Office SharePoint Server at Microsoft: 12TB and counting

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    JoshRoss
    Scott or Mark, did you choose to manage the all this SharePoint stuff or were you stuck with it? It doesn't seem like any of it makes you express any form of enthusiasm. What features would make your job fun? When is the last time you gave a High-Five? Why would any of us want to setup SharePoint? It seems as if backing-up several TB, or at least the idea, is the best part of the job. I've started installing a test version of SharePoint and it is not an application that runs out-of-the-box. I *wish* this was more the case, as it still does not work. Maybe I will look at it again, when I have a few weeks of free time.
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    SergioA
    Very objective interview.  Thanks for sharing bckp product you're using, cost per ticket, etc!
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    vshamanovsky
    SharePoint is the best product I have ever worked with.
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    RamblingGeek​UK
    Is SharePoint a free product?
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    vshamanovsky

    SharePoint Portal Server 2003 (SPS 2003), or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007)are not.

    However, Widnows SharePoint Services (WSS 2.0 and WSS 3.0) that is what portal and server products are built on, just adding additional features, are. Free as in you need to have Windows Server 2003, so if you have that WSS is free.

    Of course you can get a full evaluation version as well

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    RamblingGeek​UK
    Right Ok. Thanks for the feed back. I've be playing around with sharepoint services (I think) which come part of SBS 2003.
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    BluePhaze

    What did not work for you out of the box with SharePoint? There is a lot more to setup than just running the installer. Have you tried following any of the online documentation? I work on SharePoint 2003 and MOSS everyday and very rarely does it not work at the end of a setup. Those that have failed for me usually are tied to permissions issues with the service account or database permissions. Cool

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    eware

    Speaking of installing SharePoint.  Is there a command line installer or command line install options.  I’ve been playing with stsadm.exe and found to easy to set up new sites and security but would really like to be able to script an entire install.

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