Ramblings of a Home Server User

January 15, 2008

Sharepoint Guide – Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tom @ 4:12 pm

Hey all,

After receiving many emails about the Sharepoint guide that I published, I wanted to let everybody know that I am working on a v2.0 of the guide that will include updates to the Sharepoint package used to install (the one that includes SP1), SQL Database creation for Sharepoint in a different location, as well as new visuals. I am currently working on writing the guide, and after I finish, I will be sending to some select people for review and comments, after review, and final edit, I’ll be posting it here (hopefully in the next few weeks.)




  1. Tom — thanks, sounds great. I followed along and installed WSS on my WHS, I’d be happt to be a “beta” reader for you if you would like, and return any comments I may have.

    thanks again for your contribution.


    Comment by Marc Fairorth — January 16, 2008 @ 8:25 am

  2. Tom, I would be happy to work through it for you. I have Sharepoint running on my WHS, but haven’t really added any data so far. I found I had to do a few extras following your original notes to get it all working. I can happily trash the existing install and go through it again.

    Comment by Dave Marchant — January 19, 2008 @ 4:05 am

  3. I started working through the install in version 1. When I try to run the Sharepoint 3.0 Central Admin application, I get asked for a user id and password. When I use my WHS one, it doesn’t login.

    Not sure why I get asked for a login on the first section of Creating a new Sharepoint site document instructions.


    Comment by Sean — January 29, 2008 @ 7:37 pm

  4. Tom, thank you very much for this guide. I have tried it yesterday (setup with SP1 included), but with no success. Admin site is OK, but I can’t open the sharepoint website (site cannot be found, HTTP 404). I will recreate the web application tonight with two changes:

    1) Load Balanced URL: http://servername:8085
    2) Change the web site identification IP address in ISS config

    Hope this helps. Please go on with updating the guide.

    Thanks you very much for your great work

    Comment by Duke Sun — January 31, 2008 @ 11:56 pm

  5. Tom, it is working now 🙂 I have changed the Load Balanced URL to http://:8085 and the hostheader to .


    Comment by Duke Sun — February 2, 2008 @ 1:13 pm

  6. Very nice guide. Thank you for all the effort you put into it. Especially for noobs like me! Thanks again!

    Comment by jdog_12345 — April 6, 2008 @ 6:34 pm

  7. Hello –
    I have installed
    .net 2 with SP1
    .net3 with SP1
    SharePoint 3 with SP1
    I follow the installation Guide but am stuck on how-to install sharepoint services on WHS #4
    Check the buttons for Yes under both the Delete Content Databases and Delete IIS websites options, and then click Delete, and then click OK.
    Removal of the website may take a few moments to complete, and after the removal is complete you will be returned to the Application Management page.
    Basically the issue is that nothing happens when I select the Delete button. As a matter of fact none of the buttons on the Central Administration screens work. As in Site Action or when I try to create a new application. When I select OK the site does nothing. There are no errors for me to troubleshoot.
    This is the case with the team site that was also created.
    Any ideas why this isn’t working? What am i missing?

    Comment by Cindy — April 13, 2008 @ 5:59 pm

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