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Install Office SharePoint Server 2007 and run the SharePoint Products and Technologies configuration wizard

SharePoint 2007

Updated: March 26, 2009

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: 2009-03-26

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After preparing your database and the servers in your farm, run Setup and then run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard on all your farm servers. Do this on all farm servers before going on to create a Shared Services Provider (SSP).

NoteNote:

We recommend that you run Setup on all the servers that will be in the farm before you configure the farm.

You can add servers to the farm at this point, or after you have created and configured an SSP. You can add servers after you have created and configured an SSP to add redundancy, such as additional load-balanced Web servers or additional query servers. It is recommended that you run Setup and the configuration wizard on all your application servers before you create and configure the SSP.

Recommended order of configuration

We recommend that you configure Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 in the order listed below. This order makes configuration easier, and ensures that services and applications are in place before they are required by server types.

  1. We recommend that the Central Administration site be installed on an application server. In a server farm that includes more than one application server, install the Central Administration site on the application server with the least overall performance load. If your farm will have an application server, install Office SharePoint Server 2007 on that server first; this also installs the Central Administration Web site.

  2. All your front-end Web servers.

  3. The index server (if using a separate server for search queries and indexing).

  4. The query servers, if separate from the index server.

    NoteNote:

    To configure more than one query server in your farm, you cannot configure your index server as a query server.

  5. Other application servers (optional).

Because the SSP configuration requires an index server, you must start the Office SharePoint Server Search service on the computer that you want to be the index server, and configure it as an index server before you can create an SSP. Because of this, you must deploy and configure an index server before other servers. You can choose any server to be the first server on which you install Office SharePoint Server 2007. However, the Central Administration Web site is automatically installed on the first server on which you install Office SharePoint Server 2007.

You can configure different features on different servers. The following table shows which installation type should be used for each feature set.

Server type Installation type

Central Administration Web application

Complete or front-end Web

Application server (such as Excel Calculation Services)

Complete

Search index server

Complete

Search query server

Complete

Web server

Complete or front-end Web (subsequent servers must join an existing farm)

NoteNote:

If you choose the front-end Web installation option, you will not be able to run additional services, such as search, on the server.

When you install Office SharePoint Server 2007 on the first server, you establish the farm. Any servers that you add you will join to this farm.

Setting up the first server involves two steps: installing the Office SharePoint Server 2007 components on the server, and configuring the farm. After Setup finishes, you can use the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard to configure Office SharePoint Server 2007. The SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard automates several configuration tasks, including installing and configuring the configuration database, installing Office SharePoint Server 2007 services, and creating the Central Administration Web site.

Add servers to the farm

We recommend that you install and configure Office SharePoint Server 2007 on all of the farm servers before you configure Office SharePoint Server 2007 services and create sites.

Regardless of how many Web servers you have in your server farm, you must have Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database software running on at least one database server before you install Office SharePoint Server 2007 on your Web servers. By default, when you add servers to the farm and run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard, the wizard does not create additional Central Administration Web sites on the servers that you add, nor does it create any databases on your database server. However, you can use the wizard to create additional Central Administration Web sites on the servers that you add.

Run Setup on the first server

ImportantImportant:

If you uninstall Office SharePoint Server 2007 from the first server on which you installed it, your farm might experience problems. It is not recommended that you install Office SharePoint Server 2007 on an index server first.

NoteNote:

Setup installs the Central Administration Web site on the first server on which you run Setup. Therefore, we recommend that the first server on which you install Office SharePoint Server 2007 be a server from which you want to run the Central Administration Web site.

Run Setup on the first server

  1. From the product disc, run Setup.exe, or from the product download, run Officeserver.exe, on one of your Web servers.

  2. On the Enter your Product Key page, enter your product key, and then click Continue.

    NoteNote:

    Setup automatically verifies the product key, places a green check mark next to the text box, and enables the Continue button after it validates the key. If the key is not valid, Setup displays a red circle next to the text box and prompts you that the key is incorrect.

  3. On the Read the Microsoft Software License Terms page, review the terms, select the I accept the terms of this agreement check box, and then click Continue.

  4. On the Choose the installation you want page, click Advanced. The Basic option is for stand-alone installations.

  5. On the Server Type tab, select Complete.

  6. Optionally, to install Office SharePoint Server 2007 at a custom location, select the File Location tab, and then type the location or Browse to the location.

  7. Optionally, to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program, select the Feedback tab and select the option you want. To learn more about the program, click the link. You must have an Internet connection to view the program information.

  8. When you have chosen the correct options, click Install Now.

  9. When Setup finishes, a dialog box appears that prompts you to complete the configuration of your server. Be sure that the Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard now check box is selected.

  10. Click Close to start the configuration wizard. Instructions for completing the wizard are provided in the next set of steps.

Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard

After Setup finishes, you can use the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard to configure Office SharePoint Server 2007. The configuration wizard automates several configuration tasks, including installing and configuring the configuration database, installing Office SharePoint Server 2007 services, and creating the Central Administration Web site. Use the following instructions to run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard.

Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard

  1. On the Welcome to SharePoint Products and Technologies page, click Next.

  2. In the dialog box that notifies you that some services might need to be restarted during configuration, click Yes.

  3. On the Connect to a server farm page, click No, I want to create a new server farm, and then click Next.

  4. In the Specify Configuration Database Settings dialog box, in the Database server box, type the name of the computer that is running SQL Server.

  5. Type a name for your configuration database in the Database name box, or use the default database name. The default name is "SharePoint_Config".

  6. In the User name box, type the user name of the server farm account. (Be sure to type the user name in the format DOMAIN\username.)

    ImportantImportant:

    This account is the server farm account and it is used to access your configuration database. It also acts as the application pool identity for the SharePoint Central Administration application pool, and it is the account under which the Windows® SharePoint Services Timer service runs. The SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard adds this account to the SQL Server Logins, the SQL Server Database Creator server role, and the SQL Server Security Administrators server role.

    The user account that you specify for this service account must be a domain user account. Because this account does not require a high level privilege, we recommend that you follow the principle of least privilege, and specify a user account that is not a member of the Administrators group on your Web servers or your back-end servers.

  7. In the Password box, type the user's password, and then click Next.

  8. On the Configure SharePoint Central Administration Web Application page, select the Specify port number check box; type a port number if you want the SharePoint Central Administration Web application to use a specific port, or leave the Specify port number check box cleared if you do not care which port number the SharePoint Central Administration Web application uses.

  9. In the Configure SharePoint Central Administration Web Application dialog box, do one of the following:

  10. On the Completing the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard page, click Next.

  11. On the Configuration Successful page, click Finish.

    The SharePoint Central Administration Web site home page opens.

    NoteNote:

    If you are prompted for your user name and password, you might need to add the SharePoint Central Administration Web site to the list of trusted sites, and configure user authentication settings in Internet Explorer. Instructions for configuring these settings are provided in the next set of steps.

    If a proxy server error message appears, you might need to configure your proxy server settings so that local addresses bypass the proxy server. Instructions for configuring this setting are provided later in this section.

Add the SharePoint Central Administration Web site to the list of trusted sites

Add the SharePoint Central Administration Web site to the list of trusted sites

  1. In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.

  2. On the Security tab, in the Select a Web content zone to specify its security settings box, click Trusted sites, and then click Sites.

  3. Clear the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box.

  4. In the Add this Web site to the zone box, type the URL for the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, and then click Add.

  5. Click Close to close the Trusted sites dialog box.

  6. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box.

Configure proxy server settings to bypass the proxy server for local addresses

Configure proxy server settings to bypass the proxy server for local addresses

  1. In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.

  2. On the Connections tab, in the Local Area Network (LAN) settings area, click LAN Settings.

  3. In the Automatic configuration section, clear the Automatically detect settings check box.

  4. In the Proxy Server section, select the Use a proxy server for your LAN check box.

  5. Type the address of the proxy server in the Address box.

  6. Type the port number of the proxy server in the Port box.

  7. Select the Bypass proxy server for local addresses check box.

  8. Click OK to close the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings dialog box.

  9. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box.

Add servers to the farm

We recommend that you install and configure Office SharePoint Server 2007 on all of your Web servers and the index server before you configure Office SharePoint Server 2007 services and create sites. If you want to build a minimal server farm configuration, and incrementally add Web servers to expand the farm, you can install and configure Office SharePoint Server 2007 on a single Web server, and configure the Web server as both a Web server and an application server. Regardless of how many Web servers you have in your server farm, you must have SQL Server 2005 running on at least one back-end database server before you install Office SharePoint Server 2007 on your Web servers.

ImportantImportant:

If you uninstall Office SharePoint Server 2007 from the first server on which you installed it, your farm might experience problems. It is not recommended that you install Office SharePoint Server 2007 on an index server first.

Run Setup on additional servers — front-end Web servers

  1. From the product disc, run Setup.exe, or from the product download, run Officeserver.exe, on one of your Web servers.

  2. On the Enter your Product Key page, enter your product key, and then click Continue.

    NoteNote:

    Setup automatically verifies the product key, places a green check mark next to the text box, and enables the Continue button after it validates the key. If the key is not valid, Setup displays a red circle next to the text box and prompts you that the key is incorrect.

  3. On the Read the Microsoft Software License Terms page, review the terms, select the I accept the terms of this agreement check box, and then click Continue.

  4. On the Choose the installation you want page, click Advanced.

  5. On the Server Type tab, click Web Front End.

  6. Optionally, to install Office SharePoint Server 2007 at a custom location, select the File Location tab, and then type the location or Browse to the location.

