Clarifications, Comments & Corrections to the Commerce Server 2009 Installation Guide


The Commerce Server 2009 Installation guide is a large document covering the setup and deployment of Commerce Server 2009. Although great effort went into making sure we covered all the aspects of setting up Commerce Server 2009 some things in the document may have been missed, stated incorrectly or just need a bit more clarification. In this post I will try to make clear any sections of the installation guide so that you can complete your tasks efficiently.


For the latest revision of the Commerce Server 2009 Installation Guide please download it from here:


http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/B/E/5BE19F83-EC42-41EE-8A21-B70222247DB8/CS2009Installation.doc


On page 26 you will find the following:


8.   (Optional) If you plan to use the Data Warehouse in Commerce Server 2009 with SQL Server 2008, you must install the following, in the order listed:



a.   Microsoft SQL Server Native Client. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139308



b.   Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Management Objects Collection. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139309.



c.   Microsoft ADOMD.NET. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139310.



d.   Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139311.



e.   Microsoft SQL Server 2005 December 2008 Feature Pack. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139312


This step is better explained by the following:


8.   (Optional) If you plan to use the Data Warehouse features in Commerce Server 2009 with SQL Server 2008, you must install the following items from the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 December 2008 Feature Pack, in the order listed below.


      The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 December 2008 Feature Pack can be found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139312. Be sure to select the appropriate version for each item if you are running on an x86 platform or an x64 platform.



a.   Microsoft SQL Server Native Client



b.   Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Management Objects Collection



c.   Microsoft ADOMD.NET



d.   Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components


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On page 27 you will find the following:


13. To install WSS or MOSS, click the links below for instructions and information about the relevant updates.



If using WSS:



a. WSS 3.0 with SP1; for the 32-bit version see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139486; for the 64-bit version see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139487



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You must perform a custom installation of WSS, not a basic installation.



b. WSS 3.0 December Cumulative Update (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139489)



If using MOSS:



a. MOSS 2007 (For information about licensing and pricing for MOSS 2007, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=142244)



b. MOSS 2007 SP1 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=130488)



c. December Cumulative Update for both WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139489)


This step is better explained by the following:


13. Determine if you will be using Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS). If you will be using Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 follow the steps in the section "If using WSS:". If you will be using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 then follow the steps in the section "If using MOSS:".


To install WSS or MOSS, click the links below for instructions and information about the relevant updates.



If using WSS:



a. Install WSS 3.0 with SP1


   For the 32-bit version see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139486


   For the 64-bit version see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139487



clip_image001[4]Note: You must perform a custom installation of WSS, not a basic installation. After selecting to perform a custom installation you will need to select the option Web Frontend.



b. December Cumulative Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139489. When selecting the download be sure to select the appropriate x86 or x64 platform for your installation.



If using MOSS:



a. Install MOSS 2007 (For information about licensing and pricing for MOSS 2007, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=142244)



b. Install MOSS 2007 SP1. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=130488.


clip_image001[4]Note: If you installed the slipstreamed version of MOSS 2007 with SP1 already included then this step can be skipped.


c. December Cumulative Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139489. When selecting the download be sure to select the appropriate x86 or x64 platform for your installation.



d. December Cumulative Update for Microsoft Office Servers. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139489. When selecting the download be sure to select the appropriate x86 or x64 platform for your installation.


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On page 119 you will find the following:


Specifying the Default Site Channel and Catalog Names


Use the following instructions to specify the Default Web site channel and catalog names.


clip_image001[3]To specify the Default Web site channel and catalog names



1. Log on to the operating system under a user account that has administrative privileges in SharePoint for the site collection where the Default Web site was deployed.



2. In your browser, navigate to the Default Web site. The URL is as follows:



http://<host>:<port>/Pages/default.aspx



3. Click Site Actions, and then click View All Site Content.



4. Under Lists, click Channel Configuration.



5. In the list, click Channel, and then click Edit item.



6. In the Value box, type Default, and then click OK. You must type the value exactly as it appears here.



7. In the list, click Default Catalog, and then click Edit item.



8. In the Value box, type one of the following:



· If you unpacked the Commerce Site with sample data, type Adventure Works Catalog, and then click OK. You must type the value exactly as it appears here.



· If you unpacked only the schema of the Commerce Site (no sample data), type the name of your catalog, and then click OK.



9. Go back to the URL of the Default Web site.



The site now displays the Web Parts.



10. Navigate to the Category page of the Default Site. The URL is as follows:



http://<host>:<port>/Pages/Category.aspx



1. On the page, click Site Actions, and then click Edit Page.



The page is now in edit mode.



1. In the toolbar of the Product Query Web Part, click Edit, and then click Modify Shared Web Part.



The Web Part properties pane opens.



1. Expand the Advanced (Commerce) properties. In the Catalog box, type the same catalog name as you did for step 8 above, and then click Apply.


This section should state the following:


Specifying the Default Site Channel and Catalog Names


Use the following instructions to specify the Default Web site channel and catalog names.


clip_image001[3]To specify the Default Web site channel and catalog names



1. Log on to the operating system under a user account that has administrative privileges in SharePoint for the site collection where the Default Web site was deployed.



2. In your browser, navigate to the Default Web site. The URL is as follows:



http://<host>:<port>/Pages/default.aspx



3. Click Site Actions, and then click View All Site Content.



4. Under Lists, click Channel Configuration.



5. In the list, click Channel, and then click Edit item.



6. In the Value box, type Default, and then click OK. You must type the value exactly as it appears here.



7. In the list, click Default Catalog, and then click Edit item.



8. In the Value box, type one of the following:



· If you unpacked the Commerce Site with sample data, type Adventure Works Catalog, and then click OK. You must type the value exactly as it appears here.



· If you unpacked only the schema of the Commerce Site (no sample data), type the name of your catalog, and then click OK.



9. Go back to the URL of the Default Web site.



The site now displays the Web Parts.


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On page 126 you will find the following:


Setting up Site Variations for the Default Site


This topic is missing steps and data that is needed in order to complete the process correctly. As the topic is long please see the following blog post on setting this up. The information supplied in the blog post will be incorporated in to a future version of the installation guide.


http://blogs.msdn.com/commercesupport/archive/2009/03/17/how-to-setup-site-variations-for-the-default-site.aspx


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