Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC

It's been almost a year since we published the article on how to install WSS 3.0 SP1 / MOSS SP1 on Vista. It is time for a small update for all you that are installing Windows 7 RC and want to run MOSS on your machine.

Before you can install MOSS on Windows 7 build 7100 you must manually turn off the Application Compatibility Engine using the Local Security Policy editor. This is because Windows 7 has a "hard block" for the MOSS installation. If you don't turn off Application Compatibility during the install you will see a dialog box like this.
appcompat
To turn off App Compatibility start the Local Security Policy editor by typing policy in the start menu and press enter.
policy
This will open up the editor.
Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Application Compatibility
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On the right hand side select "Turn off Application Compatibility Engine"
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In the following dialog box check the Enabled radio button and click OK.
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install WSS 3.0 / MOSS on Vista. Remember to revert this configuration once you have installed MOSS.

Happy coding and demoing!

By the way, if you are interested to know how we did it read this post.


Posted May 07 2009, 12:14 PM by Jonas Nilsson

Comments

Truc Thien Bui wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Sat, May 9 2009 9:34 PM

Hi Jonas,

That's a great post since Windows 7 RC has just been released few days ago. I just want to share some my experience that if your computer is currently joined to domain network, you will still got the compatible message when trying to install the MOSS 2007.

My suggestions is when you logged on with domain user, the domain policy will override the local machine policy, so that you wil still get that error event if you turned off the Compatible Assistant in local group policy.

In my case, i switched my server back to Workgroup environment first and then follow Jonas guide as below. It should works. After that i re-join my server to domain environment again.

Hope this help.

Thanks

Werner Ruotsalainen wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Fri, May 22 2009 9:45 AM

A quick note: instead of "policy", you might have to invoke "gpedit.msc" instead - at least this was the case on my Windows 7 (not inside any group).

Brenda Madden wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Mon, Aug 3 2009 11:33 PM

I was able to make it work! Thanks.

Nelson14 wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Tue, Aug 4 2009 11:50 AM

Hi man, great post... but i still have a problem... the set up ask me SP1 of Windows Server 2003, but the first error that you show in  your post has gone, can you give me a hand???

Thank you very much.

Jonas Nilsson wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Tue, Aug 4 2009 12:37 PM

Nelson14,

Do you follow the steps in  install WSS 3.0 / MOSS on Vista?

you must download WssOnVista and follow the steps in that post.

Thanks

/Jonas

Jakob Rohde wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Sun, Sep 27 2009 1:10 AM

Hi

I made this work - almost! The installation went fine (on Win7 Ultimate 64 bit), but when I try to create a SSP, I am told that I am not a member of the Administrators Group - which I am. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks

Jakob

Jonas Nilsson wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Sun, Sep 27 2009 1:32 PM

Jakob,

Make sure to launch IE with "run as administrator"

/Jonas

Mokosh wrote Installing Windows SharePoint Services on Windows 7
on Mon, Nov 16 2009 8:30 AM

Installing Windows SharePoint Services on Windows 7

Name of the blog wrote Installing Windows SharePoint Services on Windows 7
on Fri, Nov 27 2009 5:18 PM

Installing Windows SharePoint Services on Windows 7

Sahan wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Tue, Dec 1 2009 7:13 PM

I did the setup according to the way its described in Bamboo (WSS 3 on Vista). The installtion was done successfully. But the problem I went to the Web Applikcation in central administration all I have is

Name URL

SharePoint - 80 http://saxons-pc/

SharePoint Central Administration v3 http://saxons-pc:36213/

when I goto SharePoint - 80 it gives me this error instead of a sharepoint page

Error Summary

HTTP Error 404.0 - Not Found

The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

Detailed Error Information

Module IIS Web Core

Notification MapRequestHandler

Handler StaticFile

Error Code 0x80070002

Requested URL http://localhost:80/SharePoint - 80

Physical Path D:\inetpub\wwwroot\SharePoint - 80

Logon Method Basic

Logon User saxons

Please help

Jonas Nilsson wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Tue, Dec 1 2009 7:16 PM

Sahan,

You need to create a new site collection.

