Installing MOSS on Windows Server 2008 VPC Part III


This is part III of the series.  In this post I will provide the steps to install MOSS on Windows Server 2008 by Splitstream.

When I ran the MOSS Setup I got the following message.

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Windows Server 2008 does not support MOSS without SP1.  Either you can download the SP1 Version of MOSS or you can make splitstream easily.  Follow the steps given below.

1. Get both Service Pack 1 of MOSS and WSS 3.0 and rename the files to some easy names. Open the command prompt and navigate to the location.  In my case files on placed on desktop
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MOSS SP1  
Create a folder in C Drive name SplitStreams Run the following command to extract the files  the folder
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filename.exe /extract:C:\SplitStreams
MOSS Sp1 Setup will run Accept the agreement and click contineue
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Wait for the extraction  
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WSS SP1  
Go to command prompt again run the command with WSS 3.0 SP1 File. accept and Contineue
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Wait for the extraction navigate to the Extracted Folder C:\SplitStreams in my case
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Press Control + A or Select All Files and Press Control C to copy all files Go to MOSS Installation Folder and copy the files to Updates folder

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Screen clipping taken: 6/30/2008, 8:53 PM

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The folder will look like this  
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MOSS Installation Guide – Step by Step
Installing Project Server 2007 on the same VPC  
Go to Project Server Installation folder and copy all the files from Splitstream folder to that Updates folder  
Run project Server setup and then run the configuration wizard.  
   

Installing MOSS on Windows Server 2008 Part II


In this post I will provide steps to install SQL Serve 2008 on Windows Server 2008 VPC.

Installing SQL Server 2008

1. Run the Downloaded SQL_YYY_FULL.exe and extract the files to some temp location 2. This will automatically initiates the installation of .NET framework 3.5.
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3. .NET Framework Installed 4. setup will install a Hotfix
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You should restart the computer Setup will configure your computer
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Now login again Run Setup.exe from extracted Folder
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Run the configuration checker Look for the status of each option
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Installation of  SQL Server 2008 Server Select New SQL Server standalone
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Setup support rules will identity any potential problem Wait for the configuration to get completed
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Enter the CD Key Accept the license agreement
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Setup Support Files will be installed  
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Select the Default Instance or change if required Click Next
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Specify the password for system account I left it blank and selected all the account as the same account
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Select the authentication mode as required I normally use windows Auth I specify the administrator incase you want an domain account to have full SQL Rights

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I gave the same user rights on Analysis Services I left the reporting services to configure later
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Click Next Click Next Again
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Confirm and review your settings and click install  
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Click Next when finished Click Close
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SQL Server 2008 is installed.  In the next post I will tell you how to install MOSS using Split Stream.

Installing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (SP1) on Windows Server 2008 (Part I)


Introduction

I was unable to to do anything for my blogs from last few months because of the load of work first and then the certifications challenge that I took.  But I am putting some screenshots here that I have taken using Office InfoPath my preparation of a Windows Server 2008 VPC.  I will be using the following technologies for this VPC

Windows Server 2008 RC1 – Evaluation Version 🙂

SQL Server 2008 Enterprise

Office SharePoint Server 2007 with SP1 (Splitstream)

This will be a series of posts and will mostly contains screenshots.  Let the image talking 🙂

1. Installing Windows Server 2008 with IIS 7.0

1. Load the ISO file form Microsoft Virtual PC. 2. Click Install Now

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3.  If you have the key enter it otherwise leave it empty 4. Click Yes on Key confirmation

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5. Select the version for evaluation I selected the Enterprise with Full Installation 6. Accept the License agreement and click Next

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7. Click Custom as there is no other option on new installation 🙂 8. Select your drive and click Next

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9. Wait for the installation to be finished  

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10. Click OK to Enter your user name and password 11. Enter your desired user name and password for creating the VPC user account

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Installing IIS 7

 

1. From Roles Section Click Add Role 2. Click Next

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3. Select Application Server 4. Wizard will ask you for an additional component. Click Required Feature

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5. Then Select Web IIS 6. Another Wizard will start Click Next

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7. Select the required options as required.  I selected all for this 8. Select the 2nd options for SSL Certification (Configure Later)

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9. Select the desired Server Roles for your Web Server 10. Review your installations and click Install

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