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  Asked By: Stacey    Date: Jun 14    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 663

Firstly I apologise for my such a silly question, however it would be kind of you to please help me.

Its about SharePoint portal server and sharepoint services.

I am required to setup sharepoint.
I think Portal is the server work and Services is the utility that we use, so I assumed that to have a site I need to install both.......but Im abit confused....

Can I jus install Services without any portal...is it possible....???
If its so then why wud I need Sharepoint Portal Server....

Though I read my documents on internet about same however jus a bit confused....
Kindly reply...



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Laura Walker     Answered On: Jun 14

Sites are run in wss (services)

However, if you place portal  over the top of services  you get some additional benefits

Your users get their own personal sites (my sites)

You get enterprise search

You get a front end (portal) that allows aggregation of sites

You get to set up on the front page of the portal a way of users to navigate between sites

You get a few other things also but those are the biggies

The bottom line is, you can get away without using portal – it depends what you want to achieve

Answer #2    Answered By: Deven Ghurye     Answered On: Jun 14

You can install  Windows SharePoint Services (WSS v2) by itself. It is an
operating system service of Windows server  2003. If you have CALs to run the
server (and the SQL Server database) you don't pay anything more to use WSS v2.
However, if you use WSS v2 on the Internet you need a "connector license" (is
that what it's called?).

Or, you can install SharePoint Portal Server (SPS is a _product_ that sits on
top of WSS v2 and leverages its functionality). If WSS v2 is already installed
you can install SPS on top of it, if not SPS will install WSS v2 for you. SPS
requires you purchase SharePoint CALs for its use. It also requires the same
licensing that WSS v2 requires and the connector license is significantly more

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