Thursday, 11 January 2007

SharePoint 2007: Installation Requirements (2007 Server Farm)

Software Requirements

  • Windows 2003 Server (SP1) with IIS
  • SQL Server 2005 (SP1)
  • .NET Framework 3.0

If the installation of SharePoint stops you asking for Windows Workflow foundation, download and install .NET Framework 3.0 and you should be able to proceed.

Pre-installation Setup

  • Create a Windows User Account which SharePoint will be using to access the SQL Server. If the SQL Server will be hosted on a different server, you must specify a domain account.


  • Run Setup, to install a Farm, Choose Advanced > Complete
  • Configuration Wizard is run after files are copied
  • Choose "No I want to create a new Server Farm"
  • Insert Database Server (name) and Configuration Database name.
  • Insert the Windows account which you have created previously.
  • Accept port, and choose NTLM if you don't have a domain.


  • Central Administration page is brought up.
  • Configure and start all required services in the Farm
  • You need to have the following a number of sites / application pools to be able to work correctly:
  • One AppPool / Site for SharedServices
  • One AppPool / Site Central Administration
  • One AppPool / Site for Portal
  • One AppPool / Site for MySites

To be able to access the Portal, you must create a new Site Collection for the portal. This is done in the Application Management. Create a new Site Collection on the Portal Web Application. To have a new Portal you must choose Publishing > Collaboration Portal.

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