I’m starting an engagement that includes installing MOSS 2007 for the client and I’m always nervous when dealing with a first-time installation situation. I keep telling myself that this is a good thing. I have experience working with MOSS/SharePoint, but I’ve never done an install before.
Based on that one fact, I’ve spent the last couple of days doing installs and configurations on a “Virtual DataCenter” hosted in Hyper-V on my Dell laptop. The topology is
- a Win2k3 Domain Controller
- a Win2k3 MOSS server
- a Win2k3 SQL Server
- a Win2k3 TFS server
The TFS is running as AT/DT with MOSS hosting the Team Project portals and all are attached to the domain provided by the DC machine.
My biggest concern was configuring the MOSS server correctly so that the TFS install would go smoothly. The installation of MOSS was quick and easy, it was the configuration after installation that was a nightmare. I had no idea that I knew so little about MOSS configuration even after working with it in a TFS environment for a couple of years. Luckily I found a couple of articles and blog posts that walked me through the configuration.
I’ve attached the links here in case anyone else had to do a similar install. The author, Justin Devine, has created a single Word doc with all the steps. He has also reproduced the Word doc as a series of blog posts. I’ve added links to both below in case you are working somewhere that you don’t have the ability to open a Word doc.
Order of install
- Create MOSS accounts (lots and lots) in AD per blog/doc.
- Install SQL Server per TFS Dual-Server configuration then follow additional steps in MOSS blog/doc for SQL Server Surface Area and logins.
- Install MOSS per blog/doc
- Configure MOSS per blog/doc in its entirety
- Install TFS Prerequisites
- Run TFS BPA
- Install TFS
MOSS Install and Configuration Blog Post (Part 1, later parts linked from this one) – http://justindevine.wordpress.com/2008/11/03/moss-2007-virtual-small-farm-walkthrough-part-1/
MOSS Install and Configuration Word Doc – http://justindevine.wordpress.com/?attachment_id=376