Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Wanna Run Windows SharePoint Services v3 on SBS 2003?

Tomorrow Windows SharePoint Services version 3 will be available. If you're a geek and have to have the latest, then this one's for you, or if you think you could use some of these features, you might want to install it at your small business

My two favourite features are:

  • A recycle bin. A what? Recycle bin! You mean I can actually un-delete stuff? Oh yeah!

  • Offline folder storage (requires Outlook 2007)

Well, the Small Business Server Business Productivity feature team has been working their butts off to help you get this up and running, side by side with your existing SharePoint version 2 site.

To get started, you'll need the following:


Anonymous said...

We would love to add the off-line folders and recycle bin features, but what is the deal with the search no longer working if you are running SQL instead of MSDE? It seems crazy that one of the best features of SBS Premium would no longer function in WSS3.

Any updates on this issue?


Sean Daniel said...

I believe you just have to go back into the options and turn it on. Are you sure that full blown SQL is running the back end of your WSS v3 site? Can you find the option? if not, I'll have to wait until my WSS PM comes back from holidays. :)

Anonymous said...

My comments are based on the whitepaper that is linked in the post. From the Limitations section:

"If you moved the Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 databases from WMSDE to SQL Server 2000 or to SQL Server 2005, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Search does not function after you install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0."

This impacts everyone who has SBS Premium.

Sean Daniel said...

You are correct, we have a QFE coming out soon to fix this issue. Last I heard, it was in testing. I do not have an ETA though.

Anonymous said...

As long as it is being addressed, I am happy camper.

Thanks for the info.