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Slipstreaming WSS and MOSS SP1 into one installation base

Posted by Christian Dam on January 16, 2008

Want to avoid the hassle of upgrading to SP1 when installing MOSS from scratch? Then maybe slipstreaming MOSS and WSS SP1 into the MOSS installation base is for you:

  1. Download WSS SP1 and MOSS SP1
  2. Start a command prompt and CD to the directory where the service packs were downloaded to 
  3. Create extraction directories:
    • mkdir WSS_SP1_Update
    • mkdir WSS_SP1_Update
  4. Extract WSS SP1:
    • wssv3sp1-kb936988-x86-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract:WSS_SP1_Update
    • Accept license agreement and click Continue
    • Files are now extracted to <current directory>\WSS_SP1_Update
  5. Extract MOSS SP1
    • officeserver2007sp1-kb936984-x86-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract:MOSS_SP1_Update 
    • Accept license agreement and click Continue
    • Files are now extracted to <current directory>\MOSS_SP1_Update
  6. Copy the installation media to current directory or extract your TechNet ISO Image 
  7. Copy extracted SP1 files into the <MOSS Image>\<architecture>\update directory. I am slipstreaming 32-bit versions:
    • Copy WSS_SP1_Update <MOSS Image>\x86\update
    • Copy MOSS_SP1_Update <MOSS Image>\x86\update

The updates are applied at the end of the installation process.  This method is perfect when installing MOSS on Windows Server 2008 RC1.

Oh, did I forgot to mention that the inspiration for this post was a post over at Ben Currys blog?


2 Responses to “Slipstreaming WSS and MOSS SP1 into one installation base”

  1. Vandana said

    Hey could you please tell me how do I find installed version of sharepoint. I mean to check if it is 32 bit or 64 bit.

    And BTW the service pack 2 has been release so you can update or give us new article on creating slipstream version with SP2.

    And yes please let me know regading my question if you have time.

    • Vandana,

      this is tricky and I don’t know of any easy way to see the architecture version from within the GUI. However, if you check the file system you should be able to see it: a 32-bit version is installed in the C:\Program Files (x86) folder and a 64-bit version is installed in the C:\Program Files folder.

      What if I installed the binaries in a non-default location, you say? Well, then I have no clue 🙂


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