied correctly. There’s a workaround described in an article by Victor Anthony Maceda.

Use the following command for indexes in custom locations:

Set-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstance -identity <computer name> -DefaultIndexLocation <path to where index should be>


AutoSPInstall September 24, 2013

Filed under: Installation,SPAutoInstaller,Tool — sladescross @ 9:06 pm


Active Directory for Azure IaaS July 31, 2013

Filed under: Active Directory,Azure,IaaS,Installation,SQL Azure,Teardown — sladescross @ 7:09 pm

We then set the image name, size of VM, location to store the VDH-file, what subnet to deploy the VMs into and finally the (local) admin password.

Guide to promoting Windows 2012 Server to domain server.

Provisions SQL Azure as well.

Step 9. Stop the Azure VM
Stop-AzureVM -ServiceName “” -Name “”

Step 10. Remove/delete the Azure VM
Remove-AzureVM -ServiceName “” -Name “”

Step 11. Remove/delete the Azure VM disks

Removing (deleting) the VHD is simple. The –DeleteVHD parameter is required if you wish to permanently delete the image from ASV so use with caution!
Remove-AzureDisk –DiskName –DeleteVHD


Azure Sandbox Installation July 21, 2013

Build a VHD file containing the required evaluation software.

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Azure\.NET SDK\2012-10\bin

.\csupload.exe Set-Connection “SubscriptionID=*yourSubscriptionID;CertificateThumbprint=*yourThumbPrint*;ServiceManagementEndpoint

SharePoint 2013 Evaluation Resources.

2 server DC installation.

Programmatic installation of a SQL HADR environment.

The license terms are displayed for review and acceptance in the Setup user interface. Unattended installations (using the /Q or /QS parameters) must include the /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS parameter. You can review the license terms separately at Microsoft Software License Terms.

Configuration file for silent SharePoint installation.

Configuration file for silent SharePoint installation.


SharePoint 2013 Scripted Installation In Azure July 6, 2013

The scripts allow the automated provisioning of Active Directory, SQL Server and SharePoint. They are specifically designed for quickly spinning up a starting infrastructure for SharePoint workloads in Windows Azure.

Start PowerShell from a Remote Machine.


PowerShell Owners Manual.



SharePoint 2013 On IaaS Tutorial June 9, 2013

Filed under: Azure,Installation,SharePoint 2013 — sladescross @ 3:19 pm

We want to inform you on a new tutorial. With this tutorial you will learn how to:
•Configure, and deploy a SharePoint farm on a set of Virtual Machines in this tutorial.
•Create a set of Virtual Machines using images from the gallery including Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012, and SharePoint Server 2013.
•Create a domain, join machines to the domain, and run the SharePoint configuration wizard.
•How to enable the SQL Server AlwaysOn feature for high availability.

This tutorial contains the instructions for deploying a SharePoint 2013 farm on a set of Windows Azure Virtual Machines. The configuration consists of eight Virtual Machines. Each machine performs one of four roles, with duplication to ensure high availability:

With the Virtual Machine and Virtual Networking services of Windows Azure, it is now possible to deploy and operate a Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Server farm on Windows Azure. This document discusses the key considerations, architecture and operations required to do this successfully. This document assumes a basic working knowledge of SharePoint Server 2013 and familiarity with the services offered by Windows Azure.


SQL Cluster Installation May 29, 2013

Filed under: Cluster,Installation — sladescross @ 7:37 pm



Azure SharePoint PowerShell May 24, 2013

Filed under: Azure,GitHub,Installation,Powershell,Sharepoint — sladescross @ 6:59 pm



SQL Server Data Tools May 6, 2013

Filed under: Installation,SQL Server Data Tools,SSTS — sladescross @ 1:50 pm

List of links to download site for SSDT.

Getting started with SSDT.


SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 is available for download at

Install SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012


To install SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012

Run SSDTBI_VS2012_x86_ENU.exe to begin installation.

It will be installed as a new shared feature for SQL Server 2012 and can be uninstalled from there.

This download contains the same features as SQL Server 2012 SP1 and supports the themes introduced for Visual Studio 2012.



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