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Sharepoint (WSS 3) Installation to a drive other than c:

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I'm installing the basic version of Sharepoint 3.0 onto a new server.  

I want to put as much of the application as possible onto a data drive rather than the default c: drive.  I understand that you can extract the sharepoint.exe file then edit config.xml and change the DATADIR value to a location other than c:

However I think this only redirects the data files.  Does anyone know if using this method changes the location of the entire installation (program files included), or just the  data files.  

If it's the latter, is there any way to install everything someplace other than c:?

Thank you!
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by:Yagya Shree
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This document will walk you through a WSS 3.0 installation.
http://www.sharepointforum.com/en-US/Wiki/Installation%20WSS%203.0.aspx
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by:Yagya Shree
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I understand you are afraid that the C drive may
run out of space someday.

Actually, there are 4 parts in the WSS 3.0 application consume your disk
space:
1.      The WSS 3.0 installation file located in %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft
Shared\Web server extensions\12\
2.      Trace Log located in %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\Web server
extensions\12\LOGS
3.      Web sites in the IIS located in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories
4.      Databases (configuration, content, search, ...) located in the database
server.

You cannot change the part 1 only, it should not be a bottleneck because it
should cost only a hundred Megabytes or more.

Refer:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/33610530/install-wss-to-drive-other-than-c.aspx

http://us.generation-nt.com/answer/install-wss-drive-other-than-c-help-118326091.html?page=2
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I'm installing Sharepoint on a server not under my own control.  Those who own it would prefer not to have me touch the C: drive.  Is there any way to keep all the application off c:?  I'm thinking there is not, but just want to confirm it.
Thank you very much!
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by:Yagya Shree
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Please mark as answer if it helped you. cheers.
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by:GreatGerm
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
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That's fine.
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