How To Integrate an Existing Windows SharePoint Services Installation with SharePoint Portal Server 2003

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This article discusses how to integrate an existing installation of Windows SharePoint Services with SharePoint Portal Server 2003. This article contains information about how to install SharePoint Portal Server 2003 on a server that already has Windows SharePoint Services installed.

When you install SharePoint Portal Server on a server that already has Windows SharePoint Services installed, SharePoint Portal Server Setup disconnects all databases from the existing virtual servers and creates a new configuration database. If you want to access your Windows SharePoint Services sites after you install SharePoint Portal Server, you must restore the mappings of the content databases to the virtual servers. This article discusses how to do so.

Integrate an Existing Windows SharePoint Services Installation with SharePoint Portal Server

To integrate an existing Windows SharePoint Services installation with SharePoint Portal Server, follow these steps.

Note Before you follow these steps, make sure that Windows SharePoint Services is not installed in either host header mode or in Active Directory mode. Installation of SharePoint Portal Server 2003 in either of these scenarios is not supported.

Determine the Database Settings That Are Used By the Virtual Server in Windows SharePoint Services

Determine the name of the SQL Server content database and the name of the server that stores the content database that is used by the virtual server in Windows SharePoint Services. To do so:
  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click SharePoint Central Administration.
  2. In the left pane, click Windows SharePoint Services.
  3. On the Windows SharePoint Services Central Administration page, click Configure virtual server settings in the Virtual Server Configuration area.
  4. On the Virtual Server List page, click the virtual server.
  5. On the Virtual Server Settings page, click Manage content databases in the Virtual Server Management area.
  6. On the Manage Content Databases page, click each content database that is displayed under Content Databases.
  7. On the Manage Content Database Settings page, follow these steps in the Database Information area:
    1. Make a note of the name of the server that is displayed in the Database server box. This is the name of the server that stores the content database.

      Important Make sure that you make a note of the exact name that is displayed in the Database server box, including the instance name (if present).

      Note By default, if you installed Windows SharePoint Services with the Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE), the name of the database server is ComputerName\SHAREPOINT.
    2. Make a note of the name of the content database that is displayed in the SQL Server database name box. This is the name of the SQL Server database.
  8. Note Step 8 is optional. Perform step 8 if you want to use the same database capacity settings when you configure access to your Windows SharePoint Service sites in the "To Recover Access to Your Windows SharePoint Services Sites" section later in this article.

    Make a note of the values that are displayed in the Number of sites before a warning event is generated box and the Maximum number of sites that can be created in this database box in the Database Capacity Settings area.
  9. Click Cancel.

Determine the Application Pool Settings That Are Used By the Virtual Server in Windows SharePoint Services

Make a note of the application pool settings used by the virtual server in Windows SharePoint Services. To do so:
  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services Manager.
  2. Expand ServerName, expand Web Sites, right-click the appropriate Web site, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Home Directory tab.
  4. Make a note of the application pool settings under Application settings.
  5. Click Cancel.

Install and Configure SharePoint Portal Server

Install and configure SharePoint Portal Server on each server in your server farm. To do so:
  1. Run SharePoint Portal Server Setup on each server in your server farm.
  2. Configure the topology of the server farm. For more information about how to do so, see the "Deployment Scenarios," "Installation," and "Configuration" sections of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administration Guide. The Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administration Guide (Administrator's Help.chm) is located in the Docs folder in the root folder of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 CD.

    Note You do not have to configure the topology of the server farm if you deploy a single-server installation of SharePoint Portal Services and Windows SharePoint Services.
  3. Create and configure the portal site or portal sites that you want to use. After you do so, you can continue to use the existing virtual servers that were previously used with Windows SharePoint Services or you can create new virtual servers for use with the portal.

Recover Access to Your Windows SharePoint Services Sites

To recover access to your Windows SharePoint Services sites, you must re-extend the virtual server. To do so:
  1. Do one of the following, as appropriate to your situation:
    • If you did not create a portal site on the virtual server that was previously used by Windows SharePoint Services, go to step 2.
    • If you did create a portal site on the virtual server that was previously used by Windows SharePoint Services, create a new virtual server to store the Windows SharePoint Portal Server sites that were previously hosted on the virtual server. To do so:
      1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
      2. Expand ServerName, right-click Web sites, point to New, and then click Web Site.

        The Web Site Creation Wizard starts.
      3. Follow the instructions on the remaining pages of the wizard to create a new virtual server.
  2. Extend the virtual server. To do so:
    1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click SharePoint Central Administration.
    2. In the Portal Site and Virtual Server Configuration area, click Extend an existing virtual server from the Virtual Server List page.
    3. On the Virtual Server List page, click the virtual server that you want to extend.
    4. On the Extend Virtual Server page, click Extend and create a content database in the Provisioning Options area.
    5. In the Application Pool area, specify the application pool settings that you want. You may want to use the settings that you made a note of previously in the "To Determine the Database Settings that Are Used By the Virtual Server in Windows SharePoint Services" section earlier in this article.
    6. In the Site Owner area, type the user name for the site owner in the User name box. Use the Domain\UserName format if the user is a member of a Windows domain. In the E-mail box, type the e-mail address that corresponds to the user account that you used in the User name box.
    7. In the Database Information area, specify the database settings that you want.

