While reinstalling Search Server Express 2010 for a customer I found there wasn’t a hughe amount of help out there for how to slipstream Search Server Express 2010. The process isn’t really different to SharePoint Server 2010 Standard or Enterprise but does vary a little to Foundation.
Here is a little guidance on how to create slipstreamed installation media for Search Server Express 2010.
Search Serve Express 2010 – http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=18914
SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP1 – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26640
SharePoint 2010 Search Server SP1 – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26633
SharePoint 2010 Latest CU (April 2013 for the purpose of this post) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff800847.aspx
- Extract the exe files into their own folders from a command prompt, e.g. searchserverexpress.exe /extract:c:\temp\SSE2010Extracted
- Repeat this for each download, e.g. \FoundationSP1, \SearchSP1, \AprilCU
- Copy the extracted files into the “updates” folder in the Search Server Express media folder from step 1 in the following order, overwriting as necessary –
- Foundation SP1
- Search Server SP1
- April 2013 CU
You can then run the setup.exe and it will install all Search Server Express with the latest updates.