Installing SharePoint 2010 (RC) not allowing you to select the installation type and installs as single server.
Noticed a problem when trying to install SharePoint 2010 release candidate on win 2008 running as a DC.
The setup was not prompting you for the server type ‘Single Server’, ‘New Farm’. Instead the install would install SharePoint and SQL server express. The configuration wizard would then setup SharePoint as a single server.
Copy the setup.exe to a local directory on the server eg : c:\SPSETUP then open a command prompt ‘as administrator’ and run the following
c:\SPSETUP\setup.exe /extract c:\SPSETUP
Then from the SPSETUP folder run the install with the following command
setup.exe /config c:\spsetup\File\SetupFarm\config,xml
The install shall run as normal, but this time when the configuration wizard is run you should get the prompts to specify the appropriate configuration database server.
If you are running as a single server and using SQL Server Express then I also noticed this problem…
Also noticed that the config. wizard fails at step 5 due to it timing out. Thanks to some other postings I discovered this was due to the Sharepoint Server Search 14 and later on the SharePoint Foundation Search V4 service was being restarted by the configuration wizard. When the service is restarted it was using the ‘Local Service’ account. You can see this happening if you watch the services while the config. wizard is running. If before running the wizard you change these to run with appropriate domain accounts these should start up ok.