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How To: Install Windows SharePoint Services 2 Without installing MSDE

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

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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.
       

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

 
Command-Line Options for Setupsts.exe

 
Single Server Deployment

 
How to Extract the Stsv2.exe File That You Download to Use for a Quiet (Unattended) Installation of Windows SharePoint Services

 
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Download Link 

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Article ID: 555062 - Last Review: 09/26/2004 11:28:00 - Revision: 1.0

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