SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 Installation

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SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 Installation

Let me share my SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 installation experience:

Environment before SP 2010 Install

  • Windows 2008 with SP1
  • SQL Server 2008 SP1

The SP 2010 pre-requisite installer does a good job of installing all the pre-required software. One catch was that I had PowerShell installed already and the installation failed on the PowerShell part. So, I had to go and remove the previous version of PowerShell (In Windows 2008, this would be on the Feature list of IIS 7.0)

I also downloaded Windows 2008 server SP2 and PowerShell 2.0 CTP 3 and installed it before running the pre-requisite installer again.

So, the rest of the installation went smooth till I got to SharePoint 2010 Configuration Wizard. The configurator complained that the right SQL Server version is not installed. After reading the error message clearly 🙂 I went and downloaded the SQL Server 2008 SP1 Update Patches from

For my SQL Server SP1 installation, I had to patch it with

The SharePoint configuration wizard finished successfully and I went it to activate my service applications and selected all default values and got an error message

"The service application proxy "User Profile Service Application" could not be provisioned because of the following error: Unrecognized attribute 'allowInsecureTransport'. Note that attribute names are case-sensitive."

Upon research, found out the issue is notable in the beta release. The SharePoint MSDN team blog as well as this site had this problem documented. I followed Jie Li's link to download WCF patch for Windows 2008 and rebooted my server. Upon restart the User profile service and synchronization service was started. Followed the elaborate steps mentioned in Jie Li's blog regarding User profile synchronization service.

For now, I am ready for some SharePointing stuff!