  7. Optionally, to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program, select the Feedback tab and select the option you want. To learn more about the program, click the link. You must have an Internet connection to view the program information.

  8. When you have chosen the correct options, click Install Now.

  9. When Setup finishes, a dialog box appears that prompts you to complete the configuration of your server. Be sure that the Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard now check box is selected.

  10. Click Close to start the configuration wizard. Instructions for completing the wizard are provided in the following section.

Run Setup on additional servers — index or query server

  1. From the product disc, run Setup.exe, or from the product download, run Officeserver.exe, on one of your Web servers.

  2. On the Enter your Product Key page, enter your product key, and then click Continue.

    NoteNote:

    Setup automatically verifies the product key, places a green check mark next to the text box, and enables the Continue button after it validates the key. If the key is not valid, Setup displays a red circle next to the text box and prompts you that the key is incorrect.

  3. On the Read the Microsoft Software License Terms page, review the terms, select the I accept the terms of this agreement check box, and then click Continue.

  4. On the Choose the installation you want page, click Advanced.

  5. On the Server Type tab, click Complete.

  6. Optionally, to install Office SharePoint Server 2007 at a custom location, select the File Location tab, and then type the location or Browse to the location.

  7. Optionally, to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program, select the Feedback tab and select the option you want. To learn more about the program, click the link. You must have an Internet connection to view the program information.

  8. When you have chosen the correct options, click Install Now.

  9. When Setup finishes, a dialog box appears that prompts you to complete the configuration of your server. Be sure that the Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard now check box is selected.

  10. Click Close to start the configuration wizard. Instructions for completing the wizard are provided in the next set of steps.

Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard on additional servers

After Setup finishes, you can use the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard to configure Office SharePoint Server 2007. The configuration wizard automates several configuration tasks, including installing Office SharePoint Server 2007 services. Use the following instructions to run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard.

Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard on additional servers

  1. On the Welcome to SharePoint Products and Technologies page, click Next.

  2. In the dialog box that notifies you that some services might need to be restarted during configuration, click Yes.

  3. On the Connect to a server farm page, click Yes, I want to connect to an existing server farm, and then click Next.

  4. In the Specify Configuration Database Settings dialog box, in the Database server box, type the name of the computer that is running SQL Server.

  5. Click Retrieve Database Names, and then from the Database name list, select the database name that you created when you configured the first server in your server farm.

  6. In the User name box, type the user name of the account used to connect to the computer running SQL Server. (Be sure to type the user name in the format DOMAIN\username.) This must be the same user account you used when you configured the first server.

  7. In the Password box, type the user's password, and then click Next.

  8. On the Completing the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard page, click Next.

  9. On the Configuration Successful page, click Finish.

Start the Windows SharePoint Services Search service (optional)

You must start the Windows SharePoint Services Search service on every computer that you want to search over Help content. If you do not want users to be able to search over Help content, you do not need to start this service.

Start the Windows SharePoint Services Search service (optional)

  1. On the SharePoint Central Administration home page, click the Operations tab on the top link bar.

  2. On the Operations page, in the Topology and Services section, click Services on server.

  3. On the Services on Server page, next to Windows SharePoint Services Search, click Start.

  4. On the Configure Windows SharePoint Services Search Service Settings page, in the Service Account section, type the user name and password for the user account under which the Windows SharePoint Services Search service account will run.

  5. In the Content Access Account section, type the user name and password for the user account that the Search service will use to search over content. This account must have read access to all the content you want it to search over. If you do not specify credentials, the same account used for the Search service will be used.

  6. In the Indexing Schedule section, either accept the default settings, or specify the schedule that you want the Search service to use when searching over content.

  7. After you have configured all the settings, click Start.

Stop the Central Administration service on all index servers

In farms with more than one index server, stop the Central Administration service on all index servers. This service is used for the Central Administration Web site and is not required on index servers. Stopping this service on index servers can help avoid URL resolution problems with indexing. On the other hand, you must be sure that this service is started on the server that hosts the Central Administration Web site, even if that server is also an index server. You do not need to stop this service for installations where the farm has only one index server.

Before stopping the service on the index server, make sure that the service is running another server.

Stop the Central Administration service on an index server

  1. On the Services on Server page, select the index server from the Server drop-down list.

  2. Under Select server role to display services you will need to start in the table below, select the Custom option.

  3. In the table of services, next to Central Administration, in the Action column, click Stop.

Disable the Windows SharePoint Services Web Application service on all servers not serving content

Disable the Windows SharePoint Services Web Application service on all servers that are not serving content, especially index servers. On the other hand, you must be sure that this service is enabled on the servers that are serving content.

Disable the Windows SharePoint Services Web Application service on a server

  1. On the SharePoint Central Administration home page, click the Operations tab on the top link bar.

  2. On the Operations page, in the Topology and Services section, click Services on server.

  3. On the Services on Server page, next to Windows SharePoint Services Web Application, click Stop.

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