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Install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on a stand-alone computer

Updated: July 9, 2009

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Updated: 2009-07-09

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This information applies to Windows Server 2003. If you are in a Windows Server 2008 environment, the steps to install and configure Internet Information Services (IIS), the Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.0, and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 are different. For more information, see Install a stand-alone server on Windows Server 2008 (Windows SharePoint Services).

ImportantImportant:

This document discusses how to install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on a single computer as a stand-alone installation. It does not cover installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 in a farm environment, upgrading from previous releases of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, or how to upgrade from SharePoint Portal Server 2003. For information about how to do this, see the following articles:

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 uses it to create the configuration database and 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.

NoteNote:

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

Hardware and software requirements

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).

Configure the server as a Web server

Before you install and configure Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, you must install and configure the required software. This includes installing and configuring Internet Information Services (IIS) so your computer acts as a Web server, installing the Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.0, and enabling ASP.NET 2.0.

Install and configure IIS

Internet Information Services (IIS) is not installed or enabled by default in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system. To make your server a Web server, you must install and enable IIS, and you must ensure that IIS is running in IIS 6.0 worker process isolation mode.

Install and configure IIS

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Configure Your Server Wizard.

  2. On the Welcome to the Configure Your Server Wizard page, click Next.

  3. On the Preliminary Steps page, click Next.

  4. On the Server Role page, click Application server (IIS, ASP.NET), and then click Next.

  5. On the Application Server Options page, click Next.

  6. On the Summary of Selections page, click Next.

  7. Click Finish.

  8. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

  9. In the IIS Manager tree, click the plus sign (+) next to the server name, right-click the Web Sites folder, and then click Properties.

  10. In the Web Sites Properties dialog box, click the Service tab.

  11. In the Isolation mode section, clear the Run WWW service in IIS 5.0 isolation mode check box, and then click OK.

    NoteNote:

    The Run WWW in IIS 5.0 isolation mode check box is only selected if you have upgraded to IIS 6.0 on Windows Server 2003 from IIS 5.0 on Microsoft Windows 2000. New installations of IIS 6.0 use IIS 6.0 worker process isolation mode by default.

Install the Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.0

Go to the Microsoft Download Center Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=72322&clcid=0x409), and on the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Redistributable Package page, follow the instructions for downloading and installing the .NET Framework version 3.0. There are separate downloads for x86-based computers and x64-based computers. Be sure to download and install the appropriate version for your computer. The .NET Framework version 3.0 download contains the Windows Workflow Foundation technology, which is required by workflow features.

NoteNote:

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

Enable ASP.NET 2.0

ASP.NET 2.0 is required for proper functioning of Web content, the Central Administration Web Site, and many other features and functions of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

Enable ASP.NET 2.0

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

  2. In the Internet Information Services tree, click the plus sign (+) next to the server name, and then click the Web Service Extensions folder.

  3. In the details pane, right-click ASP.NET v2.0.50727, and then click Allow.

Install and configure Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with Windows Internal Database

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. 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..

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:

psconfig -cmd configdb -create -database <uniquename>

Run Setup

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Click Close to start the 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 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.

Post-installation steps

Before you back up a stand-alone installation for the first time, you must verify that the SQL Server Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) is set to start automatically by using the following procedure. You must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer to perform this action.

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

  2. In the list of services, locate SQL Server VSS Writer.

  3. Verify that Status is set to Started and Startup Type is set to Automatic.

  4. If either of these properties is not set to the required value, right-click SQL Server VSS Writer, and then click Properties.

  5. If needed, on the General tab, select Startup type: Automatic.

  6. If needed, in the Service status area, click Start, and then click OK.

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).

Perform administrator tasks by using the Central Administration site

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

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

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

Download this book

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

See the full list of available books at Windows SharePoint Services technical library.

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