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Perform a stand-alone installation of Office SharePoint Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008

Office 2007

Updated: March 26, 2009

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: 2009-03-26

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As of the release of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1), you can install Office SharePoint Server 2007 on a server running Windows Server 2008. As with the Windows Server 2003 operating system, you must download and run Setup and the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard. You cannot install Office SharePoint Server 2007 without service packs on Windows Server 2008.

ImportantImportant:

This article discusses how to perform a clean installation of Office SharePoint Server 2007 with SP1 in a stand-alone environment on Windows Server 2008. It does not cover upgrading the operating system from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008.

NoteNote:

This article does not cover installing Office SharePoint Server 2007 in a server farm on Windows Server 2008. For more information, see Deploy a simple farm on the Windows Server 2008 operating system (Office SharePoint Server).

NoteNote:

There is no direct upgrade from a stand-alone installation to a farm installation.

You can quickly publish a SharePoint site by deploying Office SharePoint Server 2007 on a single server computer. A stand-alone configuration is useful if you want to evaluate Office SharePoint Server 2007 features and capabilities, such as collaboration, document management, and search. A stand-alone configuration is also useful if you are deploying a small number of Web sites and you want to minimize administrative overhead. When you deploy Office SharePoint Server 2007 on a single server using the default settings, the Setup program automatically installs the Windows Internal Database and uses it to create the configuration database and an initial content database for your SharePoint sites. In addition, Setup installs the SharePoint Central Administration Web site and creates your first SharePoint site collection and site.

ImportantImportant:

Office SharePoint Server 2007 requires the following components: the Web Server role, Windows Internal Database, and the Microsoft .NET Framework. Office SharePoint Server 2007 will cease to run if you uninstall these components.

Hardware and software requirements

Before you install and configure Office SharePoint Server 2007, be sure that your server has the required hardware and software. For more information about these requirements, see Determine hardware and software requirements (Office SharePoint Server). Also, make sure the Management Compatibility role service is added to your server and the .NET Framework is installed, as described below.

NoteNote:

Server Manager is designed to guide server administrators through the process of installing, configuring, and managing server roles and features that are part of Windows Server 2008. For more information on using the Server Manager, see the Windows Server 2008 Server Manager Technical Overview

(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=109936&clcid=0x409).

IIS 6.0 Management Compatibility role service

If you use the Server Manager to perform a default Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 installation, the IIS 6.0 Management Compatibility role service is not included. Since this is a required role service, you must use the following procedure.

Add the IIS 6.0 Management Compatibility role service

  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  2. In the left navigation pane, expand Roles, and then right-click Web Server (IIS) and select Add Role Services.

  3. In the Add Role Services wizard, under Role services, select IIS 6 Management Compatibility.

  4. From the Select Role Services pane, click Next, and then at the Confirm Installations Selections pane, click Install.

  5. To complete the Add Role Services wizard, click Close.

Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.0

Before you install Office SharePoint Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008, you must install the .NET Framework version 3.0. You do not need to install the Web Server role or the Windows Process Activation Service; these are installed automatically—along with Windows Internal Database—when you install Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1. Use the following procedure to install the .NET Framework version 3.0.

Install Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.0

  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  2. In Server Manager, on the Action menu, click Add features.

  3. In the Features list, select the .NET Framework 3.0 Features check box, and then click Next.

  4. Follow the wizard steps to install the.NET Framework version 3.0.

NoteNote:

You can also use the Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.5. You can download the .NET Framework version 3.5 from the Microsoft Download Center (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=110508).

Perform installation steps

You can only install Office SharePoint Server 2007 with SP1 on Windows Server 2008. We recommend that you create a slipstreamed installation source for Office SharePoint Server 2007. This installation source must include the files from both Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1. For more information on using the updates folder to create a slipstream source, see the topic Create an installation source that includes software updates (Office SharePoint Server 2007).

NoteNote:

If you have not created an updated installation source, you must first install Office SharePoint Server 2007 without any software updates and, without running the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard at the end of the installation, install Service Pack 1. After the installations are complete, you can run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard.

