I recently [a week ago] joined another company to take their SharePoint practice to the next level (but more on that in a later post). One of my first missions at the company is to get a brand spanking new sandbox environment up and running. I’m not going into great detail in this post on how we put it together as it has a lot of little notes on how to install SharePoint 2010, SQL Server 2008 SP1 (with cumulative update 1).
After completing the SharePoint 2010 environment our attention turned to SharePoint 2007. After joining the VM (Windows Server 2008) to the domain, we fired up the installation wizard for MOSS 2007 and after entering the various details for DB Server, Default Accounts etc, we received with the following error message – “account must be a local account or a global domain account”. We scratched our heads a little, tried some quick fixes and finally came up with the resolution (after a couple of minutes):
- Remove the machine from the domain;
- Rename machine;
- Re-add machine to the domain;
After completing the steps above, the installation worked just fine. The account we used had access to SQL with dbcreator and securityadmin access. We did not give the account “local admin” rights as so many administrators do in error. :)
Hope this helps.
There is simply no rest for the wicked in this industry! Just as partners and customers alike where coming to grips with the intricacies of deploying major SharePoint 2007 installations, Microsoft releases their latest offering; SharePoint 2010.
Not only have they done a fantastic job at updating the product, it seems as though the supporting documentation, which was amazing with the 2007 release, is even better this time around. There are videos, slide shows and documents where ever your turn and it almost makes one feel as though you are already behind the curve and the product is not even RTM yet.
In any event, just wanted to drop a quick post to notify all of the SharePoint 2010 Deployment Planning Services which are available for registration to all partners and customers with software assurance. Here is a link to the site for registration. https://www.partnersdps.com/public/pages/default.aspx
Let’s get cracking!
When I first read the heading of this article on the MSDN blog I tilted my head to the left and thought “huh”, why would there be a clear upgrade (as in migration) path from SharePoint 2003?
After reading further I saw that when moving from SharePoint 2003, you need to upgrade to SharePoint 2007 first and then you may migrate using some of the built in tools. Okay, the world makes sense again.
Here is a link to the full article – http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2010/01/04/planning-for-upgrade-from-sharepoint-portal-server-2003-to-sharepoint-server-2010.aspx