SQL-server on IIS

Posted on 2010-03-29
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I'm wondering if it is an ok solution to keep the SQL-database for our official website on the same 2003-server as the IIS is running. The server is in the DMZ of our ISA-server.

Would it be a better solution to have the SQL-server on the LAN and the IIS on the DMZ? What is best practice in this situation?

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>> keep the SQL-database for our official website on the same 2003-server as the IIS is running

Ideally SQL server requires a dedicated machine for better performance but you can keep it in a single machine provided load in your Windows 2003 server is less..
Make sure that you have configured AWE, Min and Max Server Memory in SQL server for better performance..

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So there are no obvious security concerns in doing this?
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Raja Jegan R earned 2000 total points
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Reg Security issues, you need to be more careful in granting appropriate users to the system and SQL Server:

* Remove Built in administrator user from SQL Server
* Create a user with sysadmin priviledge and Disable sa account.
* Grant only the required priviledges for users in your SQL Server..

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