      Important To avoid overwriting data, make sure that the database name that you specify is different from the original content database name. You must use a different name for the content database when you extend the virtual server.
    8. If you want to specify a path for the URL, type the path that you want in the Custom URL path box.
    9. If you want to use quotas, click a template in the Select a quota template box in the Quota Settings area.
    10. In the Site Language area, click the language that you want to use.
    11. Click OK.
    12. On the Virtual Server Successfully Extended page, click OK.
  3. Do one of the following, as appropriate to your situation:
    • If you did not create a portal site on the virtual server that was previously used by Windows SharePoint Services, remove the content database that is currently configured for the virtual server. To do so:
      1. On the Virtual Server Settings page, click Manage content database
      2. On the Manage Content Databases page, click the content database.
      3. On the Manage Content Database Settings page, click to select the Remove content database check box in the Remove Content Database area, and then click OK.
    • If you did create a portal site on the virtual server that was previously used by Windows SharePoint Services, disconnect the content database that is currently configured for the virtual server.
  4. Add a new content database, and use the name of the SQL Server content database and the name of the server that stores the content databases that you determined earlier in the "Determine the Database Settings that Are Used By the Virtual Server in Windows SharePoint Services" section of this article. To do so:
    1. On the Manage Content Databases page, click Add a content database.
    2. In the Database Information area, click Specify the database server settings.
    3. Type the server name that you determined earlier in the "Determine the Database Settings that Are Used By the Virtual Server in Windows SharePoint Services" section of this article in the Database server box, and then type the name of the database that you determined earlier in the "Determine the Database Settings that Are Used By the Virtual Server in Windows SharePoint Services" section of this article in the Database name box.

      Important Make sure that you specify the correct instance name of the database server. For example, if your original Windows SharePoint Services installation used MSDE, the database server name is ComputerName\SHAREPOINT. However, by default, when you create a new content database, the name of the database server that is displayed in the Database server box is ComputerName\SHAREPOINTPORTAL. In this situation, you must change the name of the database server to ComputerName\SHAREPOINT if you want to access your content databases from the original installation of Windows SharePoint Services.
    4. In the Database Capacity Settings area, specify the database capacity settings that you want.
    5. Click OK.
  5. On a server farm with more than one server that is configured as a Web front-end server, extend the appropriate virtual server on each server in the farm. To do so, use the Extend and map to another virtual server option in the Provisioning Options area of the Extend Virtual Server page.

Connect the Windows SharePoint Services Site to the Portal Site

Although this step is optional, Microsoft recommends that you configure the Windows SharePoint Services site to connect to the portal site. To connect your Windows SharePoint Services site to your portal site:
  1. Connect to your Windows SharePoint Services site, and then click Site Settings.
  2. On the Site Settings page, click Go to Site Administration under Administration.
  3. On the Top-level Site Administration page, click Configure connection to your portal site in the Site Collection Administration area.
  4. Click Connect to portal site, type the URL of the portal site in the Portal Web Address box, specify a friendly name for the portal in the Portal Name box, and then click OK.

Add a Link for the Windows SharePoint Services Site to the Sites Directory in the Portal

Although this step is optional, Microsoft recommends that you add your Windows SharePoint Services site to the Sites Directory in the portal. To add a link for the Windows SharePoint Services site to your portal site:
  1. Connect to your portal site, and then click Sites.
  2. On the Sites page, click Add Link to Site.
  3. Specify the site information that you want, and then click OK.

Example

The following example demonstrates how to use the procedure discussed earlier in the " Integrate an Existing Windows SharePoint Services Installation with SharePoint Portal Server" section of this article to integrate an existing Windows SharePoint Services installation with SharePoint Portal Server. The following Windows SharePoint Portal Services sites are configured on the following virtual servers in a single-server deployment of Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server:
Virtual Server     SQL Server Database Name  Application Pool
-------------------------------------------------------------
Default Web Site          WSS1                     STS1

MyWeb2 (port 99)          WSS2                   MyWeb2App

MyWeb3 (port 88)          WSS3                   MyWeb3App
To integrate the existing Windows SharePoint Services installation on this server with SharePoint Portal Server:
  1. Make a note of the SQL Server database names and database server and the application pool settings of the Windows SharePoint Services sites.
  2. Install SharePoint Portal Server on the server, and then create a portal on the Default Web site.
  3. Create a new virtual server named MyNewWeb to store the Windows SharePoint Services site that was previously hosted by the Default Web site.
  4. Extend the following virtual servers:
    Virtual Server      Application Pool
    ------------------------------------
    MyNewWeb                 STS1
    
    MyWeb2 (port 99)       MyWeb2App
    
    MyWeb3 (port 88)       MyWeb3App
  5. Remove the content databases for the MyNewWeb, MyWeb2App, and MyWeb3App virtual servers.
  6. Add a new content database for the MyNewWeb, MyWeb2App, and MyWeb3App virtual servers, and specify the following database settings:
    Virtual Server     SQL Server Database Name  
    -------------------------------------------
    MyNewWeb                  WSS1                     
    
    MyWeb2 (port 99)          WSS2                  
    
    MyWeb3 (port 88)          WSS3
  7. Configure each Windows SharePoint Services site to connect to the portal.
  8. Add each Windows SharePoint Services site to the Sites Directory on the portal.

REFERENCES

For more information about how to deploy, configure, and administer SharePoint Portal Server and Windows SharePoint Services, see the Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administration Guide. The Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administration Guide (Administrator's Help.chm) is located in the Docs folder in the root folder of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 CD.

For more information about SharePoint Portal Server and Windows SharePoint Services, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint/default.mspx

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Article ID: 824877 - Last Review: December 18, 2006 - Revision: 2.7
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0
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