Sunday, October 19, 2008

SharePoint Server Setup

The following diagram shows the logical servers configurations as well as the proposed development environment the Intranet Portal


Development Environment Architecture

The Development environment setup using virtualization technology that there will neither be load balanced or clustered at all; they are visualizing on a physical hardware using Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 or Hyper - V virtualization technologies  will be housed in a single physical server.

SharePoint Web Server running on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 64bit edition in standalone sever.

SharePoint web server consists of MOSS 2007, WSS 3.0 and enables Index & Search services.

Setup new domain controller for development environment which help you separate from production and UAT environment. This domain mainly server as   authorization and authentication service provider for Office SharePoint users.

Database server

Database server running on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 64bit with Installation SQL server 2005 standard edition in standalone sever.

Database store all office server applications, site collections, sites, libraries, lists, index and configuration data

All office server application run in a single database instance. Provide authorization and authentication service to Office SharePoint users.

Server Software requirements  

Install Windows Sever 2003 R2

  • Enable IIS 6.0 and WWW Services
  • Enable Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)

Download and Install .net Framework 3.0
Download and Install WSS 3.0
Finally Install Office SharePoint Server 2007 Standard/Enterprise server

Database Server

Install Windows Sever 2003 R2

Install SQL Server 2005 / 2008 for simple deployments and development scenarios, you can also use SQL Express

Domain Controller

Install Windows Sever 2003 R2

Setup Active Directly and DCHP Services to act as domain controller.

Developer PC Software requirements

OS Windows XP or Vista

To customize SharePoint WebParts or Workflow you need to either Visual Studio 2005/2008 or SharePoint Designer 2007

Download and Install .net Framework 3.0
Download and Install WSS 3.0
Download and Install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions

If you are going use SharePoint with Sliverlight you need following software on your client PC

Microsoft Silverlight 2 SDK
Expression Blend 2 SP1
Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1
Deep Zoom Composer


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