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How To install Sharepoint 2010 but puting the Database on a differnt server

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Hi,

I am going to install Sharepoint in our Domain in the next few days. We have our own Database server where we have every database in the company stored. I would like to install sharepoint so it installs all of it's databases onto this server not the local server which I am installing sharepoint on. Is there anyway of doing this?

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by:Neil Russell
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Yes just specify the database server durring the install process.
But you only have ONE DB server, for everything? It better be GOOD :)
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by:Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)
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Hello,

sounds like you need to do a bit of research into the SharePoint architecture. SharePoint needs a SQL Server instance for its databases. That SQL Server instance can be on the same server as the SharePoint server, but you can also define a separate instance of SQL Server to host the SharePoint databases.

You may want to have a look at the Technet documentation before you embark on your journey

Plan for server farms and environments -- http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc789337.aspx

and specifically

SQL Server 2008 R2 and SharePoint 2010 Products: Better Together -- http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc990273.aspx

This topic is far too complex to answer in a single thread.

cheers, teylyn
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by:Contigo1
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Neilsr - The Server is very quick and we did it to make it a little easier to look after.

Also when I am in the install wizard for sharepoint 2010 do I need to select server farm If I am going to do this?
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If you don't plan this properly, you're setting yourself up for failure.

Good luck.
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by:Contigo1
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teylyn - I have created a replica environment e.g. a database server one a differnt server and one server to install sharepoint on. I have set this up on some VM's on a differnt machine so I can practice running through the install until I get it right without losing or damaing anything within our Domain.

Do I need to select install server farm when I am installing sharepoint if I want to install the database on a differnt server?
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by:Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)
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You could use the resources freely available from Microsoft.

Here's a video walk through:

Installing SharePoint Server 2010
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607866.aspx

I strongly advise you to do your homework first and get a good understanding of the basic principles. SharePoint is NOT a "Next - Next - Finish" installation. It DOES require planning in advance, before you even start any wizards. If you hop on web sites and forums while you are running the wizards, expecting the perfect solution for your environment, brace yourself for unpleasant surprises later on.

regards, teylyn
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by:Neil Russell
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"Do I need to select install server farm when I am installing sharepoint if I want to install the database on a differnt server?"

As has been said, if your asking a question like that, your not really ready to be installing and running a sharepoint farm.
I would sugguest you do lots of reading before playing with the software even in a lab.
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by:Contigo1
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

I was advised to read up on sharepoint which I am now doing therefore this question is no longer needed
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by:Neil Russell
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The question asked has been answered PLUS additional advice. Just because you have been advised that you need to go off and do more research before continuing and you accept that, does not mean that the question should be deleted. It was answered fully.
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