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  1. ODLwebdev
    ODLwebdev avatar
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    29 Jun 2010
    08 Jul 2010
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    We just purchased Sitefinity and have some initial deployment questions...

    1. We want to run Sitefinity on one server in our DMZ and have it use an instance of SQL Server 2008 Express located on a separate server (also in the DMZ). The reason is that the SQL Express is going to support a web application on another site, as well. Unless I've missed it, the documentation only talks about installing both SQL Express and Sitefinity on the same webserver. Is the "separate boxes" configuration possible when configuring Sitefinity? If so, can you point us to documentation on that kind of configuration?

    2. Is there a secure way to have the public-facing Sitefinity website use the same SQL Express database that users on the internal network use to edit site content? This doesn't appear to be the normal workflow for Sitefinity content managers, so we need some advice.

    3. The webserver where we want our Sitefinity site already has a Default Web Site in use. I've looked at the Knowledgebase instructions about installing in a different webspace, but those instructions talk about transferring a  setting from the "MetaBase.xml" file to Web.Config. But there is no "MetaBase.xml" file on our Windows 2008 Server Web Edition server. Can you tell us how to do install the site in a different website under our OS?

    Thanks!  - Michael
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    16072 posts
    12 Sep 2017
    08 Jul 2010
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    Hello ODLwebdev,

    1. During the installation you need to set the IP address/username/password to the remote SQL server.

    2. There should not be a problem to use the same database for backend/font end. Out of the box there are not public controls that allow CRUD operations ( but it is possible to create such controls). You should grant CRUD operations over your database for ASP.NET Worker process account. You can disable backend login for public users by setting CmsAccess to deny from Sitefinity >> Administration >> Permissions.

    3. You could install the project locally and then migrate it to your IIS server.

    Ivan Dimitrov
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