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WSS Installation

Jul 9, 2007 at 4:36 PM
Edited Jul 9, 2007 at 4:41 PM
Quick directions on installing WSS

Installing WSS
1. Download WSS 3.0 from
2. Double click the WSS 3.0 Setup EXE to launch the installation wizard.
3. One the License Agreement screen, accept the agreement and click the Continue button.
4. On the next screen, click the Advanced button.
5. On the Server Type tab, select the Web Front End option.
6. Click the Install Now button.
7. When the installation is complete, check the box to run the Configuration Wizard and click the Close button.

Configuring Authentication and Database Options
1. On the welcome screen, click the Next button.
2. In the warning dialog, click the Yes button to acknowledge that the listed services will be stopped.
3. On the Connect to a Server Farm screen, select Not, I Want to Create a New Server Farm and click the next button.
4. On the Configuration Database Settings screen, enter then name of the server running SQL Server 2005.
5. Enter WSS_Config in the Database Name.
6. Enter a local server Administrator account or a Domain Administrator account if connecting to a remote instance of SQL Server.
7. Enter the account’s password in the password field.
8. Click the Next button.
9. On the Configure SharePoint Central Administration Web Application, check the box Specify Port Number and enter 33051.
10. Then select NTLM authentication and click the Next button.
11. On the completion screen, click the Next button to apply the configuration settings.
12. After closing the configuration wizard, the Central Administration site will open automatically. If prompted with a login dialog, enter the administration credentials.

Creating a New Web Application and Site Collection
1. On the SharePoint Central Administration page, click the Application Management tab.
2. On the Application Management page, click the link titled Create or Extend Web Application.
3. On the Create or Extend Web Application page, click the link titled Create a New Web Application.
4. On the Create a New Web Application page, select the option Use an Existing ISS Web Site.
5. Choose Default Web Site in the drop-down list.
6. Under the Authentication Provider, choose NTLM.
7. In the Application Pool, select either Create a New Application Pool and enter credentials or select the Default application pool.
8. In the Reset Internet Information Services section, select the option to Restart ISS Automatically.
9. Click the OK button.
10. On the Application Created page, click the link titled Create Site Collection.
11. On the create Site Collection page, enter a name for the site.
12. Use the drop-down list in the Web Site Address section and verity that just the single forward slash is selected. This will create the site at the root of the server.
13. Under the Primary Site Collection Administrator section, enter either a server or domain server Administrator account.
14. Click the OK button to create the new site collection.
15. Once the Site Collection is created, return to the Application Management tab.
16. Click the link titled Policy for Web Application under the Application Security section.
17. On the Policy for Web Application page, click the Add Users button.
18. On the Add Users page, click the Next button.
19. Under the Choose Users section, enter any accounts that should have administrative control over the Site Collection and make sure the
20. Run Microsoft Update and download recent updates.
Jul 10, 2007 at 8:51 AM
The new setup is a breeze.
Thanks for the major installation improvements!