Skip to main content

Windows Server 2008 And SharePoint 2007 VPC -– A Step By Step Install Guide

Bellow is a step by step guide for creating Microsoft Virtual PC image for SharePoint 2007 development. The steps include configuration settings for creating Virtual PC machine & hard disk, installation & optimization of Windows 2008 and all development tools needed for development of SharePoint 2007. The step includes following tasks in order:

Bellow is more details on few important steps:

1. Prepare VPC – Create Virtual Hard disk & Virtual Machine & Install Windows Server 2008

I would recommend going through this article to install Windows Server 2008 using Virtual PC - http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive/2007/08/05/testing-windows-server-2008-using-virtual-pc-step-by-step.aspx - Testing Windows Server 2008 using Virtual PC (step-by-step)

This is a very good article on what options to select while creating virtual machine using the Microsoft Virtual PC. One change I strongly recommend is to use dynamic hard disk with hard disk size expandable up to 120GB. In dynamic hard disk you don’t need all 120GB space immediately and it will grow as needed. Max you can select is 130GB.

2. Run Windows Updates & select option for update from other products

Click at Get updates for more products. A new windows will open. Scroll down and accept the terms and click at install.

image

2. Convert your Windows Server 2008 to a Workstation -

http://www.win2008workstation.com/wordpress/

This website has great tips and I recommend these changes - Installation, Drivers, Wireless Networking, New User, Auto Logon, Shutdown Tracker, Ctrl+Alt+Del, Computer name, Performance, Internet Explorer Enhanced Security.

You may also want to follow these pages too but will cost some performance - Themes, SideBar with Custom Gadgets, Aero Cursors and Thumbnails, SuperFetch & Delay Activation.

3. Add Web Server IIS Role

Run Start->Programs->Administrative Tools->Server Manager. Then click on Add Role and 

image

image

4. Installing SQL Server 2005 on Windows Server 2008 -

The key is you must install the KB 950636 hotfix before installing SQL Server 2005.

http://www.codersbarn.com/post/2008/08/09/SQL-Server-2005-on-Windows-Server-2008.aspx

If you planning to install SQL Server 2005 Reporting Service also then you will need to install IIS6 compatibility features as well. Go through this article for exact details - Installing SQL Server 2005 Reporting Service on IIS 7  - http://igregor.net/post/2008/01/Installing-SQL-Server-2005-Reporting-Service-on-IIS-7.aspx 

image

You will also need to provisioning the admin user.

image

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

SharePoint WebPart Error - Unable to add selected web part (s) – MOSS 2007

ISSUE: Recently I faced this issue that when I try to deploy my WebPart.  Unable to add selected web part(s).WebPartName: Cannon unregister UpdatePanel with ID ‘ctl00RTMPanel’ since it was not registerd with the ScripManager. This might occure if the UpdatePanel was removed from the control tree and later added again, which is not supported.
Parameter name: updatePanel.I faced this issue twice and both the time the issue was not what display here. This could be sure to any error in the WebPart. Following are list resolution from multiple instances.RESOLUTION: 1. Check the WebPartName.webpart file. Check whether you have a proper PublicKeyToken value. When I face the issue the value was PublicKeyToken=$PublicKeyToken$. If you have used WSP builder then in the Visual Studio you will find this file at \WebPartsProject\12\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\WebPartName\WebPartName.webpart. Sometime when you create a new WebPart using WSP builder then you do not get the correct value. The WebPartName.we…

How To Create Virtual Machine Using Existing vmdk file in VMWare Workstation

vmdk file is hard disk of the VMWare virtual machine. There are many scenarios where you may need to create a new virtual machine for an existing vmdk file. This is also an alternate Method to the “vmx is not a valid virtual machine configuration file – Could not open virtual machine” issue.Please refer to the previous post “Could not open virtual machine – vmx is not a valid virtual machine configuration file” for a full list of possible resolution. This post is to describe one of the solution in more details. How To Create a new virtual machine & attach the existing .vmdk file:1. Open VMware and select create a new virtual machine with custom (advanced) configuration option.2. Chose “I will install the operating system later”. and chose “I will install the operating system later”. 3. Select the operating system that matches the operating system in your existing .vldk file.4. Select a location of the new virtual machine5. Chose “Use an existing virtual disk”. This will allow yo…

My Grandparents – Grand Parents Day Essay Competition Winner

Vedic won the Grand Parents Day Essay Competition at HSCF New Age Sr. Group function. There were 27 participants in his category (Elementary School Category) and he won 1st price.Full list of winners are available at http://www.hindutempleorlando.org/new-age-group.

Video of Vedic reading his essay after winning:


My Grandparents – Grand Parents Day Essay Competition Winner from Laksha on Vimeo.

Below is the script of his Essay: My Grandparents I have three grandparents, my “dada ji, dadi ji and nani ji”. My grandparents live in India. Sometime I go to India and stay with them.

My dada ji is a homeopathic doctor. Whenever I get sick he gives me sweet medicine. I love my dada ji because my dada ji take me out for a walk and always play with me. And whenever we go for a walk my dada ji tells me stories.

My grand ma takes me to temple. She even played with me and made food for me.

My nani ji sing “Bhajans” everyday. She play with me and take me to the satsang.

I love my gr…