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In this chapter, the author will do research on the literature review on Microsoft SharePoint Service 3.0, Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway, and Microsoft Forefront Security for Document Libraries. In this chapter the author will discuss about the overview, pros and cons for the software had listed.

1.2 Overview of Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint is developing by Microsoft to use for manages the information and allows users to work in a web-based collaborative software. The Microsoft SharePoint actually got a lot of feature example like manage information, share files, customize and work with office applications. Now in the market normally user will use got two versions, one is Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) and another is Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS). By these two versions has introduced a lot of new features and technologies compared with the previous version Microsoft SharePoint Services 2.0, these two version not only add new features and also increase the productivity, reliability, manageability, and security for the Microsoft SharePoint product. The Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) can only running on Windows Server. For this project, the author has chosen Windows Server 2008 to become the main operating system platform because the new Windows Server 2008 has improved capabilities of the management, security, reliability, and the performance of the web application. For the most improvement center of the Windows Server 2008 are in the system tools of the Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0, Windows PowerShell, and the Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V. The Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) and the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 got a lot of different. Those different got some feature Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) got but the Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) don't have. The details of the different between Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) will be discussed on the later chapter.

1.2.1 Comparison of Microsoft SharePoint version

Microsoft SharePoint had released few versions for this product. There are some different improvements between few of them. The author had decided to do some comparison between the Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) and the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007. In this comparison, the author will do all the comparison about those new things and features by these two Microsoft SharePoint versions.

1.2.1.1 Collaboration

The collaboration of the Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) and the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) actually is the same don't have the big different and all the feature of collaboration is help to team of member to keep in touch and easy to use to the all team members. If the team member easy to connected and easy to provide access to the people, document and all those information it will can be more informed decision to get all those job done. The main features of the collaboration actually got 12. In these 12 got included the Issue tracking, document collaboration, surveys, task coordination, email integration, calendars, people and groups lists, blogs, wikis, standard site templates, real-time presence and communication, and the last one is social networking web part.

For the last main features is most important one, because in this feature is to use about your organization, communities and electronic communications in the website to connection between colleagues or team member so at the Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) is don't have this feature compare to the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS).

1.2.1.2 Enterprise Portal

As the author see from the name of the enterprise portal can know the feature is for enterprise use, so will got many feature Microsoft SharePoint Service 3.0 (WSS) don't have but the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) will got. The enterprise portal is talk about the designing, deploying, and the managing enterprise intranet network and the extranet network.

First of all, author would like to show is both Microsoft SharePoint versions also got those features first. Both Microsoft SharePoint versions got those features got mobile device support, integration with Microsoft Access 2007/ Excel 2007/ Word 2007/ Outlook 2007, and the last one is integration with SharePoint Designer. Now the author would like to show those features Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) don't have but the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) got this kind of features. The first is my personal site, the personal site is to aggregate all those information and the enhancement about this feature is all at the privacy, social networking, and the documents roll up web part. For the feature of content syndication is using the RSS to syndicate content managed, the audience targeting feature is to use the web part pages to content the target distribution lists and groups in addition to SharePoint audiences. The feature of colleagues and memberships web parts is to list down all the people to let those user know who belong to which groups, the feature of portal site templates is to customization, deployment all those intranet portal sites and extranet portal sites. For the site feature got two, first is site directory and another is site manager. The site directory it will automatic create a site map and present to a easy format to use it, and the site manager is to manage the SharePoint site's security access, navigation and the general look to easy to use it. For the last two features of enterprise portal are privacy and security, and user profiles and profile store. The privacy and security is using some authorization to control who can view my some information in my site. The last one is user profile and the profile store; for this feature is improvement include security control and the multi-valued properties bound to taxonomy from Office SharePoint Server 2007.

1.2.1.3 Enterprise Search

Enterprise Search is can say is a powerful tools to let all the member to finish their job by using enterprise search to search all information there want. For the last time need a lot of time to find out all the information, go here go there to find out. But now just using the enterprise search already can search all those information you want cross the entire desktop search with the fast intranet searching capabilities, and most anywhere in your organization.

