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  Asked By: Nirmal    Date: Aug 02    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 931

I'm trying to install Sharepoint Portal Server RC1
on a PC with Windows 2000 Server and SQL Server already installed.
When I try to execute setup.exe I received the following message box:

"Setup has detected the MSSearch on this computer... you must modify
your system's registry. Detailed instructions are available in the
Tahoe Beta 2 release notes..."

I don't have any release notes and I don't know where to find them.



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Nisarg Shahane     Answered On: Aug 02

You need to set a registry hack to allow SharePoint to install  correctly.
Be aware that the MSSearch will expire after 120 days of installation.

The reg-hack..... from the release notes:
Installing SharePoint Portal server  on a Computer with Exchange or SQL

In order to install SharePoint Portal Server on a computer with an existing
installation of Exchange or SQL, modification must be made to the registry
key. Follow these steps to make the necessary modifications:

1. On the taskbar, click Start, and then click Run.

2. Type regedit, and then click OK.

3. In the Registry Editor, navigate to

4. Right-click Install, point to New, and then click DWORD. A new value

5. Name the value: InstallBeta

6. Right-click InstallBeta, and then click Modify. The Edit DWORD
dialog box appears.

7. In the Value data box, type: 1

8. Click OK.

9. Close the Registry Editor.

Note that the SharePoint Portal Server evaluation period will expire on 31
May 2001 12:00:0000. Once this date has arrived, the MSSearch will no longer
start. You must upgrade to a released version of SharePoint Portal Server at
that time for MSSearch to resume normal operation. Since this is a shared
service, uninstalling SharePoint Portal Server will not revert to the older
MSSearch that shipped with Exchange or SQL Server.

Other remark regarding SQL2000 taken from the release notes.....

Unable to Search for DAV:creationdate When SQL Server 2000 is Co-Resident on
the Computer

When installed on a server with SQL Server 2000, SharePoint Portal Server is
unable to search against the DAV:creationdate property. On the Advanced
Search Web part, this property corresponds to the constraint "Documents
created in the last . . ."

This is due to an error in setup, which does not install SearchColumns.txt
when a previous MSSearch 2.0 component is installed.

Customers who encounter this limitation should obtain a copy of
SearchColumns.txt. This file is on the CD under CDImage\Server\Search. Copy
this file to the following location:

\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSSearch\Data\Config

Restart MSSearch after manually installing this file.

Why don't you download the release-notes from the website?

Answer #2    Answered By: Naimish Misra     Answered On: Aug 02

Has anyone gotten the message on setup that exchange 2000 must be upgraded
to sp1 before Sharepoint can be installed? I wasn't aware that there was an
sp for ex2000.

Answer #3    Answered By: Terence Thornton     Answered On: Aug 02

Are you trying to install  RC1 on a server  that already has Exchange on it?
The whitepaper states that they do not coexist yet until SP1 is available
for E2K.

Answer #4    Answered By: Lane Trujillo     Answered On: Aug 02

This statement is mentioned in the SPS Release Notes.
SP1 is currently not yet available, but will be soon!

Answer #5    Answered By: Rafael Willis     Answered On: Aug 02

I seriously hope that it will be available publicly before the end of the
month. Not that I think it will be but it would be a nice thing to remember
this year.

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