Early this week, I had taken upon myself to share my experience of installing WSS on a DC. If you read this post, you will know what I am talking about.
I know, I was going to do some core troubleshooting and under the hood stuff, but lets roll over with some basics.
I have had some people contact me for help with SharePoint, so I would dedicate this post to them.
Download Windows SharePoint Services (Free! if you have Windows 2003 License)
Download .NET Framework (x86) – Redistributable Package
Download .NET Framework (x64) – Redistributable Package
If you want to install Windows SharePoint Services unattended, follow these steps:
Extract files from SharePoint.exe to a folder. In my example, I will use folder WSSV3.
So the command to extract the files to a folder on C: named WSSV3 is
sharepoint.exe /extract: c:wssv3
Done! You have all your SharePoint files extracted to a folder in c:
Part 3 Windows SharePoint Services does not work on Domain Controller – Troubleshoot Why Configuration Wizard fails after Step 5!
Part 4 Moving Database to another drive (All scripted in a batch file)
Part 5 Using Configuration Wizard without the wizard!
Part 6 Installing all Windows SharePoint Application Templates using a batch file.