System requirements (SharePoint Server 2010)
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010
Before you install Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, you must ensure that you have installed all required hardware and software. To effectively plan your deployment, you must understand the level of support provided for the Web browsers that you will be using in your environment and how support for IP versions 4 and 6 is implemented in SharePoint Server 2010. You must also understand the URL and path length restrictions in SharePoint Server 2010.
The articles in this section help you prepare for the installation of SharePoint Server 2010 by providing information about the prerequisites that you need to run SharePoint Server 2010.
This article describes the hardware and software requirements that you must meet to successfully install SharePoint Server 2010.
This article describes levels of support for Web browsers to use with SharePoint Server 2010.
This article discusses the specific URL path length and character restrictions in SharePoint Server 2010, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet Explorer 8 that you should be aware of when planning sites, navigation, and structure.
This article describes SharePoint Server 2010 support for IP version 4 (IPv4) and IP version 6 (IPv6).
This article describes the benefits of deploying SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise.
This article describes the benefits of deploying SharePoint Server 2010 on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, and provides a comparison of the functionality available in SharePoint when it is running on different versions and editions of SQL Server.
This article describes the benefits of using Microsoft Office 2010 with SharePoint Server 2010.