Tuesday, January 18, 2011

MED-V Step by Step Setup Guide | Part 1: Server Setup Prerequisites

In Part 1 of MED-V Step by Step Setup Guide, I’ll be concentrate on the prerequisites for MED-V server setup. First of all, we need to enable Web Server IIS role, followed by features like .NET Framework 3.5.1 and BITS. Lastly, we will install SQL Server 2008 SP2 Express Edition.

Open Server Manager, click Roles, and then click Add Roles

Click Next on the Before You Begin tab

Tick the Web Server IIS role on the Server Roles tab

Click Next on the Web Server (IIS) tab

Scroll down to the Security section and tick the following services:
- Basic Authentication
- Windows Authentication
- Client Certificate Mapping Authentication
Click Next once you’re done

Click Install on the Confirmation tab

Click Close after the installation finished

Go back to the Server Manager and this time click on the Features option

Tick the .NET Framework 3.5.1 features and BITS. A pop-up windows (Refer to below) will appear once you tick the features.

Click Add Required Roles

Click Add Required Roles

Click Next on the Web Server (IIS) tab

Click next on the Role Services tab

Click Install on the Confirmation tab

Click Close once the installation is done

Next, we will proceed to SQL Server installation. MED-V support both SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and SQL Server 2008 Express Edition. In my case, I'm using the SQL Server 2008 SP2 Express Edition. You can download it here.

After the SQL Server finished the extraction, click on the Installation tab. Select the first option, New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation

Click OK on the Setup Support Rules page

Click next on the Product Key tab

Agree the license terms and then click Next

Click Next on the Setup Support Files tab

Click Next on the Setup Support Rules tab

On the Features Selection page, tick the Database Engine Services and then click Next

Click Next on the Instance Configuration tab

Click Next on the Disk Space Requirement page

On the Server Configuration page, select the SQL Server Database Engine Service’ Account Name as NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM. Click Next after you’re done.

On the Database Engine Configuration page, Account Provisioning tab, select the Authentication Mode as Mixed Mode (SQL Server authentication and Windows authentication). Enter the complex password, P@ssw0rd for my case. Click Add Current User to specify the SQL Server administrators. Click Next once you’re done.

Click Next on the Error and Usage Reporting page

Click Next on the Installation Rules page

Click Next on the Ready to Install page to proceed the installation

Click Next on the Installation Progress page

Click Close once the installation completed

Hooray… You’ve done all the prerequisites already. Next, we will proceed to Part 2: MED-V Server Installation and Configuration. Stay tuned~!!!

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