Matthew D. Sarrel, Sarrel Group
Today I’m rolling out a Sharepoint 2010 Server in my Terremark environment. From time to time my test projects involve sharing information with other team members so it will be helpful for me to have a document repository on my test network. Besides, it’s so easy to provision a new virtual machine that I might as well do it in my Terremark environment.
I’ll start by creating a Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit VM based on a template as described in my earlier post.
Incidentally, I noticed that Terremark added some security questions to the login procedure. I like to see incremental improvements like that. It shows me the dev team is on its toes.
Next I connect through the SSL VPN and open a console session.
I added the new server to my local workgroup and created a share from Windows.
Then I upload the SharePoint 2010 .iso file simply by copying it. I had downloaded it previously from MSDN.
Next, I’ll mount the SharePoint 2010 installation ISO. I tried to mount it within the console but it turned out to be more efficient to mount it through Windows.
And the ultimate step – installing the SharePoint 2010 software can begin.
Matthew D. Sarrel (or Matt Sarrel) is executive director of Sarrel Group, a technology product testing, editorial services, and technical marketing consulting company. He also holds editorial positions at pcmag.com, eweek, GigaOM, and Allbusiness.com, and blogs at TopTechDog.