Installing Sharepoint 2007 on Windows Server 2008 R2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi,

    we are using in our lab a clean installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 which is running as Hyper-V instance. Today we wanted to install a clean installation of Sharepoint 2007 with SP1 on this machine and we explorer an error that we are not able to install it. The setup is comes up with an error which is described here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/962935 but this is not our szenario. A printscreen of this message can be found here: http://www.ronischuetz.com/images/SP_2007SP1_Inst_Error.png


    my personal point of view is that it cannot be that we need to install first 2008, then Sharepoint 2007 with SP1, then SP2 and upgrade to 2008 R2. Nobody is going be happy with this solution and I hope we find a fast way how customers can install Sharepoint direclty on 2008 R2. 

    Anyway, thanks in advance for any further information how we should go on with this issue. 

    thanks in advance,

    kind regards, roni [http://netrsc.blogspot.com/]
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 11:15 AM


All replies

  • Roni,

    I would have prefer to upgrade Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2
    Then after install MOSS with SP2, I am not sure whether MOSS with SP2 is available or not, even though if it is not available you can create MOSS SP2 by slipstream

    For more information on how to create MOSS with SP2 (slip stream) have a look at the links
    Microsoft Sharepoint Team Blog: MOSS 2007 with SP1 (Slipstream)
    How to create a ‘Slipstream’ installation for MOSS with SP1

    The same steps will be applied to create MOSS with SP2
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 11:57 AM
  • > I am not sure whether MOSS with SP2 is available or not

    As far as I know (and I follow MS downloads for my WSS FAQ site) it still isn't available. (WSS 3.0 + SP2 is available)

    I would only use slipstream if installing to a new Win server 2008 R2. If installing to a Non-R2 server 2008, I would install MOSS+SP1; upgrade that to SP2 and then upgrade the OS. Why bother with creating a slipstream installation when there is a route available to you involving ready-made products. But that's just my opinion.
    WSS FAQ sites: http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com and http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com
    Total list of WSS 3.0 / MOSS 2007 Books (including foreign language) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/Lists/v3%20WSS%20FAQ/V%20Books.aspx
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 2:14 PM
  • Watch out on guest VMs if you do create a slipstream installation and burn that installation folder to DVD.
    I was still getting the KB 962935 blockage when using the DVD as a pass through Disk from the host or
    when mapping the Host DVD player to the guest VM.
    Copying the slipstream installation folder to the virtual machine allowed it to run.
    Possible bad media or Hyper-V quirk, strange but true.

    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 3:12 PM
  • The solution which worked out so far can be found here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointadmin/thread/183b5ab9-dc4b-4c27-aecd-55df60167a68

    thanks for your replies.
    kind regards, roni [http://netrsc.blogspot.com/]
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 4:40 PM
  • Hi,

    Windows Server 2008 R2 is only compatible with Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP2.  Unfortunately, Microsoft have not released a version of SharePoint with SP2 built in. For that you have to create your own slip-streamed installation of SharePoint with SP2 included and then install this directly onto Windows Server 2008 R2.

    lots of stuff available on net..............


    Friday, March 26, 2010 5:25 AM