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  Asked By: Antoinette    Date: Dec 14    Category: MOSS    Views: 2349

I am missing something, I am unable to figure out what I need to run
or turn on to get some missing options. While going through step-
thru's of the install, When I assigned services to servers, I was
not able to assign or even see some of the services I should have

(Excel Calculation Services on of the examples.)

My current license is: Office Sharepoint Server for Search
(Enterprise Edition)

Version is: (Without SP1) My problem does not seem to be
an issue with this. I did not want to complicate matters by
installing the services pack over a set-up that has a problem
already in the initial install.

Services Running (No other services able to be turned on or off)

Mail - Windows Sharepoint Services Outgoing Email

Sharepoint - Central Admin
Office Sharepoint Server Search
Windows Sharepoint Services Help Search
Windows Sharepoint Services Incoming Email
Windows Sharepoint Services Web Application

SQL - Windows Sharepoint Services Database

When I go to the Shared Services Admin page

Click on operations - manage farm features - (no features are

When I click on my SSP running i have the options for Search-Menu
and Office Sharepoint Usage Reporting, but I am missing

User Profiles & My Sites
Excel Services Settings


There is some step in the installation process I have missed or did
not complete properly, I do not know. Why am I not seeing the option
to work on all of these settings.

When I go to a site collection created, there is no option for my
site page creation....my sharepoint admin book seems like it always
has options I do not have even after following all the steps.

Where did I go wrong?

Confused SharePoint Admin.

Any suggestions on how to go from here, much appreciated, and I can
give any other info that is needed if I have left anything out.



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Alyssa Butler     Answered On: Dec 14

If your license is for Office SharePoint Server for Search than you have
the Enterprise capabilities of Search, but none of the other Enterprise
features. For example, Excel Calculation Services, InfoPath Forms
services, and Business Data Catalog. These are only available in the
regular Office SharePoint Server Enterprise CAL, not Server for Search.

Take a look at the spreadsheet comparison here:


Answer #2    Answered By: Katy Patton     Answered On: Dec 14

So "Office Sharepoint Server for Search
(Enterprise Edition)

My licesnse does not say, Sharepoint Server for Search ...it has the
words Enterprise Edition in it.

I have the wrong license?

MySites would be missing  from this edition as well?

If I put in a new key, would the features  suddenly appear?

Why would they put the words Enterprise Edition, if I do not get all
of the Enterprise features?

Answer #3    Answered By: Ana Payne     Answered On: Dec 14

In your original post you said:

My current license is: Office Sharepoint Server for Search
(Enterprise Edition)

If that is what you have then you wouldn't see Excel Calculation
services, but you wouldn't see MySites either I don't think.

There are a number of different licenses for SharePoint. There are at
least two that I know of that are marked enterprise. One is SharePoint
Server for Search and the other is SharePoint Server Enterprise Edition.
You said you had the Search edition which does not contain Excel
calculation server. If you have the regular Enterprise Edition than you
should see Calculation services as one of the services that you can
start in Central Admin.

Did you do your original install from the Enterprise license? Or did
you upgrade? If you upgraded, you need to go into Central
Administration and enter the new Enterprise key to activate the
additional services.

Answer #4    Answered By: Hema Hegde     Answered On: Dec 14

Installed with Enterprise Liscense.

The excell file has

Office Sharepoint Server 2007 for Search

It does not have an entry for

Office Sharepoint Server 2007 for Search (Enterprise Edition).

I think this is a case of Microsoft creating similar names for
products that have major differences.

If anyone else has similar experience with this, please share.

Answer #5    Answered By: Lacey Daniels     Answered On: Dec 14

Although the spreadsheet didn't list the different versions if you look
at this URL you will notice that there is a Standard and enterprise
edition for both SharePoint Server and SharePoint Server for Search.
They are two different products. Just because your license says
Enterprise Edition does not mean its full SharePoint Server Enterprise.
There is a SharePoint Server for Search Enterprise Edition. That's what
your original post said you had. If that's what you have it doesn't
include Excel Calculation Services. See Licensing page below:


Answer #6    Answered By: Megan Martin     Answered On: Dec 14

The office sharepoint Server 2007 for search  enterprise costs ,

There is nothing above that.

We are just confused how we can install the most expensive thing
they offer, and it hardly has anything that WSS 3.0 doesn't from the
excel file you linked to.

Answer #7    Answered By: Donta Kirkland     Answered On: Dec 14

That you would have to ask your salesperson about. Regular SharePoint
Server Enterprise Edition would have been more expensive than that in
total, but it would have been split into CAL's and server license. I
think Server for Search is strictly a server license. But SharePoint
Server for Search does not contain all the capabilities of regular
SharePoint Server Enterprise edition.

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