Specifying Central Administration Settings (Windows SharePoint Services 2.0)

SharePoint 2003

Updated: 08-22-2005

After you have installed Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services on your Web server and created the configuration database for your server or server farm, you can begin configuring settings for your server. You can configure settings from the SharePoint Central Administration page for your server. This page controls settings for a particular server in a server farm, and also contains links to other servers in the server farm, so that you can configure settings for those servers as well. You can also manage the list of servers in your server farm from the SharePoint Central Administration pages. To use the SharePoint Central Administration pages, you must be logged on either as a member of the Administrators group of the local server, or as a member of the SharePoint administrators group. Most of these settings can also be controlled from the command line, using the Stsadm.exe tool. For more information about the operations available with Stsadm.exe, see Command-Line Operations (Windows SharePoint Services 2.0).

To set up Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft SQL Server 2000 you must be a member of the Administrators group on the computer running Windows SharePoint Services and on the computer running SQL Server. To use SQL Server Enterprise Manager you must be a member of the db_owner role in SQL Server. To configure Microsoft Internet Information Services, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer.

The following actions can be taken from the SharePoint Central Administration page:

To configure settings and perform administration tasks for a server running Windows SharePoint Services, you use the SharePoint Central Administration page in HTML Administration.

Open the SharePoint Central Administration page

  • Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click SharePoint Central Administration.

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