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Transforming my sharepoint server to a domain controller RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have a test server with Windows 2003 and Sharepoint 2007 working fine, but my server is not a domain controller.

    I want to know if I install active directory and transform my server to a domain controller, can this break sharepoint ?! Is there a risk for my sharepint installation if I do that ?

    Excuse my english, and thank you by advance.

    • Moved by Ciprian Duduiala Tuesday, May 10, 2011 6:36 AM wrong language (From:Développement SharePoint 2007 et versions antérieures)
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Tuesday, May 10, 2011 11:05 AM wrong forum. This is an Admin question not a programming one (From:SharePoint - Development and Programming (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 12:46 AM

Answers

  • It will indeed break SharePoint.

    You always need to install SharePoint systems *after* a server has been made a domain controller not before.


    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 Peng Lei Tuesday, May 17, 2011 1:53 AM
    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 11:06 AM
  • Mike is correct.

    On top of that, don't do it :)

    Get another virtual machine with 512MB RAM to be DC would be enough.

    You will save yourself a lot of time troubleshooting any potential/future issues.


    Allen Wang | http://blogs.msdn.com/allenwang
    • Marked as answer by Peng Lei Tuesday, May 17, 2011 1:53 AM
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 1:29 AM

All replies

  • It will indeed break SharePoint.

    You always need to install SharePoint systems *after* a server has been made a domain controller not before.


    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 Peng Lei Tuesday, May 17, 2011 1:53 AM
    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 11:06 AM
  • Mike is correct.

    On top of that, don't do it :)

    Get another virtual machine with 512MB RAM to be DC would be enough.

    You will save yourself a lot of time troubleshooting any potential/future issues.


    Allen Wang | http://blogs.msdn.com/allenwang
    • Marked as answer by Peng Lei Tuesday, May 17, 2011 1:53 AM
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 1:29 AM