Yesterday, I went in a SharePoint rampage in a Lab environment with localized SP2 environment. After couple of hours I’ve managed to install the all required SP2’s on two servers.

Scenario

  • One DC and two member servers, all of them Windows 2008 x64
  • One member server has SQL 2008 x64, and he is now MOSS 2007 Application role server
    • IIS 7.0 and .NET 3.5 framework 
  • Other member server will be MOSS 2007 Web Front-End role server
    • IIS 7.0 and .NET 3.5 framework

Preparation

  • Download MOSS 2007 x64 with SP1 (currently there is no Slipstreamed SP2)
  • Download SP2 for MOSS 2007 x64
  • Download SP2 for WSS 3.0 x64 EN
  • Download localized WSS 3.0 x64 language pack
  • Download SP2 for localized WSS 3.0 x64
  • Download localized Office Server 2007 language pack
  • Download SP2 for localized Office Server 2007

Nice isn’t it

Slipstreaming

  • Create three folders
    • 1. Folder – MOSS-2007-x64-with-SP2
    • 2. Folder – WSS-30-x64-LP-with-SP2
    • 3. Folder – MOSS-2007-x64-with-SP2
  • Copy installation files from MOSS 2007 x64 with SP1 to first folder, and delete all SP1 files in Update folder
  • Extract SP2 for MOSS 2007 x64 EN files to the same Update folder using extract command (SP2_filename /extract:<path>)
  • Extract SP2 for WSS 3.0 x64 EN files to the same Update folder using extract command,
  • Extract localized WSS 3.0 x64 language pack to second folder,
  • Extract SP2 for localized WSS 3.0 x64 to Update folder in the same folder,
  • Extract localized Office Server 2007 language pack to third folder,
  • Extract SP2 for localized Office Server 2007 to Update folder in the same folder. 

Application role

After you have prepared slipstreamed contents, we can proceed with installation. On application server start MOSS-2007-x64-with-SP2 installation and when it comes to configuration wizard choose:

  • New farm,
  • Connect it to SQL server with proper account or simply use domain admin account (not recommended),
  • Wait for configuration to end,
  • Start installation from folder WSS-30-x64-LP-with-SP2 and run configuration wizard after installation finishes,
  • Start installation from folder MOSS-2007-x64-with-SP2 and run configuration wizard after installation finishes.

This concludes installation steps necessary for application role server and brings us to configuration. You need to start services and configure SharedService provider on this server before adding any new server to farm. So from central administration start following:

  • Document Conversions Load Balancer Service,
  • Document Conversions Launcher Service,
  • Windows SharePoint Services Search,
  • Office SharePoint Server Search,
  • Excel Calculation Services.

And after that in Shared Services Administration create new SSP. General recommendation is to create two web applications inside SSP one for SSP site and other for Mysite.

Web Front-End role

On front end server start MOSS-2007-x64-with-SP2 installation and when it comes to configuration wizard choose

  • Yes, I want to connect to an existing server farm,
  • Specify SQL server name and click Retrieve Database Names,
  • Provide same account you used while configuring Application role,
  • Wait for configuration to end,
  • Start installation from folder WSS-30-x64-LP-with-SP2 and run configuration wizard after installation finishes,
  • Start installation from folder MOSS-2007-x64-with-SP2 and run configuration wizard after installation finishes.

That’s all. Go to Central administration and verify Servers in farm with their version.

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