Prerequisites of SharePoint Server 2010

Prerequisites of SharePoint Server 2010

1.What is the hardware requirement for SP 2010?

Processor: 64-bit, four cores

RAM: 4 GB for developer / 8 GB for single server and multiple server farm installation for production use

Hard disk: 80 GB for system drive

2.What are the supported operating systems for SP 2010?

SharePoint 2010 is only supported on a 64-bit server with a 64-bit (x64) version of Windows Server 2008 SP2 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

It is also possible to install SharePoint 2010 on 64-bit (x64) versions of Windows Vista SP2 and Windows 7, however it is only recommended for development environments as upgrading to future SharePoint versions will not be supported. You will want to make sure that you install either Business or Professional editions of Windows.

3.What are the prerequisites required for SP 2010?

Before installing SharePoint 2010, it is important to install the following service packs, cumulative updates, and hot fixes on your server. Check this article for details and scenarios like single server or farm installations.

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2
  • Windows Server 2008 with SP 2 FIX
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 FIX
  • SharePoint Shared Services FIX
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft “Geneva” Framework
  • Microsoft Sync Framework v1.0
  • Microsoft Filter Pack 2.0
  • Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • Microsoft Silverlight 3
  • ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP2 for Windows Server 2008 SP2
  • ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP2 for Windows Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server 2008 Native Client

4.What is Windows Server 2008 with SP 2 FIX

It is a hotfix that provides a method to support the token authentication without transport security or message encryption in WCF is available for the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

5.What is SharePoint Shared Services FIX

A hotfix that corrects unrecognized attribute ‘allowInsecureTransport’ error

6.What are the major differences between Windows Server 2008, 2008 SP2 and 2008 R2?

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 are the same operating system, just at a different service pack level (Windows Server 2008 started at the SP1 level because it was released quite a bit after Windows Vista and SP1 was already out).

Windows Server 2008 R2 is the server release of Windows 7, so it’s version 6.1 of the O.S.; it introduces quite a lot of new features, because it’s actually a new release of the system.

There are also differences at the GUI level, because WS2008R2 uses the same new GUI introduced with Windows 7 (new taskbar, etc.).

The single most important point: Windows Server 2008 R2 exists only for 64-bit platforms, there’s no x86 version anymore.

7.What is the installation order for SharePoint 2010

 

 

  1. Operating System (Windows server 2008 with SP 2 / Windows 7 / Vista)

  2. MS-Office

  3. Microsoft SQL Server 2008

  4. SharePoint 2010

 

8.What browser’s does SP 2010 support?

SharePoint 2010 offers a two tiered level of support for standard XHTML 1.0 compliant web browsers.

For Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 browsers that are supported are Internet Explorer 8 (32-bit), Firefox 3.5

9.Are there any deprecated features in SP 2010?

The following features are shipped with SharePoint Server 2010 but will be removed from subsequent versions.

  • STSADM command-line tool

  • Site Directory feature

  • Scorecard export to Reporting Services

10.Are there any features removed in SP 2010 which was existing in MOSS 2007?

The following features and functionality are no longer available in SharePoint Server 2010.

  • 32-bit operating systems

  • Side-by-side installation

  • Office Web Components

  • Web discussions

  • SQL Server 2000 data sources

  • ODBC data sources

  • Version 3 themes

  • Storage Management page

  • Shared Services Provider (SSP)

  • Site directory template

  • News portal template

11.What is reason to deprecate STSADM Tool?

The Stsadm command-line tool will be superseded by Windows PowerShell 2.0.

The Stsadm command-line tool is included to support compatibility with previous product versions. You should use Windows PowerShell 2.0 when performing command-line administrative tasks.

12.What is Windows PowerShell 2.0?

Windows PowerShell is a command-line scripting tool that provides an administrator full access to applicable application programming interfaces (APIs), along with the ability to unlock the capability to interact directly with SharePoint 2010 Products to manipulate Web applications, site collections, sites, lists and much more. In addition, the administrator has the ability to script cmdlets (pronounced “command-lets”), which makes for an improved experience from past product versions.

13.Why SP 2010 requires 64-bit operating system?

SharePoint Server 2010 has numerous features that benefit from the performance provided by 64-bit operating systems.

14.Can we run both MOSS 2007 and SP 2010 on the same system?

The ability to perform side-by-side installation of Office SharePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint Server 2010 on the same server is being removed. This change is related to the removal of support for Gradual upgrade.

Reason for change is Compatibility and performance issues prevent side-by-side installation.

15.Does SP 2010 supports Office Web Components such as Pivot table, Pivot Chart, Trend charts etc?

SharePoint Server 2010 no longer supports Office Web Components (OWC). The PivotChart, PivotTable, and Trend Chart report types are no longer available as options in the SharePoint Dashboard Designer.

Reason for change is this is a 2007 Microsoft Office system feature that is now replaced by the features available in Excel Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 in SharePoint Server 2010. In SharePoint Server 2010, use Excel Services instead of Office Web Components

16.Does SP 2010 support SQL Server 2000?

SQL Server 2000 data sources are no longer supported in SharePoint Server 2010.

Reason for change is SQL Server 2000 does not fully support many of the newer data features available in SharePoint Server 2010.

Use data sources that are on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

17.Themes that were applied using WSS 3.0 available in SP 2010?

The functionality provided in the version 3 themes is not available in the newly designed version 4 themes.

Version 4 themes are redesigned to simplify the process of generating themes. The new architecture is not compatible with the architecture of version 3 themes.

18.When you assign a permission level to a parent site, that permission level is inherited by all sub-webs of the parent site by default in MOSS 2007. Is it the same in SP 2010?

In SharePoint Server 2010, if you want to give different permissions to a sub-web, you must assign a separate permission level to the sub-web. Site collections that are upgraded from Office SharePoint Server 2007 and have these unique permission level structures will continue to work. However, the user interface in SharePoint Server 2010 does not have a way to edit an inherited permission level at the sub-web scope, so you cannot change them or create new permission level definitions of this type. If you have a specific business need for continuing to use the Office SharePoint Server 2007 process, use the SharePoint Server 2010 object model.

19.Is there any additional project items of SharePoint included in VS 2010?

The following are the new additional project items included in VS 2010 for SharePoint.

  • Web Part

  • Workflow Association Form

  • Workflow Instantiation Form

  • Application Page

  • List Definition from Content Type

  • List Instance

  • Empty Element

  • User Control

20.What are the new rich platform services provided by SP 2010?

The following are the new rich platform services

  • SharePoint Ribbon

  • SharePoint Dialogs

  • Silverlight Web Part

  • List Lookups and Relationships

  • Business Connectivity Services

  • LINQ to SharePoint

  • Performance Enhancements

  • Solution Throttling

  • Event Enhancements

  • Workflow Enhancements

  • Client Object Model

  • REST APIs

21.Are there any new flexible deployment solutions in SP 2010?

  • Sandboxed Solutions

  • SharePoint Online

  • Upgrading Solutions

22.What are the SharePoint tools provided in VS 2010? 

  • Empty SharePoint Project

  • Visual Web Part

  • Sequential Workflow

  • State Machine Workflow

  • Business Data Connectivity Model

  • Event Receiver

  • List Definition

  • Content Type

  • Module (Files)

  • Site Definition

  • Import Reusable Workflow

  • Import SharePoint Solution (WSP) Package


23. It doesn't perform: what now?
If you have fulfilled all prerequisites but end up with an environment that performs badly, please see http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7926.sharepoint-2010-tips-for-dealing-with-performance-issues.aspx

 

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