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.
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).
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: