Can SSP use existing Sharepoint 2010 farm RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm installing Service Manager 2012 sp1 and was wondering if I can use our existing full blown sharepoint 2010 farm to host the self service portal.

    From the documents I have been reading, it looks like a cut down version of sharepoint is installed from the service manager installation DVD, and you install that on a dedicated server (not the existing sharepoint farm)

    If I can use our existing sharepoint farm, are there any step by step installation documents that I can use?



    • Edited by JazK Tuesday, February 5, 2013 9:47 AM
    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 9:46 AM

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  • Hi,

    Yes the portal component can be installed on an existing Sharepoint farm.

    This article explains how, with alternative methods in the replies aswell.




    Mark | http://syscen.blogspot.com/

    • Proposed as answer by Mark_Newton Tuesday, February 5, 2013 4:09 PM
    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 11:10 AM
  • Morning Jaz,

    Yes - it's no problem to install the Sharepoint SSP to an existing farm. It can be installed to SharePoint 2010 Foundation (which is probably what you've seen in the video) or a full blown farm. Note that it is not support yes on SharePoint 2013 although it should be coming soon.

    It is just a web part and can even be integrated into an existing intranet if you so wish.

    The installation media will offer you two parts to the SSP installation:

    1. The Web Content Server. This can go anywhere and just provides the link up to the service manager DB. This often goes on one of the management servers but could also go on a web server somewhere.

    2. The SharePoint Web Part. You can run this on your existing SharePoint farm but you should exercise caution with a production system. There are ways of getting the WSP and bringing into your farm without the installation wizard.

    This is a useful article explaining about how to install to an existing farm: http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager/archive/2012/01/27/how-to-deploy-service-manager-webparts-to-an-existing-sharepoint-site.aspx

    • Proposed as answer by TomWheeler Tuesday, February 5, 2013 11:16 AM
    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 11:15 AM
  • Hi, Thanks to both for the info, I'll give the instructions a go.



    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 3:51 PM