Posts Tagged 'CTP3'

#PowerPivot for SharePoint Installation Guides

Please note, we have uploaded in DRAFT form the PowerPivot for SharePoint Installation guides.   We have propped this information on the page:

PowerPivotGeek.com Server Install

We encourage you to go to this site, review the documents, and provide feedback on what works (or does not) directly on the PowerPivotGeek.com Server Install page.

There are four guides in the works:

As Dave noted on the PowerPivotGeek.com Server Install page:

Let’s give credit where credit is due. Lots of folks have spent countless hours working on these documents and we should acknowledge them right now:

Principal author: Leon Cyril (Microsoft Tester, PowerPivot development team)

Secondary authors:

  • Denny Lee (Microsoft SQLCAT team)
  • Dave Wickert (Microsoft Program Manager, PowerPivot development team)
  • Kathy MacDonald (Microsoft Program Manager, PowerPivot development team)

Technical reviewers:

  • Jim Howey (Microsoft Program Manager, PowerPoint development team)
  • Jennifer Chu (Microsoft Service Engineer, SQL IT Support)
  • Heidi Steen (Microsoft Technical Writer, SQL UE team)
  • Ed Campbell (Consultant, Murphy & Associates)

Do you have other configurations that you would like to see instructions for?
If so, please go to the PowerPivotGeek.com Server Install page and provide your comments there!

SharePoint Prerequisite Lab Installation Tip (#PowerPivot CTP3 Install)

When you install SharePoint Beta 2 to go with your PowerPivot for SharePoint CTP3 install, some will install SharePoint on a set of servers (or VMs) that do not have internet connectivity.

The first step to installing SharePoint Beta 2 is to run the SharePoint Prerequisite Installer.  If you are in a lab environment that does not have internet connectivity, this step will fail because it is trying to download the required files.

Within the installer dialog, it will provide you a link to the installation log.  Search for “download” within the file and you can then identify the component and URL it was trying to download from.   Copy the URL to a box that has internet connectivity to download that file, place it in a location your lab machine can get access to, run the component, and then you can then proceed with the next step of your installation.

The operational issue here is that there are potentially seven different components that you need to download so going through the step of downloading, running the Prerequisite Installer, running into an error, identifying the component and URL, downloading it, running the component, continuing… is a tad daunting.  To help things out, below are the links to the files required for the SharePoint Prerequisite Installer for Windows Server 2008 (they are slightly different for Windows Server 2008 R2 – mainly the first step).

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