Installing MOSS 2007 in Windows Server 2008 RC1
I have mentioned in my previous blog that SharePoint bit is no longer available in Windows Server 2008 RC1. However, since Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is the unsurpassed solution for collaboration, portal, search, content management, business form, business intelligence, and portal management, it is levelheaded to explore it in Windows Server 2008, including:
1. Support for Windows Server 2008
2. Support for Internet Information Services 7.0
3. Support for AJAX web part.
4. Support for new operations and properties for stsadmin tool.
5. Other hotfixes provided by MOSS 2007 SP1.
Installing MOSS 2007 in Windows Server 2008 requires an installer “with” both WSS 3.0 SP1 and MOSS 2007 SP1 slipstream. With the help of a friend, Maria Green, a Regional IT Pro Evangelist for Microsoft Asia Pacific, I was able to create an installer – since it is not yet available, at least as far as I know.
How to create? This is what I will be sharing with you, with an assumption that you are running in a 32-bit machine.
1. Copy your MOSS 2007 installer to C:\MOSS directory. It includes setup file, autorun file, x64 folder, and x86 folder.
2. Download WSS 3.0 SP1 and MOSS 2007 SP1 to C:\SP1 directory to have the wssv3sp1-kb936988-x86-fullfile-en-us.exe and officeserver2007sp1-kb936984-x86-fullfile-en-us.exe executable files.
3. Extract WSS 3.0 SP1 to C:\MOSS\x86\Updates folder by executing C:\SP1\wssv3sp1-kb936988-x86-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract: C:\MOSS\x86\Updates.
4. Extract MOSS 2007 SP1 to C:\MOSS\x86\Updates folder by executing C:\SP1\ officeserver2007sp1-kb936984-x86-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract: C:\MOSS\x86\Updates.
As briefly as that, we could now install MOSS 2007 in Windows Server 2008 RC1 and start walking around it! For a detailed guide, you could check this out from Ben Curry’s blog.