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Farm Configuration Question

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 17, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
I work for a community hospital. We are planning a Sharepoint 2007 install in our Win2003 domain. While I have recommended a medium farm configuration with a separate server for Web, application and database, we will probably, at least initially, use the small farm configuration of web/app server and database server. If later we need to expand and add servers how difficult will it be if we start with the small farm configuration? Can we just add more web/app servers or will we need to split roles so each tier is on its own server?

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