Monday, June 9, 2008

Installation of MOSS 2007 on Windows Server 2008

I have successfully installed MOSS 2007 on Windows Server 2008, but I found many blogs and material which says there are some features or things which will not work on Windows Server 2008.
Microsoft is also not giving any type of support call for Windows Server 2008 installation for SharePoint.

Pre-requisite for Installation of MOSS 2007 on Windows Server 2008

1. Install .NET framework 3.0

2. Install WSS 3.0 with SP1
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=EF93E453-75F1-45DF-8C6F-4565E8549C2A&displaylang=en&clcid=0x409

3. MOSS 2007 with SP1.

NOTE:

1. In Windows Server 2008, there are many inbuilt software and framework, we have to use "Role Management Tool - Server Manager" and install .NET framework 3.0 on Windows Server 2008.

2. I was getting red color error when I start my central administration site, because I didn’t configure SSP.

http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2334230&SiteID=1

3. While configuring SSP of office SharePoint search and WSS search - we have to give domain name\username into site, there are two type of admin user; one is for local system and one for domain admin user.

Many of my problems get resolved after using domain admin user credentials.

below are links which will be useful for installing MOSS 2007 on Window Server 2008.

http://www.pptspaces.com/sharepointreporterblog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=7537e639%2Db4e5%2D48b6%2D97c0%2Da75e44ee9be3&ID=15&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Epptspaces%2Ecom%2Fsharepointreporterblog%2FLists%2FPosts%2FAllPosts%2Easpx

One of my good friend (Hemen) give me above link, it has all process step by step, we can easily install MOSS 2007 by referring above link.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc287748.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=EF93E453-75F1-45DF-8C6F-4565E8549C2A&displaylang=en&clcid=0x409

http://blogs.msdn.com/joelo/archive/2007/08/03/wss-3-0-on-windows-2008-is-hot.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2007/07/20/installing-windows-server-2008-with-windows-sharepoint-services-3-0.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/sharepointserver/bb735844.aspx