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  • Does anyone know how or where I can get WSS 3.0 or WSS 3.0 with Service pack 1?  Reason is, on my production server we are running WSS 3.0 SP1, and I want to upgrade to SP2, and migrate to SQL server, however I want to do it in in a test environment first.

     

    I can't duplicate my production if I install WSS 3.0 with service pack 2.  It won't even make sense.  So I need to start with the basics, and I'm finding it impossible!!

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 5:05 PM

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  • Sorry but there was a recent thread where a MS support person had investigated why there was no longer a WSS 3.0 + SP1 download available and had found out (to his perplexion) that the download people had simply replaced the download with the download of WSS 3.0 + SP2 "because SP1 was no longer supported".

    It was a mad decision, I agree, and showed no knowledge of how SharePoint works - relying often, as it does, on identical versions of the software - but it's all we have at the moment.

    The only possible solution is to create for yourself a WSS 3.0 + SP1 version by slipstreaming WSS 3.0 (original - download still available) with the WSS 3.0 SP1 (download still available).  This too was also stated in that recent (just before Xmas) thread by the MS guy.

    Later:

    WSS 3.0 download is here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=d51730b5-48fc-4ca2-b454-8dc2caf93951&DisplayLang=en

    WSS 3.0 SP1 download is here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=4191A531-A2E9-45E4-B71E-5B0B17108BD2&displaylang=en

    Both found by going here http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/Lists/v3%20Articles/Grouped%20By%20Category%20and%20SubCategory.aspx and moving down in Downloads to WSS 3.0 


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Friday, January 7, 2011 6:33 PM Thanks to VK_ the SP1 link was corrected to actually point to the SP1 and not to the SP1 Language Pack.
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 5:17 PM
  • Thanks Mike.  I downloaded the original WSS 3.0 like the link you posted above and after install, if you click updates in add remove, it showed it as having SP2 installed.  So that didnt work.  I'm gonna try it again though.

     

    I personally think its not the original, they bundled SP2 with it, but it just doesnt say so on that microsoft page.

     

    Ahh well, thanks again...I'll try

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 5:27 PM
  • ya it's defintely a false download.  Still has Sp2 bundled with it.  I can't even select an option to use SQL express 2005.  Just basic install, or if I goto advanced shows  installing front end only, or whole thing, but with internal database.  I need an option to install with sql express 2005 to duplicate what I have in production.

     

    man im screwed

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 5:31 PM
  • I'm really sorry about this.

    The page says it is WSS 3.0 and I checked the date as well.

    Those download guys really had an off day if they not only made the old WSS 3.0 + SP1 link point to WSS 3.0 + SP2 (that at least says so) but also made the WSS 3.0 link point to the WSS 3.0 + SP2 download but still leave all the other info on the page the same as it was.

    I'll contact the MS guy who investigated this before. He at the time thought - as I did - that we still had a WSS 3.0 link available.

    Mike 


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 6:32 PM
  • God I hope so.... thanks!!
    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 7:06 PM
  • I created a lab server Windows Server 2003 and used the WSS 3.0 RTM link above to download the 77mb file.

    I installed it and checked Add/Remove programs, clicked updates and it only shows Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 12.0.4518.1016

    Might want to make sure you start with a clean Windows Server 2003 OS and that the machine is not downloading Windows updates behind your back.  WSS updates are included in automatic windows updates if I remember correctly.


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    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 9:59 PM
  • It wasn't a fresh OS..but I did download that same link.  I unstalled wss 3.0 with SP2..rebooted.  Then ran the setup.  As soon as it was going through the wizard, near the end it say "applying updates"  as it was finishing the install.  TO me that tells me its installing SP2.  THen right after, I went to add remove, checked show updates, and it shows wss 3.0 with SP2 installed and I couldnt remove SP2.

     

    That was my scenario or experience

    Friday, January 7, 2011 4:04 PM
  • Just off the top of my head but I think your mistake was only to uninstall WSS 3.0 + SP2.

