In this chapter, you learned the following:
STS was the previous version of WSS. You will still today find lots of references to the acronym STS, although it actually refers to WSS.
Make sure that you know what SharePoint edition you need: stand-alone WSS or WSS with MOSS.
Make sure that you know what database engine you need: SQL Server 2005 Express or MS SQL Server (2000 or 2005).
There are three types of WSS configurations:
WSS with a local SQL Server 2005 Express database.
WSS with a local MS SQL Server database.
WSS with a remote MS SQL Server database.
Using WSS with SQL Server 2005 Express needs no special Client Access License besides the usual Windows 2003 Server CALs.
The term single server means a SharePoint installation with a local database.
The term small farm means one SharePoint server and a separate MS SQL server.
With at least 1.5 GB of memory, you can actually set up a WSS production environment for at least 200 people.
There is a formula you can use to calculate the number of NOPS (normalized operations per second).
With at least 2 GB of memory, WSS will have the memory for using its internal database buffers in an optimal way.
A single server with WSS and SQL Server 2005 Express on a 2-GB server and a dual 3GHz 64-bit CPU can be used for an organization with up to 20,000 users.
It is the documents and files that fill up the main part of the database. The other data types are small in comparison. Make sure to always have at least 50 percent free disk space on ...