Saturday, November 21, 2009 3:21 AMHi,
I am ready to run the installer for Sharepoint 2010 Beta (on Windows Server 2008 R2 x64), but I have a question regarding my VM setup:
-I have a dedicated VM for SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition. I want to use the instance on this VM when I do a complete installation? What would the syntax of the connection string to the database be?
Also, if I do a full installation and all the services etc are installed, do I need more extra VMs for any Sharepoint services?
I am using VMWare Workstation 6.5.
Saturday, November 21, 2009 5:15 AM
Do a complete farm installation, and input database server name in configuration wizard dialogue...
You don't need to have extra VMs if you just want to try.
- Marked As Answer by Mike Walsh FIN Saturday, November 21, 2009 5:22 AM
Saturday, November 21, 2009 1:17 PMI use a seperate VM so I can treat the DB server like a proper Database server (ie it hosts just the databases etc).
One other question: What do I need to do in AD?
I am following this series of walkthroughs (http://andreasglaser.net/post/2009/11/17/Installing-SharePoint-Server-2010-on-Windows-Server-2008-R2-and-SQL-Server-2008-R2-Part-1-Overview.aspx) and it states:
"You only need to read this article if you are going to deploy SharePoint 2010 in an isolated Hyper-V environment . Otherwise your organization should have an existing Active Directory."
However, I have not done anything with AD since I setup Windows Server on my VMs. Please advise.
Saturday, November 21, 2009 1:43 PM>"You only need to read this article if you are going to deploy SharePoint 2010 in an isolated Hyper-V environment . Otherwise your organization should have >an existing Active Directory."
You have VM Workstation so you shouldn't be following that article.
Provided you have set up AD in a VM (if using a completely isolated set of VMs to simulate a production environment) or are connecting to an existing domain, you can install SPS 2010 in the domain normally, using accounts in that domain.
FAQ sites: (SP 2010) http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com; (v3) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com and (WSS 2.0) http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com
Complete Book Lists (incl. foreign language) on each site.
Saturday, November 21, 2009 1:57 PMGreat, so I can just use the Sharepoint server VM to host AD or another VM for AD and then just reference the accounts as per normal? That'll be convenient.
Those articles, although not for VMWare Workstation, do make some interesting points.
BTW thanks for all your help (Mike) as you have answered most of my threads. With a production Sharepoint environment, are SQL Server, AD, and MOSS all on seperate servers?