1.1.2. Phase Two of SharePoint 2010 Standalone Edition Installation
In the second phase of a
SharePoint 2010 Standalone installation, you are actually building and
configuring your SharePoint farm using most of the default built-in
options. Your configuration database, the Central Administration
interface and its supporting database, and the service application are
registered and started, and then their supporting databases are
created. Finally, a default home site collection and its supporting
database are created.
Click Close on the Run Configuration Wizard page of the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard (Figure 4). You are presented with the Configuration Wizard Welcome page, shown in Figure 5.
Figure 5. SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard Welcome page
Click the Next button to begin building your SharePoint farm. The dialog box shown in Figure 6 appears, indicating that three services may have to be started or reset during the configuration.
The notification that
some services may need to be started or reset does not present issues
if you are working with a new, dedicated Web server. However, if your
server is currently serving other websites, restarting the Web services
will disrupt services, which may be unacceptable during certain times.
If this is the case, you’ll need to perform this action during off
hours. Also, it is highly recommended that you check network
connectivity and DNS resolution from the server to the SQL Server prior
to running the wizard.
Figure 6. SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard Restart Services dialog box
you click No in the Restart Services dialog box, the Configuration
Wizard ends and the farm is not built. If you click Yes, the farm build
completes the 10 tasks required to build and configure your farm. You
can monitor the progress of the farm build as shown in Figure 7.
Figure 7. SharePoint Farm Configuration Progress page
If an error occurs during
this section of the installation, you will see an error message that
recommends that you view the operating system event log and a
SharePoint specific setup log file. There will be a link to this file
that you can view to help troubleshoot what caused the installation to
the Configuration Wizard completes successfully, you will see the
Configuration Successful page, indicating the farm was successfully
built. Click Finish.
During a Standalone
installation, there are some additional configuration tasks that you
need to perform. You will be prompted for information about how you
want your first site collection built, and you will be asked to set the
permission groups before your new site is created.
first prompt asks you what site template you want to use for your first
site collection, which by default is called Home. The default template
is Team Site, but you can choose any of the available site templates
contained within the four categories displayed in Figure 8.
Figure 8. First Site Collection Template Selection page
second prompt asks you what groups you want to use for your first Home
site collection. The default group names are Home Visitors, Home
Members, and Home Owners, as shown in Figure 9,
but you can choose to create new permission groups by selecting the
Create A New Group option and specifying the name of the new group.
Figure 9. Site Collection Permission Groups page
you decide to use the default permission group names or specify new
permission groups, click OK. The Processing page displays while your
site collection and its associated permission groups are created.
the new site collection has been successfully completed, you will see
the new site displayed with the site template and permission groups you
specified, as shown in Figure 10.
Figure 10. Top-level website interface
Remember that the last few
steps are only performed during a Standalone SharePoint 2010
installation. The Configuration Wizard for a Complete installation is
quite different; the steps involved in a Complete installation are
explained in the section titled Section 1.3 later in this article.
Your Standalone farm has been created and you should verify it was successful by accessing Central Administration, shown in Figure 11. To do this, click Start, All Programs, Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products, SharePoint 2010 Central Administration.
Figure 11. SharePoint 2010 Standalone installation Central Administration website
After you have completed
a Standalone installation of SharePoint 2010, you can manage your
SharePoint databases using SQL Server Management Studio. However, first
you need to locate the SQL Server Management Studio application from
the Microsoft website and download it. Then you must register your
Standalone SharePoint SQL Server instance using servername\SharePoint.
For instance, if you ran a Standalone installation on Server1, you
would have to register Standalone\SharePoint in SQL Server Management
Studio to manage your SharePoint databases. In Figure 12,
you can see the numerous databases that are automatically created for
you during the Standalone installation. All of the databases shown,
except the SQL Server system databases, are created for you during the
Figure 12. SharePoint 2010 Standalone installation databases