List of bare minimum services needed to run WCF, SQL Server 2008 and IIS 7 on Windows 2008 R2 box
We provide Finance products on Windows Platforms.
We are migrating our technology stack from Windows 2003(SQL Server 2005,Remoting,IIS 5/6) to Window 2008(SQL Server 2008,WCF,IIS 7/7.5)
We need 3 environment for each customer (1 for live and 1 for RND and 1 for testing team)
As One VM footprint[(Virtual Machine) with Windows 2008 R2+SQL Server 2008 R2+IIS7 +Crystal Report Server+MS Office 2010 +All Patches] = 14GB
So total space needed = 14*3 *n where n is number of clients we have
As budget is limited so we have thinking to run each box with bare minimum services needed for running required platforms
1) What are bare minimum services needed to run WCF, SQL Server 2008 and IIS 7 on Windows 2008 R2 box.
2) To reduce VM footprint we are also thinking to use App V clients in that case Any Problems any body facing/faced using App V clients running WCF Clients from Hyper V Windows 2008 R2 boxes. (clients needs some access to registry)
EDIT: After @TomTom pointed out I looked at my one VM and realised It also have MS Office 2010 and Crystal Reports Server X1 R2.