Install SharePoint Server 2010 on a Project Server 2010 test environment


Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, Project Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-08-05

(This article is part 6 of the Microsoft Project Server 2010 test environment deployment series. The procedures in this article assume that you have read the series in sequence starting with Hyper-V quick start for creating a Project Server 2010 test environment.)

This article describes how to install Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 on the Litware-Proj virtual machine.

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This video shows the steps involved in setting up SharePoint Server 2010.

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Install SharePoint Server

The first step in installing SharePoint Server 2010 is to install the SharePoint Server 2010 prerequisites. These can be automatically downloaded from the Internet and installed by the SharePoint Server 2010 prerequisite installer tool that is built into SharePoint Server 2010 setup.


The Enterprise edition of SharePoint Server 2010 is required for a Project Server 2010 deployment.

For the Litware-Proj virtual machine to be able to download the necessary updates, you must add a second virtual network connection to the Litware-Proj virtual machine and connect it to the External Network connection.


To add a network connection, the virtual machine must be turned off. When the virtual machine is off, right-click the virtual machine in Virtual Machine Manager, and then click Settings. On the Settings page, select Network Adapter in the Add Hardware section, and connect it to External Network.


If you cannot create an internet connection from the virtual machine, you can download the prerequisites from the Internet and create an ISO file that you can attach to the virtual machine DVD drive. For more information about what prerequisites are required, see Hardware and software requirements (SharePoint Server 2010).

For installation of SharePoint Server 2010 and its prerequisites, use the Litware\FarmAdmin account. This account must be a local administrator on the Litware-Proj virtual machine.

Log into the Litware-Proj virtual machine with the domain administrator account (Litware\administrator) and perform the following procedure to add the Litware\FarmAdmin account to the local Administrators group.

To add a local administrator

  1. Log into the virtual machine where you want to install SharePoint Server 2010 as a domain administrator.

  2. Click Start, click Administrative tools, and then click Computer Management.

  3. Expand Local Users and Groups, and then click Groups.

  4. In the right pane, right-click Administrators, and then click Properties.

  5. Click Add.

  6. Type the name of the SQL Server administrator account (Litware\FarmAdmin), and then click OK.

  7. Click OK.

  8. Log off the virtual machine.

To perform the remaining procedures in this article, log on to the Litware-Proj virtual machine with the Litware\FarmAdmin account.

To install the SharePoint Server 2010 prerequisites, perform the following procedure.

To install SharePoint Server 2010 prerequisites

  1. On the SharePoint Server 2010 DVD, run default.hta.

  2. On the SharePoint Server 2010 opening page, click Install software prerequisites.

  3. Follow the wizard to complete installation of all prerequisites.


    Depending on your configuration, you may have to restart your computer during this process.

  4. When the wizard has finished, click Finish.

Once the prerequisites have been installed, you can install SharePoint Server 2010 itself. Perform the following procedure to install SharePoint Server 2010 on Litware-Proj.

To install SharePoint Server 2010

  1. On the SharePoint Server 2010 DVD, run default.hta.

  2. On the SharePoint Server 2010 opening page, click Install SharePoint Server.

  3. On the Enter your Product Key page, type your product key, and then click Continue.

  4. On the Read the Microsoft Software License Terms page, read the license agreement and accept the terms by selecting the I accept the terms of this agreement check box.

  5. Click Continue.

  6. On the Choose the installation you want page, click Server Farm.

  7. On the Server Type page, select the Complete – Install all components option.

  8. Click Install Now.

  9. On the Run Configuration Wizard page, leave the Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard now check box selected, and then click Close.

  10. On the Welcome to SharePoint Products page, click Next.

  11. On the warning dialog box, click Yes.

  12. On the Connect to a server farm page, select the Create a new server farm option, and then click Next.

  13. On the Specify Configuration Database Settings page:

    1. In the Database server box, type the name of the database server where you want to host the SharePoint Server 2010 databases (Litware-SQL).

    2. Type the user name and password of the database access account (litware\FarmAdmin).

    3. Click Next.

  14. On the Specify Farm Security Settings page, type and confirm a pass phrase for the farm, and then click Next.

  15. On the Configure SharePoint Central Administration Web Application page, select a port number for the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, and then click Next.

  16. On the Completing the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard page, click Next.

  17. On the Configuration Successful page, click Finish.

Once SharePoint Server 2010 configuration has been completed, SharePoint Central Administration will open. There is no SharePoint Server 2010 configuration that is required before installing Project Server 2010. Therefore, you can close Central Administration.

Before continuing with the next article, Install and configure Project Server 2010 in a test environment, restart the Litware-Proj virtual machine.