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Can I remove Sharepoint 2.0?

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Chris

#1
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?
 

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Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]

#2
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/library/cc671966(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
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> 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?
 

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Al Williams

#3
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...

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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 Computer

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