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Monday, September 27, 2010

MOSS 2007 Installation Guide

Installing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007
I have been thinking of writing a small installation document for MOSS 2007 since the beta 2 was released. There is always shortage of time. I have noticed that even though B2TR is available for download but many people are still struggling to install the beta 2 that was released a few months ago.
MOSS 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh can be downloaded from the following page:

and instructions on how to install this TR are available on SharePoint Team's site:

I would recommend that you install MOSS on a fresh machine. You can install it on a virtual machine. I have tested it with VMware. Hardware and software requirements are listed on the following page:

You should have at least 2.5 GB space free on your hard disk and at least 1 GB RAM for good performance. On my machine, it took approx. 2.3 GB to install SharePoint, WinFX, SQL Server and i spent approx. 1 and a half hour in installing all these products.
1. Install IIS 6 with ASP.NET enabled.
2. Disable Internet Enhanced Security in IE 6. You can disable it by going to Add/Remove Windows components.
3. Install SQL Server. I have tested MOSS 2007 with both SQL Server 2000 and 2005. If you are installing SQL Server 2000 then make sure you install SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3 as well.
4. The file downloaded from Microsoft is in ISO format. You can download ISOBuster or any other ISO software to extract setup files from the ISO image. I would recommend WinRAR. There is a problem with other ISO software. You get "Language not supported" error during installation. The solution to "Language not supported" error is to use RAR instead of ISO software. Simply, change the extension of the downloaded file to .RAR and then use WinRAR to extract files from the ISO image.
5. Download WinFX from the following page:

Be careful with the version of WinFX. Versions earlier than this won't work with MOSS 2007 and will give you an error during the MOSS installation. You should only download the following version:
File Name: winfxsetup.exe
Version: 3.0.3906.22
Date Published: 5/23/2006
Language: English
Download Size: 2.5 MB
Run winfxsetup.exe downloaded from the location shown above. Winfxsetup.exe will download more files from the internet and it can take around 30-40 minutes for the setup to complete. This includes downloading 46 MB of data from the internet. This will install the components required for the MOSS setup.
6. Run the SharePoint setup file to start the installation. You will be asked to enter the license key.
Enter your license key and click the "Continue" button.
7. Next screen, you will be asked to accept the license agreement.
Click the checkbox and "Continue" button to proceed.
8. In next screen, you will be asked to select "Basic" or "Advanced" setup. Select "Advanced".
9. Select "Complete" installation type in the next screen. The other two options are:
- Web Front End
- Standalone
Click "Install Now".
10.  Installation will start and you will see a blue progress bar.
It will take approx. 10 minutes for the installation to complete. You will see following screen when your installation is complete:
Now your SharePoint installation is complete and it's time to configure the application. Check the checkbox and click the "Close" button. You will see another screen:
Click "Next" to start the configuration process.
11. You might see the following message when you click the "Next" button:
Click "Yes"!
12. In the next screen, you will be asked to select a server farm. Click "No" to create a new server farm and click "Next".
13. Enter your database server and database name in the next screen which looks like this:
Also, enter username and password that will be used to access your database. I used my local Admin account. Click "Next" to proceed.
14. Select security options. You can change the port number and security configuration in this screen:
I selected the default options. Click "Next".
15. You will see the following screen:
Click "Next" to proceed.
It will take sometime for the configuration to complete. You will see a progress bar during the configuration process:
16. Finally, you will see the "Configuration Successful" message. Click "Finish" and you are done!
Here is the first screen that you will see after configuration:
Congratulations! MOSS 2007 has been setup.

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