Setup and Initial configuration of SharePoint 2010


  • 64 Bit Server running Server 2008 R2
  • 64 Bit SQL
  • Account that has db_creator, sysadim, securityadmin rights in SQL server, and is local admin on front end server
  • Copy of SharePoint 2010


  • Install SQL on the SQL server
  • Run pre-requisite installer on WFE
  • Run setup installer on WFE, only after all pre-requisites are installed
  • Configure farm using powershell – this video demo’s the steps
  • PLEASE NOTE:  This procedure does not cover least privilege, which, as a best practice, should be performed before farm is used in production.