/Jonas

shahab74 wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Wed, Dec 2 2009 8:04 AM

Thanks a lot for this article as I got the WSS 3.0 running in Windows 7(Ultimate) IIS 7.5. I can successfully see the central administration and create new web application but when I browse to the webapplication the page displays :HTTP:OK then the date and The message "Connection Close". I have basic authentication enabled

hguled wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Thu, Dec 10 2009 2:24 PM

Hi,

  I was able to install wss 3.0 on Windows 7 following the instruction. I user advance and create new farm. The basic did not work. I have a blank administration site and if I browse I get a blank page, and no sharepoint site at all. Did I miss a step?  Please help me and thanks in advance..

Guilherme Ferreira wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Wed, Dec 23 2009 11:02 AM

Hi hguled!

I already see that error. The blank page is because in Windows 7 the IIS Basic Authentication isn't it enable by default. You need to install that using Windows Turn On feature and after that enable Basic Authentication at IIS.

You can find a post about that in my blog guilhermeferreira.wordpress.com/.../wss-on-windows-vistawindows-7-central-administration-blank-page

has been write in portuguese but I hope that can be useful for you.

Guilherme Ferreira

eman2010 wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Sun, Jan 10 2010 5:44 PM

OK, this is great to have wss in Windows 7 (I did it successfully for Vista, then upgraded to W7 and did it again successfully).

But I wish I could share SharePoint with my home network (other family members) who are currently using Vista Business.

Any idea what I need to do, if possible at all?

Thanks in advance.

eman

Guilherme Ferreira wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Mon, Jan 11 2010 4:55 AM

Hi eman!

If you want to be the server for the other computers in your network you just need to open your firewall in the SharePoint Port.

If you have a domain is easy to work, otherwise authentication is more difficult.

Guilherme Ferreira

georgevl wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Thu, Jan 14 2010 7:56 AM

Hi all,

followed the instructions and installed everything no prob. However, the people picker (during creation of a site collection) fails to identify any domain users even though I am actually connected (logged in) to the site as one.

I looked around and it turns out I had to use the stsadm peoplepicker-searchadforests property to get this working.

Anyone else seen this? Could it be an installation issue?

In the Vista installation I didn't need to do anything to get this immediately working. I am assuming it has something to do with the application pool account. The account the pool is working with is NETWORK SERVICE.

George

Guilherme Ferreira wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Thu, Jan 14 2010 9:23 AM

Hi George!

Open Central Adminstration and go to

Central Administration > Application Management > Authentication Providers > Edit Authentication    

IIS Authentication Settings is using Integrated Windows authentication - NTLM??

Did you find any error at Event viewr or SharePoint log?

c:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\12\LOGS

Guilherme Ferreira

Agam wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Sat, Jan 16 2010 2:58 AM

Hello Jonas

I am unable to install wssv3sp2-kb953338-x86-fullfile-en-us also wssv3sp1-kb936988-x86-fullfile-en-us-SP1 on windows 7 RC 7100.

When i run wss-setup with SetupLauncher i got following error.

"There are no product affected by package installed on this system".

One more thing, I have then tried with WSS-3.0 without any SP's, then after extracting succesful, It shows following error.

"Set-up is unable to proceed.Setup must be run from within server manager"

Please help what can be the issue?

Agam wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Sat, Jan 16 2010 2:58 AM

Hello Jonas

I am unable to install wssv3sp2-kb953338-x86-fullfile-en-us also wssv3sp1-kb936988-x86-fullfile-en-us-SP1 on windows 7 RC 7100.

When i run wss-setup with SetupLauncher i got following error.

eman2010 wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Thu, Jan 21 2010 3:29 PM

Guilherme Ferreira

Thank you for the reply. Sorry for my ignorance but I don't know what "open the firewall in the SharePoint port" means.

Can you be a bit more specific please. ;)

Guilherme Ferreira wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Tue, Jan 26 2010 5:09 AM

Hi eman...

Imagin that you install your WSS and your URL is http://site:81

This means that 81 is SharePoint PORT.

Your windows firewall maybe is blocking requests to that Port.

If you doesn't have any specific Firewall, you just need to open Control Panel and find Windows Firewall Options to unlock Port 81.

