Automating WSS v3/MOSS 2007 development environment setup: part IV – Unattended DC Promo

Hello, In the previous post, I described how to setup Windows Server 2003 an unattended way. Now, I’ll describe how to transform this server in a Domain Controller. It’s quite simple; just use an answer file, as an argument to the dcpromo.exe instruction. Now, like all answer files, a lot of crap (sorry, options) disturbs…

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Automating WSS v3/MOSS 2007 development environment setup: part III – Windows Server 2003 unattended setup

Hello, To setup Windows Server an unattended way, you have 3 options: Sysprep RIS (Remote Installation Services – named Windows Deployment Services (WDS) in Windows Server 2008) 1 answer file I will use the answer file. To create an answer file, insert or mount a Windows Server 2003 CD in any workstation (nothing is modified…

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Automating WSS v3/MOSS 2007 development environment setup: Part II – Decisions

Hello, Previous post discussed the different options (mandatory and others) you needed to evaluate before setting up a SharePoint development environment. In the next series, I plan to explain one way to create this an automated way (or unattended).To do so, I made these decisions for the environment: 1 Virtual Machine with 2 Virtual Hard…

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Automating WSS v3/MOSS 2007 development environment setup: Part I – Planning

Hello, Recently, I advised customers on their development environments. Many different options are possible and each choice done brings benefits and limitations. In this post and few others to follow, I will discuss the main options, with their impacts, and then describe how to automate the setup of the developers’ environment, to insure the use…

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Slipstream SharePoint SP1 with Infrastructure Update for MOSS 2007 clean installs

Hello, During various engagements, I recommend now the integration of Infrastructure Update for any new fresh farms setup of SharePoint products (either WSS v3 or MOSS 2007). If applicable, of course, as it depends of customers’ scenarios and current installed base. This is the best way to enable a good platform fixes and functionalities level…

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Technology trends from TechReady 7

Hello, As described in my last post, I attended (and speaked) at TechReady 7 event in Seattle, WA. TechReady is the biggest and the best Microsoft internal event for Technical readiness and discussions between Microsoft Products’ Groups and the worldwide field. This event is huge: –          More than 6 000 thousands attendees, from all the…

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Speaker at TechReady7 – Creating and Presenting OFC302 MOSS 2007 scripting

Last week, Microsoft bi-annual biggest technical internal event took place at Seattle: TechReady. It was 7th edition of this incredible technical readiness opportunity where products groups and field people meet. This one was my 4th TechReady, but it was the first on 2 aspects : attending during summer, being a speaker. I suggested content on…

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Transform Windows Server 2008 in a Workstation – UPDATED

Hello, Few days ago I changed my professional notebook/laptop for a real “working” machine. Working on advanced MOSS 2007 projects, setting up directly MOSS on my host OS is nice, so did I. Windows Server 2008 Standard RC1 EN, bytes from MSDN, looks like the best candidate for this. Once setup (it’s Vista “like” setup…

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SharePoint Team Blog : "Design and Build Sites for Office SharePoint Server 2007"

Hello, Rob Silver wrote a post few days ago on “Design and Build Sites for Office SharePoint Server 2007”. You can find the post here : http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2008/01/25/announcing-design-and-build-sites-for-office-sharepoint-server-2007.aspx It’s hosted on one of the most important Blog for SharePoint. As Rob says, the existence of different “Roles” in SharePoint environemnts (IT Pros, developers, etc.), makes it difficult to get…

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First post on SharePoint, so "How to start with SharePoint?"

Hello, Here we are. The idea to share the knowledge gathered through projects, customers, and fun questions imagined to push SharePoint to its deeps roots, was here for weeks. My tema and I came to the idea that blogging could benefit the community on how we helped adoption and solution design of SharePoint. Let’s start, willing these…

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