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Installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on Windows Server 2003

Windows SharePoint Services lives to serve -- in fact, it's already included with Windows Server 2003 R2. Here's what you need to know in order to install it on your server and get your new SharePoint site running.

Windows Server 2003 R2 includes Windows SharePoint Services. I've talked about some of the new features included with a free update to this new Windows Server feature -- particularly the product upgrade from version 2.0 to version 3.0. In this tip, I'll cover the installation and configuration steps you need in order to get a standalone Windows SharePoint Service 3.0 installation up and running on your Windows Server 2003 system.

  1. Install the Application Server (IIS) role on your Windows Server 2003 system.
  2. Install the Mail server (POP3, SMTP) role on your system.
  3. Download and install the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0. Make sure to download the version (32-bit or 64-bit) that matches your operating system.
  4. Verify that ASP.NET v2.0.50727 is allowed by opening the Internet Services Manager, choosing Web Services Extensions, choosing ASP .NET v2.0.50727, and clicking the Allow button.
  5. Download Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 from Microsoft. Don't install Windows SharePoint Services through Add/Remove Programs, because this is not the latest version of the service. For the x64 version of SharePoint, go here.
  6. Execute the downloaded file named SharePoint.exe.
  7. When asked, choose a Basic installation. The Basic installation also includes a run-time database.

Figure A

Choose an installation type.
  1. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 will install using the default configuration.
  2. The Windows SharePoint Services configuration wizard will run. This step, among other things, creates a SharePoint configuration database, installs services, and creates sample data.
  3. To utilize your new SharePoint site, open a Web browser and browse to your server's name.

Figure B

The SharePoint Team Site window.

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14 comments
jerry
jerry

Is there a way to change the location of the database? Don't have much room on the C: drive but have plenty on the E: drive.

isedc
isedc

Great tutorial...but I ran into an critical error when installing sharepoint. I followed the directions above exactly and near the end of the sharepoint installation when it says it's applying updates, it crashes and wants to send an error report to microsoft. I am running 2003 R2 with SP2. Funny thing, I can't install SQL server 2005 express either, it fails as well when it tries to start the service. Is this because of 2003 Service pack 2?

jim.beck
jim.beck

I have done the following steps 1. Install the Application Server (IIS) role on your Windows Server 2003 system. 3. Download and install the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0. 4. Verifed that ASP.NET v2.0.50727 is allowed on IIS 5. Downloaded Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 6. Executed the downloaded file named SharePoint.exe. 7. When asked, choose Advanced installation 8. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 was installed using the default configuration. 9. The Windows SharePoint Services configuration wizard was run. when completed I was logged into the Central Administration Page (default.aspx) but Team Site is not displayed, a list of administrator tasks appears, and I cannot find the Configure Administrative Virtual Server option on the Central Administration Page, or in the Operations/Applications Managements pages. Am I missing something in the installation?

Kurse
Kurse

If I understand this correctly, if you are running 2003 SBS Server, you cannot upgrade SPS 2.0 to SPS 3.0, you have to install it alongside. This is what I did here at my workplace, and it does work fine, I simply turned off the old 2.0 site, and pointed users to the new 3.0 web. The one thing I dont like is that SPS 3.0 will install an internal SQL database (Microsoft SQL Server Embedded Edition) if you dont have SQL 2003 Server or higher installed on your server already. Thats all fine and dandy, but this Embedded Edition is totally un-managable. You cannot administer it, connect to it, etc. in any way that I have found. It also causes tons of errors in the Event Log daily, at least in my experience. I have tried, but am unable to resolve any of these errors, and it appears to be due to the nature of this "Embedded Edition". SPS 3.0 works fine on the server, but the Event Log errors and the fact our backup software has issues with backing up the Embedded Edition SQL database makes me wonder if it was worth the time upgrading to.

david
david

Mabye someone can point me in the right direction here. So far I haven't found anyone that knows, and I haven't found any information in reference material. When you create a new Document Workspace, a task list is created. The default for that list is not to notify users when a task is assigned to them. I'd like to change this default.. Does anyone know where it might be changed? Thanks David

gkannega
gkannega

Here is my scenario... windows 2003 sp1 server on a domain, with IIS and a website running. I followed the step by step process and the installation went well. However when I open the Central administration and try to create a site it doesnt allow me to. The screen sits there when I click "OK". It happens to the default site settings too. I appreciate your help.

Stemdriller
Stemdriller

If I want to integrate SharePoint with Active Directory do I need to install as a 'Server Farm' setup. Just trying to setup an Intranet page for user to view newsletters, holiday forms etc etc Any help would be greatley appreciated. Thanks

himanshu.paradkar
himanshu.paradkar

Hello please help me out for installation of Share point server on my system .

kmdennis
kmdennis

According to microsoft, you cannot use any of the GUI to manage it, you must use osql to administer it....I believe that.

clathrope
clathrope

Go to the tasks page and select Settings on the Tasks header bar and click List Settings. Then click Advanced Settings link. There is an option: Send e-mail when ownership is assigned? its default is no. This may be what you want. Or, you will need to look into workflow. Click Workflow Settings on the previous page. I often save my customizations to a custom template so I don't have to do this a hundred times. Choose Save List as template and give a descriptive name. -Chuck Lathrope www.sqlwebpedia.com

Stemdriller
Stemdriller

Did you ever get this sorted?? I am having the same issues, but I am very new to SharePoint.

david
david

Hi Chuck, What I'm looking for, is to change the default installation.. So that each time a DWS is created, that option is set to yes. If I change it, and create a new custom template then when a user picks create Document Workspace it will still create the default DWS and not the new custom one.. Unless there's a way to change that instead of the defaul option.. ALthought I would think we could change that, I just can't find out how.. Thanks David

clathrope
clathrope

Maybe find away to hack the templates: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\SiteTemplates Try on dev server obviously. I haven't done this...