Grant Jenkins

Hi all,

I thought I read somewhere that you could install WSS on Vista (I have Business Edition) - is this correct or can it only be installed on Windows Server

Thanks in advance.

Grant.



Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Install WSS 3.0 on Vista (or only Windows Server)?

Mike Walsh MVP

You can't.

Wait for Vista Server. You'll be able to install it there.

Mike Walsh





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Install WSS 3.0 on Vista (or only Windows Server)?

Nick Swan

you make it sounds like WSS 3.0 can only be installed on Vista Server Mike! :)

It can be installed on Windows 2k3 Server.

Nick






Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Install WSS 3.0 on Vista (or only Windows Server)?

gjen020

Hi Mike,

Thanks for your reply - can you tell me an eta when Vista Server will be available.

Kind Regards,

Grant.





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Install WSS 3.0 on Vista (or only Windows Server)?

gjen020

Hi Nick,

Thanks for the clarification.

Cheers,

Grant.





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Install WSS 3.0 on Vista (or only Windows Server)?

Bob Fox MVP

Back to what Nick Swan mentioned so your not confused on this subject... Vista Server (or whatever the name becomes) wont be out for quite some time.... It would help if you provided information on what your intentions are with regards to running this. When you ask if you can run it off of Vista.... yes you can but when we talk about this were talking about you running a Virtual Envrironment with VPC or Virtual Server or one of the other Virtualization tools. Most of us run fine under this umbrella and its a great way to get to knwo the product and get your hands dirty.

What you didnt make clear was ... do you want to run this in a production environment TODAY.... of course and it is a free download that will run on Microsoft Windows Server 2003. The only added requirements to throw in the loop will be the need to install .Net 3.0 Framework onto your box and you should be good to go.

Sorry for jumping in here so late but I just felt this needed further clarrification. Waiting for Vista Server really isnt the path you want to run down :)






Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Install WSS 3.0 on Vista (or only Windows Server)?

gjen020

Hi Bob,

Thanks for your reply.

We have SharePoint running at my work and I wanted to set it up at home just for testing/development (of webparts etc) and generally getting to play around with it.

It looks as though I may be taking over the admin/helpdesk of SharePoint at work in the near future so wanted to be prepared.

I will just setup a virtual server and run Windows Server.

Cheers and thanks again.

Kind Regards,

Grant.