Sharepoint 3.0 Re-install required - disaster ! RRS feed

  • Question

  • I tried to upgrade from Sharepoint 2.0 to Sharepoint 3.0 on our Small Business Server 2003 - I managed to do this successfully only to get so far and find out that our Email exchange had stopped delivering emails from all the users Outlook.

    After some surfing I found that WSS 3.0 had a conflict with MS Exchange ! So I panicked and uninstalled Sharepoint entirely ! so now I have now http:\\companyweb site.

    Do I need to re-install WSS 2.0 again ?

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 3:20 PM

All replies

  • HI,

    You can directly install WSS 3.


    Thanks, Rahul Rashu
    Thursday, October 27, 2011 6:39 AM
  • WSS 3.0 will conflict with my Exchange and stop it working again.
    Thursday, October 27, 2011 8:48 AM
  • Hi,

    What conflict you are referring at? Provide more details.

    Thanks, Rahul Rashu
    Thursday, October 27, 2011 10:35 AM
  • Can you also clarify if you have WSS 2.0 or SPS?
    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | |
    Thursday, October 27, 2011 10:49 AM
  • I installed Sharepoint 3.0 and my email stopped working, the default website was no longer accessible and had stopped, plus the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service had stopped running.

    Thursday, October 27, 2011 12:39 PM
  • It seems I used to have Sharepoint 2.0 then when the exchange stopped working, I unistalled all Sharepoint products, just to get my email exchange working again.

    Friday, October 28, 2011 7:37 AM
  • Looks like you have SBS2003 where you got WSS2.0 as a bundle. In SBS, default site is port 80 where your exchange settings are made.

    When you installed WSS3.0, the OOB SharePoint site SharePoint-80 is also created on port 80 and this forces the Default Site in IIS to stop since there can't be more than 1 site on the same port unless you are using host header.

    So try to put an host header value to the WSS3.0 site so that it can be on the same port (80) where you have your exchange settings too.

    Regards, Vishwas
    Saturday, October 29, 2011 6:00 PM
  • But before I installed WSS3.0 the exchange was working okay and that looked like it was using Port 80 ??

    I'm not tech enough to undertake the last instruction re: the Host Headter, this is out of my league in terms of Computer knowledge (!).  Is there an easy way of just revertng back to having WSS2.0 ?


    Monday, October 31, 2011 8:55 AM