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  • hello, i want to ask another question.

    i have installed wss 3.0 as standallone on my machine.

    and the machine does not have active directory.

    my question is. can i install active directory now with the wss 3.0 already installed?

    is this possible without i loose my web applications?

    Sunday, November 14, 2010 10:30 PM

Answers

  • Better way to prepare an environment is to deploy the Active directory first and then the remaining components(IIS,ASP.NET,SQL,WSS,etc). After installing SharePoint/WSS deploying Active directory will not go smooth. You might need to re-install WSS again.

    I dont recommend for this prepare the environment in this sequence - AD,IIS,ASP.NET,SQL,WSS.


    Aravind http://aravindrises.blogspot.com
    • Marked as answer by David HM Thursday, November 25, 2010 7:00 AM
    Monday, November 22, 2010 6:32 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    Actually Activity Directory depends on your definition of a farm. A farm can also consist of a single server and in that case you can run WSS 3.0 without AD (i.e. as a workgroup) and use local server users for authorization. But you're right otherwise

     

    Best regards,

    David HM

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 1:05 AM
  • But you're right otherwise

    hi David, thank you for replying back

    Sorry for my english, but you mean by this that i can?

    i have develop my wss 3.0 site on a test machine that does not have AD.

    so i can restore my site on a client machine with or without AD you saying?

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 1:18 PM
  • Better way to prepare an environment is to deploy the Active directory first and then the remaining components(IIS,ASP.NET,SQL,WSS,etc). After installing SharePoint/WSS deploying Active directory will not go smooth. You might need to re-install WSS again.

    I dont recommend for this prepare the environment in this sequence - AD,IIS,ASP.NET,SQL,WSS.


    Aravind http://aravindrises.blogspot.com
    • Marked as answer by David HM Thursday, November 25, 2010 7:00 AM
    Monday, November 22, 2010 6:32 PM