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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have sharepoint 2010 enterprise edition license.

    And have a business requirement to have intranet and internet facing sites on the same server architecture.

    So, is it possible to have internet and intranet facing website on the same server?

    What are the steps to perform the setup for intranet and internet applications and what should be architecture for it?

    I think there would be different site collections for intranet and internet.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Hardik

    Thursday, August 2, 2012 7:33 AM

Answers

  • Hello Patrick,

    The license would matter for the fact that you would be able to leverage the features for Site collection basis the type of license. Now it wont be possible for internet site to have enterprise feature and intranet to be restricted to standard license features if they are sharing same site collection.

    Regardless o the license (standard or enterprise), if you have got a web app with site collection created on it and already working in intranet, you should be able to extend this web application to internet zone and bind a public ip to its IIS site that gets created. (choose to create new iis site when extending the web application)

    details info about extending exising web app is mentioned in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg276323.aspx

    Once this is done, then you may edit the iis binding of the new iis site created so that you can bind a public IP to it instead of thje default "All unassigned"

    Thursday, August 2, 2012 10:50 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

    the answer is yes. It is very much possible to have a internet and intranet site hosted from same server. Also it is not a mandate to have different site collections for both. If the users want to access the same site collection it is possible.

    When you create a new Web application it creates a coresponding IIS site in IIS manager. You need to "Extend the existing web application"again in the intranet\internet zone.  this would create another new IIS site in the background. As a resultant you will get two IIS site for same web application of which one would cater to Intranet requests and second will cater to Internet requests once a public IP is assigned to it from IIS bindings and a DNS is setup accordingly which would route the request for the internet site host header to the public IP you bind to it in IIS. Also this allows you flexibility to have different authentications for both internet site and extranet site if you need it.

    Let me know if you have got any queries!

    • Proposed as answer by Chetan Shedge Thursday, August 2, 2012 9:18 AM
    Thursday, August 2, 2012 9:18 AM
  • Hi Chetan,

    Thanks for your response.

    But I guess we got different license key for internet applications along with Enterprise version.

    So do we have to enter the license key to setup the internet enable application?

    It would be great if you could mention steps to perform for internet facing site collections.

    Regards,

    Hardik

    Thursday, August 2, 2012 9:36 AM
  • Hello Patrick,

    The license would matter for the fact that you would be able to leverage the features for Site collection basis the type of license. Now it wont be possible for internet site to have enterprise feature and intranet to be restricted to standard license features if they are sharing same site collection.

    Regardless o the license (standard or enterprise), if you have got a web app with site collection created on it and already working in intranet, you should be able to extend this web application to internet zone and bind a public ip to its IIS site that gets created. (choose to create new iis site when extending the web application)

    details info about extending exising web app is mentioned in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg276323.aspx

    Once this is done, then you may edit the iis binding of the new iis site created so that you can bind a public IP to it instead of thje default "All unassigned"

    Thursday, August 2, 2012 10:50 AM