Sunday, June 8, 2008

Setting Up IIS 7.0 - Installing Windows SharePoint Services

Windows SharePoint Services uses one of two distinctly different configurations: independent server configuration and dependent load-balanced configuration. With an independent server configuration, you install Windows SharePoint Services on a single server that has its own database for storing application and user information. With a dependent load-balanced configuration, you install SharePoint Services on a computer as part of a Web farm where all servers share a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005 database. Although both types of installations are configured using a similar initial setup process, if you want to connect to the SQL Server database and use load balancing, you must configure a server that is part of a Web farm.


Windows SharePoint Services 2008 is a supplement to the Windows Server 2008 operating system. As such, Windows SharePoint Services 2008 is not included in Windows Server 2008 and must be installed separately. Once you've downloaded the installer packages from Microsoft and double-clicked each one to install it, you can configure this role using Server Manager, as discussed in this section. However, because SharePoint is a supplement, the wizard pages and related setup options may be different.

You can install Windows SharePoint Services on a computer by following these steps:


Start Server Manager by clicking the Server Manager icon on the Quick Launch toolbar or by clicking Start, Administrative Tools, Server Manager.


In Server Manager, select the Roles node in the left pane, and then, under Roles Summary, click Add Roles. This starts the Add Roles Wizard. If Setup displays the Before You Begin page, read the Welcome page and then click Next. You can avoid seeing the Welcome page the next time you start this wizard by selecting the Do Not Show Me This Page Again check box before clicking Next.


On the Select Server Roles page, select the Windows SharePoint Services role. You'll then see the Add Role Services And Features Required For Windows SharePoint Services dialog box. Click Add Required Features to close the dialog box and add the Web Server (IIS), Windows Activation Service, and .NET Framework 3.0 components to the SharePoint installation. Click Next.


Read the introduction to Windows SharePoint Services. As necessary, click the links provided to learn more about the features offered with Windows SharePoint Services. Click Next when you are ready to continue.


On the Select Configuration Type page, choose the type of installation. If you are deploying a single-server solution, select Install Only On This Server and then click Next. If you are deploying a server that is part of a Web farm, select Install As Part Of A Server Farm, and then click Next.


Although individual SharePoint sites can use different languages, the administration site for Windows SharePoint Services can use only the language chosen during Setup, and you cannot change this language later. On the Select The Language For The Administration Site page, use the selection drop-down list provided to choose the desired language for the administration site, such as English, German, or Korean, and then click Next.


If you are installing a single-server configuration of Windows SharePoint Services, on the Specify E-mail Settings page, configure the default e-mail settings that SharePoint will use to send e-mail notifications to administrators. You can use the options provided as follows:

Outbound SMTP Server Sets the fully qualified domain name of the e-mail server that will send notifications to administrators, such as

From E-mail Address Sets the e-mail address that will appear in the From field of notification messages, such as

Reply-To E-mail Address Sets the reply-to e-mail address for notification messages, such as


If you have not previously installed Web Server (IIS), click Next twice to display the Select Role Services page for Web server features. You can then select the Web server features to install. In most cases, you'll want to select additional features rather than trying to remove features. When selecting or clearing role services, keep the following in mind before you click Next to continue:

If you select a role service with additional required features, you'll see a dialog box listing the additional required roles. After you review the required roles, click Add Required Role Services to accept the additions and close the dialog box. If you click Cancel instead, Setup will clear the feature you previously selected.

If you try to remove a role service that is required based on a previous selection, you'll see a warning prompt about dependent services that Setup must also remove. In most cases, you'll want to click Cancel to preserve the previous selection. If you click Remove Dependent Role Services, Setup will also remove the previously selected dependent services, which could cause the Web server to not function as expected.


On the Confirm Installation Selections page, click the Print, E-mail, Or Save This Information link to generate an installation report and display it in Windows Internet Explorer. You can then use standard Windows Internet Explorer features to print or save the report. After you've reviewed the installation options and saved them as necessary, click Install to begin the installation process.


If you are setting up a server that is part of a Web farm, you must configure a connection to the shared SQL Server database and perform other preliminary setup tasks by using the Windows SharePoint Services Central Administration tool.


When Setup finishes installing the application server with the features you've selected, you'll see the Installation Results page. Review the installation details to ensure that all phases of the installation completed successfully. If any portion of the installation failed, note the reason for the failure and then use these troubleshooting techniques:

Click the Print, E-mail, Or Save The Installation Report link to create or update the installation report and display it in Windows Internet Explorer.

Scroll down to the bottom of the installation report in Windows Internet Explorer and then click Full Log (For Troubleshooting Only) to display the Server Manager log in Notepad.

In Notepad, press Ctrl+F, type the current date in the appropriate format for your language settings, such as 2007-08-30, and then click Find Next. Notepad will then move through the log to the first Setup entry from the current date.

Review the Server Manager entries for installation problems and take corrective actions as appropriate.

*.* Source of Information : Microsoft Press Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant

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