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Archive for October, 2008

A few ISA Server updates

Posted by Christian Dam on October 31, 2008

First, ISA Server 2006 SP1 has been released. Get it here.

Second, the Forefront TMG (ISA Server) Product Team Blog has a great post explaining how to troubleshoot issues with SharePoint sites published through ISA Server. Button line: make sure you use AAM correctly.

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SharePoint Databases – when are they created?

Posted by Christian Dam on October 5, 2008

A SharePoint installation contains a lot of different databases, but what are they used for and when are they created?

MOSS software installation phase:

  • No databases are created

Using the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard to create a farm:

  • SharePoint_AdminContent_<some GUID>
  • SharePoint_Config

Assigning services to servers:

  • WSS_Search_MOSS (created by Windows SharePoint Services Search)

Creating the Shared Service Provider

  • WSS_Content_SSPADMIN (created by the SSP Admin Web Application)
  • WSS_Content_MySite (created by the MySite Web Application)
  • SharedServices1_DB (created by the New Shared Services Provider process)
  • SharedServices1_Search_DB (created by the New Shared Services Provider process)

Creating a Web Application:

  • WSS_Content_TestWebApp

That’s it. Seven databases for the standard farm and at least one database per web application.

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