Monday, May 24, 2010

Prerequisite install gotchas when installing with no Internet connectivity

I am installing a SharePoint 2010 environment at the moment for a client where Internet access from the SharePoint box is blocked. I have found that even though I installed the compulsory prereq components, unless you install all of the prereqs, the prerequisite install function fails (e.g even though the speech components are optional, the prereq installer will fail if it doesn’t find them already installed). A bigger issue is that Microsoft currently has 3 versions of the prerequisite item 'SQL 2008 R2 Analysis Services ADOMD.NET' available, where only the one at will work because of the registry settings it makes (which the prereq installer looks for). The correct version of SQLSERVER2008_ASADOMD10.msi is 6924KB. The versions that don’t work are (SQL 2008 R2, which is 7099KB) or (SQL 2008, which is 4416KB).

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