Thursday, May 17, 2012 7:16 PM
I've a couple of question about these installation.
I need to install the SP foundation and standard on two separate virtual machine..... so what is the best configuration?
It's ok if these versions share the same DB...for example installed on one of the two vm?
Or it is better installing sql on every vm?
In stand-alone mode or in farm mode?...... I think that I'll never connect any other server on the farm....but in the future If I need to add another server to the farm......Can I add It to the server where I install it in stand-alone mode?
Thursday, May 17, 2012 7:31 PMModerator
SharePoint will not allow you to join the same farm with different product versions. The versions much match. This means that both servers either need to be Foundation or Standard. You can create two separate farms, of course, but they cannot share any databases.
In general, I'd always recommend installing in Farm mode in order to give you the future expansion ability.
Why the need to use two different SharePoint editions?
Thursday, May 17, 2012 7:44 PM
I need to install two editions because I have to duplicate the environment of two customers.
Ok thanks for your reply...I have another question....when you install SQL and SP (in farm mode)....what kind of user do you prefer to use? Local or Domain user? (both with admin rights)
Thursday, May 17, 2012 7:45 PMModerator
I always use domain users for everything.
You can share the same SQL back end for both Foundation and Standard, just obviously you can't use the same database names. Or you can create two SQL instances on one server, or use two SQL servers, etc.
- Marked As Answer by Elsinore77 Thursday, May 17, 2012 8:03 PM