Generally, installing a new software product is not the most important part of working with it, and you might be wondering why a whole chapter (much less two) might be devoted to it.
This is why: SharePoint can function differently depending on how it's installed. Also, to install SharePoint at all, the server must be prepared properly. Without preparation, there will be no SharePoint. SharePoint has to be prepared for, installed properly, and finally, some settings must be configured simply to use the product. Therefore, devoting some pages to preparation, installation, and post-installation configuration makes plenty of sense.
In this chapter, you will learn to