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If WSS is free then what are the limitations? There is nothing good that is completely free, right?

According to what I have found, if you setup WSS using SQL Server Embedded Edition (on the same server and not Express), then there is not a size limit.  You have to setup WSS with the Basic option in order for it to install SQL Server EE (not Express); otherwise Express is installed and there is a 4 GB limit.  Some are saying 500 GB may be a size constraint with EE, but I am not sure.  SQL Server EE can be accessed by command line on the server or via the server name of  \\.\pipe\mssql$microsoft##ssee\sql\query in Management Studio.  SQL Server EE cannot be installed on a Web Edition of Windows 2003 or 2008.

So it appears that if the customer have Windows 2003 R2 or Windows 2008 Server Standard or Enterprise Edition with the Windows External Connector license (~$2K per processor) for external users (or individual CAL's) and a CAL for internal users for Windows if using AD then technically there is no additional cost.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 11:10 PM SharePoint | Back to top


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