Saturday, July 11, 2009

Creating/Deploying simple farm for MOSS

Following post is really helpful for configuring simple farm environment on share point portal server 2007 or MOSS.


I believe any novice person can start deployment reading this
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262243.aspx

Following define a specific scenario deployment for share point server 2007 with three separate servers.

1. Database Server (SQL Database)
2. Share point Web Front End (Web server, Central Administration, Query Server)
3. Indexing Server (Indexing Server)

Please follow these steps.

1. Install SQL Server on Database Server.
2. Install Share point Portal Server 2007 on Share point Web Front End with following consideration
a. Select Advance option
b. Select Complete in Server Type
c. Do not run Share point Product and Technology Configuration Wizard
3. Install Share point Portal Server 2007 on Indexing Server with following consideration
a. Select Advance option
b. Select Complete in Server Type
c. Do not run Share point Product and Technology Configuration Wizard
4. Install available Services packs on both Indexing Server and Web front End without running Share point Product and Technology Configuration Wizard.
5. Run Share point Product and Technology Configuration Wizard on Share point Web Front End
a. Select create a new farm
b. Provide database settings
6. Run Share point Product and Technology Configuration Wizard on Indexing Server
a. Select connect to existing farm
b. Provide configuration database settings.
7. Start Share point Windows Search Service on both Share point Web Front End and Indexing Server
a. From Share point central administration select operation
b. In Operation Page select “Services on Server” from “Topology and Services Section”
c. Select server one by one and repeat d for each server
d. Click start next to Windows Share point Services Search
e. Provide content access account and indexing schedule
8. Stop Share point Central Administration service on indexing server.
a. On the services on Server page, select the indexing server from server drop down list
b. Under Select server role to display services you will need to start in the table below, select the custom option
c. In the table of services, click stop next to central Administration
9. Start Share point Office Search
a. On the SharePoint Central Administration home page, click the Operations tab on the top link bar.
b. On the Operations page, in the Topology and Services section, click Services on server.
c. In the Server list, select the server that you want to configure as an index server and — optionally — as a query server.
d. On the Services on Server page, next to Office SharePoint Server Search, click Start.
e. Select the Use this server for indexing content check box. This expands the page and adds the Index Server Default File Location, Indexer Performance, and Web Front End and Crawling sections.
f. If you want to use this server to service search queries, select the Use this server for servicing search queries check box. This expands the page and adds the Query Server Index File Location section. If not, skip to the next step.
g. In the Contact E-mail Address section, type the e-mail address you want external site administrators to use to contact your organization if problems arise when their sites are being crawled by your index server.
h. In the Farm Search Service Account section, specify the User name and Password of the account under which the search service will run
10. Create SSP
a. On the SharePoint Central Administration home page, click the Application Management tab on the top link bar.
b. On the Application Management page, in the Office SharePoint Server Shared Services section, click Create or configure this farm's shared services.
c. On the Manage this Farm's Shared Services page, click New SSP.
d. On the New Shared Services Provider page, in the SSP Name section, click Create a new Web application.
e. On the Create New Web Application page, in the Application Pool section, specify the User name and Password for the user account that the Web application pool will run under.
f. You can also configure other settings on this page, or click OK to create the new Web application
g. On the New Shared Services Provider page, in the SSP Service Credentials section, type the user name and password for the user account that the SSP service will run under.
h. Optionally, you can also configure other settings.
i. When you have configured all the settings, click OK.
j. If you used the same Web application for the SSP administration site and the My Sites site collection, you will be prompted to use separate Web applications for these site collections. If you want to use the same Web application, click OK. For more information about site planning, see Plan Web site structure and publishing (Office SharePoint Server).
k. After the SSP has been created, click OK on the confirmation page that appears.Now you are ready to create application and site collections.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for Post, it was really helpful.

    However I have one problem, I have been trying to add a new index server with SharePoint Searver
    for Search to an existing and received errors
    .


    I ran both on WFE and Index server with IIS reset. When I tried to configure Office SharePoint Server Search from Central Admin, the same
    error and event log shown.

    Where did I missed so the authentication either using the wrong network systen name or NTLM?

    Can you please help where i am going wrong here?

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  2. Have you configured your server using
    SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard
    and as per link have u followed following

    click Negotiate (Kerberos), and then click Next.

    Note:
    In most cases, use the default setting (NTLM). Use Negotiate (Kerberos) only if Kerberos authentication is supported in your environment. Using the Negotiate (Kerberos) option requires you to configure a Service Principal Name (SPN) for the domain user account. To do this, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group. For more information, see How to configure a Windows SharePoint Services virtual server to use Kerberos authentication and how to switch from Kerberos authentication back to NTLM authentication (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=76570&clcid=0x409).

    I have not done configuration with Kerbios. What was the result of configuration wizard?

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