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Technical diagrams and other supplemental documentation

Updated: April 28, 2009

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

 

Topic Last Modified: 2009-04-14

Many of these resources are visual representations of recommended solutions. They include poster-sized documents available in formats including Microsoft Office Visio 2007 files (.vsd), PDF files, and XPS files. You might need extra software to view these files. See the following table for information about opening these files.

 

File type Software

.vsd

Office Visio 2007, or the free Visio viewer (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=118761&clcid=0x409)

If you use the Visio viewer, right-click the VSD link, click Save Target As, save the file to your computer, and then open the file from your computer.

.pdf

Any PDF viewer, such as Adobe Reader (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=134751&clcid=0x409)

.xps

Windows Vista, Windows XP with .NET Framework 3.0, or XPS Essentials Pack (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=134750&clcid=0x409)

For information about printing the posters on smaller paper and creating your own posters, see Tips for using posters.

Models are 34-by-44-inch posters that detail a specific technical area. These models are intended to be used with corresponding articles on TechNet. These models are created using Office Visio 2007. You can modify the Visio files to illustrate how you plan to incorporate Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies in your own environment.

 

Title Description

Logical Architecture Sample Design: Corporate Deployment

Logical architecture sample - Corporate Deployment

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=82151)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=136952)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=136951)

Illustrates a generic corporate deployment of Office SharePoint Server 2007. The model applies nearly all of the logical architecture components and illustrates how these are incorporated into the overall design. Use this model with the following article: Logical architecture model: Corporate deployment.

Architecture Design Example: Twynham School (U.K.)

Architecture example - Twynham School

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=122997)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=136929)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=136927)

Illustrates the design architecture of Twynham School in the UK, including: server farm, shared services, users and authentication, application pools and Web applications, sites and site hierarchies, and URLs. Use this model with the following article: Example Solution Architecture: Twynham School Learning Gateway.

Architecture Example: Single School, Single Server

Architecture example - single server school

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=122999)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=136916)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=136919)

Illustrates a recommended design architecture for single schools, including: server hardware, shared services, users and authentication, application pools and Web applications, sites and site hierarchies, and URLs. Use this model with the following article: Example Solution Architecture: Twynham School Learning Gateway.

Extranet Topologies for SharePoint Products and Technologies

Extranet Topologies

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=73153)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=136943)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=136944)

Illustrates the specific extranet topologies that have been tested with SharePoint Products and Technologies. Provides a comparison of ISA Server and IAG Server when used as a firewall or gateway product with SharePoint products and technologies. Use this model with the following articles:

See also: Extranet hardening planning tool: back-to-back perimeter (11-by-17 printed page) (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=85533&clcid=0x409).

Shared Services Providers for Office SharePoint Server 2007

Shared Services

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=73166)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=136956)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=136955)

Describes and illustrates Shared Services Providers (SSPs): SSP services, architectures, and common ways to build SSPs into the architecture of your overall solution design. Use this model with the following article: Plan SSP architecture.

Inter-Farm Shared Services for Office SharePoint Server 2007

Shared Services - Inter-Farm

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=73155)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=136957)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=136958)

Illustrates how to deploy an SSP across farms to provide centralized administration of services. Use this model with the following article: Plan SSP architecture.

Deploying Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Geographically

Deploying geographically

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=110982)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=136948)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=136947)

Illustrates the recommended deployment configurations for deploying SharePoint Products and Technologies across multiple locations. Use this model with the following articles:

Global Knowledge Management with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

Global Knowledge Management

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=110983)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=136949)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=136950)

Provides a design sample for managing information, and documents environments where multiple server farms are deployed. Use this model with the following article: Design global information architecture and governance.

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Data Protection and Recovery model

Data protection and recovery

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=124087)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=136940)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=136939)

Provides an overview of the technologies that you can use to recycle, version, back up and restore Office SharePoint Server 2007. It also presents key issues to consider when you plan your data protection and recovery strategies.

