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I haven't been able to find anything on this. I'm looking into only the bare necessities for a dedicated SQL server being used by a SharePoint farm.

Is the Web Server (IIS) role necessary for a dedicated SQL server?

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No. IIS is only for serving up webpages. It should not be part of SQL Server, which uses tcp/ip, or named pipes to communicate with other servers.

  • Thanks! The documentation for the requirements echoes your answer. Accepted. – tnw Jan 17 '14 at 16:58

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