First published on TechNet on Nov 16, 2006
Fresh on the heels of the WSS 3.0 release is the "Installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on a Server Running Windows Small Business Server" white paper. If you are considering installing WSS 3.0 on your SBS server, please, please read this paper and test it thoroughly before attempting this in a production environment. The steps themselves are not hard, but you
choose the right settings during the install or
you will be restoring from backup
. From the white paper:
When you install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on your server, do not choose
. If you do, several Windows SBS administration tools will fail, and you might lose data on your Windows SharePoint Services sites. You must choose
No, do not upgrade at this time
, which results in a side-by-side installation.
You must maintain your http://companyweb Web site as a Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 installation. Upgrading the site to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is not supported.