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Installing the SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit (SharePoint Server 2010)


Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

This article describes how to install the SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit version 2.0.

The SharePoint Administration Toolkit requires Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 to be installed. Membership in the following groups is required to install each tool:

  • Load Testing Kit, Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) manifest, Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) connector, SharePoint Diagnostic Studio: Farm administrator and local administrator

  • User Profile Replication Engine: Local administrator only


    The User Profile Replication Engine tool is only available by using Windows PowerShell cmdlets. Verify that you meet the following minimum requirements: See Add-SPShellAdmin. Also, on a Windows Server 2008-based computer, if User Access Control (UAC) is enabled, you must elevate the permission of this tool to Run as Administrator. For additional information about User Access Control, see User Account Control Step-by-Step Guide (
    The User Profile Replication Engine and the Content Management Interoperability Services connector are not supported for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010.

To install the SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit

  1. From the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit page (, download the SharePoint2010AdministrationToolkit.exe file by clicking the Download button, and then save the file to your hard disk.

  2. Double-click the SharePoint2010AdministrationToolkit.exe program file on your hard disk to start the Setup program.

  3. After the License Terms for Microsoft Software is accepted, click Next.

  4. Select which tool or tools are to be installed by choosing the appropriate icon and select the top-level feature (“This feature will be installed on local hard drive”).

  5. Click Browse to change the location of this folder. After a location is selected, click OK, and then click Next.

    The default folder location is %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft\SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit.

  6. To complete installation, click Finish.

See Also


Uninstalling the SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit (SharePoint Server 2010)