Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Install Sharepoint in Active Directory Account Creation Mode

Install Sharepoint in Active Directory Account Creation Mode

1. Install the Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.0
Enable ASP.NET 2.0
You must enable ASP.NET 2.0 on all servers.
Enable ASP.NET 2.0
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
1. In the IIS Manager tree, click the plus sign (+) next to the server name, and then click the Web Service Extensions folder.
2. In the details pane, click ASP.NET v2.0.50727, and then click Allow.
2. Install SQL 2005 server
Configure surface area settings in SQL Server 2005
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2005, point to Configuration Tools, and then click SQL Server Surface Area Configuration
In the SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration dialog box, click Surface Area Configuration for Services and Connections.
In the tree view, expand the node for your instance of SQL Server, expand the Database Engine node, and then click Remote Connections.
Select Local and Remote Connections, select Using both TCP/IP and named pipes, and then click OK.

3. Install WSS 3.0
Run Setup on the first server
1. On the Read the Microsoft Software License Terms page, review the terms, select the I accept the terms of this agreement check box, and then click Continue.
2. On the Choose the installation you want page, click Advanced. The Basic option is for stand-alone installations.
3. On the Server Type tab, click Web Front End. The Stand-alone option is for stand-alone installations.
4. Optionally, to install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 at a custom location, select the Data Location tab, and then type the location name or Browse to the location.
5. Optionally, to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program, select the Feedback tab and select the option you want. To learn more about the program, click the link. You must have an Internet connection to view the program information.
6. When you have chosen the correct options, click Install Now.
7. When Setup finishes, a dialog box appears that prompts you to complete the configuration of your server. Be sure that the Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard now check box is not selected.
Before running "SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard" Prepare the Domain Controller.
Create an organizational unit (OU) for the user accounts
1. On your Active Directory server, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
2. Right-click the Active Directory domain name, click New, and then click Organizational Unit.
3. Type a name for the organizational unit.
For example, name the organizational unit "sharepoint_ou" for simplicity.
4. Click OK.
Delegate permissions to the organizational unit
1. On your Active Directory server, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
2. Right-click the new organizational unit, and then click Delegate control.
3. In the Welcome pane, click Next.
4. In the Users and Groups pane, click Add.
5. In the Enter the object names to select box, type the user name that you are planning to use for the administration application pool identity, and then click OK.
6. Click Next.
7. In the Tasks to Delegate pane, select the Create, delete, and manage user accounts check box and the Read all user information check box, and then click Next.
8. Click Finish.
9. Start "SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard". Follow the Farm Installation instructions
10. When you arrive at: “Completing the Sharepoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard”, select Advanced.
11. On Advanced Settings Page select “Enable Active Directory Account Creation Mode” and enter the Domain name and the organizational Unit Created before (Sharepoint_ou for example).
12. Now you can go back to the Server Farm installation document and continue the configuration steps.
13. After creating a “New Sharepoint Application” remember to use the command “iisreset /noforce” so that you leave your environment ready for the next step.
14. Now you may click on the link “Create site Collection” and the result should be an ERROR: “The Page cannot be displayed because your server’s current configuration does not support it. To perform this task, use the command line operations in Stsadmin.exe.” and that is a good sign… Now you have to execute the following command:
Substitute Servername, e-mail, WindowsDomain and WindowsAccount according with your implementation.
15. It’s important to notice that this command will effectively send an e-mail, so you should already have configured the SMTP Server on the “Operations/Outgoing E-mail Settings” Page.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

S E V E N Years of Sharepoint

comprehensive round trip of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server creation lifecycle………..
by: Joel Oleson (Senior Technical Product Manager for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server)