For this tool only got two features is available for Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS), why just got two features is available for Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS)? Because the Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) is not suitable for enterprise use so just will got normal function for this version. The normal function for Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) got User Interface and Search Result, as we can see the name of the feature already know the function and how to use it, so now the author would like to show the 7 different features between Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) don't have. For the 7 features got Enterprise Content Sources, Relevance, Administration and Management, Indexing Controls, Security, People Search, and the last one is Business Date Search. The feature of Enterprise Content Sources is can scan over 200 types of file a cross many enterprise content sources including all the website, SharePoint site, or the Exchange Public Folder. Another feature is Security, got this feature is no longer required crawler to the administrator permissions, the security-trimmed search results only allow user to see those content they are allow to access. For the Business Data Search is using the Business Data Catalog application as a search result in a SharePoint list. The People search capabilities not just search on different group or job is also can search based on their interest or expertise.

The Administration and Management feature is do a lot of improvement, those improvements got like various search, indexing scenarios and central controls for all this is a tools for easy to manage and report. For the Indexing Controls is to easy to control the Granualr and the exclusion of searched content and direct remove all the result of any site or thing. For the last is Relevance is improved about the search algorithms to extraction the best result for the enterprise content.

1.2.1.4 Enterprise Content Management

For a good enterprise it will think about how to improved customer communications and increased process efficiency, so normally enterprise will use Enterprise Content Management to organization all those unstructured content includes email, document, web pages and video. For this Enterprise Content Management feature also will at Microsoft SharePoint, so those enterprises would like to organization those unstructured it can use Microsoft SharePoint to easily extend content management to every information worker in an organization.

The Enterprise Content Management at Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) only got one feature is functioning. The functioning feature is Document Information Panel, this feature is work like to edit the document properties of Microsoft Office system documents an integral part of the creative experience.

Now the author would like to show is about Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) got those feature but the Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) don't have it. For the Microsoft SharePoint Service 3.0 (WSS) don't have those features got about 18 features. Those 18 features are included Business Document Workflow Support, Document Management Site Templates, Integration with Microsoft Information Rights Management (IRM), Document Action Bar, Retention and Auditing Policies, Records Repository, E-mail Content as Records, Legal Holds, High Fidelity Websites with Consistent Branding, Navigation Controls, Content Authoring, Content Publishing and Deployment, Site Templates, Page Layouts, Site Variations, Web content Editor, Slide Libraries, and the last one is Policies, Auditing and Compliance. For all those features actually are to do those customize document and all the content.

1.2.1.5 Business Process Forms

The comparison of Business Process Forms between the Microsoft SharePoint Service 3.0 (WSS) and the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) all the feature are not available on the SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) because normally the Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) is for those small companies to use it so is no need the Business Process Form tool. On the Business Process Forms got 6 features, all included Browser-Based Forms, Centralized Forms Management and Control, "Design Once" Development Model, Form Import Wizard, Integrated Deployment Model for "No-code" Forms, and the last one is Compatibility Checker.

For the Business Process Forms on the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) is provide a built-in automatic approval of workflow templates, review and archiving process, and also can create, maintain and analyze workflow to simplify your enterprise. The Business Process Form can also collect all those verify from the Microsoft Office client application, if the right to use this information every day.

1.2.1.6 Business Intelligence

This Business Intelligence actually is same as Business Process Form at Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 is don't have any feature to use it. But for the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) is not same because SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) got 11 features to use it. The Business Intelligence is included Integrated, Flexible Spreadsheet Publishing, Share/ Manage/ and Control Spreadsheets, Web-based Business Intelligence Using Excel Services, Data Connection Libraries, Business Data Catalog, Business Data Web Parts, Business Data Actions, Integrated Business Intelligence Dashboards, Report Center, Key Performance indicators, and the last one is Filter Web Parts.

The Business Intelligence on the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) is providing an infrastructure to the decision makers to easy access all those information at anywhere and anytime. Business Intelligence not just for decision maker is also can help worker to keep update information, whether is on the desktop or over the web site.

1.2.1.7 Management

The Management tool on the both version is fully available to use it, because Management tool is basic thing to management object model, administration rights, re-parenting, provision the core component of SharePoint, and the last one is the usage analytics. For the feature of the Management got 6 included Configuration Management, Administration User Interface, Delegation, Re-Parenting, Provisioning, and Usage Analytics.

