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SharePoint 2010 Installation - Which option is better ?

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 13, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
Hello All, I am planning to install 2010. Which option you think is better In-Place or Attach Content DB ? Can someone share their experience. Also I am looking to upgrade from MOSS 2007 to MOSS 2010. ( NO change in version like WSS -> MOSS 2010 ). Thanks in advance.

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I my machine is not the base machine its a VM running with Windows Server 2008 standard and SQL Server 2008 R2......

ANy help much appreciated...

ISSUE #3:  when running Setup.exe for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 you may experience the error:

Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s):
A system restart from a previous installation or update is pending. Restart your computer and run setup to continue.
For the list of pre-requisites needed to install the product please refer to:
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