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SharePoint 2007 on Windows Enterprise 2008 R2 (64 bit) and SQL Server 2008 (32 bit)? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello SharePoint 2007 specialists,

    I'm in need of advice I can't seem to locate SharePoint 2007 requirements/information regarding Windows Enterprise Server 2008 R2(64 bit) and SQL Server 2008 (32 bit)

    I would like to know if I will be able to run SharePoint 2007 on the above described set-up.

    Please advice me, many thanks in advance.

    Kind Regards,

    NiJor

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 11:37 AM

Answers

  • Although Microsoft recommend running the entire SharePoint farm on 32-bit or on 64-bit servers, that is only a recommendation and provided each section of the farm has the same bit number of servers things will work fine.

    So for instance all the Front-End servers need to be only on 32-bit or only on 64-bit and all the database servers used by the farm need to be either only 32-bit or only 64-bit.

    The 32-bit + 64-bit is in your case not the problem. (and I don't see a problem with the fact that you are using 2008 versions either)


    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
    • Marked as answer by NiJor Tuesday, November 30, 2010 1:04 PM
    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 11:57 AM
  • Hi Nijor,

    Mike is right.

    The only thing is that you need to have Sharepoint 2007 with SP2 to able to install it on Windows Server 2008. If you try to install Sharepoint 2007 without SP2, you will not be able to do it. Please have a look at this article to know how to create installation source that includes software updates  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261890(office.12).aspx.

    There is also a lot of article on the internet that shows you how to do it.

    Hope it helps you, Mario


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    • Edited by Mario Leblond Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:12 PM typo
    • Marked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:12 PM
    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:11 PM

All replies

  • The reason you can't locate them in the requirements is that neither were available when MOSS 2007 was released.

    I see no reason why installing on Windows 2008 Server and using SQL Server 2008 as the database system should not work.

     

     


    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
    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 11:44 AM
  • Thank you for your answer! I was hoping to find "updated" documentation after searching for almost an hour I guess it does not exist. :(

    I need to be absolutely sure this will work, So won't MOSS 2007 be picky about running on a 64 bit OS ? and on a 32 bit database? (different servers)

     

    Kind Regards,

    NiJor

     

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 11:50 AM
  • Although Microsoft recommend running the entire SharePoint farm on 32-bit or on 64-bit servers, that is only a recommendation and provided each section of the farm has the same bit number of servers things will work fine.

    So for instance all the Front-End servers need to be only on 32-bit or only on 64-bit and all the database servers used by the farm need to be either only 32-bit or only 64-bit.

    The 32-bit + 64-bit is in your case not the problem. (and I don't see a problem with the fact that you are using 2008 versions either)


    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
    • Marked as answer by NiJor Tuesday, November 30, 2010 1:04 PM
    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 11:57 AM
  • Hi Nijor,

    Mike is right.

    The only thing is that you need to have Sharepoint 2007 with SP2 to able to install it on Windows Server 2008. If you try to install Sharepoint 2007 without SP2, you will not be able to do it. Please have a look at this article to know how to create installation source that includes software updates  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261890(office.12).aspx.

    There is also a lot of article on the internet that shows you how to do it.

    Hope it helps you, Mario


    Mon Blog/My Blog (in french) LinkedIn
    • Edited by Mario Leblond Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:12 PM typo
    • Marked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:12 PM
    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:11 PM
  • Thank you both very much for your help!

    These were the answers I was looking for!

     

    Kind Regards,

    NiJor

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 1:07 PM