Wednesday, September 7, 2011

How to install Sharepoint Central Administration

The installation is pretty linear, you just have to know the database and accounts you want to use. I did this before installing TFS 2010 in my server to assist in an error I'm encountering, specifically
"TF255417: You specified a Sharepoint web application that has not been configured to grant access to Team Foundation Server. In order to add this web application, you must either have Farm Administrator permissions, or a farm administrator must have granted access to this deployment of Team Foundation Server."

Download WSS 3.0 with SP .

Open Installer. Ensure that it matches your server example X64 or X86. 

Choose to accept the license agreement

Select Advanced since we will be creating our own sharepoint farm
 Select Web front end since we need it to create a sharepoint farm
 Wait for the installation to finish

A window will appear and tell you that WSS was installed successfuly and you can now opt to configure it. (accidentally forgot to capture it)
Choose to create a new server farm since there is no existing sharepoint farm yet

Specify the configuration database setting for the sharepoint farm. Here it is assumed that you have a database identified to contain your Sharepoint data. Input the account you will use to connect to the database. 

Specify the port number where your sharepoint website will reside.

 Verify all items specified. 

 Voila! You now have a central admin created. Click finish.

    Hope this helped you.