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  • Have SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and would like to gain practical experience with a deployment to a virtual environment.  I have a 64bit windows 7 home premium laptop and seek guidance on how best to proceed.  Is there a step by step documentation for settings in a virtual environment. Is virtual pc or another microsoft better than vmware or approximately equal.  Hoping to get specific guidance on setting the virtual environment and the actual installation and configuration.   Since this is for training and documentation I would not need to have this server running 24/7. 
    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Monday, August 15, 2011 6:21 AM 2003 added to Title to make it 100% clear this is an old old product. "I await a reply" removed. Do not push.
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Monday, August 15, 2011 6:22 AM wants specific installation advice so not general (From:SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Sunday, August 14, 2011 6:10 PM

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  • Hi Newsome.

    I've done this recently and could write a guide (to be posted on the TechNet Wiki) if you'd be interested in it?

    What I did was to use VMWare Workstation with an OS or Windows Server 2003 R2.  I then: -

    • Patched and updated this, configured the server to add an IIS Application Server (DO NOT ADD FRONTPAGE EXTENSIONS)
    • Installed SQL Server 2000 and patched this to SP4
    • Installed WSS 2.0 and patched this to SP3.  You need to ensure that you select a server installation and as such deselect the Personal SQL Engine it installs with.
    • I then installed SPS and patched this to Service Patch 3.0.  It will automatically detect the SQL Settings and will install accordingly.
    • Once this has been done, you have to re-extend the virtual server (think SharePoint 2007 Web Application) and create a Portal Site.

    All done.  i hope thats clear but please let us know if you need any more information.

     


    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    • Marked as answer by Wayne Fan Thursday, August 25, 2011 2:43 AM
    Monday, August 15, 2011 4:45 PM
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  • Hi Newsome.

    I've done this recently and could write a guide (to be posted on the TechNet Wiki) if you'd be interested in it?

    What I did was to use VMWare Workstation with an OS or Windows Server 2003 R2.  I then: -

    • Patched and updated this, configured the server to add an IIS Application Server (DO NOT ADD FRONTPAGE EXTENSIONS)
    • Installed SQL Server 2000 and patched this to SP4
    • Installed WSS 2.0 and patched this to SP3.  You need to ensure that you select a server installation and as such deselect the Personal SQL Engine it installs with.
    • I then installed SPS and patched this to Service Patch 3.0.  It will automatically detect the SQL Settings and will install accordingly.
    • Once this has been done, you have to re-extend the virtual server (think SharePoint 2007 Web Application) and create a Portal Site.

    All done.  i hope thats clear but please let us know if you need any more information.

     


    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    • Marked as answer by Wayne Fan Thursday, August 25, 2011 2:43 AM
    Monday, August 15, 2011 4:45 PM
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  • Greetings:

      Much thanks for this guidance.  I am familiar with IIS server but not an IIS application server.  I researched it and found the link to:  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/WindowsServer2003/Library/IIS/ddf1d92f-3e6e-423f-b024-35cefc10a22f.mspx?mfr=true  before proceeding with reading I would ask if having an IIS server act as an appliation server is possible in IIS 7.  Might have to correspond with you a few times to complet this. 

     

    Cordially,

    Phil Newsome

    Friday, August 19, 2011 4:07 PM
  • When you build your VMWare or VPC, you´re best off using Windows 2003 as the base operating system.  SharePoint 2003 won´t install on anything else.  Use that version of IIS and it´ll be fine.  I´ve never tried to install IIS 7 on a Windows 2003 machine, so I don´t know how well it backwardly integrates.

    And no problem, feel free to post here and the community will respond as appropriate.


    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    Saturday, August 20, 2011 11:27 AM
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  • I've done this recently and could write a guide (to be posted on the TechNet Wiki) if you'd be interested in it?


    Steven, I'd love to see this guide on the TechNet Wiki. Anything I can do to help (Wiki-wise, my SharePoint skills are rather shallow)?

    Eric Battalio, MSFT, Wiki Ninja


    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Monday, August 22, 2011 5:29 PM Do not use full quote - it's a waste of screen space.
    Monday, August 22, 2011 3:09 PM
  • Hi Eric,

    I'd be happy to write it up, is there a stub currently or can I just start a new one?

    Thanks,
    Steven


    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    Monday, August 22, 2011 4:01 PM
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  • Hi Steven,

    You can start a new one.  I did not see a stub that covers that subject.

    Thanks,
    Eric

    Monday, August 22, 2011 4:44 PM