Small Business Susan

So do you know about the webmatrix tool that makes it super easy to install a standalone SharePoint 2010?

So do you know about the webmatrix tool that makes it super easy to install a standalone SharePoint 2010?


While it can also download stuff like WordPress.. it can also do SharePoint.


http://www.microsoft.com/web/webmatrix/?WT.mc_id=src-n-us-wag-WM-WWSEM


Install the web platform installer.


http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx



Once it’s loaded up it will install a web platform installer console



In the upper box type in SharePoint and hit enter so it will search for SharePoint



Pick the standalone SharePoint, it will load some stuff and reboot…but wait it’s not done yet..



It installs SQL in the background as well



And there you go…. SharePoint 2010 ready to be provisioned..


Way cool huh!



5 comments ↓

  • #   Dean on 03.24.11 at 3:36 am     

    Awesome !


  • #   Joe Raby on 03.24.11 at 3:23 pm     

    Do you mean “provisioned”, as in, “this is now installed on my server, ready for production”? Why would you install the Webmatrix tools on the server, when it’s designed for use by the developer?

    When I hear the term “provisioning” I often think that you’re talking about production environments.


  • #   bradley on 03.24.11 at 10:09 pm     

    I’m talking about production. This isn’t just for dev, but an easy way to stand up a production SharePoint that is on a separate server.


  • #   Joe Raby on 03.25.11 at 7:04 pm     

    I’m confused (or maybe it’s just you…). ;)

    WebMatrix has the page management program.

    It’s not the same as WebPI, although WebPI will install WebMatrix.

    I’m assuming that Sharepoint only shows up if you use WebPI on Windows Server (?). I did a search on a Win7 PC and it doesn’t show up.

    Also, WebMatrix only seems to run IIS Express (the one that installs when you set up a web app for dev’ing on a regular PC) when WebMatrix is running. When you close WebMatrix, IIS Express shuts down.


  • #   bradley on 03.25.11 at 7:19 pm     

    It sounds like it acts differently on Win7. It installed the IIS role, and does not need webmatrix running post installation.

    Webmatrix is the landing page I go to then downlod the WebPI tool that installs SharePoint and WordPress easily.

    It sets up a full blown web server. The only “express thing” is SQL express that is installed to be the backend database.