Prepare the Web and application servers

SharePoint 2007

Updated: March 26, 2009

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Before you install and configure Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, be sure that your servers have the recommended hardware and software. To deploy a server farm, you need at least one server acting as a Web server and an application server, and one server acting as a database server.

For more information about these requirements, see Determine hardware and software requirements (Office SharePoint Server).

Go to the Microsoft Download Center Web site (, 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.

You must enable ASP.NET 2.0 on all Office SharePoint Server 2007 servers.

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 IIS Manager tree, click the plus sign (+) next to the server name, and then click the Web Service Extensions folder.

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

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