Sharepoint 3 Intranet/ExtranetLocked
I have a client in need of a Sharepoint Services 3.0 install. Really it is
small enough for a Stand-Alone Server except the need for outside
access. He does not want to deal with a VPN client on each users own
laptop etc so I was going to do a stand alone server with 2 virtual
sites. One for Intranet and 1 for Extranet. The Extranet would require
https. The idea was to have have the server with 2 nics (DL380), 1
NIC on a 192.168.218.z subnet on a trusted end of the firewall for
internal users and the 2nd NIC at 192.168.216.z on an optional port
of the firewall for external users. Of course the tcp/ip setup freaks
with 2 gateways on different subnets but it worked in testing with
v2.0 great. Now with 3.0 there is the idea of a server farm Front End
Server. Main problem is the database will be 2005 SQL Express
whether it is installed by Sharepoint Services 3.0 or by me. It will be
express as they do not own a full SQL install.
So, the question is am I better off with the original tested version or
should I do a manual SQL Express install on the internal server and
just a server farm front-end server install (pointing to the Express
data) on a separate box on the optional port.
I can’t find if a farm can use express. It always mentions the full
product. Also If I do the farm idea then can I also install a Front-End
server on the database machine itself for internal users or do I need a
What ports (aside from the standard for logon and GP etc which I am
aware of) would be needed from the optional to the trusted for the
optional front end to communicate with the SQL data and webroot.
Also, does a farm point to the same webroot or does each front-end
have it’s own?
As you can tell I have little experience with WSS in an extranet/
Intranet environment and any guidence is welcome.