4 Microsoft Implementations


There are no variations in the behavior of the Microsoft Groove and Microsoft SharePoint Workspace system in different versions of Groove and SharePoint Workspace beyond those described in the specifications of the protocols supported by the system, as listed in section 2.2.

The information in this document is applicable to the following versions of Groove Server, Groove, Microsoft Office, and SharePoint Workspace:

  • Microsoft Office Groove 2007

  • Microsoft Office Groove Server 2007

  • Microsoft Groove Server 2010

  • Microsoft Office 2010 suites

  • Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010

The following table identifies the relationships between the abridged component names that are used in this document and the specific product and component names within the Microsoft implementation of the system.

Abridged name

Microsoft product or component name

management server

Groove Server 2010

Office Groove Server 2007

relay server

Groove Server 2010

Office Groove Server 2007

data bridge server

Office Groove Server 2007

protocol client

SharePoint Workspace 2010

Office Groove 2007

The Microsoft implementation of the Groove and SharePoint Workspace system has the following dependencies:

  • The management server requires Windows Server 2003 operating system or Windows Server 2008 operating system with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or Microsoft SQL Server 2008. In addition, the management server supports, but does not require, integration with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) for user management.

  • The protocol client requires Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP operating system, Windows Vista operating system, or Windows 7 operating system.

  • Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 integrates with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. It acts as a Microsoft Office client that communicates with Microsoft SharePoint Server. For more information, see [MS-OCPROTO].

Exceptions, if any, are noted in the following section.