If you are a SharePoint Developer or Administrator you know it can take a long time to deploy SharePoint 2010 and difficult to remember everything that you have to configure in SharePoint 2010. A easy deployment solution is available to quickly deploy SharePoint 2010.
The easy deployment solution is the CodePlex project namely AutoSPInstaller. This project use the power of PowerShell to automate deployment and configuration of SharePoint 2010. The PowerShell scripts allows you to deploy SharePoint 2010 with prerequisites, service packs and updates, Forefront Security, Language Packs, Office Web Apps and PDF iFilter with icon.
For a detailed guide to use the AutoSPInstaller scripts go to Tobias Lekman post: http://blog.lekman.com/2010/11/automated-sharepoint-2010-installations.html
These scripts allow you to configure SharePoint 2010 once according to your requirements and use it over and over again.
What about a basic SharePoint 2010 setup for development? Well, Microsoft created a easy setup script to setup the following on a machine or VM:
- SharePoint Server 2010 + Pre-requisites (Standalone)
- Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Edition
- Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio
- Expression Studio 4 Ultimate
- Open XML SDK
- Visual Studio SDK
- Visual Studio SharePoint Power Tools
- Office 2010 Professional Plus
- SharePoint Designer 2010
- Visio 2010
The download location for SharePoint 2010 Easy Setup Script: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=23415
Hope these scripts make your life easier as a SharePoint 2010 Developer and Administrator.