Can I do this in WSS or Foundation? RRS feed

  • Question

  • All,

    I am working on designing a solution, and wanted to know if you had any insight.  The solution calls for a website where users will login using FBA.  There will be about 400,000 users in the system.  First of all, Can I use Foundation or WSS to do this, or do I need to go with MOSS or 2010 Server with the Internet Licenses?  I always get confused on exactly what I can do with Foundation, and how to apply licensing for such. 

    If I do use Foundation with FBA, I would assume there is no way to have an anonymous access pages mixed with pages that require login?  I hope I am making sense.. any guidance on this solution and how to use Foundation properly would be very helpful.  Thanks! 

    • Moved by Rock Wang– MSFT Saturday, July 31, 2010 7:45 AM It is related to SharePoint 2010 (From:SharePoint - Design and Customization (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:14 PM


  • Hello,

    Here below some answers for your question:

    1- SharePoint Foundation can run a webfacing site.

    2- You can configure Foundation with FBA.

    3- You will need to purchase a license called External Connector for Windows Server in order to run the SP Foundation as a web site, for more information check out this: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/external-connectors.aspx and it's not that expensive in comparison with SP Server Internet License.

    4- you can configure the anonymous accessed pages mixed with non-anonymous pages.

    5- You will loose all the publishing features in case you need it, the WCM features only exist on the SP Server with Internet License.

    6- You will loose all the server features such as InfoPath Form services, excel services, etc...

    Mohamed Saleh [SharePoint Server MVP]
    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 1:09 PM