Choosing the Installation Type

Like its predecessor, SharePoint allows an administrator to install either a stand-alone or a server farm configuration. Running setup.exe from the installation media presents you with the dialog shown in Figure 2-3, at which point you must make a choice.

Image Note Setup.exe will determine if the system requires a reboot—the prerequisites installer is not always good at ensuring a reboot and leaves this determination to the individual packages it installs.

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Figure 2-3. Choosing a SharePoint installation type

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