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3-Tier Sharepoint Architecture

  Asked By: Shauna    Date: Mar 19    Category: MOSS    Views: 2343

Can MOSS 2007 have a 3-tier architecture, with web server
communicating with the shared services provider; and the shared
services talks to the backend database?
I do not wish to have the web server talking directly to the database.
Is this possible in MOSS? If so, appreciate if you could enlighten us
on how.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Shayla Mcbride     Answered On: Mar 19

Shared Services providers provide shared services to sharepoint  sites like
Search and Mysites. They do not provide regular sites with access to the
Sharepoint databases. The Sharepoint sites always talk to the databases
directly. Also, the shared services providers are on webservers just like
the sharepoint sites. What you are suggesting is not possible.

Answer #2    Answered By: Jarvis Rowe     Answered On: Mar 19

No. The WFE's must be able to talk to the SQL Server. This is the
architecture of WSS.

Answer #3    Answered By: Selena Glenn     Answered On: Mar 19

Are you referring to databases other than the ones that the SharePoint WFEs
are communicating with or are you referring to the SQL servers that are
hosting information up for the WFE? If you're referring to other databases
out there that are not hosting the information that MOSS holds, but rather
some other line of business application, this is where your business data
catalogs would come in handy...

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