Installing Sharepoint 2010 foundation with SQL express 2005
Posted on 2012-03-27
I have installed Sharepoint 2010 foundation on a Server 2008R2 which already had SQL Express 2005 (it has an SQL 2005 express database for another application). Everything went well during the installation (I ran the check before installing which checked so that everything required for Sharepoint 2010 was installed which it was.)
Next step seems to be to run the Sharepoint Products Configuration Wizard. Here I’m stuck.
I can choose between “Connect to existing server farm” or “create a new server farm”.
I have no server farm as I have only one server. I’ve been trying “create a new server farm”.
If I enter the computer name at “database server” and then the login credentials to a server administrator account I get the message “cannot connect to database master at SQL server at SERVERNAME. The database might not exist, or the current user does not have permission to connect to it”.
I thought I could create a database here for Sharepoint, but it seems that I’m far out…
Thanks in advance!