Radityo Ardi wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Wed, Jan 27 2010 10:32 PM

Hi Jonas / Guilherme,

I need to know, what could be the problem if "Services on Server" and "Create a new Web Application" is missing in Central Admin, after installing MOSS 2007 either with SP1 or SP2 in Windows 7? When I tried to access mysp/.../server.aspx (Services on Server) manually from the browser, it says that "Access Denied". My Windows 7 is joined over a network with other domain, and tried to install MOSS2007 using local administrators user after log in to the computer using local administrators user.

My friend told me, he tried to install MOSS 2007 over Windows 7, using local administrators user. And no problems at all. Services on server not missing, and all shown perfectly. But, after he tried to access and log in as domain user in his computer, then he tried back to log in as local administrators user, Services on Server and Create a new Web Application won't shown.

Please help us. We need to solve this, coz I personally will plan to move to 7, my friend need it coz he is already using 7 on his platform, and I do not like errors like this. My computer using Vista and MOSS 2007, and works perfectly (thanx to BambooSolutions).

Jonas Nilsson wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Wed, Jan 27 2010 11:40 PM

Radityo Ardi,

As always did you do the following:

1) Launch ie with "run as administrator

2) Make sure your central admin pages shows up as "intranet zone"

/Jonas

Loofted wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Thu, Aug 12 2010 2:29 AM

Hi, I am a sharepoint novice and I have completed the install of WSS 3.0 SP2 on my windows 7 laptop. All seemed to be going well until I tried to creat a site collection via application management.

When using the change web application option I am presented with a select application screen and a message - "There are no items to show in this view"

Could you help? This is a roadblock for me at the moment.

/Loofted

cm.obscure wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Sat, Aug 28 2010 6:20 PM

I am getting the error.

"This product requires Windows Server SP1. Install this service pack and re-run setup."

I am running Windiows 7 64-bit, is there a registry hack that might overcome this?

eman2010 wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Tue, Sep 21 2010 9:02 AM

I have successfully installed SharePoint Server 2007 into Windows 7 32bit to use as an experimental single server.

What I miss here are all the initial server configuration steps required before I start creating sites and libraries, etc.

For example, I tried to create a new SSP (there was none), but had an error:

"You do not have the correct permissions to perform this task. You must be a member of the local administrators group. For more information, contact your system administrator."

I am the administrator of this machine. I also allowed SharePoint through the firewall. What is it that is (or are) missing?

This is only one thing. It seems to me that there are a number of steps that one needs to go through initially. I could not find help anywhere on the internet. :(

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

SSingeetham wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Mon, Dec 13 2010 6:01 PM

Hi Jonas

I m still getting the same error even i turn of the Application Compatibility setting.

I am trying to install Moss 2007 on my Windows 7 32 Bin Ultimate edition.

Eman2010 -- Can you help me installing the same.??

immediate help is highly appreciated.

Thanks in Advance..!

-SS.

Sanju Kottayan wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Sun, Jan 16 2011 12:58 PM

But while installing moss 2007 am  receving an error that " Setup Must be run from within the server manager" Is there any solution to override this error

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mkamoski wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Fri, May 20 2011 1:28 PM

Minor note, FYI, when you go to edit the policy do not type just "policy" but rather type "group policy", at least that helped me and maybe you too. HTH. - Mark Kamoski

saintperez wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Mon, Jul 18 2011 4:46 PM

I've already installed WSS 3.0 succesfully, now I'm trying to launch the setup for MOSS SP2.0 the same way but I am gettting a dialog box to pop asking to enter command line arguments like /config. I've tried launching the setuplancher.exe through the command line specifying /config <path to config.xml> but same thing. Any ideas?

bdirkx wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Mon, Oct 3 2011 9:11 AM

I have installed wss whit succes but when i created a farm and want to connect i get the follwing error

HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.

cjv wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Thu, Jul 18 2013 11:53 AM

Hi, it didn't work for me. Using Windows 7 Pro, with IIS 7.5 and SQL Server 2008 R2 installed and running. Says I must have Windows Server 2003 SP1 installed. Note I am using the Sharepoint 2007 Trial Version download from Microsoft. Has anyone had success with this recently? Does anyone have any ideas for me? Obviously. this is a critical; issue for me. (yes, I rebooted after changing the policy, just in case)

Bernhard Niehaus wrote re: Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC
on Sun, Aug 11 2013 12:06 PM

I installed wss successfully in English. Is it possible to get another language (German)?

Thanks.

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