SharePoint Portal 2007 Installation

Installing Microsoft SharePoint Portal 2007 is so straightforward, I installed SPS 2007 on Windows Server 2003, and this is the only operating system that you can install SPS on, before installing SPS you have to verify some platform prerequisites:

1. Windows Server 2003 SP1.
2. Microsoft .NET 2.0.
3. Microsoft .NET 3.0.
4. IIS 6+.
5. ASP.NET added to allowed extensions in IIS 6.

The reason you will need .NET 2.0, is that SPS 2007 is rebuilt upon ASP.NET 2.0, you will have Master Pages, and you can set a site’s master page either in configuration files, or programmatically, also one more reason you will need .NET 2.0 is WebParts, actually SPS 2007 supports two styles of webparts first is the old style that’s dependent on Microsoft.Sharepoint.dll assembly, and the newer style is dependent on System.Web.dll, this is an ASP.NET 2.0 assembly, and to create a new webpart you have to inherit from System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts, so the WebParts new technique is completely dependent on ASP.NET 2.0, and this will give a great flexibility to developers.
The reason you will need .NET 3.0 (formerly known as WinFX), that SPS 2007 and WSS 3.0 are using Windows Workflow Foundations (WWF), to provide workflow services to business logic, SPS provides a collection of predefined standard workflows, and also developers will be able to design custom workflows.
Herein the screenshots I have taken while installing SPS 2007 On Windows Server 2003 SP1, I didn’t include all screenshots as they are self-explanatory.

The last screenshot is the first run for SPS 2007 after installation.