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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Best Practices by Bill English, Ben Curry

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Installing Search Server 2008

Search Server 2008 is Microsoft’s latest search engine, with improved functionality over previous versions. In this section, you’ll learn how to install Search Server 2008.

Start the setup process by running setup.exe. The initial setup wizard splash screen will appear, as shown in Figure 14-1.

Initial screen in the Search Server 2008 setup wizard

Figure 14-1. Initial screen in the Search Server 2008 setup wizard

You’ll notice that there are three sections of the install wizard:

  • Prepare

  • Install

  • Other Information

Let’s discuss each section of the installation wizard and illustrate how those sections support a successful installation.

Preparing for the Installation

Under the Prepare ...

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