Emmanuel Bergerat's blog on SharePoint : Slipstream SharePoint SP1 with Infrastructure Update for MOSS 2007 clean installs: "Slipstream SharePoint SP1 with Infrastructure Update for MOSS 2007 clean installs
During various engagements, I recommend now the integration of Infrastructure Update for any new fresh farms setup of SharePoint products (either WSS v3 or MOSS 2007). If applicable, of course, as it depends of customers’ scenarios and current installed base.
This is the best way to enable a good platform fixes and functionalities level to start with. It avoids a potentially painful upgrade task right from the beginning.
The only issue is that a “Slipstream” version of the product doesn’t exist (yet). Awaiting an official release, and promoting automated farms’ setup, I decided to build directly the (so far) missing binaries.
Here’s how to achieve this (I don’t cover support aspects):
· I start with an SP1 slipstream release of MOSS 2007. This can be downloaded using this post recommendation: http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2008/03/07/moss-2007-with-sp1-slipstream-officeserverwithsp1-exe-released.aspx or through MSDN.
· Once the root binaries downloaded, I go for the Infrastructure Update. It’s located here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/sharepointserver/bb735839.aspx#Infra
· Now mixing those 2 parts is quite easy: follow the recommendations described in this TechNet article: Create an installation source that includes software updates for MOSS 2007 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261890.aspx ).
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P. Erol GIRAUDY
Président du Club MOSS 2007 et MUG.
Vice-Président Club UGO2007