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  Asked By: Jagdish    Date: Oct 22    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 919

We are setting up a basic test server so that we can get familiar
with the technology. We will be deploying SharePoint 4th qt 2005.
I'll be setting it up on the following;

Compaq Presario 900MHz AMD Athlon
756MB Ram
one 30GB harddrive
one 55GB harddrive

I plan on installing Windows Server 2003. Now here's the question
(s);

Do you recommend SharePoint Portal Server 2003 over Windows
SharePoint Services?

Should/can I also install Microsoft SQL on the same machine for
testing?

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2 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Vivek Patel     Answered On: Oct 22

SharePoint Portal Server 2003 is essentially an application that runs on top
of Windows SharePoint Services. If you want to evaluate both then I would
install Portal Server. That way, you can work with the extended
functionality of the portal product but you can create standard Windows
SharePoint Services sites, too.

I generally install Microsoft SQL Server on the same test  machine and I
actually do this in production environments as well for small installations.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Rajul Shah     Answered On: Oct 22

This is not an either/or question. If you are setting  up an intranet, I would
recommend SPS, if project-related or extranet sites, you will also probably want
to use WSS.

I would not run SQL Server on the same box in production, but ok for test.

 
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