1.2.1.8 Platform

For the Platform of the Microsoft SharePoint can separate to 5 categories. The 5 categories got storage, security, management, deployment, site model, and the extensibility. In all this 5 categories totally got 57 features on the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) but for the Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) got 51 features. For the 6 feature is not available on Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WS) included Notification Service, Extensibility and Programmability of Search, Excel Spreadsheet Developer Reuse and Extensibility, LDAP Pluggable Authentication Provider, Single Sign-On (SSO), and the last one is the Inteoperand Integration. The Notification Service is to can customizable the alert to the user with automatically and without subscribing in advance, the Extensibility and Programmability of Search is for comprehensive access to Microsoft Search feature. For the Excel Spreadsheet Developer Reuse and Extensibility is to do access to more secure when using web services. For the features of LDAP Pluggable Authentication Provide and Single Sign-On (SSO) is actually about the security and authentication when using the Microsoft SharePoint. The last feature is not available on Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) is Inteoperand Integration, the Inteoperand Integration actually is those XML Support, SOAP Support, Web Services, Open API and Object Model and WSRP.

1.3 What are document libraries?

Document Libraries is based on Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 to collection all the document to share for everyone. Most likely the Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0's document feature is going through to the document libraries. As part of document management planning should determine the best part for the document libraries organization's needs. For the Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 got two type of document libraries included Document Library and Picture Library. The Document Library is for the general document storage, the Picture Library is for picture storage to share or manage the picture and reuse digital picture. (Plan document libraries (Windows SharePoint Services), 2006)

1.4 Pros and Cons about using Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0(WSS)

In this topic the author will discuss about the advantages and disadvantages using Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS).

1.4.1 Pros about using Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0(WSS)

With providing the new features by Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS), a company or business can get a lot of benefits on it. The benefits can be separate to 4 types included easy, security, efficiency, and save cost.

1.4.1.1 Easy

Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) is providing the easy to use collaborative tools to create organization document, receive notification, blog, and wiki to let people connecting with the resource and information they need. This benefit also including easy managing and easy to scale.

1.4.1.2 Security

The Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) bring the benefit of security is about the advanced administrative control, for this advanced administrative control will increase the security of information resources and will better control all about the site memberships, permission, and storage limit.

1.4.1.3 Efficiency

The Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) is easy to use to will bring out another benefit. Another benefit is efficiency, all because easy to use so will get users up to speed quickly.

1.4.1.4 Save Cost

For the SharePoint product, the Microsoft SharePoint Service is free of charge and the Microsoft SharePoint Server with five client access license already US dollar thousand something, if want more to add more is also need to charge more and if want to buy the license for external connector license for one server is about $30,000 so is very expensive if compare with the Microsoft SharePoint Services.

1.4.2 Cons about using Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS)

The Cons about using Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) is not suitable for using in business company because in SharePoint Services product is do not have any feature for business if compare with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS). The Microsoft SharePoint Server got the entire feature about the business process forms and business Intelligence so SharePoint Server is more suitable for Business Company. (SolutionBase: Understanding the differences between SharePoint Portal Server and the Windows SharePoint Services, 2005)

1.5Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG)

Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) is a new firewall system to ensure all the unwanted traffic or unknown users from the internet kept it out of an organization's network. Forefront TMG not just use for external network is also can to use in internal network to provide internal users with selective access to internet resource and internet users with selective access to internal resources. Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) is following the ISA Server 2006 to build out the next level of firewall system. Forefront TMG is the next lever of ISA Server 2006 so is also will successor all the feature of the ISA Server 2006, but not just successor. The Forefront TMG also added the new feature application-layer intelligence and the anti-malware to improve the firewall usability, security, and the functionality. Forefront TMG also provided a new policy which used for SharePoint protection through integration with the Microsoft SharePoint Services and Microsoft Forefront Protection for SharePoint Services. (Forefront Threat Management: Overview, 2009)

1.5.1 How Forefront TMG works as a Firewall

A firewall is designated which between trusted network and untrusted network. For example, the trusted network is a corporate network and the untrusted network is the internet so want to protect the corporate must put a firewall in between. Normally the firewall is set at the Perimeter Zone, so the firewall can filter all the traffic from untrusted network and trusted network. The firewall is configured with the traffic filtering rules that define the types of network traffic that will be allowed to pass through.

