Install SharePoint 2007 on Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 - Part 5: Installing IIS7

This article is a part of a series describing the installation of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) on a Windows Server 2008 with the newly released SQL Server 2008. Before we are able to install SharePoint 2007 we need to properly set up Windows Server 2008. This is the last step before the final installation and configuration of SharePoint 2007 and can be done within a few minutes... so stay tuned.

In the previous articles we have created an Active Directory with different domain accounts which are used to run SQL Server and which are used to install and run SharePoint 2007. We have deployed a SQL Server and configured it to work with SharePoint together. The next step will be the configuration of Windows Server 2008 where SharePoint will be installed. Make sure you have disabled your firewall in your development environment so SharePoint and SQL Server can communicate.

The configuration is straight forward since you only need to enable the Application Server role and the Web Server role using the server manager. Each role requires role services which are shown in the pictures below. Make sure you select the services shown below... some of the roles or role services require other services to be enabled. In this case you will be prompted that they are automatically selected for you.

The configuration of Windows Server 2008 doesn't require you to have the install media ready.

Please have a look at

Note that the exact installation and configuration of all prerequisites is necessary to install SharePoint 2007.

Take your time and don't forget to switch the virtual image right now...

...since we are working on the MOSS 2007 image now.

Working on the MOSS 2007 image.

Add the "Application Server" role to your server and add the required features.

You don't have to add the server role. You can also add the .NET Framework 3.0 Features. I have selected the server role for this demonstration.

Add the application server role through the wizard. Add the dotnet features through the wizard.

After that select the "Web Server (IIS)" server role.

Skip the role services for the Application Server.

Check the box to install the IIS web server. Leave the settings as provided.

Select the ASP.NET role service and add the required features.
Your selected role services might look like that. Note that you might need more services for a production environment.

Add the ASP DOTNET service role. Keep the settings as provided.

Select "Basic Authentication" and "Windows Authentication".
Click next until the wizard has finished the installation process.

Select the authentication roles. Wait until the installation has finished.