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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development Cookbook by Ed Musters

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Installing and configuring Windows Server 2008 R2

SharePoint 2010 requires the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system in order to run. In this recipe, we will configure the components of Windows Server 2008 necessary in order to get ready to install SQL Server 2008 and SharePoint 2010.

Getting ready

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This book does not cover actually installing the base operating system. The specific instructions to do so will be dependent upon the virtualization software selected as per the Selecting your virtual environment recipe. Generally, it will be provided as ...

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