A new VM was provided with a larger capacity virtual drive. The two CDs required during installation have been copied onto it too. We're reADY TO ROCK!!!
Note you will now need the two CD copies mentioned above to complete the process copied. They can be named anything e.g. Win2k3 Disk 1 and 2
The first one required has a folder /i386/ which is asked for, then later in the procedure /CMPENTS/R2/ is requested. Point to something inside the actual directories.
Upon completing the installation - which takes a while. You must restart the VM. Restart as normal. However, because you are logged in remotely, it will warn you that other users are logged in (that's you) - just say 'yes'. You will be disconnected. Because the server is very slow, leave it about ten minutes to reboot, then try logging in again. If you can't, then it has not rebooted successfully. See the VM Administrator.
When it comes back up check Programs:Administrative Tools:IIS Information Services Probably ASP 2.0 will not be installed (“Allowed” or enabled). It usually comes with the server - just it must be manually enabled.
See: this page for instructions how to enable it. What version of Server you have can be found by right-clicking “My Computer”:Properties.
More Add or Remove Winodws Components (see above) - You may find upon doing this that it is already installed, but not showing in IIS WebX.
Run a CMD windows and go to C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.nnnnn and run the command:
aspnet_regiis.exe -iru -enable
Refresh IIS Manager window and confirm that you now have ASP 2.0, while you are there you can select ASP 1.0 and “Prohibit” (disable) it - not needed.
Now you have the server set up download the 180 day trial version of Sharepoint Server - The version you want is 2007 - found here It's 448.6 Mbytes.
Download it and run it…
Oh the 25-character product key! on this page
Because of the slowness of the server this will take a whiley.
It took overnight.
Next a post-install wizard runs and does 10 configuration tasks - this is also pretty slow. But, it stalls on 5/10
The logged error message is
INF Created a label, name is FinishForm, text is An exception of type System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException was thrown. Additional exception information: Cannot open database "WSS_Search_DEV-SHAREPOINT" requested by the login. The login failed. Login failed for user 'CSG\com168'. 06/03/2010 12:19:19 1 INF Leaving function PsconfigLabel.CommonStuff
In Manage Computer - Event Viewer - Application the event log there are 4 seemingly related errors. Here ordered with the earliest first:
Event Type: Failure Audit Event Source: MSSQL$OFFICESERVERS Event Category: (4) Event ID: 18456 Date: 03/06/2010 Time: 12:19:10 User: CSG\com168 Computer: DEV-SHAREPOINT Description: Login failed for user 'CSG\com168'. [CLIENT: <local machine>] Data: 0000: 18 48 00 00 0e 00 00 00 .H...... 0008: 1d 00 00 00 44 00 45 00 ....D.E. 0010: 56 00 2d 00 53 00 48 00 V.-.S.H. 0018: 41 00 52 00 45 00 50 00 A.R.E.P. 0020: 4f 00 49 00 4e 00 54 00 O.I.N.T. 0028: 5c 00 4f 00 46 00 46 00 \.O.F.F. 0030: 49 00 43 00 45 00 53 00 I.C.E.S. 0038: 45 00 52 00 56 00 45 00 E.R.V.E. 0040: 52 00 53 00 00 00 07 00 R.S..... 0048: 00 00 6d 00 61 00 73 00 ..m.a.s. 0050: 74 00 65 00 72 00 00 00 t.e.r...
Event Type: Error Event Source: Windows SharePoint Services 3 Event Category: Database Event ID: 3760 Date: 03/06/2010 Time: 12:19:10 User: N/A Computer: DEV-SHAREPOINT Description: SQL Database 'WSS_Search_DEV-SHAREPOINT' on SQL Server instance 'DEV-SHAREPOINT\OfficeServers' not found. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below. Cannot open database "WSS_Search_DEV-SHAREPOINT" requested by the login. The login failed. Login failed for user 'CSG\com168'.
