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OS and SharePoint Installed Same Disk

  Asked By: Lucas    Date: Nov 22    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1432

Does anyone have reasons to share why you should or why it does NOT matter to
have both the Windows Sever OS and the SharePoint binaries installed on the same
physical drive? I thought from what I have learned that
they SHOULD be separate. Management is pushing to put them together. I would
love to offer up reasons why this is not such a great idea.



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jarod Mathews     Answered On: Nov 22

There are two sets of "SharePoint binaries" to consider. First is the 12
hive, located at "c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web
server extensions\12." That HAS to be on the C drive. No exceptions. You
can play tricks with junction points and stuff to move it someplace else
but it's not worth it. It breaks things and it's absolutely not
supported by Microsoft. You have no choice on its location. This
location exists for WSS and MOSS.

If you have MOSS, you have a second "SharePoint binaries" directory.
It's located at "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office
Servers\12.0\Data\Office Server\Applications." That's where MOSS stores
things like the Index file. That you CAN move off of your C drive, and
you probably should. The Index files can get huge. This location is
specified during install. You can use "stsadm -o osearch" or "stsadm -o
editssp" to edit it after install.

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