Prepare Windows Server 2008 for SharePoint

20 Jul

Before you can use Server 2008 (r1 or r2) as a Web Front End in your SharePoint farm, you’ll need to enable some new roles.

 

With a new release of Server, and a new release of SharePoint on their way, I will have many posts up here regarding installations, so for the sake of normalization, I’ll post a guide to adding these roles here, and refer to this post in future articles.

 

When you first start your Server 2008 box, you should get a panel for ‘Initial Configuration Tasks’.  You may choose to ‘Add Roles’ from here, or launch Server Manager and add roles from there.

 

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You’ll get the ‘Add Roles Wizard’, and you’ll need to choose ‘Web Server (IIS)’

 

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Accept the prompts for prerequisites:

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Add ‘ASP.Net’ and ‘Windows Authentication’ and accept prerequisites prompts again:

 

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Finish the wizard, and you should get an ‘Installation Succeeded’ display:

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Congratulations, you now have IIS and ASP.net working, so you can install SharePoint.

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