Q: When I install SharePoint on a domain controller(DC), Setup doesn’t give me any option to choose from server farm/standalone installation.
A: This is a designed behavior. SQL Server Express 2008 is not supported on a domain controller, so the standalone mode of SharePoint installation is removed when administrator tries to deploy on a DC. If you really want to override this behavior for demo/dev purpose, you can try:
setup.exe /config FILES\SETUP\config.xml
This will install a SingleServer(Standalone).
A complete list of the parameters can be shown with setup.exe /?
it's on DC box and the UI doesn't show me the option whether to install Standalone or Farm mode (looks like the UI is skipped), is there a workaround to install standalone even though it is not supported?
If you install on a machine that is a domain controller we don’t give you the option of installing standalone since it’s not a supported.
I was trying to install Sharepoint 2010 standalone, but during installation it never asked me whether I want to install Standalone or not (which I thought it’s standalone), but when the installation is done and running the configuration wizard, it asks me this option below. I pick “Create a new server farm” which then it asks me to enter the database server. Since I didn’t install SQL Server (SQL Express is there), how do I proceed here?