Configure connection to portal site

Updated: July 31, 2008

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2016-11-14

You can link separate portal sites in a parent-child relationship by using the connection setting. A portal site connection adds a link to the breadcrumb trail present on the upper-left corner of the site. These connections offer you the advantage of easily moving between sites. You can:

  • Connect various Web applications and site collections to the main portal by configuring connections to a portal site.

  • Connect to a portal site by using Site Settings. On the Site Settings page, in the Site Collection Administration section, you can find the Portal Site Connection.

You must have the following access before you configure a connection to a portal site:

  • Farm administrator access to a server running Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Microsoft Office Forms Server 2007.

  • Site collection administrator access to change portal site pages and functionality.

Membership as a site collection administrator for the Shared Services Administration Web site, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

Use this procedure to configure a connection to a portal site.

Configure a connection to a portal site
  1. On the site you want to configure, on the Site Actions menu, click Site Settings.

  2. On the Site Settings page, in the Site Collection Administration section, click Portal Site Connection Settings.

  3. A dialog box appears that asks you whether you want to connect to a portal site or not. Select the Connect to portal site check box.

  4. Specify a portal URL and a portal name.

  5. Click OK. The connection to the portal site is configured.