Coexistence and Interoperability Guide for SharePoint Products and Technologies

Applies to
Microsoft Office SharePoint® Portal Server 2003
Microsoft Windows® SharePoint Services technology

As with any server product, Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies require certain settings or processes to run that may not be compatible with the needs of other server products you have installed. This article lists which Microsoft server products or technologies can be installed on the same server computer as Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server, and which server products can interoperate with Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies.

 Note   If you are running a Web application — such as a custom Microsoft ASP.NET application that gives employees access to online business data — on the same virtual server that is running either Windows SharePoint Services or SharePoint Portal Server, you might need to configure Windows SharePoint Services so that Web application can run correctly. For more information, see Allowing Web Applications to Coexist with Windows SharePoint Services.

About Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server

Together, Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server make up SharePoint Products and Technologies. SharePoint Portal Server incorporates the features of Windows SharePoint Services. You do not need to install Windows SharePoint Services before installing SharePoint Portal Server. You should not install Windows SharePoint Services to a computer that is already running SharePoint Portal Server. For more information, see the white paper SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Windows SharePoint Services.

Microsoft Products and Technologies That Can Coexist or Interoperate with Both Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server

The following Microsoft products can interoperate with Windows SharePoint Services or SharePoint Portal Server, or coexist with Windows SharePoint Services or SharePoint Portal Server on the same server computer. Some of these products add functionality to SharePoint Products and Technologies. Some must be configured before they can coexist with SharePoint Products and Technologies.

Indexing Service and Index Server

Indexing Service (formerly known as Index Server) can coexist on the same server with Windows SharePoint Services or SharePoint Portal Server; however, Indexing Service operates independently of SharePoint Products and Technologies. You cannot use Indexing Service to search for content on SharePoint sites. For information about searching through SharePoint site content, see Managing and Customizing Search in the Windows SharePoint Services Administrator's Guide or, in the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administrator's Guide, in the "Administration" section, see the "Managing Search Settings" section.

BizTalk Server 2002 and 2004

Microsoft BizTalk Server has a BizTalk Adapter for Web Services that allows Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies to expose e-commerce functions over the Internet. The BizTalk Adapter for Web Services provides a set of functions (Web methods) that allow client systems, such as Windows SharePoint Services or SharePoint Portal Server, to gain access to server systems through Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002. For more information about using BizTalk Server, the BizTalk Adapter for Web Services, and SharePoint Products and Technologies, see the BizTalk Adapter for Web Services download on the Microsoft Download Center and the Biz Talk Server home page.

Live Communications Server 2003

Microsoft Live Communications Server can be installed on the same computer as Windows SharePoint Services or SharePoint Portal Server. Live Communications Server can provide online presence information (by way of instant messaging clients) to your SharePoint sites. For more information about online presence and SharePoint Products and Technologies, see Configuring Online Presence Settings in the Windows SharePoint Services Administrator's Guide.

For more information about Live Communications Server, see the Live Communications Server home page on Office Online.

Windows Rights Management Services and Information Rights Management 2003

You can use Windows Rights Management Services and Information Rights Management (IRM) 2003 to control permissions for documents when users open them in the Office 2003 client applications, such as Microsoft Office Word 2003. Although SharePoint sites allow per-list permissions for document libraries and not per-document permissions, IRM per-document permissions apply when using the Office client applications. Users who view or control permissions for a document by using IRM must be authenticated by using a Microsoft Windows Live ID account or Windows Rights Management Services.

For more information about information rights management, see Overview of Information Rights Management in the Office 2003 Editions Resource Kit. For more information about Information Rights Management 2003, see the Windows Rights Management Technology Center on the Microsoft Web site.

Internet Security and Authentication (ISA) Server 2000 and 2004

You can use Microsoft ISA Server 2000 or 2004 to provide extranet proxy and firewall support for Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. Because ISA Server is a firewall and proxy server intended to add a layer of security between external users and your SharePoint Products and Technologies servers, you should run ISA Server on a separate server from the server or servers that run Windows SharePoint Services or SharePoint Portal Server. For more information about ISA Server and SharePoint Portal Server, see the white paper Deploying on an Extranet by Using ISA Server 2000 and ISA Server 2004. For more information about ISA Server and Windows SharePoint Services, see the white paper Reverse Proxy Configurations for Windows SharePoint Services.

