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SharePoint Internet vs. Intranet

    Question

  • Can anyone tell me what I need to do to publish selected content from my SharePoint intranet to the internet? Are there licensing concerns?
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Monday, April 25, 2011 4:19 PM licensing q = general (From:SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Monday, April 25, 2011 3:57 PM

Answers

  • Yes :)

    You should search for a Microsoft paper on Extranet (i.e. I know that at least one detailed article exists).  If you don't find it via Google/Bing try searching the MS Articles list of my WSSv3FAQ site (see sig) which has (+) has only SharePoint articles but (-) only indexes the titles of the articles not the content.

    Or of course wait for one of the helpful people here to see this and come in with a URL ...


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Thursday, May 05, 2011 10:02 AM
    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 4:14 PM

All replies

  • If you mean that you want to extend an Intranet Only MOSS 2007 installation and make it an Intranet + Internet MOSS 2007 installation, then, Yes, there are licensing concerns.

    1. Server-based INet connector ca 2K (per server connected to the Inet)

    2. MOSS 2007 INet connector ca 30K (per MOSS server connected to the Inet).

    If you meant something else, please say more exactly what.


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Monday, April 25, 2011 4:18 PM
  • I think you have answered the question. Just to clarify, even if i only want select portions of intranet sites to be visible to the internet I will need additional licenses?
    Monday, April 25, 2011 9:50 PM
  • Yes, it's the fact that your MOSS system is open to the Internet that causes the license requirements not how much of it is open to the Internet.

    (In the same way that if you buy MOSS you pay the same price (for each of the two versions) for the product and CALs even if you don't use all the functions included in it)

    By the way I can never remember the exact names of those two "Internet access" licenses but the split is correct as is the necessity for it.

    But as with all licensing issues, use the above as a basis and then contact a Microsoft licensing specialist to get the exact details and prices confirmed.

     


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 5:46 AM
  • Excellent, are there any technical challenges, once the licenses are paid for?
    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:43 PM
  • Yes :)

    You should search for a Microsoft paper on Extranet (i.e. I know that at least one detailed article exists).  If you don't find it via Google/Bing try searching the MS Articles list of my WSSv3FAQ site (see sig) which has (+) has only SharePoint articles but (-) only indexes the titles of the articles not the content.

    Or of course wait for one of the helpful people here to see this and come in with a URL ...


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Thursday, May 05, 2011 10:02 AM
    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 4:14 PM
  • Do these additional extranet licenses need to be purchased even if I have an enterprise license?

    Thursday, May 12, 2011 11:46 PM
  • Yes.

    Whether or not you have the Standard or Enterprise version is irrelevant when asking about Extranet - that's only relevant for users of CAL licensing because then they would need both Std and Ent CALs (Std only for a Std installation).

    Sorry for the delay. I've been on holiday for a week. For once computerless.


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Wednesday, May 18, 2011 4:32 PM
  • Just to add to Mike's excellent answers, the licensing is based on who the audience for the content is, not what actual content is published. So making only select portions of your sites available has no bearing on licensing.

    What does make a difference is who is viewing the content. When you say "internet" that typically means that you want to make the content publically available, i.e. any random member of the puclic can enter your URL, or find your site on google and view some content. For this you need the expensive internet connector licenses. Another scenario would be an 'extranet', whereby only your current internal users would be able to view the content, just they can now access it remotely as well. The site is available over the internet, but only your existing internal users can authenticate to it and view content. As far as I'm aware this doesn't need any additional licensing.

    There's other scenarios in between, such as making the site available to select users from another organisation and so on. It's probably worth talking to the licensing partner that you bought your current licenses from and discussing you scenario in detail with them

    Thursday, May 19, 2011 9:46 AM