Using this ms technet article as guidance, Im attempting to have our wss 3.0 (installed on windows server 2003) upgraded with windows search server 2008 express - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc297193.aspx
When it was time to select In the Sharepoint Products and Technologies Wizard whether to overwrite existi9ng site or create a new one, we chose creation of a new site on a random port thats available.
The installation gets to step 9 of 12 (installing sample data), and thats where it stops saying that there is an existing Central Administration site on port 5555.
There is indeed a Central Administration site on port 5555 existing in IIS.
as far as I can tell the gui portion of the installation does not allow specification of a different port for Central Administration. wonder if it could be done via stsadm or something similar.
I have also tried changing the port of existing Central Administration to a por other then 5555, however upon running sharepoint products and technologies wizard, the port for Central administration resets back to 5555.
ces are welcome! Thank you ahead to all who answer.