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Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Sequel Express on one server

Posted By:      Posted Date: April 14, 2011    Points: 0   Category :C#

All, before I get into the questions here is an overview of the server I am using and the services it is currently running, which are minimal.

Server 2008 R2 Standard
Active Directory Enabled
Single Domain controller
8Gb Memory
64 Bit OS
DNS Server
File Services
(Future) DHCP Server

1. I inherited this server, so how can I verify that I have a full installation, or just a server core installation?

2. I know that the .NET framwork is not installed, but again before I get to far along; there are some things I would like to know in advance.  Since I have only one server which has the services mentioned above, is it safe/reliable to run WSS 3.0 and SQL Express on it?

3. If I am not mistaken, WSS 3.0 installs SQL Express as well. I know that a backend DB server is the optimal approach, but I just don't have another server to use. Is this approach safe? SQL on the same box as WSS 3.0? I thought I read some place that Microsoft didn't support such installations. Perhaps it was something else the article referred to.

I suppose the questions will be irrelevant if I am not running on a full installation.

Thanks for your responses.


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