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SQL 2008 STIGs and SharePoint 2010

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 30, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

I am looking for information on any resources or links on making SQL 2008 R2 STIG compliant when used with SharePoint 2010.

I am designing an new SharePoint 2010 farm for a government agency. Part of the requirements is that SQL and the underlying Windows 2008 R2 be STIG compliant.

My main issue is that from my understanding and others that one of the STIG requirements for SQL is that it not provide any other services or have IIS running. My experience with the previous SharePoint in a farm is to first install and then run the configuration wizard on the SQL server first to establish the Configuration database for the farm and the Central Administration site.

How can I set up a new farm and not have the SQL sever host the Admin site or be required to run IIS. I am thinking of setting up the new farm and then moving the features to the web front end server or the application server but if there is a better way please let me know.

The farm we will be setting up will include 1 web front end server, 1 SQL server (STIG compliant), and 1 application server running search and other shared services. Also We are Installing Project server 2010 to run on the other application server.

I am not sure this is the right forum but since the SQL STIG requirements are essential I am posting here. Is there a Forum for SharePoint and Project 2010 or one for g

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