By now, you have the necessary information to start the installation of MOSS. The following section describes the exact steps required to install Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. If you have other web applications installed on the same server, please make a backup before you start, to be prepared for the unlikely possibility that something goes wrong and the server gets messed up beyond repair!
When installing MOSS in Advanced mode, you have a choice of which web application to use for the portal and team sites. When you select the virtual IIS server for this web application, it is automatically extended, and you do not need to do this manually.
In the following sections are three complete sets of step-by-step instructions on how to install MOSS. You only have to read the description for the particular type of installation you are about to do. To get the MOSS 2007 installation CD, you typically order it from your favorite software vendor.
Installing a MOSS using a local SQL Express database is very straightforward and easy. You can do it within 10 minutes without much hassle. Remember that you cannot perform this type of installation on a domain controller, since it will not allow the SQL Express database! Follow the steps in the Try It Out to install both the MOSS application and the SQL Express database on the same server.
Try It Out: Install MOSS and SQL Express on a Stand-Alone ...