    At the very least you then - if this was a one server installation - needed to uninstall the SQL Server part. Then its a good idea to uninstall IIS. Then do your re-boot.

    As Fred wrote "Might want to make sure you start with a clean Windows Server 2003 OS"

    This is indeed the safest way. I tend to go back to the metal and do Fdisk and then install the OS if I want to be really sure. Of course it's usually overkill but rather that than not be sure if I had removed everything I needed to remove.


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Friday, January 7, 2011 4:48 PM
  • Hey Chugger

    you can find wss 3.0 sp1 on http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=4191a531-a2e9-45e4-b71e-5b0b17108bd2&displaylang=en

    if you have already installed wss 3.0 with sp2 , then just uninstall wss 3.0 with sp2 and rename "12" folder to old and then try installing with sp1. that should work

    Cheers

    VJ

    Friday, January 7, 2011 4:55 PM
  • > you can find wss 3.0 sp1 on

    He is not looking for WSS 3.00 SP1. I already gave him that link earlier in this thread.

    He is looking for WSS 3.0 + SP1 = WSS 3.0 that already includes SP1.

    So to create that he needs both WSS 3.0 AND WSS 3.0 SP1.  I gave him both links earlier. The problem is that he (but not Fred) was saying that the WSS 3.0 link pointed at a copy of WSS 3.0 + SP2 (= WSS 3.0 including SP2)


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Friday, January 7, 2011 5:00 PM
  • Hey Mike

    the link you provided

    WSS 3.0 SP1 download is here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=05046B1D-DD7B-456A-8838-8D978C5F3579%20&displaylang=en  is sp1 for language pack and not sp1 for wss 3.0 in actual.

    Am affraid he wont find a single readymade package which include sp1.

    he can download rtm and sp1 from the site saperately and use slipstream method to create a complete package with sp1

    how to create slipsstream pakage? follow the link below

    http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=535

    hope this helps .

    Cheers

    VJ

    Friday, January 7, 2011 5:39 PM
  • >Hey Mike

    >the link you provided

    >WSS 3.0 SP1 download is here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=05046B1D-DD7B-456A-8838-8D978C5F3579%20&displaylang=en  is sp1 for language pack and not sp1 for wss 3.0 in actual.

     

    Ouch. You're right. I hope you don't mind me going back and correcting that original post. (Luckily I told him how to find it)

    The real address is here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=4191A531-A2E9-45E4-B71E-5B0B17108BD2&displaylang=en

    Pretty stupid to go to a place that list all these different ones and then pick the wrong one.

    Thanks.

     


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Friday, January 7, 2011 6:31 PM
  • I don't need SP1 integrated, I can install original WSS 3.0 and SP1 seperately..I don't care about that.  My problem is that original sharepoint.exe link, I think.  Ok so I'm trying again.  I removed WSS compleltely and the program files/common files/microsoft shared/web server extensions  directory.  SO those are gone. 

     

    I ran the sharepoint.exe file and I get basic or advanced installation.  If I click advanced, I get ...web front end installation or standalone.

     

    I assume I select web front end, because I already have sql server express 2005 installed.  I don't wanna do the standalone because it installs the embedded which I don't want because I wouldn't be duplicating what my production server has.

     

    Does this all sound right?  Web front end, and then I can attach to SQLEXPRESS during the config and do my import of my 4GB backup file?  I still think this sharepoint.exe  has SP2 slipstreamed in it..but we'll see again

    Friday, January 7, 2011 8:45 PM
  • update:  Still installed wss 3.0 and has Sp2 alongside with it.  Dam  So removing those program files folders didn't help
    Friday, January 7, 2011 8:51 PM
  • check if you can see any mscache folder under Program Files /MSCache, there could be a folder by the name , wss , which might me causing the problem , try delete that and then try reinstall .

    Hope this works

    VJ

    Friday, February 4, 2011 7:23 PM