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In SharePoint 2010 there is a prerequisite installer. There are options to install the prerequisites from a local source.

That's great, but is it also possible to tell the prerequitiinstaller to download the files and keep them in its prerequisite directory?

I don't want to download the files manually as it is a big pain in the back to get these files from the Microsoft website.

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After posting this I realized you wanted to get the prereqinstaller to do the download for you. However if you download them once yourself you can simply store the 6 files in your own directory.

just went thru this myself last week- I found this on the net somewhere and it worked:

1.) Place the downloaded files into a directory. For my example: C:\sp

2.) Run the following command via command prompt within the root directory of the install media:

PreRequisiteInstaller.exe /SQLnCli:C:\sp\sqlncli.msi /ChartControl:C:\sp\MSChart.exe /PowerShell:C:\sp\PowerShell_Setup_amd64.msi /Sync:C:\sp\Synchronization.msi /IDFX:C:\sp\MicrosoftGenevaFramework.amd64.msi /adomd:C:\sp\SQLSERVER2008_ASADOMD10.msi

the prereqs are:

sqlclient,powershell, syncframework, mschart, geneva framework, adomd.net

links: SQLClient

SyncFramework

MSChart

PowerShell

Geneva Framework

Microsoft ADOMD.NET

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Thanks for the answer and the links ;) but I am curious if it isn't possible to let prerequisitinstaller.exe do the job (or somehow find out where it stores the files an snatch them) –  elhombre May 5 '10 at 6:26
    
@elhombre: you could probably use procmon to figure out where the files are going (I'm guessing in your users Temp folder) - but what is the purpose of that given the information @Jim has outlined above? –  MattB May 5 '10 at 14:17
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