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SharePoint 2010 Virtualization Guidance and Recommendations

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  • Version: 1.0
  • Category: Document
  • Language: English

The ability to virtualize servers during a SharePoint deployment can help administrators develop an efficient architecture.

  • This white paper illustrates best practices for virtualizing SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V. Technical decision makers, such as architects and systems administrators, can use this information to design, architect, and manage a virtualized SharePoint infrastructure.


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bi/oit2010-whitepaper-virtualization-guidance.pdfe1397f7422bcc9344243c7a27175136f7148204b1.62 MB
bi/oit2010-whitepaper-virtualization-guidance.xpsc64122e03776ff85d00093d1870fc424789dcb892.11 MB

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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

  • Microsoft Word 2007 or Microsoft Word 2010

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