MOSS 2007 – Step by Step – Table of Content
In this post, we’ll create a SharePoint farm. AS will be the Application Server, and it will also double as SQL server. Apart from that, AS will also host Central Administration Tool. As I have already discussed earlier, having SQL on an Application Server is not scalable and it shouldn’t be the case in real production scenario and we must have a separate SQL cluster at least. Anyways, disclaimers aside… let’s have some action.
Switch to AS machine.
Click Start –> All Programs –> Microsoft Office Server –> SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration
Select No, I want to create a new server farm. Click Next.
Type in the following…
Change the port number. Click Next.
Review, and click Next. Notice that Advanced Settings button is disabled.
Post-Setup configuration continues…
PLEASE WAIT, until the configuration completes! Click Finish.
You will see an Internet Explorer instance spawn up showing you the Central Administration. Great!!!
Before we complete the farm setup, do a small little thing for all the servers.
Right Click My Computers –> Properties
Select Advanced Tab –> Environment Variables –> Click New button in User Variables for Administrator
Type the following…
Variable name: moss
Variable value: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12
Click OK, thrice.
Create this moss variable name on WFE1, WFE2 and AS. This is a very special folder and is also known as 12 hive.
Switch to WFE1. We have to add WFE1 and WFE2 to the same farm.
Start –> Run –> Type %moss%\bin\psconfigui.exe –> hit Enter
Click Next. And Click Yes to the message box.
Select Yes, I want to connect to an existing server farm. We are doing this since we have a farm created already in the last few steps. Click Next.
Type the Database Server Name AS and click Retrieve Database Names button. Key in the password (pass@word1) and click Next
Post Setup Configuration wizard will continue…
Now switch to WFE2 and repeat the same steps.
Wait until the wizard completes the configuration on both WFE1 and WFE2.
After you hit Finish, this time you will see all the machines in Central Administration web page.
Congratulations!!! Your SharePoint Farm has been setup!!!!!
Right now, I am shutting down all the machines so that a back up can be taken. I will call this backup… “Fresh and Working SharePoint Farm with SP1 and April CU” If something goes drastically bad with my virtual machines, I will restore it from the backup. Virtual machine rocks, seriously!!!!!!!!!
Next step would be to setup SP2 and June CU.
We will discuss about it in the next post. Stay tuned…
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