How To: Install Windows SharePoint Services 2 Without installing MSDE

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Author: Yuval Sinay MVP
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SYMPTOMS

The default installation process of Share Point Service 2 use MSDE as database store. If you have SQL in your environment, you may prefer to use SQL server as database store. This guide will help you to acomplish this task.

RESOLUTION

1.   Download STSV2.exe to your computer.
       http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e084d5cb-1161-46f2-a363-8e0c2250d990&displaylang=en

2.   Run STSV2.exe to extract the installation files.

3.   When the Windows SharePoint Services installation starts, click Cancel.

4.   Click Start, and then click Run.
5.   In the Open box, type c:\folder\setupsts.exe remotesql=yes (where c:\folder is the path to the Setupsts.exe file on your local computer).
        For example, if you installed the US English version of STSV2.exe, then the folder is c:\program files\STS2Setup_1033.
6.   Click OK.
7.   The Windows SharePoint Services Setup program opens.
8.   On the End-User License Agreement page, review the terms, and then select the I accept the terms in the License Agreement check box, and then click Next.
9.   On the Type of Installation page, click Server Farm, and then click Next.
10. On the Summary page, verify that only Windows SharePoint Services will be installed, and then click Install.
11. Setup runs and installs Windows SharePoint Services.

 
Note: If you get error Error code: 18456 during the installation process, please follow the steps bellow:
 
          a. Verity that the SQL server contain the latest service pack version.
 
          b. Give "Create Database" permission to "NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE".

MORE INFORMATION

Remote SQL Server Deployment
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/sharepoint/wssadmin/stsc02.asp
 
Command-Line Options for Setupsts.exe
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/sharepoint/wssadmin/stsk06.asp
 
Single Server Deployment
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/sharepoint/wssadmin/stsc01.asp
 
How to Extract the Stsv2.exe File That You Download to Use for a Quiet (Unattended) Installation of Windows SharePoint Services
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;829782
 
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Download Link 
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e084d5cb-1161-46f2-a363-8e0c2250d990&displaylang=en

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Article ID: 555062 - Last Review: September 26, 2004 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
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