SharePoint 2010 Installation Guide on Windows 2012 Server

In this article we’ll describe prerequisites software requirement and SharePoint 2010 installation procedure under Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter edition. This step by step Installation guide was performed in test LAB environment. Alternate procedure may be adopted for real environment.

Lab environment:
  • Platform:   VMware workstation-10 (Virtual Machine)
  • Memory:     4GB 
  • HDD:        60GB 
  • Hostname:   winlabsrv 
  • IP Addr:

  • Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter edition
  • SharePoint 2010
  • Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role
  • NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)
  • Windows Identity Foundation

Step1 – Execute SharePointServer.exe File
This is the first screen you will see when you execute SharePointServer.exe file. Setup will extract all its contents under C:\Program Files (x86)\MSECache folder.

Once extracted, you will see the following screen. Click {Install software prerequisites}

Click [Run the program without getting help]

This screen contains all the information of prerequisites requirements, note: we do not need to install – Hotfix for Microsoft Windows [KB976462] (This is for Win2K8). Stop here and install prerequisites one by one.

Step2 – Install Prerequisites

Open Server Manager > Click Manage > Add Roles and Features

Click [Skip this page by default] then Click Next

[Role-base or feature-based installation] already selected, just click Next

Click Next

Select [Application Server] Select [Web Server] make sure to select its entire features in next screen then click Next to install

Once Application and IIS roles and features installation completed, again open Server Manager > Click Manage > Click Add Roles and Features > Select .Net Framework 3.5 Features (make sure to select its entire features to install) Click Next to install. You have to provide Win2K12 source path to install this feature, in my case source path was D:\sources\sxs as shown in image below.

Once .Net Framework 3.5 features installation completed, again open Server Manager > click Manage > Add Roles and Features > select Windows Identity Foundation 3.5 to install

We have completed (Roles and Features) installation section of perquisites.

Now we’ll move to next section of prerequisites which we have already downloaded from the internet, we’ll manually install remaining perquisites one by one.

This is our prerequisites download folder, you can see here; we have downloaded, stored and renamed all prerequisites:


Installing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client

Installing Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0

Installing Microsoft Chart Controls

Installing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services ADOMD.NET

Installing Microsoft Server Speech Platform Runtime

Installing Microsoft Server Speech Recognition Language - TELE (en-US)

Installing SQL 2008 R2 Reporting Services SharePoint 2010 Add-in

Copy ServerManagerCmd.exe to C:\Windows\System32

Finally, we have completed all prerequisites installation.

Now get back to the screen where we stopped SharePoint installation due to prerequisites. Click Next

Click [I accept the terms of the License Agreement(s)] Click Next. This will take few minutes to verify the prerequisites.

If you have installed all prerequisites as we have mentioned above then everything will be okay except (Speech recognition language) which we have installed but due to incompatibility with Windows 2012 this will create an error as shown in image below. Fortunately this is an optional package which can be skipped so click Finish to finish the prerequisites check.

Above step was the last prerequisites step.

Step3 – Install SharePoint 2010

Now Click [Install SharePoint Server] to start the installation setup
Enter your serial key and click [Continue]

Click [I accept the terms of this agreement] click [Continue]

Click [Standalone] to proceed

Installation process is started; this will take several minutes to complete.

Installation completed. 

Click [Close] to run configuration wizard

Configuration wizard started, click [Next]

This will ask your permission to perform further task, click [Yes]

 This screen performing configuration tasks from 1 to 10. This will take several minutes to complete.

You can see configuration wizard failed as shown in image below. This is due to wrong information under [Internet Information Services] Application Pools. Click [Finish] to close this screen. 

To resolve above error go to [Control Panel] > [Administrative Tools] > [Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager]

Click [Application Pools] click [Set Application Pool Defaults] 

Modify [.NET CLR Version] from v4.0 to v2.0 and [Start Mode] from OnDemand to AlwaysRunning and Click [OK]

Start [SharePoint Configuration Wizard] again to complete the remaining configuration tasks.

You can see configuration wizard started again to complete its remaining tasks

This time configuration completed successfully as shown in image below. Click [Finish] to finish last step of SharePoint installation.

As you can see, SharePoint Central Administration Web GUI automatically opened. From here we can manage our SharePoint server. Feel free to create, edit and publish whatever you’d like to.

That's all what you need to do.
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