AutoSPInstaller: Executing the Scripts and Post Execution Tasks

This post is part of a series covering how to configure and run AutoSPInstaller, a set of scripts that can be used to automatically install SharePoint. In this post, we will execute the actual scripts and perform some post-installation tasks.

Update: This post has been running for years and the AutoSPInstaller team now has an official site with guides, Q&A and an automated, browser-based AutoSPInstaller GUI . You can find it at

More posts in the series:


Execute the script

Log on to the server using the installer account and run the script AutoSPInstallerLaunch.bat file from the c:\SP\AutoSPInstaller\ folder by executing the file with administrative privileges.


The file will pop up a PowerShell prompt and show you the progress of the installation and configuration. Once installed, the installation log will be placed on the desktop.

AutoSPInstaller is created to support resumed installations. Errors during installation is very common as there are lots of steps to take and get right. If you don’t get this right the first time, don’t worry! Fix the issue and restart the installation scripts.


Post execution tasks

I’m sure you had a nice coffee by now, so it’s time to document the progress. I normally save any reports from the desktop and also execute the SharePoint Auto Documenter from Sezai. I have compiled a version for SharePoint 2010 here:

Lastly, I check over the farm in health reports and then disable the install account in AD.