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I am learning how to get the most of Companyweb on our SBS2003 Standard Server, with a view to possibily replacing remote users having to map a drive to the Shared Folder across their client PPTP VPN (yep which is very slow for them).

Is the idea of Companyweb to replace Mapped Shared Drives?.  

Further, Is it a good practice to migrate a current shared folder of 50GB of general word docs, images, etc into it?.

Is there a limit to the amount of data that can be stored in Sharepoint on a SBS 2003 standard server?. Does the usual MSDE 2GB limit come into play?

PS - Are there any publicly available SBS sharepoint sites so I can see what other people achieve with this solution?

Thanks alot for help
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Wilson




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"Is the idea of Companyweb to replace Mapped Shared Drives?"

Absolutely!  SharePoint (Companyweb) is the direction that Microsoft has gone in for centralized document storage.

"Is it a good practice to migrate a current shared folder of 50GB of general word docs, images, etc into it?"

Yes... but migration is a good opportunity to clean up your files a bit.  You might want to import the documents into the "General Documents on Companyweb" library, while importing the images to an Images Library.  There is an importing tool that you can use in your Server Management Console > Manage Internal Website snap-in.

"Is there a limit to the amount of data that can be stored in Sharepoint on a SBS 2003 standard server?. Does the usual MSDE 2GB limit come into play?"

No, there's no limit.  WSS 2.0 uses WMSDE by default, which is a version of MSDE that allows more than 2GB of storage.  You may want to consider, though, upgrading WSS to full SQL Server, which means upgrading to Premium Edition of SBS.  This would allow greater indexing capabilities and full-text search.

"Are there any publicly available SBS sharepoint sites so I can see what other people achieve with this solution?"
There are a few sites that I'm aware of which are running on SBS, but they may not be great examples of what's possible, since they are generally done with a specific purpose in mind.

Such as...
www.sbsfaq.com

Basically any WSS 2.0 site, whether it's on an SBS or not, can help you see what you can do.
See http://sharepoint.bilsimser.com/ for a complete demo of all the WSS 2.0 templates as well.

Jeff
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Thanks for all your info Jeff. You definately know your stuff.
I will have far more confidence to start our implementation based on this info.
Have a nice one
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Further..
Wow So really..  if we were to follow the microsoft way of thinking from SBS 2003 onwards, the "net use" command in the logon scripts would be a thing of the past?

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Wicked info thanks again..
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