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    Windows Sharepoint Services question

    Hi Guys.

    (Sorry, if I put this thread in the wrong place)


    I am thinking of implementing WSS and have a question regarding what would happen to my existing file servers when WSS is fully implemented. When I move to use WSS, will I still need to use my exsisting file servers?

    Please could you folks give me some advice.

    Cheers.

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    Hi guys,

    anyone out there that can help me?

    would be very grateful.

    thanks.

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    WSS is a portal server. It has some document management stuff built into it, amongst many other things. It is not a replacement for a file server, especially not in a school environment.

    It is good for sharing files in a 'public area' kind of way - things like policies and the like slot in perfectly in a school.

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    Some people I know have implemented it as a replacement for a file server but I wouldn't really recommend it, yes you can map their home folders to their My Site personal folders so it is achievable, however, if your users are light users, and by light I mean their home folder contains a few word/excel files etc then yes it's a viable solution, but as soon as they start storing videos, mp3s and 100's of MB worth of files then your MOSS server is gonna take a battering.

    Keep them seperate, that'd be my recommendation.

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    Is there any websites that provide information about the installation and configuration of wss in a detailed format.

    (I have already used the material on the microsoft website!)

    thanks.

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    Hi Guys!

    I have now got WSS installed and running! My question is how do I setup a 'mapped network drive' to other file servers from within WSS?

    All advice is once again greatly appreciated...

    Cheers - FatP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatp View Post
    Hi Guys!

    I have now got WSS installed and running! My question is how do I setup a 'mapped network drive' to other file servers from within WSS?

    All advice is once again greatly appreciated...

    Cheers - FatP.
    Do you mean you want to access a document library in WSS in a 'Mapped Drive' way, or do you mean you want to access a drive from within sharepoint?

    If the prior, it should be as simple as adding a network place, via My Network Places. The latter, I don't think so - MOSS 2007 allows for you to add a network drive to the search index, but WSS does not.

    If you want to be able to use WSS with this sort of thing, you will want to add Microsoft Enterprise Search Express.

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    Cheers for your help earlier.

    But going slightly off tangent: can anyone tell me how much it costs to buy a MOSS license? because I cant seem to find a price on the Internet...

    Cheers again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatp View Post
    Cheers for your help earlier.

    But going slightly off tangent: can anyone tell me how much it costs to buy a MOSS license? because I cant seem to find a price on the Internet...

    Cheers again!
    Academia Ltd have it under the Open license for £920 per server (these are catalogue prices), and Phoenix Software have it at £528 per server under Select agreement (remember to add CALs, which with select are £12 each).

    So, those are some rough figures.

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