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  Asked By: Christopher    Date: Feb 20    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1206

I am planning a large scale deployment of sps as a doc management
solution -- 60k users in 30 or so locations. Need high
availability; no single point of failure, and 20 datacenters
dispersed around the world. Each data center retaining copies of
its own-produced documents, with access to docs produced at other

CAn SPS achieve such a federated approach
? what about search accross enterprise?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Akshara Negalur     Answered On: Feb 20

I'd personally be careful deploying SPS as a doc  management solution. (Doc
Management is not what SPS does best nor do MS market the product as a
document management solution like they did with SPS 2001)

You'll need to investigate shared services to construct your architecture

Check out this doc www.microsoft.com/.../itsolutio

Answer #2    Answered By: Timothy Davis     Answered On: Feb 20

For a moment, skipping over the term "document management", SharePoint
Portal Server 2003 server farm  architecture addresses WRoyce's requirements:

- 60K users
- 30+ locations  worldwide
- 20 datacenters
- high availability, no single  point-of-failure server farm architecture
- ability for each datacenter to store locally produced documents  with
access to organization's documents world-wide
- enterprise-wide search
- federation of central portal, division, group, team and personal sites
using SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Shared Services (although there are
caveats about using Shared Services over WANs)

Ask your Microsoft rep for a copy of 2 new customer-ready MS IT Showcase
white papers:


"Microsoft Web enterprise  Portal"

"Deploying SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Shared Services at

Each white paper is about 32 pages long. These whitepapers are in the
process of being published to Microsoft.com and will be available on the MS
IT Showcase site: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/itshowcase.

Back to SharePoint 2003's document collaboration features:

1. Document checkout/checkin is supported (locking).
2. Version numbering is supported limited to major version numbers: 1.0,
2.0, 3.0, etc. Minor version numbers aren't supported.
3. Single-step "moderator" approval is supported. No serial, parallel or
built-in customizable approval routing.

These features are baked into Windows SharePoint Services and available in
SharePoint Portal Server 2003.

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