Share Point Advise needed about SQL and 2003 servers.
I’m looking an implementing Share point services and I need some advice. I will give my idea and look for some input. I have to purchase what I’m going to use this week because of budget restraints.
First is my budget is very limited so I’m looking at a cheaper solution than I would like. I have SQL 7.0 running on Windows 2000 servers. It’s my understanding that a SharePoint service has a 2 gig limit of data with the free version and that it needs SQL 2000 or 2005 to expand past that. My question is can I run it on SQL 2005 Standard? I see on some post people are recommending 2005 enterprise and not standard and I never see a justification for it. My user will only use the shared Calendars, Contacts and Document sharing and I do not currently plan on building applications on this. My question is with minimal use would SQL standard not do what I need?
Secondly I have my current SQL running on a Windows 2000 server. Can I run share point on my 2003 server and link to the sql data base on my 2000 server or would it be necessary to upgrade the 2000 server to 2003?
Thanks for the help.