1.5.1.1 Packet Filtering

Packet Filtering is check the packet header information for all packets is arrived to the firewall, when the packet filtering check all the header information such as sources address and the destination address. If the packet filtering policy is match with header information it will allow to pass thought the firewall otherwise it will drop the packet or not forwarded thought the firewall. (Forefront Threat Management Gateway: features, 2010)

1.5.1.2 Stateful Filtering

Stateful Filtering is to keep track all the network connection such as TCP or UDP. For the firewall is programmed to distinguish the packet isn't legitimate to pass though the firewall, and only the packet is matching the known connection just will allowed by the firewall. (Forefront Threat Management Gateway: features, 2010)

1.5.1.3 Application-Layer Filtering

Application-Layer Filtering is to determine whether the packet is allowed or not to pass though the firewall. The application will open the entire packet to examine the data request from the internet web server using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) GET commands, the application filter will check the packet and detect the GET commands. Allowed or not allow is determine by the GET command policy from application filter. (Forefront Threat Management Gateway: features, 2010)

1.5.1.4 Spam Filtering

Now's a day don't have a single tool or process can anti all the spam but the Forefront is providing a layered, multipronged and multifaceted to approach to reducing all the spam into the organization. For configure with the setting rules is at the spam filtering tab which is located in Forefront TMG. The Forefront TMG spam filtering includes such as Sender ID, Sender Filtering, Sender Reputation, IP Block, IP Allow, and the Recipient Filtering. For this entire feature in will filter inbound messages in a specific order to approach reducing spam. (Configuring Spam Filtering, 2010)

1.5.1.5 Virus Filtering

Forefront TMG is provide the virus filtering to use remove the entire virus before it entry to the organization network to harm the server and computer. Forefront TMG's virus filtering is scanning with multiple engines to detect and remove virus, for the multiple engines can up to five to detect virus. (Chapter2: Selecting and Configuring Antivirus Scan Engines, 2010)

1.6 How Forefront TMG enabled SharePoint Services Web Publishing

When using SharePoint Services normally also will using the services to sharing all those file because it will improve all the process efficiency, worker productivity and reducing the cooperate operating costs. So now the SharePoint services is taking to the next level mean SharePoint Services Web Publishing, when publish the SharePoint Services to the internet the Forefront TMG can help the site to the external user without compromising the security of the cooperate. The Forefront TMG got few way to help secure the site to enabled SharePoint Services Web Publishing, all the ways are includes such as Access based on source networks, Access for only encrypted traffic (HTTPS) or for both encrypted and unencrypted traffic, Allowing caching, Access based on time, and the Access based on use groups. (Configuring SharePoint publishing, 2010)

1.7 Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint

Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint is software that integrates with SharePoint and Microsoft Forefront TMG to help organization for protect their document libraries from viruses, worm, spam, inappropriate content. For the Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint got 3 ways to protect SharePoint, these 3 ways are include such as Comprehensive Protection, Simplified Management, and the Integrated Protection. (Forefront Security for SharePoint: Overview, 2009)

1.7.1 Comprehensive Protection

In Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint, it provides the real-time antivirus and manages multiple scanning engines. Then it also provides the multi-layer protection in SharePoint. Other important features are file filtering and eliminate single points of failure. (Forefront Security for SharePoint: features, 2009)

1.7.2 Integrated Protection

In Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint is enabling to give Microsoft SharePoint Services high performance protection without compromising the performance of SharePoint services. It helped the administrator to monitor and manage their SharePoint server easily. (Forefront Security for SharePoint: features, 2009)

1.7.3 Simplified Management

The simplifies management is provide the user friendly configuration by Forefront Protection, Forefront Protection is also provided the auto update and monitor collaboration security health so that will easily to know the SharePoint services security situation. (Forefront Security for SharePoint: features, 2009)

1.8 Conclusion

In this chapter, the author had learnt about the features in Microsoft SharePoint Services. Microsoft Forefront TMG and Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint had given huge benefits for the SharePoint to protect and maintain the document libraries in an organization. To make the secure document libraries, understanding on these few software is very important before deploying in the network.

Chapter 2: Review on the network infrastructure

2.1 Introduction

On last chapter, the author had conducted studies about Microsoft SharePoint Services, Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint and Forefront Threat Management Gateway, as well as the problems when deploying those servers into a network. In this chapter, the content is about the planning of deploys the Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) in Forefront TMG that based on scenarios that commonly used by today's businesses. Planning is one of the most fundamental aspects of deploying a new network application, no matters it is inside a large business organization or small businesses. As a good planning stage is the main point of deploying a network. Besides that, the author would also discuss the network infrastructure that available in the Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS).

