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Best way to get Sharepoint server on a Windows 2008 Server Enterprize sp2 Machine

Seems Sharepoint is no longer a part of the windows servers software. I read some convuluted, confusing workarounds on the web. Anybody have thoughts, ideas or information they could share on the subject?
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Tray896Commented:
SharePoint server was never a part of Windows.  Maybe you are thinking of Windows SharePoint Services?  You can still download and install this on Server 2008.  You can read about how to do this here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc287748.aspx

SharePoint Server aka MOSS 2007 is a much more robust version of SharePoint and has to be purchased.  It can also be installed on 2008 server, as long you install it with SP1 which can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2008/03/07/moss-2007-with-sp1-slipstream-officeserverwithsp1-exe-released.aspx
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jodyfaisonAuthor Commented:
Ok, thanks so much. I"ll read the links. I"m just got office 2010 beta and I want to try the feature in Access that allows you to run your databases on your server with some version of SharePoint. I guess it
s the Share Point services I remember from Win Serv 2003.

Thanks again, I'll read the links and check the  notes in Access 2010 and see what actually they're calling for....
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Tray896Commented:
No problem.  If you are really feeling adventurous you should check out the SharePoint 2010 beta, which just came out recently.  Lots of cool new features in there to play around with: http://sharepoint2010.microsoft.com/Pages/default.aspx
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jodyfaisonAuthor Commented:
Yea that 2010 beta looks really interesting!
The Service says it must be installed with sp 1, I'm running sp2. Does that mean I'd have to install 1 then reinstall 2?
Also it looks like the Access will work with just a regular server. So I'm studying that a bit right now. I guess that would be simplest solution if indeed it would work.
thanks...
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jodyfaisonAuthor Commented:
well maybe I'm wrong about using Access Databases without the so-called "Access Services and Share Point Server."
The 2010 site touts web apps that would do the trick, but the concensus in the forum is summed up like this:
"Web apps are in a pitiful state of development presently. Web app problem so serious that they are presently useless."

So maybe I'll just use the back end database and write the UI as I had planned anyway.
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Tray896Commented:
It just means it must be installed with at least SP1.  You should be fine with SP2.  
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jodyfaisonAuthor Commented:
hmm I tried downloading it and it wouldn't install.
Let me verify actually what I downloaded but I think it was sharepoint 3, which I guess is the service
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jodyfaisonAuthor Commented:
Yes it was the Share Point 3 Service, and I met all the stated requirements, for roles etc., but it wouldn't take it. I may have blown this note at the end of the Msdn page - "On current Windows Server 2008 builds use the /RMTLAUNCH parameter with setup.exe to install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0."

I opened a cmd prompt in the dl direcotry and entered the file name  *. exe /RMTLAUNCH  and hit enter. I got a prompt about running in quit mode, but nothing ever seemed to happen. So later I just clicked the *exe and got the "can't install on this version of Server (2008)"...
hmm
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jodyfaisonAuthor Commented:
thank you
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