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Availability model

Availability (Office SharePoint Server 2007)

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=122369)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=136936)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=136938)

Describes availability in general, costs and challenges for availability in a SharePoint Products and Technologies environment, and strategies and solutions that you can use to improve availability.

Upgrading Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Upgrading WSS 2.0 to WSS 3.0

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=73104)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=136971)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=136972)

Describes and illustrates the process for upgrading from Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 using the in-place or gradual method. Includes information about all phases of the upgrade and a diagram of how the upgrade process works. Use this model with the following articles:

Model: Upgrading Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (Page 1 of 2)

Upgrading SPS 2003 to SharePoint Server 2007

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=73168)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=136965)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=136966)

Describes and illustrates the process for upgrading from SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to Office SharePoint Server 2007 using the in-place or gradual method. Includes information about all phases of the upgrade and a diagram of how the upgrade process works. Use this model with the following articles:

Model: Upgrading Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (Page 2 of 2)

Upgrading SPS 2003  to MOSS 2007 (2 of 2)

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=73169)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=136970)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=136969)

Describes and illustrates the process for upgrading from SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to Office SharePoint Server 2007 in an environment that includes shared services. Also includes best practices, supported topologies, special considerations for customizations, and the recommended process for uninstalling SharePoint Portal Server 2003 after the upgrade. Use this model with the following articles:

Model: Site Permissions for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Site Permissions

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=73118)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=136953)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=136954)

Provides an overview of permissions for SharePoint sites. This model includes information about basic principles in site security and reference tables of permissions and permission levels, default groups, and special user accounts and groups. Use this model with the following article:

Model: SharePoint Products and Technologies Baseline Site Hierarchies

Baseline Site Hierarchies

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=73124)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=136960)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=136959)

Provides an overview of the elements of site hierarchies, including: site collections, top-level Web sites, subsites, lists and libraries. This model explains the design principles involved in balancing isolation and scalability, plus when to choose a site collection or a subsite, based on specific goals for the site. Includes sample site hierarchy diagrams for the following: a single site collection, multiple site collections on a single Web application, multiple Web applications on a single farm, and multiple server farms. Use this model with the following articles:

These additional planning resources are downloadable files that you can modify for your environments.

 

Title Description

Sample project plan: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 deployment (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262825.aspx)

A sample Office SharePoint Server 2007 deployment project plan that was created by using Office Project 2007.

Extranet hardening planning tool: back-to-back perimeter (11-by-17 printed page) (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=85533)

Based on the back-to-back perimeter topology, this tool articulates the port requirements for each of the computers running Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server and each of the routers or firewalls. This tool is an editable Office Visio file that you can revise for your environment.

Poster: Stsadm Technical Reference (Office SharePoint Server 2007) (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=120150)

A printable poster of all of the Stsadm operations and properties available for Office SharePoint Server 2007, grouped by functionality.

Poster: Stsadm Technical Reference (Windows SharePoint Services) (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=120151)

A printable poster of all of the Stsadm operations and properties available for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, grouped by functionality.

The following additional operations resource is a downloadable poster.

 

Title Description

Enterprise Search: Permissions for Common Administrative Operations (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=147661)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Search Server 2008 have several levels of search administration for enterprise search. Each administrative level requires different permissions. This poster provides information about the operations that are commonly performed by search administrators at each of these levels and the permissions required at each administrative level.

If you have a plotter, you can print these posters in their full size. If you don’t have plotter, use the following steps to print on smaller paper.

Print posters on smaller paper
  1. Open the poster in Office Visio.

  2. On the File menu, click Page Setup.

  3. On the Print Setup tab, in the Printer paper section, select the size of paper you want to print on.

  4. On the Print Setup tab, in the Print zoom section, click Fit to, and then enter 1 sheet across by 1 sheet down.

  5. On the Page Size tab, click Size to fit drawing contents, and then click OK.

  6. On the File menu, click Print.

If you want to create posters that use the same symbols as these posters, you can download Visio stencils for Office IT Pro posters (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=148756).

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