2.2 Hardware and Software Requirement

2.2.1 Hardware and Software Requirement for Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS)

2.2.1.1 Stand-alone

The minimum hardware requirement for setting up a Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) and the deployment of Windows Internal Database will show as below:

Component

Minimum

Recommended

Processor

2.5 gigahertz (GHz)

Dual processors that are each 3 GHz or faster

RAM

1 gigabyte (GB)

2 GB

Disk

NTFS file system-formatted partition with a minimum of 3 GB of free space

NTFS file system-formatted partition with 3 GB of free space plus adequate free space for your Web sites

Drive

DVD drive

DVD drive or the source copied to a local or network-accessible drive

Display

1024 Ã- 768

1024 Ã- 768 or higher resolution monitor

Network

56 kilobits per second (Kbps) connection between client computers and server

56 Kbps or faster connection between client computers and server

(Determine hardware and software requirements, 2010)

2.2.1.1.1 Database

For the basic installation, the Windows Internal Database it will automatically installed. If for the advanced installation on the stand-alone computer that already have install the Microsoft SQL Server, and ensure the computer are meets the hardware and software requirements for the database server.

2.2.1.1.2 Operating System

For the SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) minimum requirement is Windows Server 2003 with the SP1 and the SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) also can run on other Window Server 2003 edition such as:

Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition

Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition

Windows Server 2003 Web Edition

2.2.1.1.3 Windows Components

For the operating system must applied all the critical updates and must to configure the computer become a Web Server by enabling IIS6.0, common files, WWW, and the SMTP. If at Window Server 2008 must have IIS 7.0 installed to install Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 with SP1. For another windows component also needed to install like Microsoft .Net Framework 3.0 and the ASP.Net before install Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS).

2.2.1.2 Server Farm

The different between a stand-alone and server farm topology is that use more than one computer to host, for the following roles is including Front-end Web server and database server.

2.2.1.2.1 Front- end Web Server

2.2.1.2.1.1 Hardware and software requirement

The minimum hardware requirement for setting up a Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) and the deployment of Windows Internal Database will show as below:

Component

Minimum

Recommended

Processor

2.5 GHz

Dual processors that are each 3 GHz or faster

RAM

2 GB

More than 2 GB

Disk

NTFS file system-formatted partition with a minimum of 3 GB of free space

NTFS file system-formatted partition with 3 GB of free space plus adequate free space for your data storage requirements

Drive

DVD drive

DVD drive or the source copied to a local or network-accessible drive

Display

1024 Ã- 768

1024 Ã- 768 or higher resolution monitor

Network

 56 Kbps connection between client computers and server

 For connections between computers in your server farm, 100 Mbps connection

 56 Kbps or faster connection between client computers and server

 For connections between computers in your server farm, 1 Gbps connection

(Determine hardware and software requirements, 2010)

2.2.1.2.2 Operating System

For the SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) minimum requirement is Windows Server 2003 with the SP1 and the SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) also can run on other Window Server 2003 edition such as:

Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition

Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition

Windows Server 2003 Web Edition

2.2.1.2.3 Windows Components

For the operating system must applied all the critical updates and must to configure the computer become a Web Server by enabling IIS6.0, common files, WWW, and the SMTP. If at Window Server 2008 must have IIS 7.0 installed to install Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 with SP1. For another windows component also needed to install like Microsoft .Net Framework 3.0 and the ASP.Net before install Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS).

2.2.1.2.4 Database Server

For the hardware and software requirement is same as front-end Web Server but the database server role must at least have SQL Server 2000 latest service pack or Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP1 or later.

