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  • Q. How do I install SPF 2010 so that I can use an existing copy of SQL Server 2008?
  • A. Do not select the initial Standalone option. When you then select the Server farm option, do not select the Standalone option.

    (Even if you already have a full copy of SQL Server 2008 installed on the single server, it will still not be used for the SPF 2010 databases).

  • Q.The 2007 products contained differences between the (basic installation) database system installed by WSS 3.0 and by MOSS 2007. Is that still the case?
  • A. In the 2007 products, the database systems installed by Basic Installations were different versions of SQL Server 2005 Express. The main difference was that the WSS 3.0 version had no database size limit, whereas the MOSS 2007 version had a 4GB size limit. In the 2010 products, both SPF 2010 and SPS 2010 use the same version of SQL Server 2008 Express, and both have a 4GB database size limit.
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