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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Comparison of sandboxed and farm solutions in Sharepoint 2010

Aspect FarmSandbox
Deployment processAdd the solution, and then deploy it to the farm.Upload the solution to a site collection, and then activate it in the site collection.
Who can deployFarm administrator.If the solution contains an assembly, only a site collection administrator can deploy it. If the solution does not contain an assembly, a user who has full control at the root of the site collection can deploy it.
Data accessUnrestricted.The solution can only access content from the site collection in which it was deployed.
Process the solution runs in
Unrestricted IIS worker process, or whichever process the solution is deployed into.
Separate worker process that has restricted rights.
Code access securityThe solution developer can set the code access security policy when packaging the solution.Restricted. For more information, see Deploying a sandboxed solution
MonitoringNot monitored.Monitored, and limited by quotas set by the farm administrator.
Load balancingVaries, based on the kind of solution.Configurable separately from non-sandboxed solutions.
Solution functionalityUnrestricted.Restricted, as described in What a sandboxed solution cannot contain.

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