Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Installing SharePoint 2010 Prerequisites without an Internet Connection

If you have ever tried installing SharePoint 2010 on a machine that does not have an Internet Connection, you will soon realize that the default installation is impossible in this manner.  Even using the DVD ISO media from MSDN, not all of the content that is required to install SharePoint 2010 is present on the ISO image. 

Microsoft has increasingly moved towards providing web-based or online installers.  Unfortunately, if you are installing a server or a virtual machine without an Internet Connection, that makes life very difficult.

Fortunately, Microsoft has documented the various prerequisites that are required to install SharePoint 2010 and provided links to them in this article for Developers: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869.aspx

However, this does not list all of the potential Prerequisites that you may need to install on a server platform, therefore, you may need to refer to this more comprehensive list: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc262485%28office.14%29.aspx#section4

Unfortunately, however, these links are scattered all over the article, making it difficult to locate each one of them and install them in turn.  Therefore, I have provided the links for you below in a convenient list (for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Users):

  1. WCF Hotfix: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=166231
  2. ADO.Net Data Services Update for .Net 3.5 SP1: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=163524
  3. Microsoft Sync Framework: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=141237
  4. SQL Server Native Client: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=123718
  5. Windows Identity Foundation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974405
  6. Chart Controls: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=122517
  7. SQL Server Analysis Services-ADOMD.Net: http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/D/0/AD021EF1-9CBC-4D11-AB51-6A65019D4706/SQLSERVER2008_ASADOMD10.msi
  8. SQL Server 2008 Hotfix: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970315 OR SQL Server 2008 SP3: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27594
  9. Microsoft Server Speech Platform: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=179612
  10. Speech recognition language for English: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=179613
  11. SQL 2008 R2 Reporting Services SharePoint 2010 Add-In: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=192588
If all of the prerequisites were installed successfully, you should see the Installation Complete dialog when attempting to install the software prerequisites for SharePoint 2010!

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