In this chapter, you learn how to prepare and install the Windows SharePoint Server 3.0 (WSS) system with both types of available database configurations. You also learn how to prepare for the installation and understand the different types of system user accounts involved in this action. After the installation is done, you learn how to check that everything is okay. You also learn basic troubleshooting techniques.
WSS can run in either an NT 4 or Active Directory domain. It also runs in a workgroup environment (for example, a stand-alone server). The instructions in this chapter use an Active Directory domain.
This chapter is organized by initial sections describing what you are about to do and why, then a step-by-step description on how to do it, and finally some more information on the steps involved, including any tips and tricks based on real-world scenarios.
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