Using D: and not C: for Sharepoint installation?
In my organisation iam trying to install sharepoint 2007 in production server. I have a doubt whether to install sharepoint and other related ones in c drive or D drive. Is there any problem if i install all the applications in D drive other than operating system. My network administrator is saying that installing sharepoint on D drive would increase the performance of the server rather than installing on C drive. which drive should i prefer when installing Sharepoint and other related softwares.
February 8th, 2010 8:37pm

It's aways good to have sharepoint installed at default location. Logs can be kept at a different location. When you start the installation, in Advanced, you get the option to select another location for logs etc which you can configure.I LOVE MS..... Thanks and Regards, Kshitiz (Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.)
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February 8th, 2010 8:59pm

Hi sunkrajesh ,SharePoint is always installed on the boot drive - typically C: You don't change this by running an Advanced Option, running the Advanced Option allows you to specify where things like the log files are stored, however all the templates etc. will still go to the usual path in C: (boot drive). The main space is however used by the database and this is not really a SharePoint function as if you are running SQL Server you can decide where its databases are stored. if a Basic installation has been made and, the embedded version of SQL Server 2005 Express used and will be located in C: , so you need to have SQL first then run SharePoint setup and choose the Advanced Best Regards, Ammar MCT http://ahmed-ammar.blogspot.com Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
February 8th, 2010 10:23pm

And just to add to this fun stuff... WSS can be installed to another drive with the Advanced tab, but MOSS can't! (so both of the above are right!) I've asked a number of "experts" and most thought that you could pick an install location for MOSS. No one I've talked to knows why the difference between WSS and MOSS with this. I tell most people to install WSS to the default C: path as you will probably be upgrading to MOSS (or 2010) eventually, and most tools expect the 12 hive to be in the default location. As mentioned above, selecting a different drive for logs is a very good idea. If you fill C: with logs, you crash... if you fill another drive with logs you get log errors. Mike Smith TechTrainingNotes.blogspot.com
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February 8th, 2010 10:50pm

MY POST ABOVE SAYS:"Logs can be kept at a different location.When you start the installation, in Advanced, you get the option to select another location for logs etc which you can configure." I LOVE MS..... Thanks and Regards, Kshitiz (Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.)
February 9th, 2010 2:40am

>And just to add to this fun stuff... WSS can be installed to another drive with the Advanced tab, but MOSS can't! (so >both of the above are right!) Actually Mike, I don't think that the Advanced Tab allows you to install WSS 3.0 to an other drive. (Unless the installation options have been changed for WSS 3.0+SP2 installations). As Ahmed wrote "You don't change this by running an Advanced Option, running the Advanced Option allows you to specify where things like the log files are stored, however all the templates etc. will still go to the usual path in C: (boot drive)." FAQ sites: (SP 2010) http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com; (v3) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com and (WSS 2.0) http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com Complete Book Lists (incl. foreign language) on each site.
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February 11th, 2010 8:44am

Mike and Ahmed, I saw this done several years ago in a demo, but I concede the point! It can't be done using the install GUI, and shouldn't be done. (I think the demo used setup.exe with an option) I heard one MS rep explain it this way: "WSS is an extension of the operating system and therefore is always installed on drive C:. SQL DBs, Logs and search indexes are data, and can be stored other local drives."Mike Smith TechTrainingNotes.blogspot.com
February 11th, 2010 10:48pm

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