blog for windows sbs 2003

Posted on 2008-02-08
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What blog software would you recommend for an intranet running windows sbs2003

I like word press, but im not sure if that can run on windows 2003.
Question by:Cheryl Lander

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rehanahmeds earned 800 total points
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word press is not recomended other then linux/unix you can try installing it on test environment.. it need php, my sql and apache.. all available for windows...

have a look at this as well


i would go with linux/unix hosting a blog site cause you have more choice... and softwares are cheap or free...
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by:Stephen Manderson
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What is your current Intranet?

I would without a doubt look at running Sharepoint 3.0 it has the features that you require ie blogs however has much more to offer and can be easily setup on the SBS server to run along side the current sharepoint 2.0, it is easy to configure and there is a lot of resources out there to help build your site. One of the best features is of course is AD support and permissions set on users and groups. Take a look at the following.

Installing Sharepoint 3.0 on SBS

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Video: Blog and Wiki Support (Guide on how to make a blog)

Sharepoint Tutorials (Loads of different tutorials and resources on here to make an excellent blog / intranet site)

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by:Michael Worsham
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Honestly I would not run a blog site on a SBS server as that can open up a number of on-going support and stability issues with the SBS server environment.

Instead, I offer two alternatives...

1) Setup a cheap Linux box with Apache/PHP/MySQL then install the blog of your choice on it. That way you can keep web-related traffic away from the SBS server, thus not affect performance of the SBS server.

Building a LAMP Server


2) If cost or available resources is an issue -- another option would be install Virtual Server 2005 on the SBS box and then install a Linux VM inside of it. Then do the same as above, setting up Apache/PHP/MySQL inside the VM environment.

Installing Virtual Server 2005 R2 on Windows Small Business Server 2003 with SP1

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