Start SharePoint Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

Hello Experts,

Have used and administered SharePoint at other companies.
Need to get it going at my new post.

Have a Windows 2008 R2 Standard server available.

Have been told that at least a basic version was available with Windows servers.

How do I deploy SharePoint? Is it downloaded or is it already on the
server. Looked under Sevices  and in the executables but don't find anything.


Allen Pitts
LHP Hospital Group
Allen PittsBusiness analystAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Mohit NairSenior AssociateCommented:
If its Win Server 2008 Std, you wont find it unless you download and install it. The product is available in 3 versions : Foundation, Standard and Enterprise. You need to buy the license and subscription for Standard and Enterprise. Foundation you can download and  install it for free. The other 2 is also downloadable but its a trial version for 180 days with more advanced features than Foundation.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Allen PittsBusiness analystAuthor Commented:
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft SharePoint

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.