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  • Hello,

    I'm installing MOSS 2007 Trial version w/SP1 on Windows Server 2008 (not R2) as a 2 server installation - SharePoint server and SQL 2005 server standard.  Both new servers are 64 bit.  The MOSS installation process goes well, I skip the Config wizard and proceed to install infrastructure upgrade, then run the wizard.  Everything goes well: setting up search and central admin application. BUT, as soon as I set up Shared Services application (actually see on the screen that SSP was set up successfully), I can no longer get to Central Admin.  Going to http://servername:10 shows that IE can't display the web page.  If I try to go http://ServerIPAddress:10, then it shows "Service Unavailable".

    Looking through IIS Application Pools - as soon as I hit Central Admin site using server's IP address, the application pool stops.  Same is for the SSP site.  All of the service accounts are admins on the server and database server; and, frankly, the accounts are used exactly same as in our current production environment.  I tried a fresh re-install - same issue.  Can someone advise?

    Thank you,
    Osaki

    Friday, November 20, 2009 5:45 AM

Answers

  • I don't think SP2 is required for Server 2008.  I deployed a system long before SP2 was released.  It may be required R2, but that isn't being used here. 

    It looks to me like your setup of SSP impacted your CA app.  Is there a chance you used the same path?  Ideally it is setup on its own dedicated application/port in IIS. 

    SharePoint is very specific about what paths you can use to hit the sites.  Unless you added Alternate Access Mappings for the server's IP then it will only respond to what was used during setup.  ex.  http://servername:port/


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    Friday, November 20, 2009 2:04 PM
  • The issue was resolved: turned off IPv6 on the server and I was able to access my Central Admin site and proceed with configurations!  However, I did install SP2 too, so maybe this helped as well, but hard to say.
    Sunday, November 22, 2009 7:16 AM
  • Hi,

     

    I agree with Mike Oryszak.

     

    The original release of Office SharePoint Server 2007 and of Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) are not supported on Windows Server 2008 R2. But Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is supported on Windows server 2008 without R2 or SP2. For more information about this, please refer to this article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263408.aspx.

     

    Starting from Service Pack 2, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and SharePoint Server 2007 support Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2. For more information about installing SharePoint Server on Windows Server 2008 R2, please refer to the following article:

     

    http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/10/02/install-sharepoint-server-2007-on-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx

     

    You cannot upgrade from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2 after you install Office SharePoint Server 2007 on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/962935

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Rock Wang


    Rock Wang– MSFT
    Monday, November 23, 2009 2:52 AM

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  • You need to have MOSS 2007 including SP2 to install on Windows Server 2008 (afaik this applies to all versions of Win Server 2008)

    As far as I know the trial version is still MOSS 2007 including SP1 so you would need to create a slipstream version of MOSS 2007 that includes SP2 and use that for installation. Search for posts with advice on how to create a slipstream version).

    I would also suggest that it is wise to run the config wizard as part of the installation process rather than only doing it after the infrastructure upgrade.

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    Friday, November 20, 2009 6:27 AM
  • Mike,

    I knew that MOSS 2007 SP1 is required for Windows 2008, but may I ask why SP2? (I must've missed in on the blogs??) I'm a bit surprised because installation is not on Win 2008 R2. Also a few questions about slipstream installation:

    1. If I run slipstream, the config wizard doesn't kick in until everything is installed, correct?
    2. For the slipstream, the sequence of installation files should be: MOSS 2007 (without SP1) + WSS SP2 + MOSS SP2, is that correct? 
    3. Finally, I would like to attach database from our current environment (at infrastructure upgrade level) to the new installation.  Since the versions of MOSS and the content database will be different, do I need to do anything to upgrade the database to the needed level or will attaching the database take care of it?

    Thank you.

    Friday, November 20, 2009 1:38 PM
  • I don't think SP2 is required for Server 2008.  I deployed a system long before SP2 was released.  It may be required R2, but that isn't being used here. 

    It looks to me like your setup of SSP impacted your CA app.  Is there a chance you used the same path?  Ideally it is setup on its own dedicated application/port in IIS. 

    SharePoint is very specific about what paths you can use to hit the sites.  Unless you added Alternate Access Mappings for the server's IP then it will only respond to what was used during setup.  ex.  http://servername:port/


    SharePoint Developer | Administrator | Evangelist -- Twitter -- Blog - http://nextconnect.blogspot.com
    Friday, November 20, 2009 2:04 PM
  • Yes, I did set up SSP on its own application on a separate port, for example CA app is on port 10 while SSP app in on port 20.  Both use different service accounts too.
    Friday, November 20, 2009 2:07 PM
  • The issue was resolved: turned off IPv6 on the server and I was able to access my Central Admin site and proceed with configurations!  However, I did install SP2 too, so maybe this helped as well, but hard to say.
    Sunday, November 22, 2009 7:16 AM
  • Hi,

     

    I agree with Mike Oryszak.

     

    The original release of Office SharePoint Server 2007 and of Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) are not supported on Windows Server 2008 R2. But Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is supported on Windows server 2008 without R2 or SP2. For more information about this, please refer to this article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263408.aspx.

     

    Starting from Service Pack 2, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and SharePoint Server 2007 support Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2. For more information about installing SharePoint Server on Windows Server 2008 R2, please refer to the following article:

     

    http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/10/02/install-sharepoint-server-2007-on-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx

     

    You cannot upgrade from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2 after you install Office SharePoint Server 2007 on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/962935

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Rock Wang


    Rock Wang– MSFT
    Monday, November 23, 2009 2:52 AM