This is the second of two chapters concerning the installation of SharePoint Foundation. The previous chapter covered the Standalone installation of SharePoint, from the prerequisites to post-installation tasks. That type of installation, sometimes considered “one-click,” configures most of the services required by SharePoint to use local system, service, or network service accounts, and it installs SQL 2008 Express to manage its databases. The Standalone installation was meant to be truly a one-server product, with everything on that server.
In this chapter, you are going to do another SharePoint installation, but this time you'll configure SharePoint to put its databases in an existing installation of SQL (either ...