Your Solutions – WSS 3.0 without Active Directory

Gim Muthukumarana (Toronto, Ontario)

Using WSS 3.0 without Active Directory

The other night I attended a meeting of the Toronto Chapter of CIPS.  Before the meeting got started I got into a conversation with Gim Muthukumarana from Iserve Technology Consulting.  During our conversation Gim mentioned a script he used to configure WSS 3.0 so that he could use it without having an Active Directory domain.

I was pretty interested in what he did as I know a lot of situations where WSS would be very useful in a workgroup enviroment.  I asked Gim to send me his script and he did so I thought I'd share it with you!

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN>

psconfig -cmd -configdb -create -server <database server name> -database wss_config -user

<App Server Name\User> -password <Password> -dbuser <DBUser Name> -dbpassword <DBPassword>

-admincontentdatabase wss_content

Now that is a one-liner (due to blog formatting it got wrapped) that is pretty powerful.  Reminds me of some of the PowerShell one-liners I've seen!


Thanks for sharing this Gim!

Comments (1)

  1. Richard says:

    Thank you God …this i hope saves all the sql

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