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MOSS 2007 configuration failed error RRS feed

  • Question

  • I installed MOSS 2007 on Windows 2008 both trial versions, just for learning purpose.

    When I run the configuration wizard it fails by giving an error.

    The error says" Failed to create sample data".It asks me to view the log but can't find the problem after viewing it.

    How to solve it?

     


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    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Monday, May 9, 2011 5:47 AM admin q (From:SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion (pre-SharePoint 2010))
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Answers

  • Hi sunny74,

     

    This is an known issue which may occur when you install SPS 2007 or WSS 3.0. Please refer to this KB article and try the solution there, this could help you to solve this problem:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916894.

     

    Thanks & Regards,

    Peng Lei

    • Marked as answer by David HM Monday, May 16, 2011 2:39 AM
    Monday, May 9, 2011 2:30 AM

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  • Did you do a basic install or advanced install of MOSS? 

    I've never seen this error, so I'm just guessing at some things.

    If you did an advanced install, make sure SQL Server is installed.

    Also, make sure you have enough free diskspace. About the smallest hdd partition I've used when creating a VM is 20gb. 

    That leads me to another question, is this a Virtual Machine or Physical? 

    Please give us as much information about your install as possible... as you can see there is a lot more than "I installed MOSS 2007 on Windows 2008" :)

    good luck!

    Mark

    Monday, May 9, 2011 1:05 AM
  • Hi sunny74,

     

    This is an known issue which may occur when you install SPS 2007 or WSS 3.0. Please refer to this KB article and try the solution there, this could help you to solve this problem:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916894.

     

    Thanks & Regards,

    Peng Lei

    • Marked as answer by David HM Monday, May 16, 2011 2:39 AM
    Monday, May 9, 2011 2:30 AM
  • Hi Mark,

    Thanks for your reply,

    I have installed Windows 2008 Enterprise Edition and it is a physical machine i.e not a virtual machine like VMware or MS VM.

    But there is no SQL Server installed on the same machine.Do I need to install it before installing MOSS 2007.Any version if SQL server will do like express editions i.e free version or only higher version?

    There is no problem as far as disk space is concerned because about 300 Gb is free on the disk which is available to OS.

     

     

     


    Today's knowledge is too little for tomorrow's job
    Monday, May 9, 2011 7:18 AM
  • Yes

    u need to hv sql server 2005 install express edition will also do.

    i am not much into moss.but as i understand during configuration it creates config database so u definitely need sql server 2005 installed on moss machine.

    Monday, May 9, 2011 10:28 AM