Using Central Administration (Office SharePoint Server)

SharePoint 2007

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

You can use Central Administration to perform administration tasks for SharePoint Products and Technologies from a central location. Central Administration is divided into four parts: the Home page, the Operations page, the Application Management page, and the administration pages for Shared Services Providers (SSPs).

What do you want to do?

 

The Central Administration Home page is opened by clicking the Home tab. The Home page contains the following three Web parts:

  • Administrator Tasks   This section lists tasks that you should complete. Each task links to a page where you can read about and then perform the task.

  • Farm Topology   This section lists each server in the farm and the services running on each server. You can click a server to manage its services.

  • Resources   This section is a list of links similar to the Favorites menu in Windows Internet Explorer. When you add a new link, you can optionally add a description and notes.

The Operations page is opened by clicking the Operations tab. This page contains links to pages where you can perform administrative tasks. The following table describes the sections on the Operations page.

 

Section Description Included links

Topology and Services

Contains links to pages where you can administer services, farm topology, and e-mail settings.

  • Serversinfarm

  • Servicesonserver

  • Outgoinge-mail settings

  • Incominge-mail settings

  • Approve/rejectdistribution groups

Security Configuration

Contains links to pages where you can administer security settings, including antivirus, blocked file types for downloading and uploading, and single sign-on.

  • Service accounts

  • InformationRightsManagement

  • Antivirus

  • Blockedfiletypes

  • Updatefarmadministrator's group

  • Informationmanagement policy configuration

  • Managesettings for single sign-on

Logging and Reporting

Contains links to pages that help you understand the state of your servers.

  • Diagnosticlogging

  • Usageanalysis processing

  • Informationmanagement policy usage reports

Upgrade and Migration

Contains links to pages where you can complete such tasks as upgrading sites and servers, enabling features, and migrating content.

  • Site content upgrade status

  • Finalizeupgrade

  • ContentManagementServerMigration

  • EnableEnterpriseFeatures

  • Enablefeaturesonexistingsites

  • ConvertLicenseType

Global Configuration

Contains links to pages where you can administer settings that affect the farm globally, such as administering timer jobs, configuring alternative access mapping, and managing solutions.

  • Timer job status

  • Timerjobdefinitions

  • Mastersitedirectorysettings

  • Sitedirectorylinksscan

  • Alternateaccessmappings

  • QuiesceFarm

  • Managefarmfeatures

  • Solutionmanagement

Backup and Restore

Contains links to pages where you can back up and restore both applications and data.

  • Performabackup

  • Backupandrestorehistory

  • Restorefrombackup

  • Backupand restore job status

Data Configuration

Contains links to pages where you can specify the default database server for SharePoint sites and configure the data retrieval service.

  • Defaultdatabaseserver

  • Dataretrievalservice

Content Deployment

Contains links to pages where you can configure content deployment paths, jobs, and settings for deploying content from one SharePoint site to another.

  • ContentDeployment Paths and Jobs

  • ContentDeployment Settings

  • Checkdeployment of specific content

The Application Management page contains links where you can create and administer Web Applications and Site Collections, and contains links to pages where you can configure related settings.

The following table describes the sections on the Application Management page.

 

Section Description Included links

SharePoint Web Application Management

Contains links to pages where you can manage Web applications, configure e-mail settings at the Web application level, and manage content databases.

  • Createor extend Web application

  • RemoveSharePoint from IIS Web site

  • DeleteWebapplication

  • Definemanaged paths

  • Webapplication outgoing e-mail settings

  • Webapplication general settings

  • Contentdatabases

  • ManageWeb application features

  • Webapplication list

SharePoint Site Management

Contains links to pages where you can manage site collections and site use.

  • Createsite collection

  • Deletesite collection

  • Siteuse confirmation and deletion

  • Quotatemplates

  • Sitecollection quotas and locks

  • Sitecollection administrators

  • Sitecollection list

Search

Contains a link to pages where you can manage the Search service.

  • ManageSearch Service

InfoPath Forms Services

Contains links to pages where you can manage forms and Forms Services settings.

  • Manageform templates

  • ConfigureInfoPath Forms Services

  • Uploadform template

  • Managedata connection files

  • Managethe Web service proxy

Office SharePoint Server Shared Services

Contains links to pages where you can manage shared services at the farm level. For information about administering shared services at the Shared Services Provider (SSP) level, see Learn what's on the Shared Services Providers pages.

  • Createor configure this farm's shared services

  • Grantor configure shared services between farms

  • Checkservices enabled in this farm

  • ConfigureSession State

Application Security

Contains links to pages where you can administer security at the Web application level.

  • Securityfor Web Part pages

  • Self-service site management

  • Userpermissions for Web application

  • Policyfor Web application

  • Authenticationproviders

External Service Connections

Contains links to pages where you can administer connections to services that are external to Web applications, including document conversion services.

  • Recordscenter

  • HTMLviewer

  • Documentconversions

Workflow Management

Contains links to pages where you can manage workflow settings.

  • Workflowsettings

On the left navigation bar, under Shared Services Administration, you can click a Shared Services Provider (SSP) to access its administration home page.

The following table describes the sections on an SSP administration home page.

 

Section Description

User Profiles and My Sites

Contains links to pages where you can administer user information, My Sites settings, published links, and personalization services permissions.

Search

Contains links to pages where you can administer search settings.

Portal Usage Reporting

Contains links to pages where you can administer portal usage reporting for sites.

Audiences

Contains links to pages where you can administer audience settings.

Excel Services Settings

Contains links to pages where you can administer Excel Services settings.

Business Data Catalog

Contains links to pages where you can administer Business Data Catalog settings.

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