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.
- Install the Application Server (IIS) role on your Windows Server 2003 system.
- Install the Mail server (POP3, SMTP) role on your system.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Execute the downloaded file named SharePoint.exe.
- When asked, choose a Basic installation. The Basic installation also includes a run-time database.
|Choose an installation type.|
- Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 will install using the default configuration.
- The Windows SharePoint Services configuration wizard will run. This step, among other things, creates a SharePoint configuration database, installs services, and creates sample data. To utilize your new SharePoint site, open a Web browser and browse to your server's name.
|The SharePoint Team Site window.|
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