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Whats the difference between standalone and Farm-Standalone

Posted By:      Posted Date: December 04, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint


While installing SharePoint 2010, there are three options, Standalone, Farm->Standalone and Farm->Complete.

Whats the difference between Standalone and Farm->Standalone options. I think both does the same, it install SharePoint 2010 with SQL-Express?

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