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Installing Sharepoint 2010 from scratch - Is SQL Server 2008 R2 required

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Hello all,

I am trying to install SharePoint 2010 Enterprise. I just reloaded an HP Server with a brand new Windows Server 2008 R2 OS / It is running an a Primary domain controller, I have AD installed on this serve. I have installed all the SharePoint pre-reqs.

SharePoint states it installed correctly but I constantly get the following error message and cant get past it:

[SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard]
Cannot connect to database master at SQL Server at [server name]. The database might not exist, or the current user does not have permission to connect to it.


Do I need SQL 2008 server installed in order for SharePoint 2010 to install correctly ? It does not specifit that in the pre-reqs during the install of SharePoint 2010.

Thanks !!
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Rainer Jeschor earned 2000 total points
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Hi,
so you want to run SharePoint 2010 Enterpise single server install?
THen you have to install SQL Server seperatly before running the SharePoint Product Configuration wizard AND you have to install SharePoint using "Farm" installation.

SQL Server Express cannot be installed OOTB on a domain controller. When you install SharePoint in Single Server mode, SharePoint tries to install the SQL Express edition automatically - and this will fail.

Therefore you have first to install SQL Server Express (or better a full version) before installing SharePoint.

HTH
Rainer
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by:PAULADAMSJR
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Installed SQL server 2008 Standard R2, then ran SharePoint Product Configuration Wizard, selecteded Farm Installation...and.....Wahaaa !!  Issue Resolved. Thank You !! :-)

PA~
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