Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 Hosting Configuration and Experience

SharePoint 2003

Updated: 08-22-2005

Authors: Microsoft Office Internet Platform and Operations Windows SharePoint Services Team

This white paper describes the way the Internet Platform and Operations group at Microsoft Office configured Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services server farms to publicly host Windows SharePoint Services Beta. This is the first of four papers that describe the Windows SharePoint Services Beta 2 hosting experience.

The configuration and best practices outlined in this paper may be of use to anyone deploying Windows SharePoint Services in a hosting scenario, for example, Internet service providers (ISPs). The server farm configuration described in this paper creates a Windows SharePoint Services deployment that uses scalable hosting mode with Microsoft Active Directory account creation. This allows the creation of various fully qualified domain names, and allows site owners to create user accounts where existing domain accounts for those users do not already exist. For more detailed descriptions and configuration steps for this scalable hosting mode with Active Directory account creation scenario, see the Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 Administrator Documentation and Resources.

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