Setup Scenarios for SharePoint Foundation 2010: Standalone Server

For overall context and prerequisites, please see the introduction to this series

This is the simplest scenario because you don’t configure anything. It installs a standalone SharePoint Foundation server with SQL Express locally.  In general, this scenario works for a small group of business users that need to collaborate or for developer workstations.  Below is the main installation screen:


Click Standalone

Installation starts immediately and displays an installation Progress dialog:


When the installation is complete, the Run Configuration Wizard dialog displays:


Leave the “Run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard now” box checked. Click Close.

The Welcome to SharePoint Products dialog comes up:


Click Next

The Configuring SharePoint Products dialog comes up and displays status:


Finally, setup and configuration ends with Configuration Successful dialog:


This scenario has created a completely self-contained SharePoint Foundation box, which includes SQL Express. There are no configuration choices available or involved. An administrative site and a site collection based on the Team Site template are created for you.

Click Finish

A browser will come up that displays a Team Site created for you on the root URL.

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