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Infopath forms requirement

  Asked By: Amir    Date: Jan 02    Category: MOSS    Views: 947

Is it true that users must have Infopath installed on their machines to
fill out and save an Infopath form on SharePoint? We have MOSS but we
do not have the Enterprise version or Forms Server.



13 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Moshe Harding     Answered On: Jan 02

This is correct. You need the Enterprise license in order to use the web to fill
out infopath  forms. Standard edition will require that users  edit Informpath
forms with the client tool.

Answer #2    Answered By: Carly Meyer     Answered On: Jan 02

No, you only need infopath  client to create forms  and publish them. But you can
enable the browser enabled setting on the form, from infopath and it becomes web
enabled. Making it usable to anyone with a friendly browser.

Answer #3    Answered By: Dewayne Clay     Answered On: Jan 02

The statement below is only correct if you have an Enterprise license for MOSS.
If all you have is standard or WSS only then you need InfoPath clients to fill
out the forms.

Answer #4    Answered By: Angelina Newman     Answered On: Jan 02

What if we purchased Forms Server? Or does that still require an
Enterprise license?

Answer #5    Answered By: Shannon Fleming     Answered On: Jan 02

Forms server  doesn't require an Enterprise license, but there are problems
integrating it with a WSS only installation so I wouldn't recommend buying it
unless you want to install it into MOSS Standard. If you go that route I think
you have to buy a Forms server license for each of your MOSS servers. You can't
just add one to the farm.

Answer #6    Answered By: Aditi Msc     Answered On: Jan 02

Don't forget the Client Access Licenses; you'll need those too.

Answer #7    Answered By: Abinav Basu     Answered On: Jan 02

Sorry, didn't mean to imply you wouldn't need CALs, but you need the same set of
Cals for one server  or many. The implication from the original answer was that
you could add a single forms  server to a Farm and host infopath  forms in the
environment. I believe once you add an InfoPath server to a farm you need an
Infopath forms server license for every server in the farm.

Answer #8    Answered By: Teresa Simpson     Answered On: Jan 02

I didn't catch the one-server implication.

Answer #9    Answered By: Robby Barr     Answered On: Jan 02

this is only an enterprise  version feature.

Answer #10    Answered By: Patrick Davis     Answered On: Jan 02

I was under the impression that you needed Enterprise in order to do web enbaled
forms without having Infopath installed.

Answer #11    Answered By: Alexander Rocha     Answered On: Jan 02

There is a stand-a-lone version  of Form Server.

Answer #12    Answered By: Maggie Benson     Answered On: Jan 02

It is correct that there are two different versions of form  Services.
The first and well known version  is installed  as a feature of the
Enterprise version of MOSS. The second is a stand-a-lone
implementation that many organizations purchase when the Standard
version of MOSS is implemented.

If your goal is to implement a solution that is to collect feedback
via the browser, you will need to ensure that all of the appropriate
licenses are purchased. The value add here is that your organization
can implement a form solution that leverages the browser. Of course,
that implementation does have some limitations.

Answer #13    Answered By: Lane Trujillo     Answered On: Jan 02

Correct me if I'm wrong, but you can still just publish an InfoPath
form (browser-based or not) to a library without even using Forms

I guess you'd still have to have all of the appropriate CAL's, but
you wouldn't have to have Forms Services.

I know this is a pretty old thread, but, hey it's a slow day...

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