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  • Question

  • We are installing WSS 3.0 for a ForeFront Identity manager test.  Can we install standalone for this? and can our Database be on another server?

    Also, if we have two servers free for this project should we install WSS Farm? How many WFEs? 1? On which server should we install what parts of FIM?

    If looking to keep it simple for this test, any reason not to just insall WSS standalone (pointed to another DB) and all FIM related services on that same server?

    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 4:34 PM

Answers

  • Don't choose the "standalone" option. That puts the express version of SQL Server on your machine. If it is just for FIM I would just use two servers. One for the SharePoint and FIM pieces and one for the database backend.
    Hope that helps,
    SharePointNinja
    • Marked as answer by Peng Lei Thursday, March 10, 2011 7:19 AM
    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 5:12 PM

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  • Don't choose the "standalone" option. That puts the express version of SQL Server on your machine. If it is just for FIM I would just use two servers. One for the SharePoint and FIM pieces and one for the database backend.
    Hope that helps,
    SharePointNinja
    • Marked as answer by Peng Lei Thursday, March 10, 2011 7:19 AM
    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 5:12 PM
  • If its a test as you point our then in my opinion you can go for standalone database (SQL Express) in order to evaluate the product. However, for performance related activities and the architecture of the farm, you may want to refer to the following guide.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288334(office.12).aspx#section3

    hth,


    -- techChirag
    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 8:40 PM
  • > If its a test as you point our then in my opinion you can go for standalone database (SQL Express) in order to evaluate the product.

    This is misleading as what is being installed is NOT standard SQL Server Express but a special version for a WSS 3.0 single-server installation which is called "Windows Internal Database".

    However you are right that normally for test reasons such an installation would be enough. However the original poster did say he wanted to use a second server for the databases so in that case standalone is out. (Hence the SharePointNinja reply)

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    Thursday, March 3, 2011 8:47 AM