I'm following the guide from : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869.aspx

STEP 2 has instructions:

Extract the installation files by opening a Command Prompt window, and then typing the following command at the directory location of the folder where you copied the installation files in the previous step.

For SharePoint Foundation 2010:

c:\SharePointFiles\SharePoint /extract:c:\SharePointFiles

For SharePoint Server 2010:

c:\SharePointFiles\OfficeServer /extract:c:\SharePointFiles

My question is - If I'm only supposed to copy setup.exe , then where does OfficeServer come from?


The installers are named 'Setup.exe'(SharePoint Server 2010) and 'SharePointFoundation.exe'(for Foundation). The commands listed do not reflect those names.

The right commands are:
For SharePoint Foundation 2010:

c:\SharePointFiles\SharePointFoundation.exe /extract:c:\SharePointFiles

For SharePoint Server 2010:

c:\SharePointFiles\Setup.exe /extract:c:\SharePointFiles

(disclaimer: i'm not able to test test this right now!)

It is a trick available to most windows installers, it will extract the files zipped/cabbed in the installer.

  • Doesn't work, but thanks! – user879 Dec 6 '10 at 13:36

The instructions are for the executable version of the installer. The ISO image does not require this step. Just copy the all files / folders from the ISO image to HDD.

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