2.2. Requirements for Server Farm Deployment

Hardware and software requirements for deploying a server farm go beyond planning for SharePoint Server 2007 running on a stand-alone server. There are hardware and design elements that affect availability, capacity, and performance that do not have to be taken into consideration when you are running a single-server environment. The following sections will illustrate the requirements for your server farm based on factors such as processors, bus architecture, and farm size.

2.2.1. System Architecture

Although SharePoint Server 2007 can run on a 32-bit system, Microsoft recommends, based on its testing of MOSS 2007, using 64 bit-platforms for your server farm. Here are some of the advantages of using ...

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