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I am new to SharePoint Service setup. I need a tutorial for SharePoint Service 3.0 setup for Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. I need a setup tutorial which is not for Active Directory (or domain controller) based user management, I want to store user credentials into a SQL Server database or using Windows built-in account (on the machine where SharePoint Service is installed).

Any recommended readings?

thanks in advance, George

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YOu need to read up on SharePoint and Forms Based Authentication using the AspNetSqlMembershipProvider. Google is full of tutorials when you search for those terms.

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Thanks Colin, could you recommend me a tutorial for installation without dependent on AD? The Google links describes only how to configure Forms Authentication Part. –  George2 Jul 9 '09 at 9:30
    
When using the AspNetSqlMembershipProvider, you specifically store your end users in SQL Server. The Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 installation can just be run, use the local "Network Service" account to run your services if you are ABSOLUTELY sure you are going to use Forms based Authentication ONLY. (Sharepoint timer service etc. can only be run as Windows users, the actual users visiting your site(s) can then be authenticated through the AspNetSqlMembershipProvider) –  Colin Dekker Jul 9 '09 at 9:40

Users should be able to log in to Sharepoint by using local accounts. You will have to log in using

Server Name\User Name

So if you username was Luke, and the server name was Sharepoint you would enter

Sharepoint\Luke

in the username field.

I was recently trialing the product in a non-AD environment, and this worked fine for me.

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Could you recommend me a tutorial for installation without dependent on AD? –  George2 Jul 9 '09 at 9:29
    
Not specifically. I would start with some of the MS deployment documentation. Something like this office.microsoft.com/download/afile.aspx?AssetID=AM101638661033 would be a good place to start. –  LukeR Jul 9 '09 at 10:04

Some points of reading for you...

Deploy Office SharePoint Server 2007 in a server farm environment

  • This will take you through all of the installation steps to ensure a successful installation.

Deploy a simple farm on the Windows Server 2008 operating system (Office SharePoint Server)

  • While the previous articles are more designed for Windows 2003, this article is only for Windows 2008. However it only describes deployment to a 'simple farm' (i.e. two servers, one for SharePoint and the other for SQL Server).

Configure forms-based authentication (Office SharePoint Server)

  • This shows how to set up the ASP.NET membership database for authentication.

Also see: Installation Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2007 and Authentication Resource Center for SharePoint Products and Technologies.

Hope this helps.

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George, do you know about TechNet?

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Sure, John. I did not find a tutorial which suits my needs, especially which is not for Active Directory (or domain controller) based user management, I want to store user credentials into a SQL Server database or using Windows built-in account (on the machine where SharePoint Service is installed). Any recommendations? –  George2 Jul 9 '09 at 3:56
    
George, is this your first SharePoint installation? If so, then I'd leave the customization along for now. –  John Saunders Jul 9 '09 at 18:46

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