To install and configure Office SharePoint Server 2007, you must first install Office SharePoint Server 2007 with SP1 and then run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard. When you install Office SharePoint Server 2007 on a single server, run the Setup program using the Basic option. This option uses the Setup program's default parameters to install Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows Internal Database.

NoteNote:

If you uninstall Office SharePoint Server 2007, and then later reinstall Office SharePoint Server 2007 on the same computer, the Setup program could fail when creating the configuration database, causing the entire installation process to fail. You can prevent this failure by either deleting all the existing Office SharePoint Server 2007 databases on the computer or by creating a new configuration database. You can create a new configuration database by running the following command from the directory %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft shared\Web server extensions\12\Bin:

psconfig -cmd configdb -create -database <unique database name>

Install Office SharePoint Server 2007 with SP1

  1. From your slipstreamed installation source, run Setup.exe.

  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 places a red circle next to the text box and displays a message 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 Basic to install to the default location. To install to a different location, click Advanced, and then on the File Location tab, specify the location you want to install to and finish the installation.

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

  6. Click Close to start the configuration wizard.

    The SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard starts, and you can go directly to the procedure "To run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard."

NoteNote:

Do not add any server roles in Windows Server 2008 Server Manager before the setup for Office SharePoint Server 2007 is complete. If you add a server role, the setup process will fail, and you will need to uninstall and reinstall Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Configure SharePoint Products and Technologies

Once you have finished installing Office SharePoint Server 2007 with SP1, you can run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard to configure the installation.

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 or reset during configuration, click Yes.

  3. On the Configuration Successful page, click Finish. Your new SharePoint site opens.

    NoteNote:

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

    NoteNote:

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

If you want to configure the installation from the command line, use the following procedure.

Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard from the command line

  • Type the following command, and then press ENTER:

    psconfig.exe -cmd setup -cmd standaloneconfig -lcid 0 -cmd configdb -create -server <servername>\OfficeServers -cmd helpcollections -installall -cmd secureresources -cmd services -install -provision -cmd installfeatures -cmd adminvs -provision -cmd evalprovision -provision -cmd applicationcontent -install

After you have configured the Office SharePoint Server 2007 installation, you should add the SharePoint site to the list of trusted sites, using the following steps.

Add the SharePoint 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 of your 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.

If you are using a proxy server in your organization, use the following steps to configure Internet Explorer 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. In the Address box, type the address of the proxy server.

  6. In the Port box, type the port number of the proxy server.

  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.

Perform post-installation steps

After Setup finishes, your browser window opens to the home page of your new SharePoint site. Although you can start adding content to the site, or start customizing the site, we recommend that you perform the following administrative tasks by using the SharePoint Central Administration Web site.

  • Configure incoming e-mail settings   You can configure incoming e-mail settings so that SharePoint sites accept and archive incoming e-mail. You can also configure incoming e-mail settings so that SharePoint sites can archive e-mail discussions as they happen, save e-mailed documents, and show e-mailed meetings on site calendars. In addition, you can configure the SharePoint Directory Management Service to provide support for e-mail distribution list creation and management. For more information, see Configure incoming e-mail settings (Office SharePoint Server).

  • Configure outgoing e-mail settings   You can configure outgoing e-mail settings so that your Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server sends e-mail alerts to site users and notifications to site administrators. You can configure both the "From" e-mail address and the "Reply" e-mail address that appear in outgoing alerts. For more information, see Configure outgoing e-mail settings (Office SharePoint Server).

  • Configure diagnostic logging settings   You can configure several diagnostic logging settings to help with troubleshooting. This includes enabling and configuring trace logs, event messages, user-mode error messages, and Customer Experience Improvement Program events. For more information, see Configure diagnostic logging settings.

  • Configure antivirus protection settings   You can configure several antivirus settings if you have an antivirus program that is designed for Office SharePoint Server 2007. Antivirus settings enable you to control whether documents are scanned on upload or download and whether users can download infected documents. You can also specify how long you want the antivirus program to run before it times out, and you can specify how many execution threads the antivirus program can use on the server. For more information, see Configure antivirus settings.

