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MOSS 2007 can be installed as a Stand-alone Server application or as a Server farm or as a Web Front End. MOSS 2007 installs WSS v3.0 automatically.

If you have only one server, you have no option but to install Stand-alone Type, this will install desktop database engine (SQL Server 2005 Express Edition) along. It will be an independent instance of SQL Server just for the SharePoint application. But this will result in very poor performance. And can only be used by a very small user group or just for learning purpose.

If you have to use it in a relatively larger setup you must install SharePoint farm (atleast one Complete - Install all components Server Type) with database on a different dedicated database server.

In this post I will show the steps for installing MOSS 2007 SharePoint farm:

Prerequisites: Please read this before installing Beta 2

 

Step 1: Start the installation by clicking the Setup.exe in the x86/x64(for 64 bit machine), and the installation starts with the following screen. Select the Complete Server Type option and click the Install Now button. This will take few minutes and will install the basic components.

 

Step 2: After the installation of basic components, it will automatically start the SharePoint Products and Technologies Wizard. This Wizard can even be started from the Start-->All Programs-->Microsoft Office Server-->SharePoint Products and Technologies Wizard link also. This will present a Welcome screen, Click the Next > button

 

Step 3: Next screen will be of Connect to a server farm, if it is the first server in the farm select the option "No, I want to create a new server farm" and if there are already one or more existing server, you can select either of the option "Yes, I want to connect to an existing server farm" or "No, I want to create a new server farm", Click the Next > button

 

Step 4: In this step specify the Configuration Database Settings. Do remember if your configuration database is hosted on another server, you must specify a domain account (Global Domain Account), Click the Next > button

 

Step 5: Next step is to Specify the port number for the SharePoint Central Administration Web Application. details of Web Application and the port number can be read from the following screen shot, Click the Next > button

 

Step 6: Finally it will show the Configuration Successful screen, Click the Finish button

Step 7:  This will open up the Central Administration homepage in the browser.

Step 8: In the Administrative Tasks as shown in the above screen-shot, Click on the "Initial Deployment: Assign Services to Servers" link, this will open-up the following page, Click the Action Link "Initial Deployment: Assign Services to Servers"

 

Step 9: It will open-up the following screen, just make sure you start all highlighted services in the list(or atleast the one shown as Started here) :

 

Step 10: Now go back to the Home-page as shown in Step 7 and click the "Application Management" tab, this will open-up the following screen, Now since Services on Server are started, "Create or extend Web application" will be displayed. Click the link.:

It will further show the following page, continue with the "Create a new Web Application" link:

 

Step 11: Now the Create New Web Application Screen will open. Fill the appropriate values. By default it will show some Port number but since I wanted to host the application on 80 port I changed it to 80. Also there please remember the following 

Notes:

  1. In the Load Balanced URL section change the name of the server to the IP of the server in the URL, by doing this you will not require do DNS settings, if otherwise you can continue with the server name also,
  2. In the Application Pool section select a configurable security account. I have given my security account  ID. In my case both Predefined options(Network Service/Local Service) didn't worked and gave error.

  

   

 

Step 12:  You will get the following screen on completion of Step 11. Now Click the "Create a new Windows SharePoint Services site collection." link

 

Create the site collection and that's it.

You can create multiple Web-Applications(at different Port) and multiple Site-Collections in every Web-Application.

 

For your reference, there are few good documentation available:

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Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 7:58 PM Technology Articles , SharePoint | Back to top


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# Steps of Installing MOSS 2007
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# Steps of Installing MOSS 2007
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Don’t you hate the fact the Microsoft nearly forced you to use their database system when creating database driven applications? They want you to use the Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine when making even the most basic applications. MSDE is a hog, and I’ll never use it in my applications, especially now that I have [...]
Left by JRB Technology on Oct 28, 2006 4:27 PM

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Excellent walkthrough! Thanks for making it available.

My only problem now is that I can't get the Web Application I created to show up in the drop down menu on the SSP creation page.

I guess I can wait it out, but IIS and MOSS svcs have been restarted and still no joy.

Have you seen that before??

Gil Cintron
Left by Gil Cintron on Mar 22, 2007 10:49 PM

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Could you give me the differeces between simple server farm and full server farm?

Thanks!
Left by Ravi on Jun 21, 2007 10:17 PM

# System Support
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Hey Thx for This Information. I need Some more information. if i m installaing New setup wht is required for that??
Left by Sohail Patel on Jul 05, 2007 10:30 PM

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i want to know where can i find the installed instance of the content database..on my local machine.. i have single Comp installation of the trail edition at my home.. and i cannot see the content database instance.. ne where.. neither on the SQLSERVER nor in the EXPRESS..
Left by Adil Baig on Jul 08, 2007 9:05 PM

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nice job man but i have couple questions.
is the above steps should be applied on the development server or the production server ?? i need to make my production server accept hosting sharepoint websites so how can i do this and what i need? and do i need for every website i am hosting a new WebSite Collection List (am hosting not related web sites for different companies) and how could i publish my sharepoint site from my development server to my production server ??
thanks alot
Left by jad salloum on Aug 01, 2007 12:51 AM

