Hi all 🙂
Since from last week I was struggling to install SharePoint 2010 Foundation. Yes it was really painful activity for me (even when I had awesome experince of sharepoint 2007 installation). So in this article I want to share my experince with you all so that it can benifit you while installing the same.
Below is the Hardware and S/w requirements for SharePoint 2010 Foundation Server:
* Hardware
o CPU: x64 bit compatible
o RAM: 4GB recommended (for developer installation), actual= 6GB- 8GB
o HardDisk: min. 80GB (preferred: 250 GB min.)
o Processor: Intel 64 bit 2-core
+ Intel 64 bit 4-cores or Intel 64 bit 8-cores Recommended
* Software
o Operating System: Windows Vista SP2 – 64bit
+ Windows 7 – 64bit
+ Windows Server 2008 – 64bit
+ Windows Server 2008 R2 – 64bit
o IIS: 7.0
o Sql-Server: Sql Server 2008 / Sql Server 2005 – SP3 (doubtful)
o .NET: .Net Framework 3.5 SP1, ASP.NET
* Development: Visual Studio 2008 ; Visual Studio 2010 (prefered)
This link can be good pointer for same: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485.aspx

** When you will run the SharePointFoundation.exe installer, you will get the option for installing the pre-requisites via this installer.
** But as per my experince its better we manually install these pre-requisites. As via installer its very lengthy process and there is no-assurance of fool proof installation.
** I googled out all of these pre-requisites and installed them manually and then again ran the wizard to configure it rightly. 🙂

• Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=656c9d4a-55ec-4972-a0d7-b1a6fedf51a7&displaylang=en
* note prior to installation of the service pack we need to download and install Readiness Tool for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB947821)
Following is the url for the same: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ba837d17-580f-410c-b6a9-1069d772a835&displaylang=en

• Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role – comes bundeled with the OS itself

• Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c6c3e9ef-ba29-4a43-8d69-a2bed18fe73c
* installer: X64 Package (sqlncli.msi) – 7963 KB

• Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ab99342f-5d1a-413d-8319-81da479ab0d7&displaylang=en

• Hotfix for Microsoft Windows (KB976394) – (http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB976394/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=3572)

• Windows PowerShell 2.0 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968929
* Requires 2 installers:
1. Windows6.0-KB968930-x64
2. Windows6.0-KB960568-x64

• Windows Identity Foundation (KB974405) – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=eb9c345f-e830-40b8-a5fe-ae7a864c4d76&displaylang=en

• Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 (x64) – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C88BA2D1-CEF3-4149-B301-9B056E7FB1E6&displaylang=en
* installer: SyncSetup_en.x64.zip

• Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=130f7986-bf49-4fe5-9ca8-910ae6ea442c&displaylang=en

• Microsoft Filter Pack 2.0 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=60C92A37-719C-4077-B5C6-CAC34F4227CC&displaylang=en
* installer: FilterPackx64.exe

• Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services ADOMD.NET – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=228DE03F-3B5A-428A-923F-58A033D316E1&displaylang=en
* installer: X64 Package (SQLSERVER2008_ASADOMD10.msi) – 9263 KB

• Microsoft Server Speech Platform Runtime (x64) – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b444fa90-ad7a-490f-86a4-a900567714f0&displaylang=en
* installer: Platform\x64\SpeechPlatformRuntime.msi

• Microsoft Server Speech Recognition Language – TELE(en-US) – dont worry the installer (while running the pre-requisites wizard) will locate this and install it automatically. Because I could not find it 😦

• SQL 2008 R2 Reporting Services SharePoint 2010 Add-in – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=200fd7b5-db7c-4b8c-a7dc-5efee6e19005&displaylang=en
* installer: rsSharePoint.msi

Refered URL for any more details: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb905370.aspx#section5

** in my case following items were re-configured by the pre-requisites wizard:
1. sp2 of windows 2008
2. Configuration Application Server role of Web Server (IIS) role
3. Filterpack
4. MS SQLServer 2008 Analysis Services ADOMD.NET
5. Microsoft server speech recognition language – TELE(en-US) [got downloaded and installed automaticaly as I could not locate it online]
6. SQL 2008 R2 Reporting Services SharePoint 2010 Add-in

**Once the above all gets done then, all you need is to run the SharePoint 2010 Foundation wizard and this process is quite similar to installation of WSS 3.0

** Incase if you have any doubt or query wrt this then please feel free to write to me 🙂

Manish Patil

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  1. Allan
    May 27, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Good stuff Manish. You just saved me a lot of time. You would think the people at Microsoft would be smart enough to come up with something similar on the sharepoint download page……

  2. October 26, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Microsoft Server Speech Recognition Language – TELE(en-US):


  1. February 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm

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