Installing SharePoint on Existing Web Server

Posted on 2012-03-16
Last Modified: 2012-03-20
I have a WSS 3.0 server running on rpt01. The plan is for that to be our new intranet site. I'm still working on it and there is not much content there yet at all. I have IIS7, 4 extentions and the Crystal Reports reporting engine installed on web102. Our current intranet site is on web101, only has 2 installed. What I would like to do is to install Sharepoint 2010 Foundation on web102 and build our new intranet out on the newer version of Sharepoint.

My question is, if I install Sharepoint 2010 Foundation on web102, will it affect the existing website that exists there now? The only site on that server is the reports web aspx pages that serve up our Crystal Reports. If I had to, I might could move the existing website to another server, but would have to make sure it has dotnet 4 and reporting engine installed. I'd like to keep them on the same server if possible.
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by:Ted Bouskill
ID: 37731873
SharePoint can share IIS with other standard web applications.  The only conflict will arise if you try to use Port 80 on two sites that don't have a host header name set (a DNS entry for the web site)

Author Comment

ID: 37739699
Okay I am making great progress on this project but am now stuck. I have my intranet reporting site installed on web102 and it's listed under <Sites> as <reports> and was running under port 80. It was working correctly with .net 4 extensions. It was accessible at http://sdwinweb102/. I have now installed SharePoint 2010 Foundation and it installs itself on port 80. Now when I go to http://sdwinweb102 the SharePoint site comes up and runs under .net 2.0 extensions. That's exactly how it should be. I have some web page part viewers in this site and am trying to reference reports that are under the reports website. I can't for the life of me figure out how to configure the host headers to allow both of these websites to run on port 80.This is what I have right now in Site Bindings IIS7:

site name: reports (.net 4)
type: http
host name: reports
port: 80
ip address: *

site name: sharepoint - 80
type: http
host name: (blank now, but if i put myaert2, it doesn't load)
port: 80
ip address: *

I want to be able to access the SharePoint site internally only by typing in http://myaert2 and then I want to be able to access the reports somehow - don't really care how, I'd just like them to be on port 80 also. Right now I can load sharepoint at http://sdwinweb102, but can't get reports load at all. If I take out the host header on reports and change the port, to say 82, the site loads fine under http://localhost:82/ and the reports run locally. But I need these to be accessible all over our network.

What do I need to do to accomplish what I want here?

Author Comment

ID: 37740039
Part of this is accomplished. Server administrator got the pointer set up in DNS so that now http://myaert2 opens the default sharepoint site which is correct. Now I just need to get the reports website configured to open on port 80 also somehow.
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Ted Bouskill earned 500 total points
ID: 37740881
You have to use DNS mapping for the reports as well.  When I install SharePoint I don't use the defaults because it creates too many issues like this unless I have previously created DNS names for the sites to use for host f to avoid conflicts.

Remember though, when you have to set host names in SharePoint when creating the site OR by adding host name mappings in Central Admin for the sites.  Then you can add the host name in IIS

Author Comment

ID: 37742250
I haven't figured out exactly how to do that. This is my current iis structure:
 >Default Website
>>reports (can't get this to come up no matter what I do) .net 4
>>SharePoint - 80 (comes up by default to http://myaert2) .net 3.5
>>SharePoint Central Administration v4 (accessible by the servername:20143) .net 3.5
>>SharePoint Web Services

Can you point me to a link or tell me exactly what to search for that will show me how to get reports to show up on port 80 at http://myaert/reports? Or is that possible since reports is .net 4 and SP is .net 3.5?
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Assisted Solution

by:Ted Bouskill
Ted Bouskill earned 500 total points
ID: 37744005
You aren't giving me enough information to understand what you did during the install.  It appears you used all default settings which is a problem.

The problem is by using the defaults you've likely mangled the configuration in a way that is now going to be difficult to fix.

Can you uninstall SharePoint completely, then let's get the reports working, then wait for my instructions to reinstall SharePoint.

Author Comment

ID: 37744030
Okay - I finally got this working and tried this same method multiple times. I don't know why it didn't work earlier, but here's what is working:

SharePoint loads at http://myaert2 (which is good)
Reports loads now at http://sdwinweb102 (default) which I can handle.

Both are set to port 80 wit no host headers. The SharePoint site has an entry in DNS that points http://myaert2 to http://sdwinweb102.

I can load some the reports successfully. Others are failing, but that's not pertaining to this issue - it's got to do with Crystal Reports and .net 4 somehow.

Author Comment

ID: 37744038
And I did use all the defaults - guess that was my problem to begin with.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 37744045
Thanks for the pointers. I'll know next time not to use the default settings. If I wasn't under a deadline to have the shell working by tomorrow, I would have taken your advice and uninstalled/reinstalled SharePoint.

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