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  Asked By: Alyson    Date: Apr 07    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 973

Is it possible to have an Extranet with just WSS? Would we need to have an intermediary page so that users could log in? The reason I am asking is because we are interested in building a public facing (limited access, closed system) SharePoint portal but we do not need the MY Sites, News, audiences and all the other features of SPS but we do need a launch pad.



12 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Alexandra Patterson     Answered On: Apr 07

Very possible, in fact, I just deployed one. Any questions?

Answer #2    Answered By: Christop Mcfadden     Answered On: Apr 07

I use a hosted WSS extranet  for a client of mine. They use it for business associates to enter sales leads onto. Works well and they love it.

Answer #3    Answered By: Stefanie Ruiz     Answered On: Apr 07

yes. who handled the user account management? was the server in AD creation mode or was IT department involved in user account administration?

Answer #4    Answered By: Damon Garner     Answered On: Apr 07

It really depends on your scenario… You mentioned that yours is a closed  system. I suppose you should have an existing AD right? ADACM mode is normally used when it is open…

Answer #5    Answered By: Royce Orr     Answered On: Apr 07

This box lives in a DMZ and this DMZ has its own Domain. We
provisioned accounts from Internal to external via MIIS. access  to
managing Domain User accounts such as creating new external domain
users was completed via a Third Party webpart from DotNetFactory
called ADWebmanager. This limited  the exposure to AD users  and
Computers to the help desk and sec Admin group. Also we set up
filters to allow the Support groups to only see users that were part
of the sharepoint  initiative... meaning the current External AD has
over 1 million accounts but only 500 are Sharepoint users.

Access to the various sharepoint sites  was accomplished in the
normal fashion of adding the various users to there assigned
sites.... I attempted to push the use of access via groups but
because of the amount of groups to sites... it would become a burden
for the Support Team to keep track of everything.

Answer #6    Answered By: Laura Walker     Answered On: Apr 07

that solution just got real expensive!

im interested  to know how the hosting providers handle this. any hosting providers out there?

Answer #7    Answered By: Nina Banks     Answered On: Apr 07

I didnt recall your original question specifying a cheap

MIIS was already in existance here so we are simply utilizing it to
bring Internal Account out to the External Domain while keeping the
users logon and password information.

Answer #8    Answered By: Sharonda Mcfarland     Answered On: Apr 07

Yes, you can have an extranet  with just WSS. Just ensure you’ve purchased either Windows Server CALs or an external connector licence if you’ll have anonymous access  to your sites.

Answer #9    Answered By: Harshini Raju     Answered On: Apr 07

...it's very expensive for an SPS external connector, around $35k per front end. we had to buy 2.

Answer #10    Answered By: Christop Mcfadden     Answered On: Apr 07

Just to make your day… MS is saying that you really need three – one for the index server as well. I don’t agree with this interpretation of the license agreement, however, I’ve had at least one CAS client who purchased three licenses.

Answer #11    Answered By: Gopal Jamakhandi     Answered On: Apr 07

No way – Index? Clients don’t connect to the Index server! Sometimes, there is good reason  to call them Micro$oft.

Answer #12    Answered By: Chantal Rosa     Answered On: Apr 07

I am actually going to start blogging again, btw. I had some other issues to deal with over the winter that are resolved. I have another blog in process explaining integrated authentication in and out of a domain and how to use in conjunction with excluded managed paths.


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