23 June 2010

Step-by-Step – Installing the Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable

This is a prerequisite to Installing PowerPivot for SharePoint into an EXISTING SharePoint Farm.  PowerPivot seems to work just fine being installed together with a clean install of SharePoint, but when you already have SharePoint installed and try to add PowerPivot… all hell breaks loose.  I was never able to find proper documentation on how to pull this off and managed to hack and debug my way through it like Holmes unraveling a mystery.  Hopefully this will save someone else some time and frustration…
  1. Logon to your server with the SharePoint service account.
  2. Download and run the appropriate setup package for the target version (x64 or x86) of your farm http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=180629
  3. Click “Run” to execute the install package.
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  5. On the Welcome screen, click “Next”.
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  7. Check the “I accept the terms of the License Agreement” check box and click “Next” to continue.
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  9. Select the folder location to which you wish to install and finally click “Install”.
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  11. The installation should complete successfully.
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