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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development Cookbook by Ed Musters

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Installing and configuring SQL Server 2008 R2

SharePoint 2010 requires Microsoft SQL Server as a fundamental component of the overall SharePoint architecture. The content that you plan to manage in SharePoint, including web content and documents, literally is stored within and served from SQL Server databases. The SharePoint 2010 architecture itself relies on information stored in SQL Server databases, such as configuration and the many service applications. In this recipe, we will install and configure the components of SQL Server 2008 necessary to install SharePoint 2010.

Getting ready

I do not recommend SQL Server Express for your development environment, although this is a possible, free, and valid choice for the installation of SharePoint ...

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