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I am trying to install Share Point 2010 Foundation on a Win7 SP1 64-bit desktop.

It installed with an error, something about Office components.

When I start the SharePoint Central Admin Web App, I receive:

Cannot browse to SharePoint Admin Web App because a SharePoint Admin Web App has not been created yet. To create one, use the SharePoint Products Config Wizard. Do you want to launch the config wizard now?

I choose Yes, and then receive:

Failed to start the database services MSSQL$Sharepoint. Repair this product by selecting it from the Add/Remove Programs menu.

I have the following services:

  • SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS) (running)
  • SQL Server Agent (SQLEXPRESS) (not running)
  • SQL Server Browser (not running)
  • SQL Server VSS Writer (not running)

What do I need to do from here? Thanks.

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I suspect during your installation, the SQL Server Express Install Failed.

Rerun the SQL Server Express Installer and create a Instance called SHAREPOINT

After that, go to Start > Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products > SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard and run through the wizard.

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Thanks for the reply. Where do I find the SQL Server Express Installer? –  Steve Jul 8 '11 at 4:48
Hi Steve. It should be somewhere in the Sharepoint install folder. Otherwise just download it and install it : microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/get-sql-server/try-it.aspx –  Fox Jul 8 '11 at 9:54
Thanks, I've downloaded and installed it, and opened SQL Server Configuration Manager, but there is no option to create an instance called SHAREPOINT. –  Steve Jul 15 '11 at 6:44
No comment ? ? ? ? ? –  Steve Jul 21 '11 at 1:35
Hi Steve. My apologies mate. I haven't been online in a while. So you've downloaded SQL Management Studio. Firstly, open "SQL Server Configuration Manager" . click on the "SQL Server Services" Tab.. Are you able to see a SQL Instance called SHAREPOINT?? It will be in brackets. Something like SQL Server(SHAREPOINT)... If it's not there, you'll have to create a new instance. Use the SQL Server Installation Center (64-bit) and add a new Instance called SHAREPOINT. If it does exist, you shouldn't have any problems installing. Make sure the instance is started and run the setup.Let me know. –  Fox Jul 26 '11 at 7:41

Go to regedit.exe, browse HKLM_Local_Machine/Software/Microsoft/Shared Tools/Web Server Extensions/14.0/WSS/. Then change the value of attribute named ServerRole from SINGLESERVER to APPLICATION.

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