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Chapter overview: Deploy and configure SharePoint sites (Windows SharePoint Services)

Office 2007

Updated: December 1, 2006

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

 

Topic Last Modified: 2007-04-30

After you have installed Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 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 (Windows SharePoint Services) 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 (Windows SharePoint Services) 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.

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

  • Configure alternate access mapping (Windows SharePoint Services) 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 site collections (Windows SharePoint Services) 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 (Windows SharePoint Services).

  • Prepare to crawl host-named sites that use forms authentication If you are using host-named sites with forms authentication, you need to configure additional settings for search. This article helps you configure host-named sites for search crawls.

  • Prepare to crawl host-named sites that use Basic authentication If you are using host-named sites with Basic authentication, you need to configure additional settings for search. This article helps you configure host-named sites for search crawls.

  • Add site content (Windows SharePoint Services) 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 (Windows SharePoint Services) 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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