Installing the SharePoint 2010 Binaries

The following steps are used to install the SharePoint 2010 binaries after the prerequisite checks have been run and all necessary software components have been installed:

  1. While logged in as the Install account, run Setup.exe, and from the splash screen, click Install SharePoint Server.
  2. Enter a valid SharePoint 2010 License Key. Note that the Standard and Enterprise edition license keys are separate, and installing a Standard license key only turns on Standard edition services.
  3. Accept the license terms and click Continue.
  4. From the Installation type dialog box, as shown in Figure 3.9, choose Server Farm as the type of installation. DO NOT SELECT Standalone, unless the server is only used as a demo box. ...

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