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As you already get the answer but I would like to give my 2 cents. to avoid any unknown issue. Install and configure the SharePoint on Dev server( Version should match to prod) Create new service accounts and set the permission. Create new Web app (s) Configure the authentication as in Production Apply customization if any i.e Web.config change etc ...


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Yes it should work because it's not a matter of how many servers you have, if it's a single farm then you can migrate it to from a multi servers environment to your new single box environment by migrating the content databases.


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Unsupported by MS. From MSDN: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/bb861829(v=office.12).aspx Direct modification of the SharePoint database or its data is not recommended because it puts the environment in an unsupported state. If a server component requires information from the database, it must get that data by using the appropriate ...


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The issue is it is generally not supported. Your queries can introduce locks of various sorts, which may prevent something SharePoint is attempting to do succeed. So while reading is highly discouraged (and writing is outright not supported), if you must, for some reason query directly where the SharePoint OM doesn't fit, always use (NoLock). It doesn't ...


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Adam, I think Trevor's point is, if you "need" multitenancy, this is the option, but if your are hosting SharePoint for a single organization, a standard farm should suffice and is simpler to implement and maintain. We deployed a multi-tenant farm to overcome other issues but have found it a good fit for our departments that are heavy SharePoint users with ...


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Some things to consider: Make use of the object cache. You can always beef up SQL--add more memory. You can also add more servers to your farm to open up two lanes of possible web traffic. Retention policies can be set into place to clean up an environment of unused sites, content, historical data, tests, junk, redundancy, etc. On that note, you could set ...



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