The Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2010 in a Three-Tier Farm describes how to install and configure SharePoint Server 2010 in a three-tier farm configuration (web front end/application server/database server), starting with the computers in the Base Configuration test lab.
Here is the resulting test lab configuration.
This TLG takes you through a default installation of SharePoint Server 2010 in a distributed capacity that is more suited to a typical enterprise SharePoint deployment. This TLG is in contrast to the previously published Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2010 as a Single Server with Microsoft SQL Server, which is designed to get SharePoint Server 2010 installed as quickly as possible on a single server.
There are step-by-step instructions for the following:
The resulting test lab is a place for you to begin learning more about SharePoint Server 2010 in a distributed installation and how it can help your business.
Here is the set of TLGs in the three-tier SharePoint TLG stack.
If you have a suggestion about a SharePoint Server 2010 TLG that we should be considering, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To get started with SharePoint Server 2010, see the following:
Joe DaviesPrincipal WriterSharePoint Server Platforms and Infrastructure Writing Team