Build SharePoint 2010 Farm without Database GUIDs

When setting up SharePoint, often its an annoyance from DBAs perspective, SharePoint adds GUIDs with Database names.
Build SharePoint 2010 without Database GUIDs

Is there a way to build without GUIDs? Yes, PowerShell is your friend. Here is how:

For Configuration Database:
Once the installation is over, un-check the “Run Product & technologies configuration wizard” checkbox. Fire the PowerShell for SharePoint, and enter the below commands:

New-SPConfigurationDatabase -DatabaseName SP2010_Farm_Config -DatabaseServer <Database Server Name> -AdministrationContentDatabaseName SP2010_Farm_AdminContent

You can use the above PowerShell commands to build a Standalone SharePoint 2010 environment with Local user account!

When prompted for user name password: Enter Domain\username. once completed, run the Products and technologies configuration wizard!

Configure the Search Service application

#Set the initial variables.
$Search_Service_name = "Search Service Application"
$Search_Service_account = "G1vsptst01\Administrator"
$Search_Service_Instance = get-spenterprisesearchserviceinstance -local

# Start Services search services for Search Service Application
Start-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstance -Identity $Search_Service_Instance

# Create an Application Pool.
$AppPool = new-SPServiceApplicationPool -name "Search Service App Pool" -account $Search_Service_account

# Create the SearchApplicationlication and set it to a variable
$SearchApplication = New-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication -Name $Search_Service_name -applicationpool $AppPool -databasename "SP2010_Farm_SearchService"

# Create search service application proxy
$Search_Service_Proxy = new-spenterprisesearchserviceapplicationproxy -name "SearchApplicationProxy" -Uri $SearchApplication.Uri.AbsoluteURI

# Provision Search Admin Component.
set-SPenterprisesearchadministrationcomponent -SearchApplication $SearchApplication  -searchserviceinstance $Search_Service_Instance

Now, From this point on you can configure the index and Crawl components from central admin.

For Web Analytics
#Web Analytics Service and Proxy

$saAppPool = Get-SPServiceApplicationPool -Identity "Service Application App Pool" -EA 0

$stagerSubscription = ""
$reportingSubscription = ""

New-SPWebAnalyticsServiceApplication -Name "Web Analytics Service Application" -ApplicationPool $saAppPool -ReportingDataRetention 20 -SamplingRate 100 -ListOfReportingDatabases $reportingSubscription -ListOfStagingDatabases $stagerSubscription > $null

New-SPWebAnalyticsServiceApplicationProxy -Name "Web Analytics Proxy" -ServiceApplication "Web Analytics Service Application" > $null
Get-SPServiceInstance | where-object {$_.TypeName -eq "Web Analytics Web Service"} | Start-SPServiceInstance > $null
Get-SPServiceInstance | where-object {$_.TypeName -eq "Web Analytics Data Processing Service"} | Start-SPServiceInstance > $null

Update: Auto-SPInstaller makes everything simpler! give it a try!!

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