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Configure settings for sites

SharePoint 2007

Updated: July 31, 2008

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: 2008-07-31

By default, personal sites in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 do not include a link to the portal site. You can link Web applications and site collections to the main portal by configuring a connection to the portal site. The link is displayed as part of the breadcrumb trail at the top of the main Web page.

SharePoint lists and document libraries can be configured to store the contents of e-mail messages, attachments in the messages, or both. This task includes specifying the e-mail address for the list or library. However, all other configuration options are set to the default values when you create a list or library. You can receive e-mail messages in the SharePoint list and document libraries by enabling incoming e-mail support for lists or libraries.

The Master Site Directory provides a central location from which you can view and organize all Web sites that are associated with a portal site. Use the Master Site Directory to track links to sites; display site maps and site navigation lists; and search, change, and delete default categories. To organize and display the sites in meaningful ways, you can create categories in which to group the sites. As your portal site grows and your business needs change, you might want to change the categories in the Site Directory. You can change or delete the default categories in the Site Directory to suit your organizational structure or business processes.

Before you begin working in a server farm environment, you must have:

  • E-mail support enabled in the SharePoint Central Administration Web site.

  • Access to a site collection.

Configure settings for sites

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