Hi,

To remove the message, you need to follow the steps described in the “Administrator Tasks” that have the order “1”.

You can skip the “Read … bla bla bla” step.

Then, you need to add servers to the farm: in our case, we also skip.

Now, we need to “Assign services to servers”. We have only 1 server, so it’ll run all the services.

The services we need to launch are listed here, with their respective “stsadm.exe “instructions:

  • Search Services : you’ll need a place to store the index. I usually create and manage the index location. Here, I chose “C:\Index”, created with “mkdir "C:\Index"”. Now, we can set the search services:
    • Windows SharePoint Services search :
      • stsadm -o spsearch -action start -farmperformancelevel PartlyReduced -farmserviceaccount ad\MOSS_Search_Acct -farmservicepassword moss -farmcontentaccessaccount ad\MOSS_Crawl_Acct -farmcontentaccesspassword moss -indexlocation C:\Index -databaseserver DEV2008 -databasename MOSS_DEV2008_WSS_SearchDB
    • Office SharePoint Search :
      • stsadm -o osearch -action start -role IndexQuery -farmcontactemail administrator@ad.contoso -farmperformancelevel PartlyReduced -farmserviceaccount ad\MOSS_Search_Acct -farmservicepassword moss -defaultindexlocation C:\Index

 

  • Document Conversion Service : we’ll need to put some settings in the registry of the server. To achieve this, I use a reg file, that contains :

      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\12.0\LoadBalancerSettings]
      "Port"=dword:00001f9d

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\12.0\LauncherSettings]
      "Port"=dword:00001f92
      "LoadBalancerUrl"=
      http://DEV2008:8093/HtmlTrLoadBalancer

    • Then, you stop the services (in case they were running – you never know!), apply the registry hack, and restart the services. Here’s the result:
      • stsadm -o provisionservice -action stop -servicetype "Microsoft.Office.Server.Conversions.LoadBalancerService, Microsoft.Office.Server.Conversions, Version=12.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" -servicename DCLoadBalancer
      • stsadm -o provisionservice -action stop -servicetype "Microsoft.Office.Server.Conversions.LauncherService, Microsoft.Office.Server.Conversions, Version=12.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" -servicename DCLauncher
      • iisreset
      • regedit.exe /s "Z:\DevEBSources\Scripts\MOSS_Doc_Conv_registry.reg"
      • stsadm -o provisionservice -action start -servicetype "Microsoft.Office.Server.Conversions.LoadBalancerService, Microsoft.Office.Server.Conversions, Version=12.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" -servicename DCLoadBalancer
      • stsadm -o provisionservice -action start -servicetype "Microsoft.Office.Server.Conversions.LauncherService, Microsoft.Office.Server.Conversions, Version=12.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" -servicename DCLauncher
      • iisreset

  • Excel Services : launch the service on the server you want it:
      • stsadm -o provisionservice -action start -servicetype "Microsoft.Office.Excel.Server.ExcelServerSharedWebService, Microsoft.Office.Excel.Server, Version=12.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c"

 

  • Now the SSP : To create the SSP, you need 2 web applications, running with a domain account in their Application Pools. Once created, you can create the SSP. Here’s the instructions:
      • stsadm -o extendvs -url http://DEV2008:101 -ownerlogin ad\MOSS_Setup_Acct -owneremail admin@ad.moss -databasename MOSS_SSP_AdminWebApp_ContentDB -exclusivelyusentlm -description "WebApp SSP Admin (101)" -apidname SSP_AppPool(101) -apcreatenew -apidtype configurableid -apidlogin ad\MOSS_SSP_AppPool_Svc -apidpwd moss
      • stsadm -o extendvs -url http://DEV2008:102 -ownerlogin ad\MOSS_Setup_Acct -owneremail admin@ad.moss -databasename MOSS_SSP_MySites_ContentDB -exclusivelyusentlm -description "WebApp SSP MySites (102)" -apidname SSP_MySites_AppPool(102) -apcreatenew -apidtype configurableid -apidlogin ad\MOSS_SSP_AppPool_Svc -apidpwd moss
      • stsadm -o createssp -title "MOSS Farm SSP" -url http://DEV2008:101 -mysiteurl http://DEV2008:102 -indexserver DEV2008 -indexlocation "C:\Index" -ssplogin ad\MOSS_SSP_Acct -ssppassword moss -sspdatabasename MOSS_SSP_SspDB -searchdatabasename MOSS_SSP_SearchDB

 

  • To finish these nice scripts, I always create a “useful” site, to see the work:
      • stsadm -o extendvs -url http://DEV2008:80 -ownerlogin ad\MOSS_Setup_Acct -owneremail admin@ad.moss -databaseserver DEV2008 -databasename MOSS_WebApp80_ContentDB -exclusivelyusentlm -sitetemplate SPSPORTAL -description "MOSS Portal Home Page" -apidname "MOSS_WebApp_80"  -apidtype configurableid -apidlogin ad\MOSS_AppPool_Svc -apidpwd moss

And here you are. No more annoying messages in Central Administration.

You just need now to move on the more “developer” specific setup tasks.

<Emmanuel />

Note: as you may see, I changed the server name again: I started the posts series with SVR2003, then switched to MSDN (in January posts) and now DEV2008. Its’ not a trick, just that I replay the scripts on different Virtual Machines, depending on my customer engagements.