SharePoint 2010 Foundation installation on Windows Server 2008 for Document Management

SharePoint 2010 Foundation installation on Windows Server 2008 for Document Management on Dynamics CRM 2011

This post looks at SharePoint Foundation on the Microsoft CRM APP server (or any 64bit Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2). Only SharePoint Foundation installation is covered here. Another post will cover the actual integration between SharePoint and Microsoft CRM 2011.

Software components required:

SharePoint Foundation 64bit: SharePointFoundation.exe

SharePoint Foundation can be downloaded from and the license is free for installing on Windows Server 2008/R2. So, go ahead and download and try SharePoint Foundation if you already have windows server 2008/R2.

Launch the SharePointFoundation.exe, and it will extract the files and launch the installation:

Please go through the links in the Prepare section.

Click on the “Install Software Pre-requisites” in the install section. This will launch the next window:

Click on Next.

Note: you need to have internet connection on the Server.

Accept the license agreement and click on Next:

Wait for the software pre-requisite components to install.

Click on Finish. This will close the pre-requisite installation. Go back to the SharePoint foundation splash screen.

Click on “Install SharePoint Foundation” in the Install section.

Accept the license agreement and click on Continue.

Choose the “Standalone” option. This is the easiest and most straightforward way for installing SharePoint on a single Windows Server 2009/R2 server.

The installation progress screen!

You need to configure the installation. Launch the Configuration wizard and close the installation screen.

Click on Next.

Click on Yes.

SharePoint Configuration wizard will automatically configure your installation. Wait for it to complete.

Congratulations, the SharePoint configuration is complete. Click on Finish.

Since we have used the default settings, the SharePoint site is available under the default website on the server it was installed. So simply open up IE and type in http://localhost and launch SharePoint.

In the next post we will look at integrating SharePoint 2010 Foundation with CRM 2011.


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