Last week I had to conduct a training on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 for a Multinational organization. Usually I use a virtual image or a series of virtual images while conducting the training for the trainees to get the hands on touch and feeling about the product (I believe that the more hands on you get the more you will learn, rather than looking at a power point presentation).
Anyway, while preparing for this training, I had to install SharePoint from scratch and decided to post on the step by step procedure on how to install SharePoint 2007.
- Windows Server 2003 with SP1 or higher
- Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 and 3.0 or 3.5
- SQL Server 2000 with SP3 or Higher or Express edition
Before installing SharePoint, you will have to install IIS, followed by .Net Framework 2.0 and 3.5. If you are installing SharePoint on a small or large farm, you will have to install SQL Server accordingly on your back end database servers. Here I will be using the built in Windows Internal Database (SQL Express Edition)
Let’s Start! 🙂
I Installed Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise edition and promoted it to a Domain Controller by running the DCPROMO.EXE command (since this is a lab environment i am going to install my SharePoint on my DC – Which is not recommended on a real environment).
I installed IIS, ASP.Net and followed by .Net Frameworks
As soon as you insert the SharePoint CD and run the setup.exe the first screen you will get is the screen to enter the product key. once you successfully enter the key you will be able to click continue The next screen would ask you to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA) and if you don’t accept and agree you wont be able to move ahead
Basic – (what i am going to use) – This will be a Standalone installation of SharePoint on a single server where you will have the DB also installed. This option will use the Windows Internal Database or the built in SQL Server Express Edition (MSDE) as the database.
Advanced – During the Advanced mode, SharePoint will prompt you 3 options
- Complete – This option will install everything that SharePoint got to offer you and I normally select this option when i have my SQL DB running on a separate server.
- Web Front End – If you have a SharePoint Server Farm you can select this option to add another web server which will be the front end to the users and will help to render service to the users who connect to MOSS
- Stand Alone – This is the same option as the Basic option
As soon as the installation procedure is done you get a screen (below) which will ask to run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard. You can either run this now or at a later time by accessing it through the administrative tools. until you run this the installation will not complete.
Note: if you had selected the Complete option above then you would be prompted to enter your DB Server settings, etc during this wizard process.
And you are done with the installation of SharePoint 2007.
Next, You will need to create Site Collections, Sites, Shared Services Provider, Start and Stop Services as necessary which i will write another time.