How to install MOSS 2007 SP2 on Windows 7 RC (build 7100)


Although this is not a supported scenario, there is a way to install MOSS 2007 onto Windows 7 Release Candidate (build 7100). Here are the steps:

Now you need to slipstream the installation packages (if you try to run the installer without SP2 slipstreamed, you will be blocked (KB 962935)

http://blogs.msdn.com/opal/archive/2009/05/08/install-moss-2007-wss-3-0-on-windows-server-2008-r2-you-will-need-sp2-slipstream.aspx

To create the slipstream package, follow the steps in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261890.aspx. Basically, you need to open a command prompt and execute the following commands:

  • wssv3sp2-kb953338-x64-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract:C:\TEMP\MOSS2007x64\Updates
  • officeserver2007sp2-kb953334-x64-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract:C:\TEMP\MOSS2007x64\Updates

Delete Wsssetup.dll because it may conflict with Svrsetup.dll. Having both Wsssetup.dll and Svrsetup.dll in the updates folder for a slipstreamed installation source is not supported.

Run the SetupLauncher from C:\Program Files (x86)\WssOnVista\Setup

Locate the setup.exe in your installation folder.


Comments (7)

  1. rafats says:

    Thanks a lot! Appriciate your post.

  2. OferGal says:

    I did this on win 7 and on vista

    the install and configuration went fine

    but the "SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration" page comes up empty

    I checked the site in iis its all there.

    Any Idea what is wrong?

  3. Asad Ali says:

    Please make sure the your sharepoint setup is in C drive.

  4. ashwani says:

    Hi ….

    this link for only these operating system " Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2; Windows Server 2008 "

  5. Shafaqat says:

    Hi

    I have tried this solution but an error is displayed "Windows Server 2003 sp1" is required for this product.

  6. txomon says:

    Ok, I did all instructions and I works… I made a CD with x86 and x64… but I suppose that microsoft is not interested in sharing such CD…

    I may add that I'm experiencing problems with Windows 7 Pro, because configuration crashes with:

    Exception: Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPUpgradeException

    and during installation, it says one upgrade was not installed… I will try to fix it