Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Install WSS 3.0 SP 1 on Vista or Windows 7 RC

Last SharePointPros.Sg community meeting some one indicated that WSS can be install on Vista. Surprisingly its true, you can install WSS on vista or Windows 7 RC, the step by step article link given below..... 

How to install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 on Vista x64/x86

http://community.bamboosolutions.com/blogs/bambooteamblog/archive/2008/05/21/how-to-install-windows-sharepoint-services-3-0-sp1-on-vista-x64-x86.aspx

Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC

http://community.bamboosolutions.com/blogs/bambooteamblog/archive/2009/05/07/installing-wss-3-0-moss-sp2-on-windows-7-rc.aspx

8 comments:

harsha said...

Hi,
Being so interested in getting started with WSS...i tried to install WSS 3 basic installation on my Windows 7 PC. I get an error saying compatibility issue. Can you please let me know your comments/help on this.
Also what else do i need to install, do i need to install SQL and then configure the WSS 3 to use SQL database...please let me know on this and help me out.
Thanks&Regards,
Sree

Faizal said...

You need to download add-on pack from bamboo solutions the link i provided.

Regards to SQL Server the answer is NO for WSS only supported using SQL Express. If you install MOSS 2007 you can use SQL Server.

harsha said...

Thanks for the reply faizal..to be frank i could not find any file saying add-on pack in the link...can you please guide me through...
and i am using windows 7 home premium...does it affect the installation..please help
thank you,
sree

harsha said...

can you also let me know step-bystep guide for the installation process if possible...

harsha said...

i tried to enable application compatibility engine as seen from one of your blogs...but could not at all open policy as windows 7 home premium has got no option to open secpol.msc...

Faizal said...

How to install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 on Vista x64/x86

http://community.bamboosolutions.com/blogs/bambooteamblog/archive/2008/05/21/how-to-install-windows-sharepoint-services-3-0-sp1-on-vista-x64-x86.aspx

Installing IIS 7.5 on Windows 7 Home Premium, Home Basic, or Home Starter

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731911.aspx

harsha said...

hi fizal...after months frustation i could finally decide to install it on 2003 server. now i have an issue configuring wss3. after installing when the configuration wizard comes up it ends up showing an error "Failed to register SharePoint services "....can you pls let me knw where again have i done a mistake!!

harsha said...

i can actually send u a screen shot if u wanted to have a look...pls let me knw how do i send it...