Early this week, I had taken upon myself to share my experience of installing WSS on a DC. If you read this post, you will know what I am talking about.

I know, I was going to do some core troubleshooting and under the hood stuff, but lets roll over with some basics.

I have had some people contact me for help with SharePoint, so I would dedicate this post to them.

Download Windows SharePoint Services (Free! if you have Windows 2003 License)

Download .NET Framework (x86) – Redistributable Package


Download .NET Framework (x64) – Redistributable Package

If you want to install Windows SharePoint Services unattended, follow these steps:

Extract files from SharePoint.exe to a folder. In my example, I will use folder WSSV3.

So the command to extract the files to a folder on C: named WSSV3 is

sharepoint.exe /extract: c:wssv3

Done! You have all your SharePoint files extracted to a folder in c:

Up Next

Part 2, I have already blogged earlier – Unattended Installation of Windows SharePoint Services here. (One of the popular posts), so will skip to Part 3

Part 3 Windows SharePoint Services does not work on Domain Controller – Troubleshoot Why Configuration Wizard fails after Step 5!

Part 4 Moving Database to another drive (All scripted in a batch file)

Part 5 Using Configuration Wizard without the wizard!

Part 6 Installing all Windows SharePoint Application Templates using a batch file.