Tuesday, February 26, 2008

How to Install Windows SharePoint Server

Window Server 2003 Standard Edition by default does not come with Windows SharePoint Server (WSS 3.0). It has to be installed separately if you want WSS. This are the steps required for installing WSS.

Requirement for installing WSS 3.0

How to install WSS 3.0

  1. Log on to the Windows 2003 server as an Administrator.
  2. Start the Add/Remove Windows Components Control Panel applet (Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs, Add/Remove Windows Components).
  3. Select Application Server and click Details.
  4. Select ASP.NET (which automatically enables network COM+ access), select Internet Information Services (IIS), and click Details, as the figureshows.
  5. Ensure that Common Files, Internet Information Services Manager, and World Wide Web Service are selected. Click OK.
  6. Click Next to begin the installation, and click Finish after the components are installed. Download the Windows Sharepoint Services software from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/sharepoint/default.mspx . At the time of this writing, the latest version (stsv2.exe ) includes Service Pack 2 (SP2). Execute the file to extract the SharePoint installation files.

To only extract the files and not start the installation, use the /t /c switches with the following command: C:\stsv2.exe /c /t:c:\wsssp2

SharePoint stores all its content in a Microsoft SQL database, which for Windows SharePoint Services can be Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE) or, preferable, a full SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2000 installation (which uses Windows Integrated authentication mode). If you want to have SQL Server reside on a remote box, you need to initiate the installation of Windows SharePoint Services with the "remotesql=yes" switch. If SQL Server is installed locally, then this isn't required. To set up Windows SharePoint Services follow the steps below:

*Note: If the server farm has FrontPage server installed and running, :

  • Install WSS setup file as normal
  • Then go to IIS, and create a new SharePoint virtual directory under default website. Once a new virtual directory has been created, then read this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823378 to remove FrontPage extension, reset IIS and extend the virtual server for WSS.
  • Then create a new top level site collection within Central Admin page for the new SharePoint virtual directory that you have just created in IIS.

How to install WSS SP 1 - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/windowsserver/sharepoint/bb735839.aspx

Requirement for installing WSS SP 1
The following checklist below needs to be implemented initially as a prerequisite before installing WSS SP 1.

  • WSS 3.0 has been installed.
  • MS SQL 2000 (with SP 3 or later) or 2005 has been installed.
  • Make sure that there is adequate hard drive space in your database files volumes, tempdb volumes, and Windows temporary folder on the servers running SQL Server, front-end Web servers, and application servers. The upgrade operation writes the progress of various steps into an upgrade log that can take up disk space, but if you plan for extra storage you should not encounter issues due to space limitations.
  • Read http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/WSS/en/library/91649a7e-6b5a-4e5a-9ee5-51951f4b857f1033.mspx


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