Service Pack 1 for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007
This white paper describes features that are included in Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows® SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1). In addition, this paper provides some guidelines for planning your solutions to work with current and future versions of Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies.
In this paper:
About Service Pack 1
Installing on Windows Server® 2008
ASP.NET AJAX support
New operations and properties for the Stsadm command line tool
Recommendations for 64-bit hardware
About Service Pack 1
Service Pack 1 includes support for Windows Server 2008 and Internet Information Services (IIS) 7, support for creating Web Parts by using AJAX, and new operations and properties for the Stsadm command line tool. Service Pack 1 also includes over 60 hotfixes across all areas of SharePoint Products and Technologies.
For more information about Service Pack 1, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles summarizing Windows SharePoint Services SP1 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=105672&clcid=0x409) and Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=105673&clcid=0x409).
For more information about installing Windows SharePoint Services SP1, see the Windows SharePoint Services Technical Library (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=105676&clcid=0x409).
For more information about installing Office SharePoint Server SP1, see the Office SharePoint Server TechCenter (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=105675&clcid=0x409).
Installation on Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 with IIS 7 enhances the administration experience of SharePoint Products and Technologies with improvements in manageability, performance, and security. As the final release of Windows Server 2008 draws closer, check the Office SharePoint Server Newly Published page (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=89171&clcid=0x409) for a white paper about these enhancements.
You can install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with SP1 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 with SP1 on Windows Server 2008. However, you cannot install either Windows SharePoint Services or Office SharePoint Server 2007 without SP1 on Windows Server 2008. To install on Windows Server 2008, use the slipstream version of the downloads -- the ones that include Service Pack 1.
If your deployment of Windows SharePoint Services uses Windows Internal Database, you must install Windows Internal Database Service Pack 2 (SP2) before you upgrade to Windows Server 2008. Windows Internal Database SP2 is not available as of this writing, but it will be available from the Microsoft Download Center (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=105854&clcid=0x409) shortly after the release of Windows SharePoint Services SP1.
Pre-release copies of Windows Server 2008 should not be used in production environments with a SharePoint Products and Technologies deployment without previous support agreements.
For more information about installing Windows SharePoint Services on Windows Server 2008, see the Windows SharePoint Services Technical Library (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=105685&clcid=0x409). More content will be available as the release of Windows Server 2008 draws closer.
For more information about installing Office SharePoint Server on Windows Server 2008, see the Office SharePoint Server Technical Library (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=105687&clcid=0x409). More content will be available as the release of Windows Server 2008 draws closer.
ASP.NET AJAX compatibility and support
Beginning with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1, developers can use AJAX to create custom Web Parts. Developers can create Web Parts for asynchronous post pack by using either the Microsoft AJAX 1.0 Control toolkit for Microsoft ASP.NET or the AJAX 1.0 Extensions for ASP.NET. See Microsoft Knowledge Base article 941955 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=105778&clcid=0x409) for more detail on the workarounds necessary to add an UpdatePanel control to a Web Part allowing you to leverage the asynchronous AJAX postback. Note that. Service Pack 1 and the AJAX Extensions must first be installed and configured. Also, AJAX components are not included with Service Pack 1: You must download and install them separately.
After you install the AJAX components and Service Pack 1, you can get help from Microsoft customer support for that configuration.
Windows SharePoint Services SP1 includes these new Stsadm command line tool operations:
Mergecontentdbs - Permits a site collection to be moved from one content database to another when the parameters souredatabasename and destinationdatabasename are specified. (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=105701&clcid=0x409)
Renamesite – Changes a URL of a host-named site collection to a new URL. (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=105700&clcid=0x409)
Similarly, Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 includes two new operations for the Stsadm command line tool, as well as changes to the properties for the People Picker Web control:
Mergecontentdbs – Permits a site collection to be moved from one content database to another when the parameters souredatabasename and destinationdatabasename are specified. (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=105694&clcid=0x409)
Renamesite – Changes a URL of a host-named site collection to a new URL. (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=105695&clcid=0x409)
After you install Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 you can use the peoplepicker properties (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=105693&clcid=0x409) with setproperty and getproperty operations to define the scope of the People Picker Web control to an Active Directory® directory service organizational unit.
Recommendations for 64-bit hardware
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 are the last SharePoint Products and Technologies versions able to run on 32-bit hardware and operating systems. Do take this into account in current and future hardware decisions: Buying 64-bit hardware today helps ensure that your environment can accommodate future requirements and helps you to take advantage of the performance and scale of 64-bit technologies.
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