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Hi Jad,

I think following blog post will be of your help:
1.
Moving layout files (master pages, page layouts, CSS, etc.) in a MOSS Publishing site between multiple environments. check at following link:
http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog/archive/2006/12/20/5451.aspx

2.
HOWTO: Configuring Dual Authentication Providers (AD & Forms) and Anonymous Access for WSS v3 / MOSS 2007 Publishing Site. check at following link:
http://geekswithblogs.net/emanish/archive/2007/02/14/106224.aspx


For hosting sharepoint websites you should create new Web-Application and should assign it new port, pool and database for every WebSite. This will keep things clean and will allow better maintenance of WebSites.

--Manish Agrawal
Left by Manish Agrawal on Aug 04, 2007 10:42 AM

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Hi,
i have problem installing MOSS 2007 in Vista. I downloaded Moss 2007 from MSDN subscrption download. While installing it in vista, it throws an error Windows server 2003 SP1 is required. Have no clue why would it require server 2003 SP1 in vista.Does anyone have any idea?
Left by Gayathri on Sep 12, 2007 8:30 PM

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Hi,I am interested in learning SharePOint..Is it possible to install on laptop..Could you please help me with instructions of how to setup moss 2007 on my laptop.Thanks.
Left by Satish on Sep 29, 2007 7:31 AM

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I have some problem in Installing MOSS 2007. I installed ASP.Net 2.0 and than 3.0 Framework, and SQL Server 2005 and was Installing MOSS 2007. and got struck in Step 4 what i have to put in the Database Server, User name and Password. can any body help me out from this. Please tell me from where in my system i can find out the above three things so that i can install my MOSS. Waiting for your replies. Thanks a lot in advance for help.
Left by Rishabh on Nov 03, 2007 8:15 AM

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Now you can install WSS / MOSS on Vista

http://community.bamboosolutions.com/blogs/bambooteamblog/archive/2008/05/21/how-to-install-windows-sharepoint-services-3-0-sp1-on-vista-x64-x86.aspx

Left by Anonymous on May 29, 2008 1:52 PM

# Migrating from Dev to Prod
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I currently have a medium server farm running MOSS 2007 that was to be used for testing. TPTB has decided they want us to build better hardware and move the current MOSS 2007 farm onto the new hardware and we can use the current farm for development. How can I move the current MOSS 2007 farm into another MOSS 2007 farm - all of the same versions of software will be used.
Left by Mari Moten on Jun 26, 2008 2:18 AM

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Excellent Article !!!, thanks for spending time on this article, i was able to do my first successful installation. keep up the good work
Left by Ramesh on Jul 24, 2008 4:31 AM

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My install works fine on Vista. However when I go to "Specify Configuration Database Settings" page and enter all info, it hangs forever. I am using SQL Server 2008. Please suggest.
Left by Shabab Shams on Sep 26, 2008 12:40 PM

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RE: Mari

Back up you sharepoint farm thru CA or stsadm and then restore to new hardware/farm

RE: Shabab

Check for permissions under security folder for your user, could be security related.

Question:

I have 3 boxes, 1 wfe, 1 app and 1 sql...
when configuring the services how can I assign indexing to the app server and querying to the wfe?



Left by Romie on Oct 28, 2008 6:14 AM

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can any one tell me whether sharepoint can be installed on intel 915 mother board
Left by sumanth on Jul 05, 2009 10:14 PM

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Hi,

I have installed MOSS 2007 successfully in my vista laptop. i can see the central Administration page but in that i couldn't find the "shared services Administration" link on the left side of the page.

Could u plz help me in this issue??
Left by Mythili on Aug 06, 2009 1:40 AM

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I need to install sharepoint on my standalone computer. In sharepoint I want to upload documents, images, download document functionality, user management etc.

Which share point installation type should i choose, Basic or advanced?

Could you please help me?

I will really appreciate your reply.
Left by Ashutosh Dixit on Sep 10, 2009 11:19 AM

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Excellent work buddy!
Left by Uday T on Oct 30, 2009 10:51 AM

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This article is presented nicely and easy to follow. GREAT WORK!
Left by Nancy L on Jul 09, 2010 1:41 AM

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In case you guys are looking to host your Sharepoint 2007 site, you can always try ASPHostCentral (http://www.asphostcentral.com/Windows-MOSS-Hosting-Plans.aspx) as you can start from as low as $30.00/month ONLY for MOSS 2007 service

Hope this helps
Left by Nancy L on Jul 09, 2010 1:45 AM

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Thank you for providing this information.
Left by Pavan kumar konduri on May 09, 2011 12:26 AM

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I like it very much. it is the simplest way to install MOSS and create a new site.... Thank You very much for creating such a simple document for us.....
Left by Gaurav Garg on May 18, 2011 5:57 AM

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Excellent write up! It is quite awesome information. Thanks!
Left by Maddy Goldberg on Jul 12, 2012 6:46 AM

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