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  Asked By: Colin    Date: Jul 18    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 975

We are in the process of upgrading our SharePoint Team Services environment
to Windows SharePoint Services. To reduce costs we were going to add a web
server to our SharePoint Portal Server 2003 farm and use this for our Team
Services sites.

We are debating whether to purchase an additional server license for this or
just setup a separate box with just Windows SharePoint Services installed on it.
This would not require the extra license purchase.

If we setup the separate WSS server we are looking at the possible options
below for the SQL Server back-end. Otherwise we would install SQL Server on the
same WSS box.

Options to consider for setting up database:
1) Would there be any problem setting up our SharePoint databases on an
existing database server that has SQL Server installed? This server has other
application databases residing on it.

2) Even though the Windows SharePoint Services would not be part of our
SharePoint Portal Server 2003 farm, could we still put our databases on the
database server from the farm? Or would this cause problems?

I would like to have any comments regarding our plan of action and the options
I have laid out. Our budget crunch is forcing us to look at options we would
note otherwise consider.



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Trinity Scott     Answered On: Jul 18

Install WSS on another server  and point the dbases on the same SQL server as
your farm.

As long as there;s a connection to the databases and there is no re-use of
the dbase name, it is fine.

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