Tips for Installing MOSS 2007 (3.0) on Windows Server 2008

31. March 2009 16:17 by sashashev in Server Configuration  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)

Slipstream MOSS 3.0 Service Pack 1

At the time this article was written, Microsoft has only released a version of the MOSS 3.0 installer package without integrating the already available MOSS 3.0 SP1.  When you attempt to install MOSS 3.0 using the installer package on the Windows Server 2008, you will get an error from the Program Compatibility Assistant stating that a service pack is required in order to install WSS 3.0.  To circumvent this, we need to slipstream the SP1 bits into the MOSS 3.0 installer files.  Basically, this involves extracting the SP1 EXE files into the Upgrades folder of the MOSS 3.0 installer files.  Then, running the MOSS 3.0 installation should work.

How To

Matt Hester has compiled information on this issue and come out with a very helpful screencast which takes the user through a step-by-step process of slipstreaming SP1 into the installation.  Before beginning this video, make sure you have a local copy of the MOSS 3.0 installation files as we will need to add files to the Upgrades folder.  The screencast can be found here:

Error Using SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard

After installing MOSS 3.0, you should be taken to the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard.  After specifying the Database Server, Database Name, Database Account, and Database Password, you may encounter an error stating “Internet Information Service is not installed. You must have Internet Information Service installed in order to use the Sharepoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard.”  If you receive this error, read the following two sections.

Error Source

If you used the Add Roles Wizard to install IIS 7.0 (as we did in Matt Hester’s How To),  we were given the default installation containing a minimum set of role services. We will need additional IIS 7.0 role services, such as IIS6 Metabase which provides a legacy interface to applications requiring IIS 6 backward compatibility.

Install Additional Features

We can use the following script to install available feature packages, namely IIS-Metabase.  Running the following script will give us the full IIS 7.0 installation, which installs all available feature packages.  If there are feature packages you do not need, you should change the script to install only the packages you require.

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Administrator Privileges in Windows Server 2008

31. March 2009 16:14 by sashashev in Server Configuration  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)
By default, you do not have Administrative privileges if you're logged on as a user (other than the built-in Administrator account) even if this user was added to the local Administrators group on the machine (this is a new security feature in Windows Server®2008 with-IIS 7.0, called LUA).

Make sure to either log-on as the built-in Administrator account, or explicitly invoke applications as the built-in Administrator as needed, using the "runas" cmd-line tool. For example, to launch notepad.exe you could run this command: "runas /user:administrator notepad.exe".

You will be prompted for the password of the Administrator account. It is useful to have a cmd-box shell that is already elevated, by running "runas /user:administrator cmd.exe".

Every application you run from that cmd-box will be elevated as well, and you will not need to use the "runas" syntax from that cmd-box.

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