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Is it possible to have two Sharepoint installations on one server?

By two installations I mean one is Sharepoint 2010 for Internet Sites and other is Sharepoint Foundation 2010

Any way to do it without having virtual server partitions etc?

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In this case I think you will be better served at looking at a utilizing the hosting model for SharePoint. This will allow you to create 'Feature Packs' so you can have one app or site subscription configured with Enterprise or Standard features, and the other one configured for Foundation.

There are other considerations here though. If, you are considering say an Internet / Intranet scenario, and will have sensitive information stored on the intranet side you should consider two farms. These farms should be physically or logically (VM) separated so there is no chance of content bleeding over. Additionally you may want to consider protecting your intranet farm via VPN or Reverse Proxy. While Unified Access Gateway (UAG) is the MS recommended solution, there are plenty of opensource alternatives (if budget is a concern).

Whenever I hear a discussion regarding the "internet" license I like to point out that you should be working with a license specialist, either a VAR or MS directly as you need to plan for more than just that one license.

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Spence Harbars Rational Guide to Multi Tenancy

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Wow! Thanks for the information – neo269 Jul 15 '11 at 13:34
Just a small question... I have SP2010 for Internet Sites already installed So my question is that is it possible to install SPF 2010 on the same server if I provide different URL/Domains etc? I need SPF for some testing purpose only. – neo269 Jul 15 '11 at 14:00
You already have it installed. SPF is the base product, server is installed on top of it. You can test solutions, customization, etc against foundation by simply not having server features enabled. However, I would recommend you pull down the MS VM's or create your own and test there. – Jesus Shelby Jul 15 '11 at 14:23
Jesus, I wouldn't recommend the hosting model (I think you mean multi tenancy) for not to experienced users/organisations. It brings a lot of complexity for administrators as well as developers. – Bas Lijten Jul 15 '11 at 14:59

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