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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Single Server Install – SharePoint 2010 with a Local Account

If you have had the chance to download either SharePoint Foundation 2010 or SharePoint 2010 it is most likely that you have attempted to install with a local account on a Single Server Install. Odds are you have probably gotten disappointed because the wizard did not allow the installation with a local account. You were not the only one disappointed, although that disappointment did fuel the need to find a solution.

After some research, I did find a useful blog posting from the field that had the exact solution to my dilemma. The solution consisted in using PowerShell and a script named: “New-SPConfigurationDatabase”; this script is to be executed through the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell.

The step-by-step process would be like this:

1- Open the PowerShell Management Shell

Entering the prompted items:






The process will take a while, when completed the cursor will appear in the command line.

2- Open the Configuration Wizard


Click Next Button

3- Restart the Services


Click Yes Button

4- Leave the Do not disconnect from this server setting selected


Click Next Button

5- Continue the normal course of the Configuration Wizard

There you go, now you have a Single Installation Server with a local account, this will work for both SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint 2010.

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