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Windows sharepoint server 3. 0 and Sharepoint portal server 2003

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I would like to know if I install WSS 3.0 by itself what kind of features I would not get without SPS 2003.?
Is it possible to install SPS2003 without WSS?

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I thought we have to install WSS before SPS.

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no, you need to run setup.exe from SPS 2003 and it'll take care of everything. Even more, in install doc MS asks not to install wss before installing sps 2003.
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Yes, manually installing WSS can cause problems and I agree that it is better to let the SPS installation do it automatically.

In regard to the original question, SPS 2003 requires WSS 2.0 to be installed but it will do it itself during the installation process.

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well I have installed SPS2003 now when I start the sharpoint central administration page, I get the error:
The page cannot be displayed and in the address bar it shows: http//localhost:17831
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Hmm, what site name did you use when setting up SPS 2003?  If you didn't use a full qualified domain name like sharepoint.mydomain.com you will run into many problems.

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any way O reinsyalled the SPS2003 and fixed it.
to go back to WSS 02 and SPS2003, if WSS 2.0 is installed by itself , would it work or would ot need more programming to make up for the missing SPS2003 features?
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Yes you can install WSS 2.0 and yes it would take custom programming to make up for the missing features.  In fact, that is what Microsoft has done.  They took the base API in WSS 2.0 and made Sharepoint Portal Server 2007.

For example, WSS 2.0 was installed by default in Small Business Server.

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