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Create or extend a Web application (Office SharePoint Server)

SharePoint 2007

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

When you create a new Web application, you also create a new database and define the authentication method used to connect to the database.

To have separate IIS Web sites that expose the same content to users, extend an existing Web application. This is typically used for extranet deployments in which different users access content by using different domains.

What do you want to do?

Create a Web application

  1. On the top link bar, click Application Management.

  2. On the Application Management page, in the SharePoint Web Application Management section, click Create or extend Web application.

  3. On the Create or Extend Web Application page, in the Adding a SharePoint Web Application section, click Create a new Web Application.

  4. On the Create New Web Application page, in the IIS Web Site section, select one of the following:

    Option Description

    Use an existing IIS web site

    If you select this option, click an IIS Web site in the corresponding list.

    Create a new IIS web site

    If you select this option, configure the following:

    1. In the Description box, accept the given description or type a new description for the Web application.

    2. In the Port box, accept the given value or type a new value for the port the Web application will use.

    3. In the Host Header box, type a host header if desired.

    4. In the Path box, accept the given path or type a new path.

  5. In the Security Configuration section, under Authentication provider, select either Negotiate (Kerberos) or NTLM.

  6. Under Allow Anonymous, select either Yes or No.

  7. Under Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), select either Yes or No.

    ImportantImportant:

    If you use SSL, you must add the appropriate certificate on each server by using IIS administration tools.

  8. In the Load Balanced URL section, in the URL box, type the URL that will be used to access the Web application. The URL should be in the format http://server name:port. If multiple zones have been configured on the server, you can optionally click a zone in the Zone list.

  9. In the Application Pool section, select one of the following:

    Option Description

    Use existing application pool   

    If you select this option, click an application pool to use from the corresponding list.

    Create a new application pool

    If you select this option, configure the following:

    1. In the Application pool name box, type the name of the new application pool.

    2. Under Select a security account for this application pool, select either Predefined or Configurable. If you select Predefined, click the security account to use in the corresponding list. If you select Configurable, type the account credentials in the User name and Password boxes.

  10. In the Database Name and Authentication section, under Database authentication, select one of the following:

    • Windows authentication (recommended)

    • SQL authentication   Select this option if you have pre-created the database and want to use SQL authentication. If you select this option, type the account credentials in the Account and Password boxes.

  11. Click OK.

Extend a Web application

  1. On the top link bar, click Application Management.

  2. On the Application Management page, in the SharePoint Web Application Management section, click Create or extend Web application.

  3. On the Create or Extend Web Application page, in the Adding a SharePoint Web Application section, click Extend an existing Web application.

  4. On the Extend Web Application to Another IIS Web Site page, in the Web Application section, if the Web application that you want to extend is not selected, on the Web Application menu, click Change Web Application.

    • On the Select Web Application page, click the Web application that you want to extend.

  5. In the IIS Web Site section, select one of the following:

    Option Description

    Use an existing IIS web site

    If you select this option, click an IIS Web site in the corresponding list.

    Create a new IIS web site

    If you select this option, configure the following:

    1. In the Description box, accept the given description or type a new description for the Web application.

    2. In the Port box, accept the given value or type a new value for the port the Web application will use.

    3. In the Host Header box, type a host header if desired.

    4. In the Path box, accept the given path or type a new path.

  6. In the Security Configuration section, under Authentication provider, select either Negotiate (Kerberos) or NTLM.

  7. Under Allow Anonymous, select either Yes or No.

  8. Under Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), select either Yes or No.

    ImportantImportant:

    If you use SSL, you must add the appropriate certificate on each server by using IIS administration tools.

  9. In the Load Balanced URL section, in the URL box, type the URL that will be used to access the Web application. The URL should be in the format http://server name:port. If multiple zones have been configured on the server, you can optionally click a zone in the Zone list.

  10. Click OK.

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