How to install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008

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INTRODUCTION

This article describes Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 support on computers that are running Windows Server 2008. This article also describes how to install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008.

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In Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) and in later versions of Windows Server 2008, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is no longer included as a Server role. Additionally, you cannot install the release version of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on a Windows Server 2008-based computer.

However, you can install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on a Windows Server 2008-based computer by using Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 1 (SP1).

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Download the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with Service Pack 1 package now.
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Download the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 x64 with Service Pack 1 package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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For more information about how to perform a stand-alone installation of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on Windows Server 2008, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/WSS/en/library/3132ad3c-a739-43d5-b434-f9afc4a33ab91033.mspx?mfr=true
For more information about how to deploy a simple Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 farm in a Windows Server 2008 environment, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/WSS/en/library/21e4cc2f-5f0e-4d49-98ed-4e1d1fc852e21033.mspx?mfr=true
For more information about Windows SharePoint Services, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/WSS/en/library/700c3d60-f394-4ca9-a6d8-ab597fc3c31b1033.mspx?mfr=true

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Article ID: 943587 - Last Review: December 13, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
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  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, when used with:
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard
    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
    • Windows Web Server 2008
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