Prerequisites for a WSS 3.0 Installation

27 01 2009

I’m rebuilding a server and reinstalling WSS this morning, so I thought I post up a list of prerequisites required for a WSS installation. This should be a pretty helpful reference/checklist for a first time WSS install:

1.Windows Server 2003/Server 2008 OS Installed

2.IIS with ASP.NET support installed through Add/Remove Windows Components

3.Net Framework 2.0 (

4.Net Framework 3.0 containing Windows Workflow Foundation (

5.ASP.NET v2.0 should be set to ‘Allow’ in the list of IIS web server extensions

6.SQL Server 2005 installed and configured (If you do not wish to use SQL Express which comes with the WSS install by default)

And your ready to go! 🙂




2 responses

15 07 2010
Stew Dent

What if you try to install .NET framework 3.0 on Server 2008 x86 (32 bit) and it says “You must use the Role Management Tool to install or configure .NET Framework 3.0 x86” but you can’t for the life of you find anywhere in “Role Management Tool” (I’m assuming they mean Roles in Server Manager) that would let you “install or configure” .NET?

Installing .NET would be awesome but it’s not letting me.

31 12 2010

Thanks this information proved invaluable to me.
thank you.

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