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Beginning SharePoint® 2007 Administration: Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 and Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by Göran Husman

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4.7. Summary

In this chapter, you learned that:

  • MOSS is more advanced (and, therefore, more complicated to install) than WSS.

  • MOSS has a different type of SQL Express database compared to WSS, which is limited to 4 GB.

  • MOSS features:

    • Targeting of information on the portal site.

    • Global searching, both inside SharePoint and outside.

    • My Site is used both as a personal web site for the user and to describe the user's properties, such as the e-mail address, phone numbers, department, picture, and much more.

  • The license model for MOSS is based on the edition selected, Standard or Enterprise; the number of MOSS servers; and number of client access licenses (CAL) that can access MOSS.

  • Even if you only read information in the portal site, you will need a separate CAL.

  • MOSS can use MS SQL Server 2005 or 2000.

  • MOSS can use a local or remote database. A local database can be either SQL Express or MS SQL Server 2000/2005.

  • You learned the following definitions:

    • Stand-alone: MOSS with a local SQL Express.

    • Single-Server: MOSS with a local MS SQL Server 2000/2005.

    • Front-End Server: A server that has MOSS binaries installed and running one or more of the MOSS roles.

    • Back-End Server: A server running MS SQL, used by MOSS for storing data.

    • Small farm: MOSS with a remote server running MS SQL Server 2000/2005.

    • Large and medium farm: A MOSS configuration with two or more MOSS servers running one or more roles, such as the Web, Index and Search roles.

    • The Web service: The service responsible for contact with the user ...

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