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How many system admins still configure web servers as standalone servers?

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So, how many system admins still use this technique of making their web servers standalone servers?  (Windows servers, IIS).

I mean probably most are going to SharePoint server platforms these days, right?, which usually requires being on a domain.


Just curious.


Thanks in advance.
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James MurrellQA Product Specialist
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we still create web servers as standalone servers.... just because Technical director says so
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I know what you mean.  That is why our web server is a standalone server at this time.  If you had to do it "your" way, how would you do it?  Standalone or member server?


Just wondering.

Thanks.
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depends.... very hard question... I am of thought "if it isn't broke, don't try and change it"

if just for SharePoint i would have to say Member server..... but then again my mind is now unsure....


cheers for the late night headache
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I see.  What if you have faculty that manage their own webpage on the IIS and it is to available to all students?  How would go about setting that up?  I mean, currently, I have probably a two dozen faculty that have a web folder on the standalone web server which they are responsible to maintain themselves.  So, they need access to those areas on the web server, which in turn increases the workload for me (system admin) to keep their credentials up-to-date so they have network mapped accessible drives to those folders on the standalone web server.

Is there a better way to approach this?
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Thanks dvt_localboy that link did help answer some concerns.

But brings up another question that I will start a new thread to have answered.

Thanks again.
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