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1 Web Applications vs. Multiple Web Applications

  Asked By: Anushka    Date: Jan 06    Category: Sharepoint 2010    Views: 8354

We are gearing up for our SharePoint 2010 migration. Right now we are
using MOSS 2007 to house our intranet. Everything is under one web
application. In our SharePoint 2010 environment we plan to implement the
Records Center. We piloted the records center using MOSS 2007 and had
our portal in on web application and the record center under another web
applications. With this new architecture, it seems that we can have one
web applications with SharePoint 2010.

Has anyone tried this? What are the implications with having everything
under one web applications? What are the best practices? What are the
things we need to consider when trying to decide to go with one web
application or multiple web applications. One of requirements that we
have is the ability to be able to search across the portal and the
records center. The portal will have one URL while the records center
will have a different URL. Not sure if that makes a difference or not
but I wanted to mention it.



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Cheyenne Lewis     Answered On: Jan 06

You should look at the new In-Place records management features in
SharePoint 2010. If you still want to have a separate Records Center where
you send content for storage then you should keep two web  Applications. The
records center still works best as a root web site of a web application.
But with the new In-Place records management you can do records management
without creating a separate copy of the record. If you use that approach
you won't need a records center or a separate web application. Either way
you will be able to search both if you configure your scopes to allow it
when setting up search.

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