Installing SharePoint Services is not a very simple decision. It involves planning. If you decide to deploy services you can install SharePoint services in one of the following scenarios.
Single Server Deployment
One servers with SharePoint Services 2003 and SQL Server 2003
- Small Server Farm
Two servers with SharePoint Services or Front-End Web Server installed on one machine and SQL Server 2000 on 2nd machine
- Medium Server Farm
Two or more server with SharePoint services or Front-End Web servers and two machines with SQL Server 2000 for content and Configuration databases