I'm a student, and I need to setup a Sharepoint server (in order to make it easier to collaborate on a group assignment over the holidays). Through MSDNAA I've got copies of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 and Sharepoint Server 2010 x64, and installed Windows Server onto a spare machine.
When I try to install Sharepoint 2010 on my server it fails, stating that it can't configure the Application Server and IIS roles correctly. I've tried a few things to get it to work:
- I installed IIS myself
- I couldn't find the Application Server role, but Windows 7 is supported, so surely HPC Server can meet the prereqs too...
- Installed a hotfix that apparently fixed some Sharepoint 2010 & Server 2008 R2 issues
- Reviewed the log file and tried to run the command it ran which failed, which stated the command is deprecated and then spat out a list of errors about roles it couldn't configure
- Checked the system requirements (Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 isn't listed in either the compatible or not compatible lists)
Worst case scenario, I can replace the OS with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, or Windows Server 2003. I can also try Sharepoint 2007, although my campus MSDNAA seems to have a corrupted image for download.
Are they compatible, or do I need to download an alternative server OS? If I need a different version, which would be the best option? (I don't need the server to do anything else, apart from maybe hosting a few low traffic static websites).