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Chapter overview: Deploy and configure SharePoint sites

SharePoint 2007

Updated: March 26, 2009

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: 2009-03-26

After you have installed Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, configured shared services, and performed the other configuration tasks for your servers, you are ready to begin creating SharePoint sites.

In this chapter:

  • Create or extend Web applications SharePoint sites are hosted by Web applications, so you must create one or more Web applications before you can create any sites. This article covers how to create a Web application, or how to extend a Web application to host the same content as another Web application.

  • Create zones for Web applications Each Web application can have as many as five zones, and each zone can have a different authentication method. A default zone is automatically created when you create a Web application. This article helps you configure any additional zones you need.

  • Configure alternate access mapping Alternate access mapping enables you to assign different URLs to the same site (for example, you can configure access via the HTTP protocol for internal users and via the HTTPS protocol for external users). Alternate access mapping settings are configured per zone at the Web application level. Although the settings can be configured at any time, it is useful to configure alternate access mapping before you create your SharePoint sites. This article helps you configure alternate access mapping for a Web application.

  • Create quota templates (Office SharePoint Server) Quota templates enable you to set a limit on how large a site collection can become. This article helps you configure the quota templates that you want to use for any site collections you create.

  • Create a site collection After you have configured the settings that the previous articles describe, you can create a site collection. This article helps you create a site collection from Central Administration and assign primary and secondary owners. If you want to allow users to create their own sites, you need to configure Self-Service Site Management for the Web application. For more information about choosing a method to use for site creation, see Plan process for creating sites (Office SharePoint Server).

  • Create a blank site to migrate content into If you are moving a site collection from one Web application or server farm to another, or using the content deployment features to deploy an existing site collection to a new site collection on a different server farm or Web application, you need to create a blank site collection as the destination for the content. This article helps you create a blank site collection, either for migrating sites or for content deployment.

  • Add site content (Office SharePoint Server) After you have created your site collection, you can begin adding site content. This article provides links to information that can help you add content to your sites.

  • Enable access for end users (Office SharePoint Server) After you have created your site, you can add users and grant them access to the site. This article helps you add users to a site collection.

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