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Install a stand-alone server on Windows Server 2008 (Windows SharePoint Services)

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Updated: July 12, 2010

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

 

Topic Last Modified: 2010-07-09

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As of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1), you can now install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on 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 Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 without service packs on Windows Server 2008.

ImportantImportant:
This article discusses how to do a clean installation of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 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. For more information about upgrading the operating system, see Upgrading to Windows Server 2008 for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with SP1.
NoteNote:
This article does not cover installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 in a server farm installation on Windows Server 2008. For more information, see Deploy a simple farm on the Windows Server 2008 operating system (Windows SharePoint Services).

You can quickly publish a SharePoint site by deploying Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on a single server computer. A stand-alone configuration is useful if you want to evaluate Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 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 Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 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. Windows Internal Database uses SQL Server technology as a relational data store for Windows roles and features only, such as Windows SharePoint Services, Active Directory Rights Management Services, UDDI Services, Windows Server Update Services, and Windows System Resources Manager.. In addition, Setup installs the SharePoint Central Administration Web site and creates your first SharePoint site collection and site.

ImportantImportant:
The following components are required for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to run correctly: the Web Server role, the Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.0, and Windows Internal Database. Do not uninstall them, or Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 will cease to run.
NoteNote:
There is no direct upgrade from a stand-alone installation to a farm installation.

Before you install and configure Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, be sure that your servers have the required hardware and software. For more information about these requirements, see Determine hardware and software requirements (Windows SharePoint Services).

Before you install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on Windows Server 2008, you must install the Microsoft .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 the Windows Internal Database when you install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Service Pack 1.Use the following procedure to install Microsoft .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 Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.0.

When you install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on a single server, run the Setup program using the Basic option. This option uses the Setup program's default parameters to install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Windows Internal Database.

NoteNote:
If you uninstall Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, and then later install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 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 Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 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 path %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft shared\Web server extensions\12\bin:
psconfig -cmd configdb -create -database <unique database name>
Download and run setup for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with SP2
  1. Download Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with SP2 from the Microsoft Web site, and then run SharePoint.exe.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 Data Location tab, specify the location you want to install to and finish the installation.

  4. When Setup finishes, a dialog box 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.

  5. Click Close to start the wizard.

NoteNote:
Do not add any server roles in Windows Server 2008 Server Manager before setup for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is complete. If you add a server role, the setup process will fail, and you will need to uninstall and reinstall Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
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.
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 to 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. 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.

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 you can 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 (Windows SharePoint Services).

  • 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 (Windows SharePoint Services).

  • 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 (Windows SharePoint Services).

  • Configure antivirus protection settings   You can configure several antivirus settings if you have an antivirus program that is designed for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. 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 anti-virus settings (Windows SharePoint Services).

  • 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 sites collections, sites, and Web applications if your site design requires multiple sites or multiple Web applications. For more information, see Deploy and configure SharePoint sites (Windows SharePoint Services).

    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 (Windows SharePoint Services).
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.

The trace log can be useful for analyzing problems that might occur. You can use events that are written to the trace log to identify what configuration changes were made in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 before the problem occurred.

By default, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 saves two days of events in the trace log files. This means that 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 how long (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.

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.

Trace log files can help you to troubleshoot issues related to configuration changes of the Windows SharePoint Services Search service. 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. See step 3 in the previous procedure to determine the location that the system stores trace log files for your system.

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. Navigate to the following path:

    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 name, 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.

This topic is included in the following downloadable book for easier reading and printing:

See the full list of available books at Downloadable books for Windows SharePoint Services.

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