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Changing the Name or URL of Your Web Site Based On Sharepoint Team Services

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Changing the name or URL of your Web site based on SharePoint™ Team Services from Microsoft is an important step in customizing your site. An example of how to customize your site might be matching the name of your Web site with the the URL of the site. The name can be changed from within your SharePoint team Web site. The new name will appear at the top of the home page of your SharePoint team Web site. In order to change the URL you must be able to open your site using Microsoft FrontPage® 2002.

Note: To change the name and URL on a site, you need to have an administrator role for the SharePoint team Web site and use FrontPage 2002. Changing the URL of a virtual server at the root level is a Server Administration task. Please see your system administrator.

Change the name of your site using SharePoint Team Services

  1. On the top link bar, click Site Settings.

  2. Under Web Site Settings, click Change site name and description.

  3. In the Name and Description area, under Web Site Name, type a new name for your site.

  4. Modify the description and then click OK.

  5. On the top link bar, click Home to view changes.

Note: When creating a new name for your site, you can also add a description to your home page to further customize the site for your team.

Change the URL of your site using FrontPage 2002

Using FrontPage 2002, you can edit the URL of your subweb by opening the team Web site from within FrontPage. To open the SharePoint team Web site from within FrontPage, do the following:

  1. Open FrontPage 2002.

  2. On the File menu, choose Open Web.

  3. In the Web Name box, enter the URL for the SharePoint team Web site you would like to edit, and then click Open.

  4. On the Tools menu, select Web Settings.

  5. On the General tab, in the Web name box, change the text that appears in the URL of your Web site.

  6. Click OK.

Note: You have to be a Web Administrator on the parent Web to change the name of a subweb. This means that if you have a web called http://server/mysubweb, then you have to be a Web administrator on http://server in order to change the name of the Web site http://server/mysubweb.

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