Are you wanting to setup a standalone SharePoint 2010 Server without connecting it to your existing Active Directory environment? If so, just follow the steps below:
- Install Windows Server 2008 Standard R2
- Install all Windows Updates
- Install SQL Server 2008 Express R2
- Install SharePoint Server 2010 (DO NOT RUN CONFIGURATION)
- Create local user “shpdbuser” and add to Administrators group
- Begin Manual Configuration
- Open Sharepoint 2010 Management Shell
- Run New-SPConfigurationDatabase
- DatabaseName: xxxxxxx (whatever name you want)
DatabaseServer: MACHINENAMEINSTANCE NAME
FarmCredentials – MACHINENAMEshpdbuser
Passphrase – xxxxxxxx
- Close and re-open the Sharepoint 2010 Management Shell and you should not get the “local farm is not accessible error”.
- Help files: Install-SPHelpCollection -All
- Secure the files and registry entries on the server: Initialize-SPResourceSecurity
- Install and then provision the services onto the farm: Install-SPService
- Install the SharePoint features on the server: Install-SPFeature –AllExistingFeatures
- Provision the central admin web application on our desired port: New-SPCentralAdministration -Port xxxx -WindowsAuthProvider “NTLM”
(xxxx = port number)
- Install the application content: Install-SPApplicationContent
- Running SharePoint 2010 Central Administration should open up the application in IE on the specified port (step 6-9).
In this scenario, I assume that your installation and configuration of Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard and SQL Server 2008 Express R2 is a standard setup and done correctly.
I have successfully followed the steps above a number of times to setup my environment and I hope you have success with it as well.Thank Sri 🙂