Install SharePoint 2007

Install SharePoint 2007 on Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 - Part 1: Overview

This week I had some time to play with the newly released SQL Server 2008 and a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) installation. As usual I use a Hyper-V virtual environment to install SharePoint 2007.

This way you can take snapshots before you install Service Packs and updates. Furthermore you can just copy the image to the laptop of a new developer joining the team... in a few minutes he has everything installed and configured so he can start the development.

The series of articles here include the installation of an Active Directory, Windows Server and SQL Server before we are going to install SharePoint 2007. We are going to install all in two virtual images to create a closed environment for your work. This way you are independent and if something goes wrong you can use your snapshots or backup copies you created.

If you need to install SharePoint 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2 you can use the following articles:

The following articles describe how to set:

  1. Part 1: Overview
  2. Part 2: Installing Active Directory
  3. Part 3: Domain Accounts
  4. Part 4: Installing and configuring SQL Server 2008
  5. Part 5: Installing IIS7
  6. Part 6: Installing MOSS 2007
  7. Part 7: Configuring MOSS 2007
  8. Part 8: Pop3, SMTP, Outlook

Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 support (Update)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 as well as Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 support Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 as it is written at the Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog.

Server farm

I tried to create a server farm containing a SQL Server 2008 and a MOSS 2007. The SQL Server acts as a PDC and the MOSS 2007 server is used as a web server and an application server.

 The SharePoint farm consits of a SQL Server 2008 and a MOSS 2007 server.

Installing Windows Server 2008 as a Hyper-V virtual image

For my testing environment I installed 2 Windows Server 2008 x64 Enterprise Edition virtual images using Hyper-V.

After the installation process I had to install a newer version of the integration components.

You need to install a newer version of the integration components of Hyper-V. 

After that I applied all new updates using Windows Update.

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