The Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 installation prerequisites and process are the same as for SharePoint Server 2007 with only a limitation of options. Other than their titles, the screens look exactly like those in the SharePoint Server 2007 installation and Configuration Wizard with some limitations unique to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
The first page with options presents the same Basic and Advanced choices as before with essentially the same results. The Basic option installs on the server using SQL Express with no installation options and no capability of expanding into a farm later.
Figure 5-9 presents the Advanced page that differs from SharePoint Server 2007. There are only two options: Web Front End and Stand-alone.
Figure 5-9: Advanced page of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 installation
Because Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 provides only Web services, the WFE choice is similar to the Complete option with SharePoint Server 2007. This option uses a remote SQL database and has the option to expand the farm to have multiple load-balanced servers.
As with SharePoint Server 2007, this option installs SQL Embedded and cannot be expanded.