SBS 2008 Companyweb

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Victor Kam, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Victor Kam

    Victor Kam Guest

    Does anyone know if there is a way to reinstall the companyweb in SBS 2008?

    I've had to remove it due to a Sharepoint issue, and after reinstalling
    Sharepoint, companyweb is missing, and it's indicated as such in the SBS
    Console -> Network -> Connectivity -> Fix My Network, but there's no way to
    fix it from that wizard.

    Any ideas?


    Victor Kam, Jan 1, 2009
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  2. Are you trying to restore data that you had loaded in CompanyWeb or the Out
    of the box features of companyweb
    Where did you re-install from?
    Cris Hanna [SBS MVP], Jan 1, 2009
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  3. Victor Kam

    Victor Kam Guest

    Hi Cris,

    Looking to reinstall out-of-the-box companyweb in SBS2008. The Sharepoint
    was reinstalled from the repair CD that came with the SBS2008.



    Victor Kam, Jan 2, 2009
  4. To be honest, I haven't explored that DVD much but would have expected it to
    also recreate companyweb, Microsoft has not, as of yet, published any
    documents on the reinstallation of individual components.

    Your best bet is to repost on

    That news is on a Microsoft News server that requires registration to post

    Instructions for getting to the NNTP version are off this page:

    Cris Hanna [SBS - MVP]
    Contributing Author, Windows Small Business Server 2008 Unleashed
    MVPs do not work for Microsoft
    Please do not submit questions directly to me.

    Cris Hanna [SBS MVP], Jan 2, 2009
  5. Victor Kam

    Chad A Gross Guest

    Hi Victor -

    I'm in a similar situation with a lab machine. Supposedly, we are supposed
    to be able to do this via recovery disk (disk 2) - however, MS has not yet
    posted documentation on how we actually use the recovery disk. All I know
    is the doc is coming - I don't know when . . .

    If you happen to have access to another SBS2k8 box with a default companyweb
    install, you may be able to backup the companyweb on that server via stsadm
    and restore to your production server


    Chad A Gross

    Chad A Gross, Jan 5, 2009
  6. Similar situation here. Have a lab server where I need to repair companyweb
    to the out-of-box default. No simple way to do it like there was in SBS2003
    - not that I can find anyway.

    We had to do this for lots of SBS2003 customers, and expect it to be needed
    a lot with 2008 too.


    James Feldman, Jan 19, 2009
  7. Victor Kam

    Jim Knowles Guest

    I did re-install SharePoint WSS 3.0 SP1 and then Installed MOSS 2007 SP1
    along with the updates. Now I cannot hit the companyweb or any other
    website on the server (e.g. OWA). From the previous post, do I need to
    look at host heades for all sites? I'm not sure why OWA stopped working
    after removing and installing SharePoint but it did.

    Jim Knowles, Apr 7, 2009
  8. As Cris mentioned, you can't run MOSS on SBS.

    What sort of installation method did you use when you re-installed WSS? If
    you used a Basic install, that will by default create a new web application
    and new website in IIS pointing to the new web application. Additionally,
    the new IIS site is bound to port 80 with no host header, and the default
    website in IIS is disabled. If you browse to http://servername and get a
    SharePoint site, this is what's happened. You will want to use SharePoint
    central Administration to remove SharePoint from the IIS website that was
    created, remove that website, then restart the default website.

    Note that post is not specific to SBS - it is just talking about WSS 3.0 on
    any Windows server.
    Chad A. Gross, Apr 8, 2009
  9. Victor Kam

    Jim Knowles Guest


    What is so different about SBS? Is it the version of the OS that keeps me
    from running MOSS? Is there documentation where this limitation is



    Jim Knowles, Apr 8, 2009
  10. Historically speaking, SharePoint server cannot coexist on the same box as


    Chad A. Gross

    Chad A. Gross, Apr 8, 2009
  11. Victor Kam

    itguy Guest

    SBS 2008 CompanyWeb repair guide can be found here.
    itguy, Mar 10, 2011
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