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Can I remove Sharepoint 2.0?

  1. #1


    Chris Guest

    Can I remove Sharepoint 2.0?

    I have SBS2003R2 Premium with Sharepoint 2.0 installed. There is another SQL
    server with some LOB application running from it and I plan to install
    Sharepoint 3.0 onto a member server. We don't use companyweb or any other
    aspect of Sharepoint 2.0 on the SBS plus it has SQL installed just for this
    purpose, all other databases which were on the SBS have now been moved to the
    dedicated SQL server.

    Can I uninstall Sharepoint 2.0 and SQL from SBS2003R2 without causing
    problems to any other components of SBS? I realise companyweb will be gone,
    but that's ok. Do other components of SBS depend on Sharepoint 2.0?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP] Guest

    Re: Can I remove Sharepoint 2.0?

    Please Do not do this.
    First it messes up your Wizards
    Your updates can fail installing, so you won't know if the update failed or
    installed correctly
    You will just cause your self BIG Head Aches by doing this..

    So PLEASE DO NOT UNINSTALL SHAREPOINT 2.0 to install SHAREPOINT 3.0

    In addition: SharePoint 3.0 on SBS2003 needs to be install on a Side by side
    installation
    NOT and upgrade (I repeat not an upgrade.)

    Doing so will put your SBS2003 server into a NON Supportable configuration!

    Instructions here..
    Please Follow
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...66(WS.10).aspx

    You can have both SharePoint 2.0 and SharePoint 3.0 running both on SBS2003
    and it works..

    You may need to tweak memory usage but it still works.
    You also need to have 4GB on Your server to do this IMO

    I hope I didn't yell at you to much , but trust me you do not want to
    uninstall it..
    I would not recommend it...

    Because the first time you need support Microsoft is going to say.
    "Why did you do this? and sorry this is an unsupported configuration"
    And point you to an article that says to NOT do this

    Then you will have to call someone like me to spend hours to reinstall
    SharePoint 2.0 and SharePoint 3.0
    and start all over

    Russ
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    "Chris" <Chris@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:B0081E6B-D115-4D84-AAE4-86D8FA4FE59E@newsgroup

    > I have SBS2003R2 Premium with Sharepoint 2.0 installed. There is another
    > SQL
    > server with some LOB application running from it and I plan to install
    > Sharepoint 3.0 onto a member server. We don't use companyweb or any other
    > aspect of Sharepoint 2.0 on the SBS plus it has SQL installed just for
    > this
    > purpose, all other databases which were on the SBS have now been moved to
    > the
    > dedicated SQL server.
    >
    > Can I uninstall Sharepoint 2.0 and SQL from SBS2003R2 without causing
    > problems to any other components of SBS? I realise companyweb will be
    > gone,
    > but that's ok. Do other components of SBS depend on Sharepoint 2.0?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Al Williams Guest

    Re: Can I remove Sharepoint 2.0?

    As Russ says it is never a good idea to uninstall SBS core components like
    Exchange, IIS, SharePoint, etc. as it mucks up the integration,
    supportability, and the wizards, etc. If need be you should be able to
    disable Sharepoint by shutting down some services but again, this may affect
    the wizards, etc. At least you can simply re-enable things to get it back
    though...

    --
    Allan Williams




    Chris wrote:

    > I have SBS2003R2 Premium with Sharepoint 2.0 installed. There is
    > another SQL server with some LOB application running from it and I
    > plan to install Sharepoint 3.0 onto a member server. We don't use
    > companyweb or any other aspect of Sharepoint 2.0 on the SBS plus it
    > has SQL installed just for this purpose, all other databases which
    > were on the SBS have now been moved to the dedicated SQL server.
    >
    > Can I uninstall Sharepoint 2.0 and SQL from SBS2003R2 without causing
    > problems to any other components of SBS? I realise companyweb will
    > be gone, but that's ok. Do other components of SBS depend on
    > Sharepoint 2.0?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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