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Sequence for Installing and Configuring Server Applications

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Updated : January 1, 2000

This article lists the recommended sequences for installing and configuring applications on Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 with Service Pack 4 (SP4) or later. For detailed installation information on these particular products, please consult the documentation that accompanies the products.

Recommended Installation Sequences

Internet Information Server 4.0 (IIS)

An advanced Web server that makes it easy to share documents and implement Internet and intranet solutions across your company.

To install IIS 4.0, please follow this sequence:

  1. Install Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 operating system.

  2. Install Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3 ( http://support.microsoft.com/support/ntserver/content/servicepacks/SP3.asp ).

  3. Install Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2 (without the Active DesktopTM interface item).

    Note: Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1 ships with the Option Pack, however it is recommended that you install Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2 (shipped with Microsoft TechNet). There is no need to install Internet Explorer 5 on a server running IIS and it is not recommended.

  4. Install Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack (shipped with Microsoft TechNet).

  5. Install Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 5 or later (shipped with Microsoft TechNet).

    Note: Even if you installed the latest Windows NT Service Pack in Step 2 above, you will need to re-apply the latest Service Pack because the Windows NT Option Pack install will overwrite DLLs installed by the Service Pack.

  6. Install MDAC 2.1.2.4202.3, also known as MDAC 2.1 SP2 (shipped with Microsoft TechNet).

Proxy Server 2.0

An extensible firewall and Web cache server that provides secure Internet access, while improving network response time and efficiency.

To install Proxy Server 2.0, please follow this sequence:

  1. Install Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 operating system.

  2. Install Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3 ( http://support.microsoft.com/support/ntserver/content/servicepacks/SP3.asp ).

  3. Install Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2 (without the Active DesktopTM interface item).

    Note: Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1 ships with the Option Pack, however it is recommended that you install Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2 Pack (shipped with Microsoft TechNet). There is no need to install Internet Explorer 5 on a server running IIS and it is not recommended.

  4. Install Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack Pack (shipped with Microsoft TechNet).

  5. Install Proxy 2.0

  6. Install Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 5 or later Pack (shipped with Microsoft TechNet).

    Note: Even if you installed the latest Windows NT Service Pack in Step 2 above, you will need to re-apply the latest Service Pack because the Windows NT Option Pack install will overwrite DLLs installed by the Service Pack.

  7. Install Proxy 2.0 Service Pack 1 Pack (shipped with Microsoft TechNet).

Site Server 3.0

A comprehensive Web site environment for enhancing, deploying, and managing intranet sites on Windows NT Server and Internet Information Server.

Exchange Server 5.5

The e-mail server that embraces Internet standards and extends rich messaging and collaboration to businesses of all sizes.

To install Exchange Server 5.5, please follow this sequence:

  1. Install Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0.

  2. Install Microsoft Windows NT Service Pack 4 or later (shipped with Microsoft TechNet).

  3. Install Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5.

  4. Install Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Service Pack 2.

Systems Management Server 1.2

A collection of centralized management tools that provide extensible computer inventory, software distribution, and diagnostic services.

To install Systems Management Server 1.2, please follow this sequence:

  1. Install Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0.

  2. Install Microsoft Windows NT Service Pack 4 or later (Recommended but not required).

  3. Install Microsoft SQL Server 6.5.

  4. Install Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 Service Pack 5a (shipped with Microsoft TechNet).

  5. Install Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.2.

  6. Install Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.2 Service Pack 4 (shipped with Microsoft TechNet).

Systems Management Server 2.0

A new collection of centralized management tools providing a new integrated Setup program, new interfaces and tools, and key enhancements to security, inventory, software distribution, monitoring, and Year 2000 compliance checking.

To install Systems Management Server 2.0, please follow this sequence:

  1. Install Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0.

  2. Install Microsoft Windows NT Service Pack 4 or later (shipped with Microsoft TechNet).

  3. Install Microsoft SQL Server 7.0.

  4. Install Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0.

Alternatively, you can install Systems Management Server 2.0 using the following sequence:

  1. Install Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0.

  2. Install Microsoft Windows NT Service Pack 4 or later (shipped with Microsoft TechNet).

  3. Install Microsoft SQL Server 6.5.

  4. Install Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 Service Pack 5a (shipped with Microsoft TechNet).

  5. Install Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0.

  6. Reapply Microsoft Windows NT Service Pack 4 or later (shipped with Microsoft TechNet).

SNA Server 4.0

A reliable platform that integrates existing legacy systems and data with modern network systems through the Internet and intranets.

To install SNA Server 4.0, please follow this sequence:

  1. Install Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0.

  2. Install Microsoft Windows NT Service Pack 4 or later (shipped with Microsoft TechNet).

  3. Install Microsoft SNA Server 4.0.

  4. Install Microsoft SNA Server 4.0 Service Pack 1.

SQL Server 6.5

A scalable, reliable, flexible, and high-performance relational database management system for Windows NT Server-based systems.

To install SQL Server 6.5, please follow this sequence:

  1. Install Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0.

  2. Install Microsoft Windows NT Service Pack 4 or later (shipped with Microsoft TechNet).

  3. Install Microsoft SQL Server 6.5.

  4. Install Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 Service Pack 5a (shipped with Microsoft TechNet).

SQL Server 7.0

The leading Microsoft Windows database, bringing scalable business solutions, powerful data warehousing, and integration with Microsoft Office 2000 to your enterprise.

To install SQL Server 7.0, please follow this sequence:

  1. Install Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0.

  2. Install Microsoft Windows NT Service Pack 4 or later (shipped with Microsoft TechNet).

  3. Install Microsoft SQL Server 7.0.

For More Information

For more information about the products featured on this page, check out Microsoft TechNet.

You can also find this same article at the Microsoft web site at http://www.microsoft.com/NTServer/nts/deployment/planguide/Install.asp .

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