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My plan is to setup two VM's (one for the web server and one for the SharePoint server) - I have proprietary info that I need to safeguard and don't feel comfortable in just setting up a firewall and vpn to monitor that information. Am I over thinking or worrying too much about it? If you can't tell yet I haven't set up many servers and just want to do it right and cover all my bases.
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Do the two VMs need to be able to talk to one another?
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Yes I do believe so... the idea is to run the web service VM for the sharepoint VM - so that her users can access the sharepoint db through the web service... hopefully thats correct... I hate not knowing everything doh.gif
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It's fine to separate the two but I don't know that it's necessary given the very low number of users. What you'll have then is a VM with the IIS role and the SharePoint app installed, while the other VM hosts the instance of SQL Server required by SharePoint.

The next question is how SharePoint will be accessed. Will it be exposed to the public Internet, or are the users on the same LAN as the server(s) you're setting up?
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They'll be connecting through the internet
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Then to do this properly (albeit at a basic level), you should at the very least put the web server in a DMZ, and open only the ports you absolutely need from the DMZ to the DB server (e.g. the default port for MS SQL Server, 1433). That means your VM server will need two NICs at least.
I'm guessing you don't have a Windows domain with such a small number of users, so authentication to SharePoint will use accounts local to the web server VM. If you make sure everyone uses complex passwords, that should be your main vulnerability right there for external attackers.
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