SQL Server 2000 and WMSDE

SharePoint Products and Technologies rely on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 for database support. Small installations of Windows SharePoint Services can also use Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows) (WMSDE). SQL Server can run on the same computer as either Windows SharePoint Services or SharePoint Portal Server, or it can run on a separate database server that you configure to work with your front-end Web servers.

 Note   For SharePoint Portal Server server farm deployments, the component for backward-compatible document libraries cannot be installed on the same computer as SQL Server 2000.

For more information about the databases used with SharePoint Products and Technologies, see the Windows SharePoint Services Administrator's Guide or the SharePoint Portal Server Administrator's Guide.

Microsoft Products and Technologies That Coexist or Interoperate with Windows SharePoint Services

The following Microsoft server products can coexist with Windows SharePoint Services but not with SharePoint Portal Server. Some of these products need further configuration before they can work with Windows SharePoint Services.

Project Server 2003

Microsoft Project Server 2003 relies on Windows SharePoint Services to provide collaboration features for Project Server, such as document libraries and issue-tracking and risk-tracking services. You install Windows SharePoint Services separately from Project Server, and then configure Windows SharePoint Services to work with Project Server. For more information, see the Project Server 2003 Installation Guide.

Exchange Server 2003

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Windows SharePoint Services can coexist on the same server computer. They can even interoperate, with Exchange Server providing support for e-mail–enabled document libraries in Windows SharePoint Services. However, you must perform a few specific configuration steps in Windows SharePoint Services to make sure that Exchange Server can handle its own HTTP and HTTPS requests, rather than having those requests intercepted by Windows SharePoint Services.

Like any other Web application running on a server that is also running Windows SharePoint Services, Exchange Server Web applications — such as Outlook Web Access and Outlook Mobile Access — must be assigned an excluded path in Windows SharePoint Services. For more information about the specific configuration steps to enable Exchange Server Web applications to work on a server running Windows SharePoint Services, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article You receive a "Page not found" error message when you use Outlook Web Access (OWA) to browse the Exchange Server 2003 client after you install Windows SharePoint Services .

In addition, if you are running both Microsoft Exchange Server and Windows SharePoint Services on the same server computer, you must be sure to configure Windows SharePoint Services to use Kerberos authentication. For more information about Kerberos and Windows SharePoint Services, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article How to configure a Windows SharePoint Services virtual server to use Kerberos authentication.

For more information about e-mail–enabled document libraries, see Configuring E-Mail-Enabled Document Libraries in the Windows SharePoint Services Administrator's Guide.

Microsoft Products and Technologies That Do Not Coexist or Interoperate with Windows SharePoint Services

The following Microsoft products and technologies should not be installed on servers that are also running Windows SharePoint Services.

  • Microsoft Application Center (any version)
  • Microsoft Office Server Extensions (any version)
  • SharePoint Team Services from Microsoft
  • Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2001

Microsoft Products and Technologies That Do Not Coexist or Interoperate with SharePoint Portal Server

The following Microsoft products and technologies should not be installed on servers that are also running SharePoint Portal Server.

  • Microsoft Exchange Server (any version)
  • Microsoft Site Server (any version)
  • Microsoft Office Server Extensions (any version)

Summary

The following table summarizes how the products mentioned on this page coexist and interoperate with SharePoint Products and Technologies.

Product Can coexist with Windows SharePoint Services? Can coexist with SharePoint Portal Server?
Application Center (all versions) No No
BizTalk Server 2002 Yes Yes
BizTalk Server 2004 Yes Yes
Exchange Server Yes No
Index Server Yes Yes
Indexing Service Yes Yes
Information Rights Management 2003 Yes Yes
ISA Server 2000 Yes Yes
ISA Server 2004 Yes Yes
Live Communications Server 2003 Yes Yes
Office Server Extensions (all versions) No No
Project Server 2003 Yes No
SharePoint Portal Server 2001 No No
SharePoint Team Services No No
Site Server (all versions) No No
SQL Server 2000 Yes Yes, with the exception of the SharePoint Portal Server component for backward-compatible document libraries
 
 
Applies to:
Deployment Center 2003