Event Type: Error Event Source: SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard Event Category: None Event ID: 104 Date: 03/06/2010 Time: 12:19:15 User: N/A Computer: DEV-SHAREPOINT Description: Failed to register SharePoint services. An exception of type System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException was thrown. Additional exception information: Cannot open database "WSS_Search_DEV-SHAREPOINT" requested by the login. The login failed. Login failed for user 'CSG\com168'. System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Cannot open database "WSS_Search_DEV-SHAREPOINT" requested by the login. The login failed. Login failed for user 'CSG\com168'. at Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Administration.SPSearchDatabase.Provision() at Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Administration.SPSearchServiceInstance.ProvisionDatabase() at Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Administration.SPSearchServiceInstance.Provision() at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.InstallServiceInstanceInConfigDB(Boolean provisionTheServiceInstanceToo, String serviceInstanceRegistryKeyName, Object sharepointServiceObject) at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.InstallServiceInstances(Boolean provisionTheServiceInstancesToo, String serviceRegistryKeyName, Object sharepointServiceObject) at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.InstallServices(Boolean provisionTheServicesToo) at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.Run() at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.TaskThread.ExecuteTask()
Event Type: Error Event Source: SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard Event Category: None Event ID: 100 Date: 03/06/2010 Time: 12:19:17 User: N/A Computer: DEV-SHAREPOINT Description: Configuration of SharePoint Products and Technologies failed. Configuration must be performed in order for this product to operate properly. To diagnose the problem, review the extended error information located at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\LOGS\PSCDiagnostics_6_3_2010_12_0_31_574_639214643.log, fix the problem, and run this configuration wizard again.
We had installed WSS using the Network Service account to run the service, rather than a domain account. The error message wasn't very indicative of what the actual problem was. We un-installed WSS and MOSS, deleted all of the configuration databases, and re-installed WSS and MOSS. When we set them up using a domain account to run the service, it worked fine. ...and... The error indicates that your account can not create new dbs on the SQL box. Login to sql and validate what type of authentication the sql instance is using and whether or not your "login" has sufficient SQL permissions.
I went to SQL Server Configurationm Manager::SQL Server Browser::Service - and noted that it was disabled - I switched it to automatic. But, I don't think this is particularly relevant.
"Yeah...I incorrectly installed it in Stand-Alone mode. I guess standalone can only use Microsoft##SSEE. So I installed a server farm so I could choose the database to use."
I ran the configuration Wizard again just in case - and it got as far as 7/10 Provisioning the Sharepoint Central Administration Web Application. I have learned that this means little in practice if the thing is being written to the wrong place. It's veeery, veeery, veeeery slow! 8/10 Creating Sample Data! Wooo!
I have a dinner appointment this evening - it is a race with time whather this blooming configuration will complete in time……….. I think they are going to have to host the server on something other than a Casio watch - just cause it has a mini number pad doesn't mean it'll make a good server.
Configuration Wizard claimed to be successful, but the browser returns..
The requested URL could not be retrieved While trying to retrieve the URL: http://dev-sharepoint/ The following error was encountered: Unable to determine IP address from host name for dev-sharepoint The dnsserver returned: Name Error: The domain name does not exist. This means that: The cache was not able to resolve the hostname presented in the URL. Check if the address is correct.
Whilst ping said
C:\Documents and Settings\com168>ping dev-sharepoint Pinging dev-sharepoint.csg.abdn.ac.uk [184.108.40.206] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 220.127.116.11: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=128 Reply from 18.104.22.168: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=128 Reply from 22.214.171.124: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128 Reply from 126.96.36.199: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128 Ping statistics for 188.8.131.52: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 0ms
Another issue was the server running constantly at 100%, making normal working impossible. Email the administrators to ask what's up?
Admin: now has 2 processors and a gig and a half of memory 10:50 Me: For the records, do you know what was causing the problem. please? O - crossed messages - you answered it. 10:51 Admin: u only had 256 meg of ram and using 1.2 gig 10:51 Me: :-)
It's much better now… But they are about to take away my computer
Well the server seems to be functioning in locahost - but not as dev-sharepoint
http://dev-sharepoint:3596/ yields “The requested URL could not be retrieved…Unable to determine IP address from host name for dev-sharepoint. The dnsserver returned: Name Error: The domain name does not exist.”
http://dev-sharepoint.csg.abdn.ac.uk:3596/ returns the same.
http://184.108.40.206:3596/ yields “You are not authorized to view this page”
https://220.127.116.11:3596/ yields “This web page is not available. The web page might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.”
ping dev-sharepoint yields statistics for 18.104.22.168:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 2ms, Average = 0ms
waiting for this to be installed… … …