  • Create SharePoint sites   When Setup finishes, you have a single Web application that contains a single SharePoint site collection that hosts a SharePoint site. You can create more SharePoint site collections, sites, and Web applications if your site design requires multiple sites or multiple Web applications. For more information, see Chapter overview: Deploy and configure SharePoint sites.

    NoteNote:

    If you create additional Web applications to host SharePoint sites, you must also configure Windows Firewall to allow communication on the ports for those Web applications. For more information, see Deploy a simple farm on the Windows Server 2008 operating system (Office SharePoint Server).

Perform administrator tasks by using the Central Administration site

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration.

  2. On the Central Administration home page, under Administrator Tasks, click the task you want to perform.

  3. On the Administrator Tasks page, next to Action, click the task.

Configure the trace log

Trace log files can help you to troubleshoot issues related to configuration changes of the Windows SharePoint Services Search service. The trace log can also be useful for analyzing problems that might occur. For example, you can use events that are written to the trace log to identify what configuration changes were made in Office SharePoint Server 2007 before the problem occurred.

Because problems related to configuration changes are not always immediately discovered, we recommend that you save all trace log files that the system creates on any day that you make any configuration changes related to the search service. Store these log files for an extended period of time in a safe location that will not be overwritten.

By default, Office SharePoint Server 2007 saves two days of events in the trace log files; trace log files that contain events that are older than two days are deleted. When using the Windows SharePoint Services Search service, we recommend that you configure the trace log to save seven days of events.

You can use the Diagnostic Logging page in Central Administration to configure the maximum number of trace log files to maintain and the duration (in minutes) to capture events to each log file. By default, 96 log files are kept, each one containing 30 minutes of events.

96 log files * 30 minutes of events per file = 2880 minutes or two days of events.

You can also specify the location where the log files are written or accept the default path. See step 3 in this procedure to determine the location that the system stores trace log files for your system.

Configure the trace log to save seven days of events

  1. In Central Administration, on the Operations tab, in the Logging and Reporting section, click Diagnostic logging.

  2. On the Diagnostic Logging page, in the Trace Log section, do the following:

    • In the Number of log files box, type 336.

    • In the Number of minutes to use a log file box, type 30.

    TipTip:

    To save 10,080 minutes (seven days) of events, you can use any combination of number of log files and minutes to store in each log file.

  3. Ensure that the path specified in the Path box has enough room to store the extra log files or change the path to another location.

    TipTip:

    We recommend that you store log files on a hard drive partition that is used to store log files only.

  4. Click OK.

Configure Windows Server Backup

If you want to use Windows Server Backup with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, you must configure the following registry keys. If you do not configure these registry keys, Windows Server Backup will not work properly with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

ImportantImportant:

You must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group on the local server computer to edit the registry. Incorrectly editing the registry might severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on the computer.

Configure registry keys for Windows Server Backup

  1. Click Start, click Run, and in the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.

  2. In the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue to open the Registry Editor.

  3. In the Registry Editor, locate the following key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\

  4. On the Edit menu, click New, and then click Key.

  5. Type WindowsServerBackup and then press ENTER.

  6. Select the WindowsServerBackup key, and then on the Edit menu, click New, and then click Key.

  7. Type Application Support, and then press ENTER.

  8. Select the Application Support key, and then on the Edit menu, click New, and then click Key.

  9. Type {c2f52614-5e53-4858-a589-38eeb25c6184} as the key name, and then press ENTER.

    This is the GUID for the WSS Writer.

  10. Select the new key, and then on the Edit menu, click New, and then click String Value.

  11. Type Application Identifier as the new value, and then press ENTER.

  12. Right-click the Application Identifier value, and then click Modify.

  13. In the Value Data box, type Windows SharePoint Services, and then click OK.

  14. On the Edit menu, click New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.

  15. Type UseSameVssContext as the new value name, and then press ENTER.

  16. Right-click the UseSameVssContext value, and then click Modify.

  17. In the Value Data box, type 00000001, and then click OK.

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See the full list of available books at Downloadable books for Office SharePoint Server 2007.

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