We are ready to get to the main event of the chapter! In this recipe, we deal with the installation and configuration of SharePoint 2010 itself.
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There are a few pre-requisites that need to be in place before the actual installation of SharePoint 2010. So, let us prepare a few ingredients for our recipe in advance.
From Internet Explorer in the virtual machine: