Installing MOSS in VirtualBox Environment – Notes

Machine Environment:

Windows Server 2008 64bits Install the .NET Framework 3.0 Features Configure service accounts, see this for details. Have SQL Server prepared, preferabbly on another VM and using a named instance. In my case I had to put SQL on the same VM because networking between VMs was unstable.

MOSS Setup:

  1. Server Type: Select Advanced -> Complete install
  2. File Location: Install MOSS to non OS drive
  3. Before running the SharePoint Products and Technologies Wizard, neither any databases, application pools or web sites are created. However D:Program FilesMicrosoft Office Servers12.0 is created.


SharePoint Products and Technologies Wizard:

Create a new farm
Config DB Settings:

  1. MOSS_Farm_Config
  2. spSql account for the database

Config Central Admin Web Application

  1. Port 9991
  2. Use NTLM authentication

Performing configuration tasks 1 thru 9

  1. Create Config DB
  2. Install Help collections
  3. Securing SharePoint resources
  4. Registering SharePoint services
  5. Registering SharePoint features
  6. Provisioning Central Admin Web App
  7. Installing the application content files
  8. Finalizing the Products and Technologies configuration

At this point the following items have been created:

  1. MOSS_Farm_Config DB
  2. SharePoint_AdminContent_GUID DB
  3. OfficeServerApplicationPool (NetworkService identity)
  4. SharePoint Central Administration Application Pool (spsqluser identity)
  5. Office Server Web Services Web Site – uses OfficeServer App Pool
  6. SharePoint Central Administration v3 Web Site

and the Central Admin Site displays in the browser. At this point address the Administrator Tasks displayed.

Administrator Tasks

READ FIRST

Displays the Quick Start Guide

Deploy Servers???

Nothing required for a small farm

Assign services to servers

Excel Calculation Services – just start it, no configuration required.

Configure Office SharePoint Server Search Service Settings

  1. Farm Search Service Account – spSearch
  2. Configuring this search doesn’t create a database, app pool or web site

Configure Windows SharePoint Services Search Service Settings – This provides search capabilities within the Help content

  1. Service Account – spSearch
  2. Content Access Account – spContentAccess
  3. Database MOSS_WSS_Search created

Configure server farm’s shared services (New Shared Services Provider)

SSP Name – TurtleSSP

Create a new Web Application

NOTE: The SSP needs its own Web application. This will be the second web application for the system (Central Admin was the first).

IIS Web Site

  1. Description: MOSS TurtleSSP
  2. Port: 9992

Application Pool

  1. MOSS TurtleSSP – 9992
  2. Service Account: spAppPool

Database Name and Authentication

  1. DB Name: MOSS_TurtleSSP_Admin

MOSS_TurtleSSP_Admin DB created
MOSS_TurtleSSP – 9992 App Pool created
MOSS TurtleSSP – 9992 Web Site created

My Site Location

Create a new Web Application

NOTE: The SSP needs its own Web application. This will be the second web application for the system (Central Admin was the first).

IIS Web Site

  1. Description: MOSS MySite
  2. Port: 9993

Application Pool

  1. MOSS MySite – 9993
  2. Service Account: spAppPool

Database Name and Authentication

  1. DB Name: MOSS_TurtleSSP_MySite_Content)

MOSS_TurtleSSP_MySite_Content DB created
MOSS_MySite – 9993 App Pool created
MOSS MySite – 9993 Web Site created

SSP Service Credentials

Service Account: spSsp (This account is for SSP Web services to use for inter-server comm and running SSP timer jobs)

SSP Database

Used for Service specific data

  1. DB Name: MOSS_TurtleSSP_Content

Search Database

  1. DB Name: MOSS_TurtleSSP_Search

MOSS_TurtleSSP_Content DB created
MOSS_TurtleSSP_Search DB created
TurtleSSP App Pool created
(Don’t recall the opp to name this MOSS_TurtleSSP, it appears to grab the name of the SSP)