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Configure SharePoint Services

Windows SharePoint Services provides document sharing and storage capabilities. As an optional task, you can download and install Windows SharePoint Services on the Management Server in Windows EBS. You can also install an add-in for the Administration Console to help you administer Windows SharePoint Services in Windows EBS.

To download an installation package for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and the Windows SharePoint Services Add-In for Windows EBS, see the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=116107).

The installation package performs the following tasks:

  • Installs Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on the Management Server.
    noteNote
    The add-in can only administer SharePoint sites that are hosted on the Management Server. It cannot administer SharePoint sites that are hosted on other servers. However, you can continue to use Windows SharePoint Services on those servers, or you can migrate your existing SharePoint data so that it is managed from the Management Server.
  • Gives you the option to store the SharePoint data in a SQL Server database.
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    It is highly recommended that you use SQL Server to store the SharePoint data. This helps with data management and back-up. SQL Server is included in the Premium Edition of Windows EBS. You should install it before you install Windows SharePoint Services.
  • Configures a SharePoint Web URL using a name that you choose (for example, http://internalweb).
  • Installs the Windows SharePoint Services Add-In on the Business Applications tab of the Windows EBS Administration Console. You can use the add-in to perform administrative tasks such as creating a new site collection and creating a new SharePoint site.
  • Creates a link to your SharePoint Web URL in Remote Web Workplace.

Getting started with Windows SharePoint Services

After you download and install Windows SharePoint Services in Windows EBS, we recommend that you do the following:

  • Download and install Application Templates, such as the Help Desk template to manage the process of handling service requests. For more information about Application Templates for Windows SharePoint Services, see the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=121678).
  • Migrate data from your existing installation of Windows SharePoint Services to the installation of Windows SharePoint Services on the Management Server. For more information, see the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=121956).
  • Develop a backup and recovery plan for your SharePoint data. For more information, see the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=121916).

For more information about deploying and using Windows SharePoint Services, see the Windows SharePoint Services TechNet Library (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=121679).

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