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SharePoint 2007: The Definitive Guide by Christopher J. Regan, Piotr Prussak, Christopher Pragash, Joris Poelmans, Nilesh Mehta, Jason Medero, Michael Lotter, Murray Gordon, Bob Fox, Christopher M. Buechler, James Pyles

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Installation

The following steps and associated screenshots will walk you through the process of getting Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 up and running within your environment, using SQL Server 2005 Express Edition as the database engine. By following these instructions, you will be able to quickly begin working with the powerful features of MOSS. While following along, you should be logged into the server as a user with local administrator privileges.

The first thing you must do is install IIS 6.0:

  1. Click on the Start menu, select Control Panel, and then select "Add or Remove Programs."

  2. On the lefthand side of the window, select Add/Remove Windows Components.

  3. Click to add a checkmark next to Application Server.

  4. Then, double-click Application Server and ensure that the following components are checked:

    • Application Server Console

    • Enable Network COM+ Access

    • SMTP Service

    • Internet Information Services (IIS)

  5. Next, double-click Internet Information Services and make sure the following components are checked:

    • Common Files

    • Internet Information Services Manager

    • World Wide Web Service

    Make sure that FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions are not checked!

  6. Double-click World Wide Web Service and make sure that the World Wide Web Service is checked.

  7. Click OK three times and then click Next. The IIS components will then install. Note that you may be prompted to provide the Windows Server installation CD, so be prepared.

Next, you must install the .NET Framework 3.0:

  1. Download the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Redistributable ...

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