2.2.2 Hardware and Software Requirement for Microsoft Forefront TMG

The minimum hardware and software requirement for setting up a Microsoft Forefront TMG show as below:

(System requirements for Forefront TMG, 2010)

2.2.3 Hardware and Software Requirement for Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint

The minimum hardware and software requirement for setting up a Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 show as below:

(Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint: System Requirement, 2010)

2.3 Study on the existing network infrastructure for SharePoint Services

In this topic, the author will do some research about existing network for Microsoft SharePoint Services on the internet source. Some briefly explanation on the diagram will given that show as below:

Figure 2.1 (Forefront Security for SharePoint: Extranet Solution, 2010)

The author has found the diagram via internet site which is publishing by microsoft.forefront.com. This diagram is a network diagram for a organization with multiple servers and multiple protection. A computer has been configured as a Forefront Security for SharePoint, Forefront Server Security Management Console, and the firewall is using the Intelligent Application Gateway 2007. In this network infrastructure is using two products to secure the whole network, the Intelligent Application Gateway 2007 is provide a secure remote access gateway to let user access SharePoint resources safely. For the Microsoft Forefront for SharePoint is to comprehensive protection the treats and detect the document are safe before save to the SharePoint document library. (Forefront Security for SharePoint: Extranet Solution, 2010)

2.4 Conclusion

In this chapter, the author had learnt about the hardware requirement, services and software prerequisites for Microsoft SharePoint, and the network infrastructure of Microsoft SharePoint. Those topics are important for this project because it giving the understanding on how the Microsoft SharePoint work.

Chapter 3.0 Designing the appropriate network diagram

3.1 Introduction

On last few chapters, the author has discussed about the overview of SharePoint Services, Forefront TMG, Forefront Protection for SharePoint and the network infrastructure for SharePoint. In this chapter, the author will talk about the architecture of SharePoint Services and draw a diagram for later development process.

3.2 Architecture of Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS)

3.2.1 Single-Tier Implementation (Single Server)

Figure 3.1 (Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 Evaluation Guide, 2008)

For a small company or a small group of network can set a single server on the Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS). This configuration can use the Window Internal Database or the SQL Server 2005, but for all these must be dependent on the database strategy or the requirement. At this single tier implementation also can accommodate Microsoft SharePoint Services Search services and the Web servers. In this architecture is easy to install and manage. If company more user using this services, the company can start using this topology to extend to meet the growing business needs.

3.2.2 Two-Tier Implementation (Small Farm)

Figure 3.2 (Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 Evaluation Guide, 2008)

In this architecture is also suitable for small farm, in two tier implementation architecture is separate the SharePoint Server and the database server, for the separate can become two tier, the first tier is for the SharePoint Server and the second tier is for the database server, as the second tier is no necessary must is database server is also can become Web server. By using this architecture is can offers additional load management flexibility.

3.2.3 Three-Tier Implementation (Medium or Large Farm)

Figure 3.3 (Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 Evaluation Guide, 2008)

The architecture of three tier normally is for industry network because can support high usage, store large of data, larger user community, and those server can focus on their own duty. The three tier's first tier is to set up front-end Web server, the second tier is for the SharePoint Server, the last tier normally is set up the database server. A large server farm can be the logical result of scaling out a medium farm by using the single tier or the two tier to meet capacity and performance requirements or by design before a SharePoint Server solution is implemented

3.3 Draw an appropriate diagram

Figure 3.4 (Captured by the author)

As the diagram show as above, in this network it will contains 4 servers' computers which are Active Directory, two servers install Forefront TMG firewall, SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) and Forefront Protection for SharePoint in a server computer. In this network, the two important servers will set at the perimeter network and to protect this perimeter is the two Forefront TMG firewall. All the servers and client will connect to an Active Directory named "DNSPROJECT.COM". The Active Directory server will name as EXDC1 in the domain. The IP address would set as 192.168.2.1. This server will set as Active Directory server with others services installed such as DNS, DHCP service. The SharePoint Server will name as SPS1 in the domain and the Forefront Protection of SharePoint also will install at SharePoint Server. The IP address will set as 192.168.2.2. The Forefront TMG will name as TMG1 for the internal firewall and the external firewall will name as TMG2 in the domain. The TMG1 internal firewall IP will set as 192.168.2.3 and the TMG2 external firewall will set as 192.168.2.4. Only the TMG1 and the TMG2 will use two NICs in the system. The IP address for internal network will be 192.168.2.5 and the external IP will be 10.10.0.5. For the internal user IP will a sign by the DHCP .All of this network server computers will install as Windows Server 2008. For the SharePoint Server version will be using Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS).

3.4 Conclusion

In this chapter, the author had discussed about the Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) architecture. For the understanding on different situation must use different architecture to deploy for the network will make the management on SharePoint Server will become easier and flexible.

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