Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008 – This Program is blocked due to compatibility issues

When trying to install Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007 (en_office_sharepoint_server_2007_standard_and_enterprise_edition_with_service_pack_1_x86_x64_dvd_x14-40187.iso) on a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 System, you’ll get an error message stating:

Program Compatibility Assistant

This Program is blocked due to compatibility issues

Check online to see if solutions are available from the Microsoft website. If solutions are found, Windows will automatically display a website that lists steps you can take.

Program: Office Sharepoint Server 2007 – Please read Microsoft Knowledge Base article: 962935
Publisher: Microsoft
Location: D:\x64\setup.exe

You must install Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Please read Microsoft Knowledge Base article: 962935 with the most recent service pack. Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Please read Microsoft Knowledge Base article: 962935 without service packs has a known compatibility issue with this version of Windows.

OfficeSharePointServer_CompatibilityIssue_Windows_Server_2008

OfficeSharePointServer_CompatibilityIssue_Windows_Server_2008

Ok, the solution to install Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 on a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 is as follows:

If you’re trying to install Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, go to: http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/product/related-technologies/Pages/windows-sharepoint-services.aspx and get the latest Version of WSS 3.0 including SP2.

If you’re trying to install Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1, you have to get the Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and slipstream it into the original setup source files.
To do so, go to: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b7816d90-5fc6-4347-89b0-a80deb27a082&displaylang=en and download the x32 or x64 version of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Services Servicepack 2.

Filenames: officeserver2007sp2-kb953334-x64-fullfile-en-us.exe or officeserver2007sp2-kb953334-x86-fullfile-en-us.exe.

extract the Service Pack 2 using the commandline:

officeserver2007sp2-kb953334-x64-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract:<path>

You can extract the Service Pack directly into the Updates folder of the Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Source directory or you can extract it in a seperate directory and copy the extracted content the setup updates directory later on.


MOS2k7SP2_cmdStartSP2Extraction

MOS2k7SP2_cmdStartSP2Extraction


Accept the End User License Agreement (EULA)


MOSS2k7SP2_EULA

MOSS2k7SP2_EULA




Wait for the extraction process to complete..


MOSS2k7SP2_ExtractionProgress

MOSS2k7SP2_ExtractionProgress


Quit


MOSS2k7SP2_ExtractionComplete

MOSS2k7SP2_ExtractionComplete


Now copy the whole extracted content to the updates directory located in the sharepoint setup source directory.


MOSS2k7_UpdatesDirectory

MOSS2k7_UpdatesDirectory


when copying the content to the udpates folder, some files may already exist – i’ve chosen to overwrite all of them.

Finally start setup.exe again and install Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP2 Slipstreamed on a Windows Server 2008 R2 System 🙂


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Cheers

Christian