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Setting up Sharepoint on SQL Server
Date Added: 5/13/2014

You should always create a new SQL instance for the Sharepoint databases to separate them from your other databases.  This is because SP requires you to change the Max Degree of Parallelism to 1 for its instance.  You probably want to leave this setting at 0 for your other databases, so that's why Sharepoint should have its own instance.

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