How to Install Project Server SP1 with MOSS and its various Service Packs

We had a requirement to build a new Project Server 2007 environment from scratch and then migrate an existing Project Server 2007 virtual server environment across to the new physical environment. I’ll blog about the migration process later but I’ve had a look around and couldn’t find much info about how to go about doing a fresh install of Project Server 2007 with SP1 incorporated when the MOSS install media still doesn’t have SP1 incorporated yet. Here are the high level steps I’ve followed with what seems like success at the moment…

  1. (if this is not a fresh installation of the server products then ensure you backup SharePoint! Microsoft provide a handy little paper on the subject here if you need help with this)
  2. As usual with a fresh installation check you have .NET 3.0 installed and if not install it. You’ll also need to check the ASP.NET 2.0 is enabled within IIS Manager under Web Service Extensions for the server.
  3. Install Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 but make sure you don’t run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard (uncheck the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard now checkbox). Click Close
  4. Stop the World Wide Web Publishing Services.

    1. Start > Administrative Tools > Services
    2. Scroll to the bottom of the list, click World Wide Web Publishing Service
    3. Click the Stop button
  5. Install the Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack

    1. Double click wssv3sp1-kb936988-x86-fullfile-en-us.exe  to run the service pack install file
    2. If you are so inclined read the license terms, click Accept
    3. Click Continue
    4. At the reminder message click OK
    5. The service pack now starts installing
    6. At the installation complete message click OK
  6. If the configuration wizard opens close it.
  7. Install the MOSS update

    1. Double click officeserver2007sp1-kb936984-x86-fullfile-en-us.exe to run the service pack
    2. If you are so inclined read the license terms, click Accept
    3. Click Continue
    4. At the reminder message click OK
    5. The service pack now starts installing
    6. At the installation complete message click OK
    7. If the configuration wizard opens close it.
  8. Now Install Office Project Server 2007 (incorporating SP1)

  9. Run SharePoint Configuration Wizard 

    1. (if you aren’t continuing from the previous install) Start > All Programs > Microsoft Office Server > SharePoint Product and Technologies Configuration Wizard
    2. Click Next at the Welcome screen
    3. Click Yes at the warning about restarting services
    4. Click Next at the Completing the SharePoint Product and Technologies Configuration Wizard
    5. At Configuration Successful click Finish

  10. Check out Central Admin

    1. Click Operations tab
    2. Under Topologies and Services click Servers in farm
    3. Next to your server you should see Version 12.0.0.6219 if the installation has completed successfully.
  11. You will of course still need to configure the various MOSS services, set up web applications and provision the Project Server sites into the farm but there is plenty of information about how to do this on the Microsoft site. This blog entry was simply focused on the install process for the various SP1 components.

Associated Links

Here are some links to enable you to Download the SP1 software you need. You must install BOTH the WSS and MOSS update if you have either edition of MOSS installed. Project Server with SP1 incorporated is a commercial product so contact Microsoft about it.

  1. WSS SP1 downloads
  2. MOSS SP1 downloads
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